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Blogger William Orem wrote on May. 22, 2008 @ 17:52 GMT
It’s good news this month—of a sort—for Catholics who are also science-savvy. Jesuit astronomer Fr. Jose Funes has announced in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, that it’s okay for followers of the Roman Catholic faith to believe in alien life. (That spinning sound you hear is Giordano Bruno.)



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Blogger William Orem wrote on May. 27, 2008 @ 17:44 GMT
And, lest we fail to mention it, fantastic news from the Phoenix mission. Congratulations to the people who put us on Mars this week!



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Blogger William Orem wrote on May. 29, 2008 @ 17:50 GMT
On that subject, Tom Ashbrook did a good interview today with Peter Smith, project leader of the Phoenix Mission, MIT’s Sara Seager, and Michael Meyer (not that one), lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program. Worth a listen.



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Georgina Parry wrote on Aug. 4, 2009 @ 09:29 GMT
The post above says "In other words, the real challenge is not to explain why the entropy of the universe will be higher tomorrow than it is today but to explain why the entropy was lower yesterday and even lower the day before that. We can trace this logic all the way back to the beginning of time in our observable universe. Ultimately, time asymmetry is a question for cosmology to answer."

Why must it be assumed that the entropy of the universe will be higher tomorrow?

The question of why the jug that falls to the ground does not reassemble itself is a red herring. The jug has become a part of the floor or the surface of the earth. The two objects, jug and earth, have become one. This is greater order not less order. Entropy has decreased.

Gravity draws matter together into bigger objects and greater order. This has been happening and is still happening. It is hypothesised that this is because potential energy is "lost" at every opportunity. This potential energy is the energy that drives the formation of the universe.

The continuous direction of motion of all matter in the universe has the orientation from exterior towards interior of the "Mega universal" hypersphere, which is also the orientation that runs from every point on the exterior surface a mass through to the centre of gravity. It can be described as the orientation of the 4th dimension, perpendicular to the other 3 spatial dimensions. At 90 degrees to the surface of any spherical object at any position on the sphere. It is the direction in which objects such as jugs fall, given the opportunity.

Matter can be described as being distributed in 4 spatio-energetic dimensions. The 4th dimension is different from the other 3 because all matter is in motion along this dimension. The motion of the matter itself providing mass energy.

The interior of each object is further afore(in front) along the 4th dimension compared to its exterior, which can be described as further aft (behind) along the 4th dimension. The object is moving in this direction. The exterior of the object continuously moves from the 4th dimensional position of the exterior to the 4th dimensional position of the interior. The object is not contracting in space but moving towards the interior of the hypersphere. The continuous motion of matter along this dimension also gives rise to those changes perceived as passing of time and this explains why time is unidirectional.

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Georgina Parry wrote on Aug. 4, 2009 @ 11:07 GMT
By the post above I was referring to Blogger William Orem wrote on May. 22, 2008 @ 17:52 GMT. Which was above, on my screen, as I wrote my reply.

That's subjective reality again.

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