Humans. Universe. Blank books…

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A scientist claims that we might all be the universe’s alter egos. (1)

You.

Me.

Him.

Parts of the same universe.

Alter egos of a cosmos which is alive.

A cosmos which as we stare at it…

It stares right back at us…

A universe full of everything…

Manifestation of life full of nothing…

An empty book floating in space…

There is nothing written on that book.

Until someone opens it to read it…

Look.

Can the cosmos see you?

Feel.

Can the universe feel you?

Ask wisely.

How can any word be written outside a book?

A cosmos floating…

Part of you.

Part of him.

Part of me…

There is nothing in this cosmos.

Until it starts looking inside you…

Controlling the uncontrollable. Giving birth to God…

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Quantum bits are now easier to manipulate for devices in quantum computing, thanks to enhanced spin-orbit interaction in silicon. (1)

The world was born in chaos.

And chaos gave birth to us.

At the end, we will manage to control everything.

And everything will be destroyed.

The cosmos will be lost inside the stillness of consciousness. And out of nothing God will be born. Only to destroy the cosmos again. And set the wheels in motion once more…

Undermatched.

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“Undermatching” is a term to describe when high-performing students, typically from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit. A new study concerning this widespread phenomenon in the U.S. finds that it correlates with another higher education problem: delayed graduation. The study, presented by University at Buffalo researchers at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting, shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who attend colleges that align with their qualifications. (1)

Seek and easy life. And you will get hell.

Seek pain and sorrow. And you will be rewarded with paradise.

Put man into Paradise.

And he will fall.

Put him into Hell.

And he will rise to be part of God…

Forest shapes… Platonic triangles… Forests dying…

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Tropical forests have been called the lungs of the planet. And these hot ecosystems are being deeply altered by logging and other land use change.

Using high-resolution satellite data from protected forests in the savanna region of the Brazilian Cerrado, scientists found that the shape of these natural forests follow a predictable mathematical relationship between a forest’s perimeter and its area – regardless of its climate region or its size. They call this a “3/4 power law” and it roughly means the forests all tend toward shapes that are neither skinny like a line, nor round and smooth like a circle. “If a forest could grow easily in all directions, we’d expect a circle”, says Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, a computer scientist at the University of Vermont who is the lead author on the new study, “but what we actually see is more dendritic, a bit like an octopus or deformed circle”. The 3/4 law holds true for tiny forest fragments not much bigger than a basketball court up to large forest patches covering dozens of square miles.

Fires, that burn easily in the grasslands surrounding forests – and singe the forests’ wet edges – are in constant battle with the forests’ expansive growth out into grasslands. This interplay at the edge between grass and forest, the scientists discovered, creates forest patches that converge on a steady-state shape.

An experiment the scientists ran on their model shows that the fate of forest patches over time – whether they expand or contract – is determined by their initial shape. Those with compact shapes of all sizes, over time, converge on the more octopus-like 3/4-power-scaling relationship, while those with skinny shapes and larger perimeter-to-area ratios collapsed, disappearing into grasslands or fragmenting into very small patches.

Which means that this relationship between a forest’s perimeter and its area may help predict the stability of individual forest patches. (1)

Everything is determined by the initial conditions.

Initial conditions not on this Earth.

But in the world of dreams and intentions.

Look in that eye.

It is an imperfect circle.

A projection of a perfect shape.

Existing beyond existence itself…

Look in that mirror.

It is an imperfect being.

Born into an imperfect forest.

But the forest will soon burn.

Only the lake will stay there.

Look inside the lake.

A projection of a perfect God.

Living beyond life itself… Rising from the ashes of being… Molded in the fire of death… See there… Inside the flames… A forest is being born…

Gods… Society… Punishment… Freedom…

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Today’s most popular religions have one thing in common: gods or supernatural laws (such as karma) that dictate moral behavior and punish transgressions. Act morally and these supernatural forces will reward you; break the rules and you’ll be punished.

But moralizing gods seem to be quite rare in human history. Researchers know from ethnographies that the gods of hunter-gatherer societies, for example, don’t much concern themselves with humans, much less their moral behavior. (Many of them focus on nature instead.) A study tests a popular hypothesis about why moralizing gods eventually took over.

To test this idea, a team of researchers used a new historical database called Seshat (named for the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom). Seshat contains information about the sizes, governments, militaries, religions, economies, and more of hundreds of societies spanning the past 10,000 years, making it possible for researchers to quantitatively compare them.

The scientists analyzed 414 societies from 30 regions around the world, from the deep past until the Industrial Revolution. Their results showed that large-scale societies did tend to have moralizing gods, whereas small-scale societies didn’t, the team reports today in Nature. But when the researchers zeroed in on the 12 regions for which they could examine societies before and after the emergence of moralizing gods, they found that moralizing gods consistently appeared after a society had already grown large and complex. (1)

We love our freedom. But we need rules as well.

And the only rules we can follow, are the rules imposed by us from someone else.

That is why we need gods. Punishing gods. To impose rules on our self.

But take a good look.

Whom are you truly listening to?

There is no one else out there.

Just you.

Imposing rules on yourself.

No, you will never listen to anyone else.

You are the only one who can control you.

Free not to be free if you wish.

No, that doesn’t mean that there is no God.

But exactly the opposite.

You are part of Him.

Who else can relieve you from your freedom?

If not yourself?

Seeking societies we always were.

Seeking bondage in a seemingly free cosmos.

Because this bondage is our freedom.

And within them, lie the boundaries of our existence.

Lies the essence of yourself.

Bound to everything.

Free to roam the dark forest.

Watching. Feeling. Being.

Fully enslaved to your potential.

Able to break the world to pieces.

Crying…

Bringing the world back together.

For the only way to truly be free…

Is not to be…