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In an expanding universe what has set it in motion? No one knows.

The scientists attribute this expansion due to inertia. What is inertia? The matter in the universe is separating because it was separating in the past and partly to a repulsive force of unknown nature and they call it a cosmological constant. But here we have an unknown quanity. If the universe expands slightly, then the expansion releases *vacuum energy, which causes yet more expansion. Conversely a universe, which contracts slightly will continue contracting. There is something that slows it down.

Unsolved problems in physics#1: Why doesn’t the zero-point energy of vacuum cause a large cosmological constant? What cancels it out?

If the creationists look for a neat universe they will also have to explain  the pre-existing chaos (Tohu and Bohu) before God set about tidying up things.

Finally a famous quote:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”. (Hamlet Ac.1 sc.v)

(Note: *Vacuum energy is an underlying background energy that exists in space even when devoid of matter or free space)

benny

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There is a Cosmological Principle that states Cosmos is isotropic meaning that the universe looks the same way in all directions and is homogeneous that is has roughly the same smooth mixture of material.

 Consider the Copernican Principle that states no place in the universe is preferred (that is, the universe has no “starting point”).

Scientists have tested carefully whether these assumptions are valid and and agree that it is so.

Let me also quote Descartes who said,” cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am)”. In a nutshell wherever I am that is the centre of my universe. Of course much of universe is beyond my ken. The least I can achieve in this world is to know my world, my mind and watch out my steps.

I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the foul and the brute. ” 

benny

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I record my sorrow at his passing. The world has lost a great entertainer. Music industry shall look for another and I do not think it will be easy.

When Elvis died as a courtesy to the dead I stopped shaking my pelvis; with Michael Jackson I shall go extra mile. He deserves all that I’ve got. No more I shall moonwalk. Instead I shall walk straight. 

Rest in Peace, O great One.

benny

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“He is Romeo, a Montague..’©

Summer solstice 2398

“I am an android. My name is not important. I see your eyebrows go up already. You see me as different from you. Don’t you? If I can talk in the manner of man and accept you for what you are take me as I am.  You are a man and I am almost a man,-  an android. Now that you have come visiting I will make an exception.

If you are still particular for such things as my name,  color, and family particulars here is my handle: Will. As for other things in the Constellation Cygnet W-346  the rest is silence”.

Three moons later.

“Man you have aged since I saw you last. Here let me show two of your folks we have been holding in our lab. See the fellow there. He is Veronese whatever that means. Ah I see your eyes pop up. OK he is an Italian I gather from your look of shock. Hold Still. Let me gather whatever intelligence I can gather from your O. So he is Romeo and the lady,chit of a girl is Juliet. Their names ring no bell here. Sorry man. You are now palavering. Stop fidgeting. I am reading as best as I can from your biorhythm. Steady old man!  What has come over you? You are reciting snatches of your thoughts.”

“He jests at scars that never felt a wound./But soft ! what light through yonder window breaks? ”

“I feel you may soon froth at the mouth,- and you are as if stricken with some fever, uexplained.”

“Now I will try to make you get back your balance. There is nothing to get excited about. What is in a name? I shall take you myself to where Romeo stands. I ought to tell you that we had him reanimated from cold death. We put him within slabs of ice when we brought him here first. He with the girl lay in some ruined vaults. We thought we may have something real from your world.”

“Are you surprised that we use first person plural? Here we hold no difference between a professor or a sweeper. How Professor W-III reassemble dead carcass to life or the varlet who sweeps whatever left of the operation are part and parcel of the same world we all occupy.”

“Oh I can see you are all astir. I shall led you to Romeo and he is a fellow who loves to watch.”.

“No I didn’t say balcony. You shall see for yourself what I mean.”

“Man you positively froth at the mouth. So a man wants to watch. You said Peeping Tom! One moment you thought him as some god, so special. Next moment you stand in judgment of him.  What kind of a conduct! Scandalous!”

“So he prefers watching pornographic images than talking to Juliet. Is it of any concern to you? He is merely behaving like the rest of us”.

“I grant you that too much watching is as bad as your mouthing some silly snatches that are not your own invention.”

Thou canst not speak of what thou does’t not feel.(Ac IIIscIII)

“I see you are still perplexed. If you must know I am William Shakespeare.”

benny

 

 

 

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This sandwich made by Mister Ting Ling is scrumptious: rather thick and crisp. Slices of bread finely cut is a meal in itself. But something added in between makes my palate settle for the rest of the day’s meals. A fine sandwich is a class apart (Its fine edge merely testifies its pedigree. )I love fresh wheat bread. Before I can sneak and smell it closely my provider has already slapped a tbs of Mayo (” Go easy Mr. Ling!”)and a couple of Swiss cheese follow. While my man revives my spirits with four slices of ham and lettuce I am ready to fall in.  I am at peace with the world. Of course the rimless glasses of Mr. Ling shines as he tosses some slices of tomato,- a teaser and looks towards me almost shyly as if he has excelled himself that noon. I smile back while I have snatched a can of soda and a handful of potato chips to round off my yen.

How is that I flagellate myself everytime I have had a good snack? Well the thought of calories to the tune of 1015* is scary but my constitution is like teflon and I feel good. Mr.Ting Ling is happy and so am I.

I get sometimes a yen for sandwiches but I am told it adds up calories. But I have a bag full of yens in a day. Now let me see what I can buy with these yens.

benny

* Bread = 200 calories

Mayo = 115 calories
Cheese = 212 calories
Ham = 183 calories
Soda = 150 calories
Chips = 155 calories

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For the notice of cinebuffs.

Any one interested to read on films given below may go to cinebuff.wordpress.com.

The blog is titled A Night at the Movies where I shall cover more films. In this blog exclusively for films I hope to give my appreciation on films that didn’t make in my Movie Lists. Here I hope to give films as fine as any that made to my first choice of 100 best films. 

1.Pepe le Moko-1937

2. A Double Life-1947

3.Ivan the Terrible-1944

4. The 39 steps-1935

5.The American Friend-1977

6.Les Visiteurs du Soir-1942

7. To Be or Not To Be-1942

8. The Godfather Part II-1974

9. Umberto D.-1952

10. The Earrings of Madame de.. 1953

11. The Loves of a Blonde- 1965

12. Ashes and Diamonds-1958

13. Last Holiday-1950

14. Drôle de Drame-1937

Fourteen and still counting,

benny

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I shall be taking a break for two months. Ciao my readers. Have fun and enjoy your days.

benny

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