Friday, August 31, 2007

Galaxies Pointing Where?

Galaxies Pointing Where?A multitude of galaxies have been found to be pointing in the same direction. The scientific paper and a blog commentary about it says that about 200,000 galaxies are aligned in the same direction. Kudos to Mr Longo for finding this pattern of galactic proportions.
But wait(!), considering the fact that the estimated total number of galaxies in our known universe is around 500 Billion, does 200,000 matter that much? Is this a galactic pattern worth pondering? Someone asked what is it that these polarized galaxies are pointing at. (I imagined iron-fillings being aligned and stiffened into spikes by a magnet).
Then I kinda thought in the other direction - what caused them to point the other way?
The imagery that comes to my mind is the mysterious Tunguska explosion in Siberia. All the trees fell down aligned as if finely-combed radiating outwards from the center of the explosion.
Could the galactic alignment be the result of a great "Cosmic Tunguska explosion"? Or is there some kind of colossal "magnetic" field aligning the galaxies like iron-fillings?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pattern-Seeking Sets Me Free

Pattern-Seeking Sets Me FreeI just noticed and realized something that is overwhelming : seeking patterns actually sets me free from the biases of world-view camps. I could completely appreciate an awesome metaphor from a Creationist article, and yet also be completely mesmerized by wonderful insights from an Atheist’s publication. I can be enlightened by Scripture, but also nod in approval of an Agnostic essay.
An open mind, with a burning desire to discover the truth is the key to be free from being captive to a single narrow idea. Indeed, if the mere exercise of finding patterns of truth provides immunity from biases, then Truth itself will set you free.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Memory One

Whether this thought outlives me or not, this heralds the beginning of an adventure in discovering the patterns in the world we live in.