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pavel-somov's picture
Sep.19.2012
Some practically irrelevant thoughts: Vacuum isn't vacuum, space isn't space, emptiness isn't emptiness, nothingness isn't nothingness. That which we perceive as "vacuum," "space," "emptiness," and "nothingness" is undifferentiated proto-matter.  This undifferentiated proto-matter is pure...
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.18.2012
It is said that the origin of it all is "space particles." If so, what was the origin of the space in between these primordial "space particles"? Space is a myth. Just like solidity is a myth.
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.08.2012
I keep hearing this curious statistic that one of every two hundred people alive today is related to Genghis Khan.  I am pretty sure that with my high cheek bones and almond shaped eyes, this Russian is one of the lucky ones.  It wouldn’t be a surprise, really – not after the 300 year...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Feb.22.2012
“Paint your pallet blue and grey, Look out on a summer’s day, With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.” Don McLean’s lyrics tell the haunting story of the darkness…the emptiness that was the soul of Vincent Van Gogh. There’s a lot of emptiness in the universe…an infinity of darkness in this...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.11.2012
Cosmic Re-Interpretation of the Id/Ego/Superego Triad Cosmic Id - proto-matter is conscious throughout; the vector of its consciousness is the search for wellbeing; all matter operates on a pleasure principle; there is no such thing-less thing as inanimate matter; the universe has always been...
allan-james-cox's picture
Oct.28.2009
Come, to hear. Hear what? Hear what’s inside you. Strange you would say that. It puts me in a cloud cover: silence, seeing nothing either. You know me better than anyone, lost, the champion miler. Your being here shuts me down, yet don’t go away. I have to start all over, knowing nothing. Let...
pavel-somov's picture
Nov.17.2008
review of "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea" (Charles Seife, 2000) Here's a curious occurence.  "The Indian name for zero is sunya, meaning "empty," which the Arabs turned into sifr.  When some Western scholars described the new number to their colleagues, they...