Rabid dogs and precognition
Many, if not most, are going to dismiss this story because i have no evidence. Yesterday, my son got bit by a dog (in the face) .. Let me back up a bit .. i live in a very small town in northern Thailand. They speak mostly Yunnan Chinese here (a historical 'accident' relating to how the town was founded). i should be looking for work because there's tremendous family pressure on my ex to 'bring home the bacon'. She's living in America with my mother and i'm here with her family.. What keeps me here is basically two things: my son and my 'research' (many would say it's a waste of time - not research). Besides those two things, i had a feeling two days ago that something 'bad was going to happen'. It was just a gut feeling. Cannot explain it. So it was not a surprise when yesterday, grandma started screaming. i calmly accompanied them to hospital in Chiangsen, the 'major town' nearby.. 'All the while' he was there i kept repeating to myself "and this too shall pass". i explained to the doctor/nurse that in America, we keep the kid and dog under observation but don't normally give rabies shots anymore.. He explained to me that rabies is too common here in Thailand so they must necessarily give him vaccinations.
We didn't see the dog in question because Noohin (my dog here) is in heat and there are at least 12 dogs usually around trying to nail her. None of them looked particularly rabid to me (though a few are quite mangey). So i had no objection to the vaccination process. It was tortuous for Arthur but he lived.. On the way back (he's 3), i tried to explain to him that "there are 'good' dogs and 'bad' dogs but it's not easy to tell which are which.." Grandma was telling a friend something so i could not finish with "you must use your heart to judge".
i know most of you think a three year old cannot comprehend things like this but even toddlers can pick up feelings/intentions in speech. In the very least, he probably sensed my concern and feelings behind the message.. i repeated twice to grandma that Arthur was very lucky not to lose an eye because the bite was very close .. i don't know if it was 'luck' or simply God looking out for him .. My father recently passed away so it could have been him watching over.. Or perhaps my ex's father (he also recently passed away).
Part of the reason i'm writing this essay is because i need to balance all my technical ones with a human one this time .. Probably most of you are 'sick and tired' of all the technical essays i've been publishing.. Probably the main reason i'm writing this essay is because i need your prayers. My mother's prayers are awfully powerful but i could use some more: prayers for a good decision (whether to stay here with my son or not), prayers for a good job (like that's even possible in this crappy world economy), prayers for reconciliation with the ex (my mom always has that hope and i believe it's possible she could find it in her heart to stop torturing me and actually believe in me and my 'silly dreams' of helping humanity - although miniscule - kind of like the probability of finding a good job now), if not that then prayers to find a kind woman who'll believe in me and my 'silly dreams', and of course - prayers for health and fulfillment of the family here and in America..
Included in that last prayer is of course the prayer that someday soon people will actually listen to me and my advice.. As i mentioned in one of my recent essays, as a child i studied the geologic history of the earth and determined we're in what we call 'interglacial period' where it seems we are 'fine and dandy' but actually.. The truth is a little disconcerting.. Interglacial period indicates sometime 'soon' (geologically speaking) we'll enter the next ice age. We cannot know exactly when that'll occur but we're somewhat overdue.. i also studied human evolution and primates because i wanted to understand 'where we come from' and 'where we're going' biologically .. That's an extremely difficult question to answer.. If evolution's correct, it has no 'agenda' and no plan for us - only adaptation to selective pressures over time.. If our brains get any bigger, it will be because of pressures to adapt .. (Of course, we could engineer them larger but that's not evolution.) i'm not convinced a bigger brain is what we need anyways..
i've never been against human cloning nor genetic research with humans. My argument is this. If we could determine what made Jesus so compassionate, we could perhaps find the genes associated with that. We could engineer a more compassionate human. That's what we need. Not a 'bigger brained' human. So if you can find it in your heart to 'believe in me' (my advice for humanity), perhaps you can also see the wisdom in the logic above..
i'm most certainly not saying 'make us more passive' or sacrifice anything for compassion .. That's like my ex twisting everything i've ever done for her as 'torture'.. My mission here on Earth is most certainly not to distort or pervert humanity into something inane.. One of my 'missions' here is simply present the truth as i see it and let you decide what to do with it..
.. One of my associates at Carolina was a researcher in global climate change. He did not participate in the UK study of the topic but .. He could have taught them a few things.. He's detected patterns in Earth climate history that resemble very simple thermodynamic systems. He can 'run the clock backwards' and successfully determine past ice ages. What he says about our future: you must ask him.. i can only guess but imagine he probably agrees with my analysis above.. Just like my reasoning about the LHC: can we afford it if i'm right? (Can we afford the loss of human/natural resources if the LHC is based on fiction?) Can we afford to ignore my warnings of climate 'change'? (repeated patterns of glaciation)
i know i know - i promised not to get technical in this essay and i won't .. But that does not prohibit me from getting out the 'soap box' a little.. Conventional physics has dissed me for decades (why? because they're so entrenched? because the messenger looks suspiciously like a lunatic? because they already considered it?) .. Convention dismisses me mainly because i threaten their ego-base and livelihood. i not only attack their ludicrous waste of resources and mismanagement of public funds, i attack their 'wisdom' and better judgment about ideas. All physics has done for the last 100 years is pile conceptual error on top of conceptual error. They've built a Huge machinery to 'validate' those errors. They've entrenched themselves in the educational system to convince themselves and the rest of us they're doing good. And we fall for it; it's as simple as that.
Computer science also disses me for different reasons: sam cannot possibly know what he's talking about - he has no PhD! Only PhDs are experts and truly know what they're talking about.. Has any significant contributor to science, in the history of science, not had a PhD? Oh wait! There's Edison and Faraday.. How many others? Convention also puts pressure / has expectations about me like any other: prove it. i'm sorry, i'm not a multi-billion dollar corporation with 'infinite' resources to squander.. (which is the equivalent of conventional science) .. If you 'ask Jeeves' (at ask.com) "what does PhD stand for?", you get the answer "PhD stands for Philosophiae Doctor, or Doctor of Philosophy." And that is what they are. Philosophy experts not science experts. Socrates was perhaps the greatest human philosopher because he encourages us to Think and ask questions. But today's PhDs are simply asking the question "what if?" (What if reality is based on probability? What if we throw a LOT of money at that question - what resources do we waste?..) .. i'm sorry to get so heated about this but you cannot know what it's like to be dissed for decades..
i know it may sound arrogant but one of my 'jobs' is conscience for humanity.. Who appointed me? i leave that for history to decide.. i wouldn't be surprised if some group hired an assassin to 'take me out' because, for instance in Better Way, i attack so many religious groups.. it's not my intention to provoke assassination .. If you actually read the 'fine print' in Better Way, i'm not attacking anyone personally - i'm attacking their crazy beliefs/values. (Like how someone can justify ritual mutilation or destruction of Buddha statues.)
Conscience for humanity or 'crazy person' .. Only history will decide.. i keep repeating (like a broken record or idiotic parrot): can we afford it either way?
Consider this: the best dog i ever had in my life is Noohin. She protects the house, she mothers her son Tofie as best she can, she even teaches him how to play .. i've watched her. You tell me why the best dog i've ever known personally protects the house here in this small village.. Is it perhaps because i have something worth listening to? Worth protecting? God works in mysterious ways.. How can a dog determine the fate of humanity? You tell me..
.. As a child and older i always prayed for inspiration, for discovering Truth, for oneness with God, for Godlike perspective, but i learned the most effective prayers are for others. So if there's only one prayer you pray for me, please pray that humanity listens .. And takes positive action.
i pray for you to listen .. and take positive action, sam