“If stars are souls watching down upon the Earth, than we are never alone.
Through an understanding of Plato’s Cosmology, this body creates a new tale of the universe where characters become the stars (both metaphorically and literally) that build our world around us. With a combination of symmetry, disorder, nature, emotion, memory and movement, we can begin to develop our own stories, our own ideas and our own hopes on how we want our world to be created. We can look up at the sky, see our companion stars, and understand that there will always be another world waiting for us.”
“Campfire Gallery is pleased to present COSMOS, an exhibition of new paintings and mixed media work by Bunnie Reiss and Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz. Art can be a powerful means to reflect upon our place in the world, connecting personal journeys within the vast and mysterious universe we share. The individual series of work in this exhibition explore ideas of belonging and community using a visual language of symbols and figures that become conduits to our own stories. The balance and harmony in the compositions suggests both the potential for order and disorder in the systems we are a part of, illustrating their inherent strengths and underlying fragility.”
I think everyone has seen a pyramid with an engraved eye within or above it . This pyramid appears on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the US and on the 1 dollar bill since 1935. It was suggested to be an element of the Seal in 1782 but previous version was a little different from the one we’ve seen. Instead of unfinished thirteen step pyramid, the eye was above thirteen shields, which as in 13 step pyramid representing 13 stats of the Union. I like second version with pyramid because it kind of symbolizes future growth since pyramid isn’t finished. The motto which you can see above the eye “Annuit Coeptis” translates from Latin as “Providence approves our undertakings”. Also there is a note under the pyramid “Novus ordo seclorum” can be translated as “New order of the ages”.
There are lots of conspiracy theories about this pyramid with an eye. Many people associate it with freemasonry. They think masons might have been the founders of the United States. And indeed one of the actual founders was mason. It was Benjamin Franklin. But the eye pyramid was suggested by non-mason. However it is known that common masonic use of the eye was 14 years after the creation of the Great Seal which means there could be no masonic intervention. There is something else. You can draw an anagram with upside down triangle so you get a star like shown on the picture. The tips of this anagram spell MASON. Personally I do not believe in any conspiracy behind this sign. It just creepy styled art to me.
Yesterday I promised to post a recipe on snacks. Well. yesterday I had no time but right now I want to post yummy yummy recipe of chicken breasts. Sorry for the bad quality of pictures, my hands were shaking because I was hungry 😀 For this delicious dish you will need: 500 grams of chicken breasts, one onion (I got the remnants of it), 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of flour, 2 eggs, salt and pepper. LET THE COOKING BEGIN
Firstly I chopped my ugly onion. Not much, better something than nothing right?
Chop chop chop chicken breasts. I made a mistake so i warn you to make smaller pieces, because then you will get everything more nice-looking.
Mix meat pieces and onion together, add some salt and pepper as much as you think is enough for you. Then add eggs and mayo. Mix thoroughly.
Then add flour and mix again, the consistency of the mass should remind you of sour cream.
5. Next step: heat the pan with some oil, and with spoon put medium sized thingummies. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
When ready serve with your favorite garnish. I served it with mac and cheese but my favorite would be mushed potatoes.
Standard model and Higgs boson.
What is standard model? Well, standard model is a theory in particle physics that describes forces and elementary particles that make our universe. People have been improving this theory a long time. First we found atoms, then protons, neutrons, electrons and finally quarks and leptons. Standard model tells us that there are 12 particles and 4 four forces in our universe. I am not quite sure about it, I am taking this information from the book but I heard that there more particles are being discovered in really short time and there should be more than 30 by now ( it might be old information in the book). So 12 particles are 6 leptons and 6 quarks. Scientists think that those leptons and quarks can’t be divided.
Another four forces are gravitational force ( the weakest but the most important), electromagnetic, strong and weak forces. Scientists think that there are particular particle (ha-ha particular particle) for each of these forces, these particles are called bosons. It is actually pretty hard to understand since we got used to think of force as something not material, but it turns out force is just another kind of matter. So for each of these forces there are bosons. For instance, electromagnetic field transfer electromagnetic force to the matter with photons. Physicists say that Higgs boson has the same function, only it transfers mass.
According to the standard model matter can’t have a mass without Higgs boson. Scientists found an answer to this problem since we really believe standard model is true. Of course we hope to find something more beautifully explaining how elementary particles’ world works since standard model doesn’t include gravitational force and antimatter with anti energy. Many scientists hate this theory but we have nothing better, moreover it does give us some explanations. So these scientists say that particles do not have their own mass until they cross some specific field. This specific field is known as Higgs field. It is different for all particles, some can cross it some stay there. Overall, if Higgs boson really exists it means that everything that has mass cooperates with this Higgs field that exists everywhere in our universe. Reminds me of the either, do not you think so? And of course according to the standard model there should be “transfer particle” for a field, so this particle for Higgs field has got a name of Higgs boson.
Can you imagine that in 2012 scientists from LHC ( the large hadron collider) screamed they found the particle that behaves really like Higgs boson. They were happy at the beginning, but then it turned out that there can be more similar particles, so the researches on high energetic levels will continue.
First book to review will be 1q84. 1q84 is a huge book in 900 pages written by Haruki Murakami. His another famous works are “Norwegian Forest” and “Dance Dance Dance”. I finished this book in about three weeks but I was desperate because this novel is the weirdest novel I have read ever. Everything occurs in 1984 years in Japan. The story is about a girl and a guy who knew each other when they where kids and have met only twice. They kind of fell in love with each other. This girl, Aomame, works as a trainer in a gym, she is very good at stretching and knows every muscle in human body. So she is good, but that’s not it. She kills people. Ha-ha, spoiler here. Not actually, if you want to read this book, this fact that she kills people will be known from the first pages. One day she hears one classic song ( sinfonietta Janacek) and walks into the different world. Later on she renames the year 1984 to 1q84 ( 1 question84 because this world was out of ordinary) .This song, Janacek’s sinfonietta, will be present throughout the book which I consider to be not cool since it just appears sometimes and nothing more. Okay, she is in a different world in which almost everything is the same except the small, even tiny things and the moon. The moonS correctly. Two moons up there at the night sky.
What about that guy? His name is Tomaru and he is a writer. Kind of writer. Somehow he is in that world with Aomame, but they haven’t been communicating for a very long time. The main question of the book is whether they will be able to meet each other and get out of this goddamn world. Well, you might say, this story is pretty obvious and nothing strange is going on. Yea, but this story actually involves tiny people who make air chrysalis. What??? Air chrysalis? What? Tiny people? Who are those people who come out of OMG goat’s mouth. what?
The book is written in very peculiar form: first chapter is about Aomame and the next chapter is about Tomaru. Two different people, two different lives. And the chapters are alternating to the end of the book. They meet each other at the end ( ha this is spoiler).
I wouldn’t recommend this book, only if you have plenty of time and nothing to do then go on and read. I will be glad to receive some of your comments. All this was…yea, it was certainly weird. So take a look at this images and try to understand what I mean.
I just completed few posts, the last one was very hard to make because it took all my brain power and I needed to make a lot of brakes while making this post. Well, I got my toes coloured by the time I finished. Today we are having a small party and I want to make some snacks, do not know yet what it will be but do not hesitate to visit “Food and Recipes” page tonight!
I really hope my blog will get fuller and more interesting for you. I have a bunch of ideas but not so much time to complete all of those ideas. Enjoy your time!
The big bang model is a theory that describes evolution of the universe from the moment it appeared in extra high temperature and density which occured about 13.8 billion years ago. The big bang theory appeared in 1920s, it’s father is Russian mathematician Alexander Friedmann. Later in 1940s Russian-born American physicist G. Gamov introduced new, modern version of the type of our universe.
The Big Bang Model consists of two assumptions. First assumption will be the famous theory of relativity by Einstein which describes the gravitational interaction of all matter. Second is Cosmological principle which says that an observer’s view of the universe doesn’t depend on the direction in which this observer looks nor on his location. This second assumption relates only to the large-scale universe and it implies that the universe has no edge, which means that the big bang origin occurred not at some particular point in space but rather throughout space at the same time.
From the highly compressed primordial state our universe began to cool down and decrease in density. Few seconds after explosion universe was cooled enough for nuclei to begin to form. 1 million years later formation of atoms began. That time radiation just traveled in space, but since the universe is expanding ( Hubble observed red shift of the distant galaxies which meant there were moving away from us. Red or Blue shift is kind of Doppler effect. It was perfectly described in Hawking’s book ” Brief history of time”. When you observe a car moving toward you the sounds becomes louder and louder, and when the car is moving away it is quite. So the same is with the shifts: when something rapidly moving away from us we see red shift and when moving toward us we observe blue shift). So since the universe is expanding radiation waves become longer and longer which by now we still can observe only as microwaves. These waves are called Microwave Background Radiation or “three degree” ( actually 2.728k). This MBR was discovered accidentally by American scientists Penszias and Wilson.
Every week I will post random stuff’s history. You are welcome to send me your ideas) So this week I will tell you about history of Telescope.
It’s not known for certain who was the inventor of the first telescope but there are rumors that Leonardo DaVinci tried to invent it in XVII century. However there are no evidences. Descartes on his famous work “dioptrique” claims that some random guy from Netherlands invented telescope in XVII century. Despite all this in 1608 Belgian scientist Hans Lippershey offered his own version of spyglass. This spyglass attracted attention of Galileo Galilee and he made his own version using lead pipe and two glass lenses. Galileo is not an inventor of telescope but he is the first one who made it on a scientific basis using known optic knowledge. He was the first person to see night skies through the telescope. He noticed the mountains and craters on the moon, saw that there were more stars in some constellations that we thought there were and of course the main thing he saw was Jupiter’s moons. Galileo noticed that Jupiter had few moons and he started observing them and noticed that they were actually orbiting their planet. That meant that our planet Earth could orbit the sun and that our universe wasn’t actually geocentric (with Earth at the center). But this is another topic. Galileo called his invention not Telescope but “Ocular”. One philologist renamed it to Telescope what in Greek means “look far”.