IDK report on agnostics

To clearly understand my agnostic view point on death, one must understand that some questions and beliefs have different level of importances.
an example.

Many  Quantum Mathematicians have posed mathematical possibilities
of  parallel universes, universe with different rules than our universe, even a “multi-verse“.

There is little empirical proof in our living world or close proximities in the universe, that other universes truly exist…
…not enough to top all reasonable doubt.
Just the same, not enough empirical evidence to dismiss other universes outside our own.  So it remains a mathematical possibility.

with that said, I don’t know if  parallel universes or a multi-verse  exist.
Do I need to proclaim   one of the statements….

  • I  actively believe in a  multi-verse!
  • I actively do not believe in a muliti-verse!.

Well if my career was astrophysics whether I believe or not, maybe important.
For the curiosity’s sake,  the possibility is worth investigating.
However, in my   life, my world that I live in, my reality.. its not important or relevant as other belief statements…..

It is more important just to be able to say I don’t know“.

Same goes for other supernatural questions.. As an agnostic
I do not know if consciousness leaves to another supernatural place  after death. I do not know what happens after existence.
For me, it is not as important as questions pertaining to this life or existence.
Its ok to say I don’t know, whether I suspect one way or the other or neither way.
This is not a matter of belief/disbelief  that creates ambivalence in my  life, presently.
——–

My pet cat passed away this week.
I am not concerned of beliefs of where his spirit or consciousness went after existence.
I am only concerned with remembering his existence…
he had a pretty good life.
he was a good friend.
I feel the loss.

Thats far more important and meaningful to me than metaphysical statements of beliefs or disbeliefs in an afterlife.

for these questions, and many others I answer
I don’t know…
and thats ok .
authors note: Tiger , the cat passed away along time ago this is a consolidated post

Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-fication.

When  I read what William James published in “The Meaning of Truth”  I believed he was refering to the truth of ideas proposed by a single person or group of persons, a single consciousness or a collective of consciousness within their existence(s).   One  constantly tests  his/her stream of ideas within present environmental experiences and social experiences, and then with his/her memory of experiences… to judge a notion true or  not.
Navigating this uncertain world is certainly easier  by  taking an Agnostic position in regards to knowledge, and a willing to do the work of verifying ideas:  in participation and in experience.  But that’s just my opinion.  So  to start with an Agnostic attitude, what is “Agnosticism?”

Revised posted

Agnostic Conditions ” was originally posted on May 3, 2009

Agnostic – definition: not knowing or unknowing
What, then is the definition of Agnosticism?. If the definition of the root agnostic is “not knowing, or unknowing”, it is doubtful that one can define any full intellectual system of Agnosticism.–Much in the same manner one cannot with other “-isms” such as existentialism or postmodernism.
I was thinking about Jean-François Lyotard’s phrase: ” Postmodern Condition” , which is  a loose  bundle  of observations and criticisms about Modernism. (specifically: these postmodern conditions are conditions that expose Modern ideas of “progress, “Meta-Narratives”, “cause-effect”,”objectivity” of Modernity as fallacious. ).

“Knowledge in general cannot be reduced to science, nor even to learning. Learning is the set of statements which, to the exclusion of all other statements, denote or describe objects and may be declared true or false. Science is a subset of learning. It is also composed of denotative statements, but imposes two supplementary conditions on their acceptability: the objects to which they refer must be available for repeated access, in other words, they must be accessible in explicit conditions of observation; and it must be possible to decide whether or not a given statement pertains to the language judged relevant by the experts.”

Jean-François Lyotard reportedly changed his stance on the relationship of science , knowledge and the underlying importance. his point remains , science is tedious with relationships to available prior knowledge and objects to test.

Afterall , how can science universally consider , that what has never been experienced !
Where than , lies the importance of “knowing” , “science” or investigating in my day to day life. How taxing my time , energy and body is the need or importance to know about something

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

A Report on Agnosticm

I wonder that if instead of an “Agnosticism”, there was  a set of Agnostic Conditions, that were a reaction to theories of knowledge.
So I came up with a few agnostic conditions of my own:

Knowledge

  • Our total knowledge of all details is limited.
  • Nothing is absolutely known. What is “known” is based upon acceptable supporting evidence and verification.
  • Knowledge is limited to the collective experience, communication means and data storage of a group or person.
  • Knowledge is inseparable from consciousness. (which includes, previous and current meanings, bias, and introjection, etc)

Reality

  • A definition of Objective Reality: “what is real is measurable” as defined by classical physics; accepted as universal.
  • A definition of Subjective Reality: what is experienced, and accept as real by a single consciousness. such as the cognation of an organism’s interactions.
  • A definition of Intersubjective Reality. the collected objects, events, structures, descriptions, meanings, principles, etc that are shared as “real” between  subjective consciousness* conscious beings (organisms)
  • A definition of Absolute Reality: the way things truly happen, whether comprehensible or not.

Meaning.

  • meaningful… description of information, that is:
    • that is formed out of background of discord
    • that is relative: relative  to a topic, study, paradigm, “game” , time-space location, happening, or world- view.
    • that is defined  in language, symbols or gesture, for clarification or communication
    • that is prioritized in importance – intellectually and emotionally.
    • that is  prioritized   compared to other meanings in the  context… social, personal, environmental contexts
  • meaninglessness:  information that is not meaningful and therefore  remains, or is relegated to the background.

Uncertainty

Uncertainty. Image from Wikipedia.org

  • I  decide that “X” is true, false, or probable. I could be wrong.
  • I do not have to decide if “X” is true, false, or probable  with out the considering the  agnostic conditions   ( of Knowledge, Reality, Meaning).
  • Uncertainty is inherent in the nature of things,  actions and decisions.

I think that agnostic conditions are an important considerations when studying epistemology and knowledge theories, and when making decisions and actions. They are a criticism and completion of such. For me, this is a definition for agnosticism: a set of conditions.

As for the repetitive question is “Does God exist”?
Well, one ,must define what he means when he ask about  “God” or gods, because there have been many definitions over time ,cultures contexts and subjective view points. How important is to know if God or gods exists or not?  Is it as meaningful  a question as to ask  “is there intelligent  life on other planets?, or knowing what goes on in other people lives in other countries?     It might be.  It might not be.

I don’t know.

* edited for clarity and grammar  11-17-2014

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Data Panic – Luxury, Needs and Responsibility

Riding home after the big game on Sunday, on the back road in and between Philadelphia: from I-95 to virtually unknown industrial roads.never once had to glance at the phone device. … google-maps.. miraculous!
Calculating every traffic delay, and a few misses in lane shifts to getting to the exits in the dark night of four lane highways.
What a luxury! necessity? well Google-Maps, OpenStreetMap and such could save lives, not just traffic delays and frustration.

https://echopen.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=6064 I thought of this powerful voice companion map application. I thought of the safelink “Obama phone” which truly can save the life of the disabled and old person, grabbing for his phone to call 911 in a fall or a health emergency. What technological might: to save lives, to clear the path of bottle neck traffic for EMS.to ease stress when trying to navigate crowded dark roads and highways.This is the age of computer aided man.

Sadly, there lies is a flipside to all this modernization more than just a loss of old few values. As technology firms reign supreme offering new offering new luxuries and filling a few voids in necessity, they seem to be ignoring the abuse of their products.
No Cell phone or hand gadget is safe from being hacked, or digitally intercepted. not one.
not one password typed on a cell phone or a gadget is safe from being safe
no data moving from a gadget to Global positioning, or internet satellites. although not proven yet, even cell towers are suspect – especially since bad guys use ” virtual cell towers ” all over the world. they maybe keeping data on Americans, Canadians as old as ten to twenty years.

My Story.

2014-2015 I regularly contacted Google about a Email database breach and fraud. I discovered that no humans responded to tech support. the best they could was offer a volunteer at a google forum . The very company who commanded everyone to use there real name on accounts,offers such high tech software such as the google maps that guided me home. there is no one to talk to about there own comprised software.meanwhile: they marketed laptop software to families with children.
since 2015, reports that they are trying to do businesses in countries that have connections to Hackers of both American AND googles software. Let me summarise that. Google actually ignored reports of breaches and fraud in their own country, and rumoured now to be doing business in the countries that hackers work from.To my government (US) even had to report an internet and cable high jacking of one of their (googles) parent-contril level DNS. no response from the government.

…science without ethics is sociopathology.To say, “I’ll apply what I know regardless of the outcome” is to take absolutely no responsibility for your actions. –Quote by Bill Mollison

The disturbing trend is that technology firms seem to be, more than just ignoring there products massive security holes reports on the internet have suggested that technology firms have move to silence their critics. Comcast a Cable monopoly that manages cable and wifi hotspots across America purchased a News broadcast company in 2011 that regularly is caught broadcasting disinformation and partisan politics over Television. I wonder has there ever been a time when a monopoly had so much power in America and to be openly engaging in politics and slander.

the big question

IS MODERNISED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORTH IT.

Cable and internet firms and businesses continue to ignore high level threats , if not lend there equipment to the worst kind of people. people who wish to keep a tab on your actions for decades. and not for your assistance. no these people want to rob you. and in many cases surround children with the darkest intentions.

All the while the application and email company ignores the breaches of its data bases, the cable company joins in on disinformation and political campaigns.the Cable company is ominously centerd in the city of Philadelphia where i watched the football game.
South East – Delaware the path of many of the U.S corporate Head-quarters.East and North East – New Jersey to New York City. thats 15 million people.and West. well we will save that for another post on how Tech firms maybe ignoring a plot that will end environmentalism as we know it – possibly effecting even all of Europe west of Russia.

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be vocal
be dangerous
be reserved, be ethical
be compassionate
be the rise of the day
be the setting sun
be the lows. tangents , the between
just be.

Be as you are – Fritz Perls

IMHOs

more of my humble opinions
ethics * self * needs * compassion * reserve * value *

founders GESTALT – existential humanistic therapies

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LAURA POSNER PERLS: http://www.gestalt.org/laura.htm

garage and musak -Kurt Cobain


Canadian Interview

Cobain spoken of his artistic profession, and the non-artistic hassles of entertainment business, and clears some misinformations of inspirations ans such. From my fan readings of art guilds, its appears to be still relevant. Social observations of “coercions” such as alleged forced “trolling” forced stalking from fans, slander, pirating is a problem that goes on today.
Musicians, actors, and soon “INTERNET celebrities react by seeking protections of including lawyers and security.

Today more people understand the street theater and “mobbing” consciousness – perhaps Cobain was a victim of it, as it is alleged about the music business (put a finger on that ). plausible scenarios:

  • the musician faces harassment, the harassment COULD have been provoked, this is not the musicians problem directly, but the reaction is to hire lawyers, security, etc.
    The emotional and social pressure can affect the artists art and personal life and health.

word-music interwoven

Kurt Conbains and Nirvanas releases stand as integraded woven Gestalts, neither the music or the lyrics stand alone as half the quality of the whole of any song. thats my estimation.
Cobains influences include early folk-blues Woodie Guthrie and LeadBelly, as he cited in his interviews; Early REM, Leonard Cohen, and amplified deconstructions of Sonic Youth and the Raincoats.
Some of my Favorite Nirvana Hymns as

  • ” In Bloom ” -the lyrics remain as fresh and topical as when written
  • ” Come as You are” – disarming friendship song
  • ” Mollys Lips” – crisp cover of the Vaselines
  • ” Aneurysm ” – long time ago my alarm clock was set to wake up to this song, Daily
  • ” Sliver ” – child frustration at grandmas house

The “Priest” They Called Him – collaboration between Curt Cobain And William S. Burroughs, spoken of in the interview can be found at https://is.gd/ul7DK6

This Machine – Apologetic Angst. “Rape me”

The lead singer and songwriter of the music band NIRVANA, spoke of releasing rape me do his own desire to clarify earlier masterpiece as “Polly” Cobain felt his art is out of context and that he is misunderstood. All though this was true of casual fans, his most loyal fans understood the his work completely. perhaps fans of T.S Eliot “Waste Land” understood its narrative style.
(“Polly” is a daring peace of art, where the musician perspective-takes , the detached emotions and reality of victimizing, and very probably mental ill psychopath.)

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana

Nirvana formed circa 1987 and is best known as a trio,that included Kurt Cobain (1967-1994), Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
Album hi-lites, my opinion, Bleach, Nevermind , Incesticide , In Utero
and the Live Cuts: “MTV Unplugged in New York” , “From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah” , and “Live at Reading”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_discography
video and outline of interview (on youtube page)
by WatchMojo.com http://goo.gl/SivjcX

fanning the “Big Game” victory

Philadelphia Eagles played with a style of football that the “old school” football fan loves.
they line up, they dont mind “telling” what they are doing. – ” gwa’an  ahead stop us.
on and off the field the same swagger. Dictate the Game.
the coaches implement simplified play structures(relatively) the focus on exploiting the talent and synergy of the athletes. You would expect that Doug Petersons staff spends more time scrutinizing his Own athletes on film, then next weeks Opponent.

the Offense

last year the Eagles adapted the “zone blocking” scheme, as a scrutinizing fan, i believed they abandoned it because of the costly “holding penalties” on the line.  But, they kept the base “spread formation” (a style demands an excellent Center,) and keeps the play in front of the entire offense, lineman, QB, Backs and receivers.

https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/super-bowl-zoot-suit.jpg?w=503&h=377

the Defense

As with some remarkable NFL Defenses in the past, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay – the Eagles base is a cover-2 “one gap ” Defense. Again: the Defensive style keeps the play in front of the Defense, demanding the athletes to make plays. In passing situations, they spread the Dline formation. a line with exceptional talent, and force the oppositions QB to throw into high percentage interception lanes. in Fact, if the Defense caught their many dropped interceptions, they would have led the league in take aways. – room for improvement.
Getting ready for another successful year.

meanwhile

THANK YOU, Philadelphia Eagles for ANOTHER great Football season. it doesnt get any better than this one.

day tripper. Inner Harbor & Aquarium Ⅱ

Afternoon adventure South of Pennsylvania. This time (again) Baltimore “Inner Harbor
including the National Aquarium.

Baltimore Inner Harbor has been a favorite retreat of mine for decades. In the mid nineties I would travel to find, then esoteric books and music, Today it is clean family friendly area to visit while the vibrant natives of Baltimore live their lives, joggers, bikers, businessmen, regular folks. plenty of art museums, good restaurants and of course waterways.
see another photo gallery of the national aquarium at

A Day At the Aquarium :: Pennsylvania Echoes

Strawberry Futures forever

This week begins the last years project – next years strawberries.
That is to say: I am finally planting strawberries in a small 20 Square foot bed. The small soil bed itself, is part of a larger project of three Beds and integrated water run off from rain spouts.

progress report

No rush on the strawberries, their are plenty of fresh Strawberries and other fruits to buy locally — by those who are experience and grow better ones.
Growing strawberries is just a cool thing todo.
And its the garden is a water run off project to keep water away from basements & sub- recreation rooms.