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What We Still Don’t Know – Why Are We Here? (2004)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Srik Narayanan
Producer: Darlow Smithson
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Universe as a place of mystery and wonder.

Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist who paints a fascinating picture of how we might be changed by what we do not yet know. These programs focus on: Was there a beginning? Whether we are alone? What’s the future of the cosmos? What is the nature of reality? With each advance, new questions come into sharper focus. The key issue is what we still don’t know.

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees turns his attention to the structure of the universe, examining the perceived building blocks of life – atoms. However, he suggests they only actually account for five per cent of the mass of the universe, prompting a discussion with leading luminaries in the field, such as Professor Steven Weinberg and Professor Max Tegmark, about what makes up the remainder, often referred to as dark matter.

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~ Rise of Mankind ~

Posted in Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Rise of Mankind

Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.
~ Archimedes ~

Balance (1989)

Posted in Animation, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Christoph Lauenstein
Producer: Wolfgang Lauenstein
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Germany
Language: English / German / None

A meditation on human interdependence.

Directed by German brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, Balance is a remarkable piece of animation. A platform floats in a neutral space. Strange men, identical except for the numbers on their back, appearing as though out of some dystopian future, must work in concert to prevent the platform from tipping and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy box. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense.

Like a story out of Game Theory, if the men were to cooperate they could all enjoy the box together, but it is selfishness that dooms them. The ironic ending of Balance, who is at fault? The men that fail to do what is best for them? Or the system that fails to acknowledge this human quality?

It has won many international prizes, including an “Academy Award” for Best Animated Short.

~ Inertia of Change ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Inertia of Change

What then is time?
If no one asks me, I know;
if someone asks me to explain it, I know not.
~ Augustine of Hippo ~

~ Symmetry & Proportion ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Symmetry & Proportion

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
Order is repetition of units.
Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm.
~ M. C. Escher ~

~ The Inert One ~

Posted in Mysticism, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

The Inert One

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth.
~ Gautama Buddha ~

~ Degree of Freedom ~

Posted in Metaphysics, Mysticism, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Degree of Freedom

The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry
and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.
~ Aristotle ~