Raising the Dead-The Way of the Lord (according to Paul)

When the Lord raises all of the dead, the saved shall return in the same body, yet with new and improved capacity fit for eternal life. This is a difficult concept for some, especially college students saturated with zombie movies. I have no idea why college students still like those-they weren’t new even in the 70s and 80s. Well, no matter. Resurrection of the saved would seem to be something like Captain Kirk’s body reappearing from non-corporeality via the transporter. If the digital data of Kirk were saved even if the physical body perished it would be possible to convert the data into a new and improved Kirk with tweaks making it non-perishable.

Even so that transporter method isn’t what I would expect God to use. With mastery of all of the content of the Higgs field, and of any possible field of any scale, entangling energy from spirit in bits of quanta that form any existing individual living or dead should be a simple matter for the Lord. For some reason people may expect God to be less technically sophisticated than people in silicon valley or Beijing, and that is unreasonable.

This is what Paul said (in part) I Corinthians 15:35-54…

“35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

Causality and Cosmology

Causality has a definition within a given linguistic ontology. Language is used to describe events including that of physical and quantum cosmology. The associations that people make about given referent-objects have value within a particular lexicon and sometime correspond to observable events with varying degrees of accuracy. It is somewhat of a convention that causation describes a relation between events in time as well perhaps as responsibility or effect of force that one object has upon another or one event has upon another.

Logicians have noted the various forms of abstract relations in symbolic logic that might be formalized i.e. if a then b yet not a and b and c. and that reflects a grammar of cause and effect without a necessity of a time order in some cases-yet requisite of a time order existing in others. The second law of thermodynamics with order breaking down or flowing into disorder might be regard as a non-reversible event causality. One might say that disorder arises because it requires less energy than increasing order. Thus one gets the Boyle’s law sort of diffusion of particles in a gas evenly.It might be a convention that one might define a given phase of a system as being caused by the former state-yet it seems reasonable to. It is perhaps a problem of language and meaning more than a physical description finding some greater Platonic realist facticity to find.

Causality in quantum objects is another criterion of language and language conventions that might confuse certain concepts-especially reinforcing rather popular yet vague concepts such as causality. It is said that quantum behavior cannot be accurately described in ordinary language anyway-maybe that is so-I am neither a mathematician nor physicist and consider the topics as a result of general reading of ideas explained generally by physicist. Even so the philosophical criterion of cause and effect has been elaborated by many philosophers including David Hume.

Today cosmologists have presented a few overlapping field concepts about which one may have some difficulty harmonizing. There is the known standard model of physics much less string theories, and there is the steady-state Universe of phenomena that is in some way perhaps an entanglement of quantum particles, and that field is believed to exist within a Higgs field. That Higgs field and the entangled particles within it that is following the laws of thermodynamics is believed to have had an origin at a singularity or membrane at time=0, and yet the idea of quantum uncertainty and quantum super-positioning would seem to support a different idea of a quantum cloud and virtual field that precedes the Higgs or is maybe the same thing wherein the ordered process and functional causes of antecedent-consequent events and relationships is ordered and flowing generally toward disorder. That is all fine and simple enough. Yet one wonders why a singularity would form and attract enough virtual particles to one place to form it.

It seems as if the uncertainty of the field that lets virtual particles emerge into the Universe for an instant has definite rules of order though it is a different order. Uncertainty does not imply chaos or disorder nor even a negation of a deterministic overall Universe. The energy of the Universe became mass in lower energy phases, yet the phases of energy such as comprise quarks or the strong force between quarks appear in logical and even necessary forms. I would think that Cantor and Godel’s set theory ideas indicate that infinity is the ponderous fact about energy and the forms it takes more so than causality and even uncertainty. Various systems and protocols of energy exist in complex systems along a phenomenally deterministic river of events-and the complexity and elegance of those events made of a myriad of configurations of energy locked into mass are what humans are given to contemplate.

Leibniz speculated about spiritual monads being the building blocks of mass or energy at the fundamental level. One dimensional monads are somewhat like one-dimensional branes that might form up strings. Quantum cosmologists have the good fortune to be able to contemplate such things. Christians are lucky enough to thanks God for issuing the Universe of energy in various forms with the Word in the beginning.

Pres Obama Moves Toward Renormalizing Cuban Relations

President Obama’s effort to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba is quite a change that could bring a wave of American sailboats seeking cheap moorage in Havana and elsewhere on the vast left-wing island.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/17/politics/cuba-policy-change-reaction/

Those with an historical antipathy to state communism that are ex-pats won’t like the change in U.S. policy. Maybe the Castro legacy includes a homo-friendly society that the President likes-no matter when it could be that the communist-capitalist dialectic has been supplanted in the U.S.A. at least by a two-party imperial populist working for a corporatist plutonomy. Electronic networking has down-sized traditional economic criteria to a certain extent and the President seems determined to create a larger market for the rich to sell their made-in-China goods in.

If this is a post-millennial world moving toward a theonomous direction with the good will of the Lord and His grace transforming a social environment where a leader penalizes Russia for going in a free enterprise direction and rewards a still communist state it does throw a little inconsistency into the mix. Well, the poor need to sail their boats away from the hard facts of unemployment too once in a while I guess.

At least one may think that an emergent, transformative theonomous social environment can coexist will a dualistic ethical reality as it uses pragmatism, utilitarian and whatever to select the material facts that work for the good. Christians believe the good is a direct attribute of God. A fallen and sinful world though that eclipses free enterprise and individual dissent from the vast machine of corporate capitalism when it competes unfavorably with existing established ways of business does have some definite faults in need of correction.

Evolution and Post-Millennialism Part 2

In his 600 plus page exposition of post-millennialism (He Shall Have Dominion) and opposition to it largely from pre-millemnialists Kenneth Gentry points out one objection such that post-millennialism is too much like evolution theory and/or that post-millennialism isn’t doom oriented sufficiently in the short-term. Nothing apocalyptic and exciting like a rapture or 7 year tribulation is going to happen (it happened in the 7th decade of the first century).

Pre-millennialism is comparable to stock market forecasters predicting a vast stock market crash followed by a 7-year tribulation where the anti-Christ rules or maybe his beast. Then the world as we know it ends with the Second Coming of Christ who sorts things out positively. Though the 2008 Wall Street meltdown is a loose scaled-down model of some aspects of pre-mill visions history provided innumerable other examples of boom and bust socio-economic cycles with corrupt leaders and corrupt morals. Post-millennialists are somewhat more optimistic.

Post-millennialists (remaining in the stock market metaphor) are like investors who believe the market’s long term trend is upward though there may be occasional crashes. All of the worst doom of tribulation occurred in the 1929 crash and the stage was set for-long term increase. When the market has fulfilled its role serving humanity the Lord will appear to take things farther (and reward the lost with their abode in hell and outer darkness maybe gnashing teeth).

The market trend metaphor for long-term increase of people being saved and a Christian social environment prevailing could be fulfilled on or off world. Perhaps for a time amoral evolutionism woos those desiring change to such an extent that a reprobate planetary environment becomes normal. Maybe networks of plutocrats will crush free expression and wars and rumors of wars will become televised or live entertainment on the Internet or smart phones however in the long-term Christianity will increase and at the real end time the tares of anti-Christian sewn in the midst of the temporal association of the kingdom of God will be gathered and burned. For post-millennialists Jesus will return physically at the end of days yet he is already here living spiritually in the hearts and souls of those that have been born again in the spirit.

Apparently the idea of progress of the Universe through evolution or change (change to American Democrats seems to mean ‘gay’) is associated with all things secular and materialist rather than spiritual; so in some way an interpretive paradigm of the Revelation and Christian eschatology that is comparatively optimistic is by pre-mil default regarded as in the Darwinian condo.

One readily discerns that issues of evolution and eschatology are not simply of ecclesiastical or academic interest. The Presbyterian Church USA’s June 2014 vote to doctrinally approve homosexual marriage demonstrates slippage into apostasy that can occur with socially natural causality. Corrupting politicians and persons may reduce social morals to a compote useful for scientific manipulation by elites bereft of moral concerns.

I should say that I view the 2nd law of thermodynamics and various interpretive time literals for the physical cosmos as packed with subjectivism and preponderantly de trop for finding the truth about a schedule of eschatological events that aren’t as knowable prima facie as the date of the 2030 Super Bowl.

Space-time and Einstein’s General and Special theory parameters cohere within a theistic absolute space that is timeless yet there may be contingent meta-time structures or even contingent dimensional space-times within which a given Universe may exist. Finding which one is most suitable for associating with a given interpretation of a correct version of Genesis to discover or infer facts about physical cosmology seems a poetic endeavor yet a journey fun enough to make. Rosenberg’s view of Genesis and it’s construction and meaning differs from others. I would think that most pre-mill believers do not regard Genesis as arising from a prevalent residual pre-history of the Persian Gulf region’s catastrophic flood of a proto-civilization that was also told in the tale of Gilgamesh and perhaps elsewhere. Naive secularists with Biblical replacement therapy policy tend to assume the Bible implicitly has pre-mill and Usherian construction.

Eschatology to many means a prophetic vision of the end times of either the world or its people. Alternatively it may refer to the end of a civilization or even the Universe. Traditionally eschatology has been regarded as something more of a religious field -although in the early times of mankind before vast right-wing polysyllabic words arose that could describe with a sociological objectivity human areas of belief such as might be regarded as religious end times eschatology could also be said to have included a unified field of primitive religio-philosophic-physical speculations about the nature of the experienced world-environment. Thus Ragnarök and Brahma along with the plain of Tilmun were out there with Janus the Door goddess and the vast turtle of labor carrying the world upon its back. At least like Aristarchus the idea of a rotation of the Earth or land was a primary element of the explanation.

The 2nd law of thermo dynamics has a highly order initial configuration of the Universe perhaps at a singularity expanding-releasing its initial endowment of energy and order in a dispersion that produced particles, stars, molecules and eventually life and even sentient life. If one thinks about that somewhat philosophically it seems easy to realize that it would be easier to configure living beings in an environment whereat there is a fixed initial endowment of energy that disperses yet may cluster and cohere to build more complex and temporally stable physical structures. If the opposite environment prevailed where new energy was flowing into a Universe continually from one or all possible locations that energy might tend to break-up or radiate out existing forms making life and coherent structure more unlikely. God might choose to configure a given environment with a particular quantitative endowment and let it proceed. Of course the nature of mass and energy perhaps is ultimately spiritual so in some senses there is a continuing presence of God through the history of the Universe though the Universe has a given material pattern. There are limits to what a human can know directly or even through inference of the Universe.

Humanity never developed a comprehensive explanation for the reason that the Universe exist nor did it find an exhaustive, unimpeachable description of the physical boundaries. Instead it learned that time is an implicit characteristic of matter that is itself convertible to energy explaining rather nicely I suppose that energy can present a time aspect when it becomes matter and loses it inversely as it converts to energy. Cosmologists can speculate perhaps if time was included in finite quantity at an initial singularity with alpha and omega being equal or if energy existed at singularity or mass and if it was a finite quantity and is so, why? Why did an initial denouement of energy or mass filling the singularity cut off at a particular place without having exhausted the initial supply?

Gentry wrote on page 440 of ‘He Shall Have Dominion’-Historically, this alleged association of evolutionary thought with post-millennial theology has ignored the fact that both a developed post-millennialism (e.g., the Puritans), as well as nascent post-millennialism (e.g., Athanasius), arose well before scientific evolutionism, which is generally dated from the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859). Historically, it may more forcibly be argued that the evolutionist stole from the

post-millennial idea of progress rather than vice versa.

Christian eschatology has three fundamental fields on the reformed side of things. One is a premillennialist belief that John’s Book of Revelation described future events that mostly haven’t yet happened. That viewpoint has some logical difficulties. One is that for the saved Jesus lives in a real sense in their spirit in some mysterious way. That indwelling spirit is the being born again belief and is the first resurrection post-mills believe. Logically it might be absent from the pre-millennialist paradigm wherein Jesus won’t appear until the end time. There is something of a different criteria for the kingdom of God existing in part right now on Earth too.

Post-millennialists believe along the lines wherein Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within you,that the kingdom of God is drawing in new believers and that the world will gradually increase the number of Christians until the real end times that could be soon or way down the road even unto the distant future (when the time of the gentiles is fulfilled). Christians in the post-mill scenario are a dampening of the doom that results from a pagan or atheistic world that is always seeking to increase its power. Christians should eventually become a majoritarian polity though evil still does exist in-the-world.

One might regard the fact that it requires just a small minority of Bolsheviks or terrorists to throw a wrench into social stability or establishment even when the establishment is a corrupt or oppressive minority itself; evil minorities are historically not uncommon ruling political powers seeking to expropriate the private property and economic independence empirically in order to establish networking collectives dominated by oligarchy, plutonomy, aristocracy or dictatorship. Annihilating marriage designed to protect the poor and middle-class interests in order to theoretically reconfigure society to a spineless white meat boneless product increasing profits for the rich is a usual method for turning the clock back to the year zero socially speaking so that the timer may begin all over again to the drummer bought and paid for by the sponsors. When these sorts of things happen believers may look for one coming in the clouds to change the changlings back to a less politically antipathetic form.

End times paradigms exist thus in many contexts. Some require active human participation, others have a deterministic fatalism such that it is all pre-determined clockwork ticking along like a wave of bombs biding there time until explosion. Some are of a Universal and physical kind-a third kind one might say, without a plain end-somewhat silly for an end-times theory I will note.

Cosmologist with humble and uncertain origins of the singularity that started the big band or inflaton or collision of symbolic membranes such as occurs in the 1812 Overture may consider the end of the Universe as a very distant future event that would be the conclusion of the highly organized energy at the start of the Universe that expanded losing its organizational coherence in the time-process and ran down to a cold and low energy state with matter perhaps as energy dispersed in powerless isolation as basic elements. Whatever it is that make up quarks-perhaps one-dimension brains-would be equally spaced away from each other perhaps a few trillion miles and that could be said to be an uncertain yet probable end time.

Except that evolution as a process of degradation of organization materially speaking could evolve not more complex forms on the way to the cold dead end, it could evolve non-existence at any time too. There is no guarantee that evolution could not move molecules or quarks to some mysterious presently yet pre-determined configuration that poofs mass and energy into coherence again with a return to the One singularity. Coherence is sort of an odd word as physicists use it for cosmology and quantum affairs. They regard mass as a kind of entanglement of energy quanta in a field that decohered from the field to take the form of mass (matter) as if it were a sacrificial lamb found by Abraham in a bush to take the place of a son for a sacrifice, or better-a cosmology theory to sacrifice.

I am not very comfortable with the idea of energy quanta existing decohered from a meta-Higgs field yet still going through the hoops of a singularity and expansion as degrading organization with some life formation from complex, expensive molecule on the way-it seems a little like having two different theories in one that makes one or the other so contingent that it is hard to be fashionably cool. If one knows that a particular cosmology theory is something of a joke-or at least a little Buddhist illusion resembling yet still real, it is challenging to take it as seriously as if it were a ninja turtle carrying the world on its back.

Energetic particles of quanta have existing forces such as the strong force that keeps quarks together. It is hard to imagine how they would break down. In a Higgs and meta-Higgs field however all things are possible for the imagination at least.

In the end of the universe isolated quanta would still exist in a meta-field and might be regarded as the final phase of decoherence before returning unto the one true field of fields. Maybe only only in complete end times isolation could an energetic quanta be so relativistically dissociated from other particles that it could be considered to be matter-as-energy for-itself. Energy however seems like an event instead of a thing. Energy must be some sort of intrusion through micro-entanglement into the space of nothingness that humans regard as the Universe. So when it is really run down that field fluctuation return generally produces nothing for observers entangled in the field to observe nor any observers either. It makes philosophical writers wonder what is happening on the other side of the field that yielded the entangled state of energy that seems to be the matter of this Universe,-or perhaps, what is happening all the time ‘up there’ in the heaven beyond the quanta entangled in a steady state form that seems to be this Universe?

The answer to what a sponsoring field is like isn’t that of a myriad Universes. A myriad Universes could be produced simultaneously or in an order and progressive profusion however that would be beside the point in question such that one wonders if the field progenitor of Universes with an abundance of energy sufficient to light up a infinite number of Universe into being has much of a concern about how much time it takes (just kidding).

There are some controversies about all of the various forms and potentials for end times scenarios synthetic and given by Revelation. There are those who trust a particular theory and desire the extinction of any sort of rival theory of course however with the all things must pass thought in mind the astute interpreter of end times theories may find that though some seem to have more merit than others none are entirely comprehensive nor even necessarily mutually exclusive and exhaustive as the very interpretive terms and literal values of rival theories may be in error or inaccurately understood. That amazes one considering how God could keep track of all of the various theories of end-times for-Himself.

Jesus Christ as the way to renormalize the spirit unto a form acceptable with God transcends the time whorls and relativistic networks of space-time and potential space-time that are circumstantial formations of the physical cosmos. Reason overcomes evolution in a sense always transcending and surpassing its deterministic parameters in some senses yet remains within it as a product or quality of the field-entanglement itself. Quantum uncertainty within the field and within the mind of an individual may be enabling conditions that let the soul or living identity of an individual in-the-field become within the transcending kingdom-of-God even while remaining within the steady state decoherence of the Universe-field quanta. When the worldly existence of an individual or of the species will end is difficult to know exactly yet be assured that there are a number of elements working to bring that situation to exist if unintentionally through economically fueled mass extinctions and global warming gas emissions. One never knows though perhaps ‘we shall overcome’.

Exploring Consequences of Eschatological Point of View to Global Warming Response

Three basic paradigms for interpreting end times an apocalypse for world civilization exist in protestant Christian eschatology. I wonder how each might interact with the best present empirical end-times inducer: Global Warming? Not only must scientists and the shade tree mech. measure the parts per million of greenhouse gases and oceanographers the temperature of the oceans; social scientists and theologians, philosophers and politicians must consider how to measure the body politics’s attitudes toward global warming, its relationship to economics, theology and their willingness to change or even to understand the public domain issues and ways the end of days* could effect them.

Those Christians-largely evangelicals that believe the apocalypse is yet ahead and will occur when and anti-Christ appears and a great tribulation occurs at the start of which Christians will be raptured into the sky and away from the world’s doom like kids in a movie theater transported to the snack bar during the scary scene perhaps have a fatalist vision of greenhouse gas emission comparable to that of people that log old growth forest and destroy ecosystems; indifference because the world is doomed anyway and God will make a new world later anyway.

Amillenialists tend to view some of the events of the Revelation prophecy as having already happened yet not entirely. Generally amillennialists are opposed to post-millennialists who have the view that the events of the first century during the reign of Nero unto the destruction of the Temple in a.d. 70 largely yet nit entirely fulfilled the prophecy. Post-millennialists believe the world should now be in an indeterminate time of Christian evangelization, peace, harmony and working together to make the world a better place. Amillennialists generally dissent with that and are somewhat more of a recurrent doom point of view with perennial struggle for Christians against forces of evil.

Because amillennialists have something of a culture-kampf perspective they are perhaps too concerned with a dualistic viewpoint of good and evil to take a side on something like global warming that is largely a secular issue. Amillennialists like pre-millenialists tend to discredit empirical reality in a Buddhist like manner-it is contingent being and not too worthy of regard. One might expect millennialism however to combat evil more so than the rather defeatist premillennialist camp. The trouble with amillenialists is that there view of evil is perhaps largely based upon issues coinciding with social politics and matters of how one treats Christian amillennialists financially. Fortune 500 descendants of Presbyterians may treat the amillenialists rather well while Godless evolutionists of the left don’t. The left has adroitly expropriated the anti-global warming issue for themselves from the corporate producers that manufactured it and have thus a solid political advantage regarding populist support. This latter fact isn’t good for Christian evangelization.

I believe that part of the difficulty amillennialists have with the post-millennialism viewpoint is based on over-reliance upon tradition as well as misunderstanding of tradition and the history of Christian thought in the church throughout history. Amillennialists tend to use false alternative or straw man arguments about post-millennialist beliefs in order to change meanings and to create logical inconsistencies. Perhaps 90% of the prophecies of John were fulfilled in the first century A.D. largely by 70 a.d., yet there will be a second coming of the Lord down the road someday, and there will be a decisive removal of anti-Christian elements from the world. It doesn’t mean though that the period before the end times must either be entirely Utopian with a Christian accent or that Christians won’t have any struggles or persecutions-for assuredly we do (meaning us Christians inclusive of the persecuted Chinese Church if Christ).

Post-millennialist eschatological viewpoint’s may be somewhat more adaptable to modern times and yet also more accurate in analysis of the Revelation and additional eschatological references such as those found in Matthew. They may also be consistent with the viewpoints of reformers such as John Calvin generally, though none should rely upon non—Biblical sources as infallibly correct. The reformed faith is about discovering truth rather than obfuscating it. Martin Luther said that the Revelation had a lot of straw; that expresses his feeling that his understanding f it wasn’t right or that it differed from other New Testament books in percent of amorphous content. Of course it did. The Revelation referred largely to first century events that were fulfilled and largely forgotten after the 2nd century a.d. It is remarkable that the common sense interpretation of the Revelation was lost to history as first century historical viewpoints were lost to history.

In northwest Alaska on the Chukchi Sea Arctic coast a little village that formerly was protected by fall storm wave surges by virtue of that fact that the sea water was frozen now suffers the storm ravages because the sea doesn’t freeze over until much later in the season. One might take the little village of Kivalina as a global warming index; If the premillennialists are right, even as an end-times index for predicting when the Lord will return (as the sea level rises and temperate regions become deserts wars and social catastrophes will ensue and things on the radical left side of the doom index will flourish hastening the Lord’s rescue and wrap it up mission).

Of the fifteen hottest years of global average temperatures fourteen have occurred since the year 2000. The world is getting hotter though there are local variations. The world oceans are warming too. Cristian post-millennialists can take an active role in working to moderate or halt global warming as good neighborliness and common sense while premillennialists can only wring there hands and look to the sky in hope that there deliverer draweth nie. Amillennialists might think its a temporal recurrence of the doom of immoral humanity and that a closer relation to corporatism would end the problem if one exists outside the minds of the leftist global conspiracy.

At Kivalina the first people’s descendants -who were actually the last to arrive in America from Sibir and raced across the continent in record time with dogs and dog-sleds -must cross their lagoon to escape the warm-water storms. They want a road built to a mine 60 miles away for safety instead of relocating the village beyond the Lagoon with the seacoast frontage becoming something like Cape Hatteras resort village for subsistence people. Yet putting more global warming gases from SUVs at high latitudes is a way to enhance global warming. Building one crisis highway becomes a herring bone of new sprout roads with roadhouses, trucks and accelerated global warming contribution.

Post-millennialists might search to find a way to solve the storm and housing security issues of Kivalina yet probably not pre-mills or amills. So one can make something of a global warming index and measuring device from the seashore village of Kivalina politically and empirically perhaps. The human solutions to repairing damage they have caused themselves is to make more damage. Even the churches that have sanctified gay marriages have repeated the lie that the Apostle Paul mentioned in reproof in the book of Romans. Jesus was the founder and sponsor of the Christian efforts to make the social environment a better and Godly place. It is true that humanity cannot do that without the Lord, yet it does seem that some of the saved cannot work toward that purpose even with.

Continue reading Evolution and Post-Millennialism Part 2

The End of Days and Select Evolution Contexts

The end of days-studied in a field known as eschatology-is of interest to many over the ages. This article considers a few eschatological ideas and the way they relate to evolution theory as well as cosmology. If evolving planetary doom means the end of days will be soon can there room for change or rescheduling of the hour?

Eschatology to many means a prophetic vision of the end times of either the world or its people. Alternatively it may refer to the end of a civilization or even the Universe. Traditionally eschatology has been regarded as something more of a religious field -although in the early times of mankind before vast right-wing polysyllabic words arose that could describe with a sociological objectivity human areas of belief such as might be regarded as religious end times eschatology could also be said to have included a unified field of primitive religio-philosophic-physical speculations about the nature of the experienced world-environment. Thus Ragnarök and Brahma along with the plain of Tilmun were out there with Janus the Door goddess and the vast turtle of labor carrying the world upon its back. At least like Aristarchus the idea of a rotation of the Earth or land was a primary element of the explanation.

Humanity never developed a comprehensive explanation for the reason that the Universe exist nor did it find an exhaustive, unimpeachable description of the physical boundaries. Instead it learned that time is an implicit characteristic of matter that is itself convertible to energy explaining rather nicely I suppose that energy can present a time aspect when it becomes matter and loses it inversely as it converts to energy. Cosmologists can speculate perhaps if time was included in finite quantity at an initial singularity with alpha and omega being equal or if energy existed at singularity or mass and if it was a finite quantity and is so, why? Why did an initial denouement of energy or mass filling the singularity cut off at a particular place without having exhausted the initial supply?

Christian eschatology has three fundamental fields on the reformed side of things. One is a premillennialist belief that John’s Book of Revelation described future events that mostly haven’t yet happened. That viewpoint has some logical difficulties. One is that for the saved Jesus lives in a real sense in their spirit in some mysterious way. That indwelling spirit is the being born again belief and is the first resurrection post-mills believe. Logically it might be absent from the pre-millennialist paradigm wherein Jesus won’t appear until the end time. There is something of a different criteria for the kingdom of God existing in part right now on Earth too.

Post-millennialists believe along the lines wherein Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within you, that the kingdom of God is drawing in new believers and that the world will gradually increase the number of Christians until the real end times that could be soon or way down the road even unto the distant future (when the time of the gentiles is fulfilled). Christians in the post-mill scenario are a dampening of the doom that results from a pagan or atheistic world that is always seeking to increase its power. Christians should eventually become a majoritarian polity though evil still does exist in-the-world.

One might regard the fact that it requires just a small minority of Bolsheviks or terrorists to throw a wrench into social stability or establishment even when the establishment is a corrupt or oppressive minority itself; evil minorities are historically not uncommon ruling political powers seeking to expropriate the private property and economic independence empirically in order to establish networking collectives dominated by oligarchy, plutonomy, aristocracy or dictatorship. Annihilating marriage designed to protect the poor and middle-class interests in order to theoretically reconfigure society to a spineless white meat boneless product increasing profits for the rich is a usual method for turning the clock back to the year zero socially speaking so that the timer may begin all over again to the drummer bought and paid for by the sponsors. When these sorts of things happen believers may look for one coming in the clouds to change the changlings back to a less politically antipathetic form.

End times paradigms exist thus in many contexts. Some require active human participation, others have a deterministic fatalism such that it is all pre-determined clockwork ticking along like a wave of bombs biding there time until explosion. Some are of a Universal and physical kind-a third kind one might say, without a plain end-somewhat silly for an end-times theory I will note.

Cosmologist with humble and uncertain origins of the singularity that started the big band or inflaton or collision of symbolic membranes such as occurs in the 1812 Overture may consider the end of the Universe as a very distant future event that would be the conclusion of the highly organized energy at the start of the Universe that expanded losing its organizational coherence in the time-process and ran down to a cold and low energy state with matter perhaps as energy dispersed in powerless isolation as basic elements. Whatever it is that make up quarks-perhaps one-dimension brains-would be equally spaced away from each other perhaps a few trillion miles and that could be said to be an uncertain yet probable end time.

Except that evolution as a process of degradation of organization materially speaking could evolve not more complex forms on the way to the cold dead end, it could evolve non-existence at any time too. There is no guarantee that evolution could not move molecules or quarks to some mysterious presently yet pre-determined configuration that poofs mass and energy into coherence again with a return to the One singularity. Coherence is sort of an odd word as physicists use it for cosmology and quantum affairs. They regard mass as a kind of entanglement of energy quanta in a field that decohered from the field to take the form of mass (matter) as if it were a sacrificial lamb found by Abraham in a bush to take the place of a son for a sacrifice, or better-a cosmology theory to sacrifice.

I am not very comfortable with the idea of energy quanta existing decohered from a meta-Higgs field yet still going through the hoops of a singularity and expansion as degrading organization with some life formation from complex, expensive molecule on the way-it seems a little like having two different theories in one that makes one or the other so contingent that it is hard to be fashionably cool. If one knows that a particular cosmology theory is something of a joke-or at least a little Buddhist illusion resembling yet still real, it is challenging to take it as seriously as if it were a ninja turtle carrying the world on its back.

Energetic particles of quanta have existing forces such as the strong force that keeps quarks together. It is hard to imagine how they would break down. In a Higgs and meta-Higgs field however all things are possible for the imagination at least.

In the end of the universe isolated quanta would still exist in a meta-field and might be regarded as the final phase of decoherence before returning unto the one true field of fields. Maybe only only in complete end times isolation could an energetic quanta be so relativistically dissociated from other particles that it could be considered to be matter-as-energy for-itself. Energy however seems like an event instead of a thing. Energy must be some sort of intrusion through micro-entanglement into the space of nothingness that humans regard as the Universe. So when it is really run down that field fluctuation return generally produces nothing for observers entangled in the field to observe nor any observers either. It makes philosophical writers wonder what is happening on the other side of the field that yielded the entangled state of energy that seems to be the matter of this Universe,-or perhaps, what is happening all the time ‘up there’ in the heaven beyond the quanta entangled in a steady state form that seems to be this Universe?

The answer to what a sponsoring field is like isn’t that of a myriad Universes. A myriad Universes could be produced simultaneously or in an order and progressive profusion however that would be beside the point in question such that one wonders if the field progenitor of Universes with an abundance of energy sufficient to light up a infinite number of Universe into being has much of a concern about how much time it takes (just kidding)

There are some controversies about all of the various forms and potentials for end times scenarios synthetic and given by Revelation. There are those who trust a particular theory and desire the extinction of any sort of rival theory of course however with the all things must pass thought in mind the astute interpreter of end times theories may find that though some seem to have more merit than others none are entirely comprehensive nor even necessarily mutually exclusive and exhaustive as the very interpretive terms and literal values of rival theories may be in error or inaccurately understood. That amazes one considering how God could keep track of all of the various theories of end-times for-Himself.

Jesus Christ as the way to renormalize the spirit unto a form acceptable with God transcends the time whorls and relativistic networks of space-time and potential space-time that are circumstantial formations of the physical cosmos. Reason overcomes evolution in a sense always transcending and surpassing its deterministic parameters in some senses yet remains within it as a product or quality of the field-entanglement itself. Quantum uncertainty within the field and within the mind of an individual may be enabling conditions that let the soul or living identity of an individual in-the-field become within the transcending kingdom-of-God even while remaining within the steady state decoherence of the Universe-field quanta. When the worldly existence of an individual or of the species will end is difficult to know exactly yet be assured that there are a number of elements working to bring that situation to exist if unintentionally through economically fueled mass extinctions and global warming gas emissions. One never knows though maybe ‘we shall overcome’.

Federal Torture and Other Political Items

Government torture of Al Qaeda suspects was bad policy yet the Bush II administration and A.G. Gonzalez felt that it was necessary. Federal sadism is an abuse of power in an era when abuse of power with nominal excuses seems to be the rule instead of the exception. A politician or chief executive needs plausible blamability of someone else for effective implementation.

While Al Qaeda did tremendous damage to New York and Arlington Va on 9-11 so did Clinton era economic policies that let Wall Street establish flam as the norm. President Bush II doubling down on his own enrich Halliburton method of ops with no-bid contracts in a 3 trillion dollar war didn’t no that his own method of spending his political capital would enfilade President Clinton’s hidden method of transferring wealth to the rich already in effect nor the effect it would have of bringing a financial crash to Wall Street. President Obama hasn’t really changed much to correct that. Instead he has developed a new upgrade of abusing executive power in serialized neo-imperialism though he did take over the Colbert Report recently to the relief of the unemployed.

Torture is bad policy that wasn’t necessary to elicit information leading to old man Oz hidden near the Pakistan Military College. The U.S. Government has lots of bad policy like any other government though except Sweden. Sen. Feinstein assures us that democracy is open and so spilling government secrets must therefor be good for democracy, however Democracy may be more common in Africa than any other continent and it has had a debatably positive effect compared to some hypothetical better form of government yet to be invented.

Africa at least got rid of its Kings and left the savage past behind unlike Europe with its atavistic royals of Norway, Britain and elsewhere. It may be the higher neolithic genetic content, yet that could be a good thing too-it brought them out of being slavers quicker than some other places.

Bad policies of torture like bad public radio harms particular individuals whom haven’t practical recourse. The legal system is already too expensive and doesn’t correct very well. One might say that sadism is in its blood.

There is good news on the religious front though…post-millennialism seems to indicate that the areas of the world positively influenced by the saved is likely to increase. One might be skeptical since the Nixon Corporate health care plan that is nearly a half-century old was laundered through the Romneys and President Obama then forced into law when the Democrat Party used the nuclear option. If one has learned anything from the past few years it is that more political silliness from a neo-corporatist government will not fix the problems with Mexico that send so many illegal migrants to the U.S.A. to compete with jobs with suffering Americans unemployed and dropped out of the work force so the government can put a happy-face unemployment statistic out when there are probably more working age Americans not working than are.

Mexico should have a European standard of living and then like Europeans it would not send many illegals here to the U.S.A. One must halt all illegal immigration with a salt-water moat to desalinate water then create a Marshall Plan for Mexico to bring full employment about. The people that like cheap labor however will never allow things to change. If Mexico no longer sent illegal workers north the cheap labor people would get them here from China or elsewhere…and dirty wars that cost a lot will probably recur too.

Space in General Relativity; Why it’s Difficult to Quantify

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity treats space-time as a unified field. Space for much of the course of the physics was regarded as a real substance albeit thin rather than nothing at all. At time = zero in a big bang paradigm with general relativity spaces necessarily is infinitely curved to a singular point of effective non-existence. Mass and energy are requisite for the curvature of space-time with gravity in G.R.

Physical processes can be modeled with time-space reversibility. If gravity did not exist in the early universe then the curvature of space-time shouldn’t equal zero–the inference is that the beginning of the Universe would not be at time = zero but a little later instead. The tardy universe context can be overcome with hyperinflation theory evidently.

Immediately after Time equaled zero (along with infinitely curved space) decayed or released its grip, or the word to begin was issued, an inflation of mass-energy and space-time developed for a small fraction of a second and in the absence of gravity (that didn’t come into existence until a little later) the Universe increased its size remarkably. Space-time unpacked or decompressed quite a bit-it was the proverbial size of a grapefruit now- and the energy of the universe eventually converted substantially into mass. Apparently, when infinitely compacted, mass is entirely converted to energy-mass unification. Infinitely compacted space has no time or motion and has tremendous potential energy and mass.

What is wrong with this excellent picture of space conceptually? In effect general relativity describes the relationship of mass and energy along with steady-state quantum spacing instead of space itself. Space itself is a volume of nothing. Mass and energy are the something described by general relativity, and the quantification of space-time curvature is the convention used to describe steady-state mass-energy relationships.

Spatial volume itself is nothing at all. It is a remarkable philosophical point for me at least that every sort of infinity exists in space at every point. Space is infinite simultaneous with being nothing at all and not existing anywhere. Sartre called space non-being, however non-being can apply to absence as a condition instead of the physical fact of spatial volume.

The quantification of mass-energy relationships with general relativity is fine enough and effective yet I think the implications for error in treating the quantum field of mass-energy of the Universe is substantial. Vacuum energy for one thing, or virtual particle energy is considered as arising from nothing rather than from a subtler quantum configuration of mass and energy.

Like the force carrying particles of the sub-atomic realm the macro physical universe as gaps and spacing configured by physical protocols of spin, momentum, quantum mass and so forth. The discrete nature of a quantum field is at once pluralistic and a continuum of monism. The mass-energy field initial endowment of the Universe may expand and smooth itself out through entropy yet it does logically seem to be something like a complex entanglement of knots that eventually unravel transforming into a sheet or membrane. That membrane may be at the opposite end of infinite initial compactness, yet it exists in the absolute nothingness of space.

Perhaps each Universe membrane replete with its configuration of dimensions has an initial quantum value of energy. One must wonder if there is variability in the quantity of mass-energy that can be initially bound at a singularity such that the scale of potential expansion varies. If black holes are a comparable measure then Universe-singularities too might have different initial quantum value for possible scalar field increase.

Transforming Einstein’s General Relativity to a paradigm treating space curvature as macro-quantum mass-energy relationships might be a way to renormalize the philosophical criterion of space logically. What is missing is a theory of quantum gravity explaining the metric of general relativity as a subtler microcosmic event-process relationship without invoking space-time.

A Universe regarded as quantum mass-energy embedded in the nothingness of space, finite in contrast to the infinity of nothingness of space-in-itself could take a variety of forms. The spherical universe arising from a singularity seems most logically satisfactory-especially as gravity seems to draw mass into 3 dimensional spheres such as planets. General Relativity allows gravity to reduce Universal mass to a singularity at Time = zero yet if the mass energy of the Universe is compacted to a size smaller than a graviton maybe the power of gravity no longer exists letting the inherent energy of the Universe expand. General relativity does not evidently treat the force-carrying quantum of gravity different from space-time.

If there were four spatial dimensions perhaps gravity would compact mass into hyper-cubes. String theorists have developed the idea of membranes in an 11 dimensional Universe and given thought to a meta-Universal ‘Bulk’ mother-of-all-Universes field with 3-dimensional membrane universes drifting about in the greater dimensional Bulk Meta-verse-what Dr. Mario Gasperini in ‘Before the Big Bang‘ described as a perturbative field with virtual energy from which matter might coalesce and form into an equal yet opposite Universe before the big bang and medial singularity between Universes (something like the narrow point of an hourglass).

Steinhardt and Turok developed the concept of membrane Universes that collide acting somewhat like a Big Bang without a singularity. I think it’s possible to develop the idea of a membrane Universe without so many extra-dimensions as String Theory.

Strings on a membrane surface may be a basic invariant form of texture flux in the energy-mass of the Universal field. Gravity could be a subtler flux relation of the basic Universe-membrane that arises in the history of the Universe, and perhaps will fade out one day too when unknown quantum phase changes occur.

Cyclical membrane Universes in a Bulk Mother-of-all-Universes field without space-time locality (or would there be space-time locality and general relativity in a Bulk hyper-dimensional field of all-possible Universes arising?) are interesting things to consider. Seemingly overlooked is the idea of a single membrane Universe with strings embedded in absolute nothingness without a perturbative vacuum providing an unlimited electrical supply for free.

A Universe membrane field continuum of energy and mass without the space-time as a substance parameter of general relativity ought to be considered in the headlong rush to extrapolate greater and more complex and recursive causal explanations for the mechanics of the physical cosmos. Perhaps a single membrane 3-D Universe field could account for phenomena such as dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the Universe. Could the field itself have subtle form changes in relation to the configuration of solid-state forms? Might the spacing of one-dimensional strings change in the field over time in a quantifiable way, or could a non-quantum continuum of expansion occur with entropy invoking something like Boyle’s law of gases to draw mass-energy of the membrane into the oblivion of nothingness at a quickening, competitive rate?

ImageWhatever the original field of Being is, variegation in the form of its attributes described with quantification within a monistic Universe of mass and energy might reduce to the classic philosophical problems of being and nothingness existing since Parmenides. That mass could be reduced to infinitely small size as if scale and quantified attributes were stages of temporality on the way presents innumerable additional points to consider.