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Lightning and Fire

Lightning and Fire, two very different things. But they actually happen to be made of the same thing.

 

Yes. Fire is made of heat and lightning, electricity. Did you know that they are the same?

 

Heat and electricity though different in effect are just two frequencies of the same matter. Heat is the slower of the two and electricity, much faster. You can see this effect when you run an electrical current through a lesser conducting material. This slows down the electrical current and thus emits heat once its slowed enough. Electrical stoves use this and I’m sure you’ve done a good couple of those kinds of experiments in school.

Unfortunately its very hard to speed up the frequency of heat into electricity. That is why you have to convert the heat energy into electricity. By using the heat to boil water you can then harness the waters energy to spin a generator and make electricity. This may seem like cheating but this is the only currently known way.

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~Gaian Helmers

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Sterioscopic Man

Now symmetry isn’t a far off concept. It’s the measurement of the mirroring of our many features. To be very symmetrical is to have your eyes level and evenly spaced across from the center of your face, to have your nose straight and level from nostril to nostril, to have your ears in the same position on either side of your head.

Mirroring.

 

The interesting thing about it is WHY we have these double features in most of our bodies, 2 arms; 2 legs; 2 hands; 2 index, middle, ring, pinky fingers; 2 eyes, ears, nostrils, eyebrows, lungs, nipples; 2 sets of toes; etc.

Believe it or not it is solidly set up at the very moment you come into existence. At the very first cell split you become mirrored. 1 total cell becomes 2 with a vertical split down the middle.

Sound familiar? That’s exactly at a cellular level, what we have at a much larger scale. Our single features are actually evolved from a mirrored feature to become a single feature. Which is why we can still measure the symmetry of your mouth for example. In other situations, like with our heart and digestive tract it would be too complicated and elaborate to run with a double organ.

 

We are a very stereoscopic species.

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~Gaian Helmers

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We Need More Time!

In physics there are many theories on the ways of the world, the universe, everything around us. Some theories involve 3 dimensions, others 4 and one theory, gaining more traction in the physics community has 9 dimensions.

The common factor among these theories? Time.

Every prominent theory of physics involves multiple space dimensions and 1 complimenting time dimension.

This however is an unfortunate pattern of habit. Many of the space dimensions are argued to be so small we cannot currently detect them in any way. From the common eye, to hyper powerful microscopes and detectors its just way too small.

Now with time… the idea is that it’s an all-encompassing dimension.. The dimension of time. However, what would that dimension of time be doing if you were to watch something change at such a slow pace that to any of us it would look like time is not happening at all?

Not much could be said about exactly what these effects could be but there’s a possibility that this second dimension of time would be the dimension that merges space with the currently seen time dimension.

This second dimension would be seen as the thing that receives spacial information from the absolute smallest objects in existence and allows things to then change and alter their course. Which would then expand and transition into the time we know of in our every day lives.

Black holes have this phenomenon. To anyone outside the hole anything that passes through the event horizon would look like it has stopped completely. This however is a very very large-scale view at the absolutely undetectable changes that take place in the T2 dimension.

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~Gaian Helmers

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New Genious on the Block

It has just recently been documented that Octopi are rapidly reaching intellectual development equivalent to our own. Scientists noticed the octopi gesturing things to each other with their tentacles, at first it seemed very basic and uncoordinated but one scientist recognized some patterns.

 

Binary. Yes. The octopi were communicating to each other in binary. Each tentacle is bit 1 through 8 and motioning its whole body up or down from its starting position is 9 and 10. Scientists are currently trying to figure out which tentacle exactly is which bit of information but they say that it should take them a few weeks at most.

 

No one knows if this is a universal language among octopi or if it’s a special case among this clan, but whats clear to me is that we may not be at the top of the food chain for long.

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~Gaian Helmers

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Tree Speech

It has been known for a very long time that a trees rings dictate how many years its been alive.

 

This however, has left the topic so common that no one has stopped to think about them any further.

It is believed that trees speak a language far far far far surpassing that of the first human language. The facts are in their rings…

 

Each gap represents a certain ‘point’ in a pattern, think of morse code. The sentence starts from the center ring and moves outward in any direction. It is an incredibly slow and drawn out language that takes a very long time to get to the point, but it is there. We just need to listen.

 

Other researchers argue that the sentences start in the center and read out to the end. But each sentence is only one degree of the radius of the tree. Thus a tree can say hypothetically infinite things, but realistically almost 360 sentences all at once. This is further verified by the fact that each ring is not uniform in its shape meaning that a point could be saying delicious and 2 inches further down it could be saying basket. If read center out at these different points they could be completely different topics or even a full on conversation.

 

The currently deciphered tree words are:

Hurt – Using 4 rings.

Rain – Using 5 rings.

Water – Using 2 rings.

Food – Using 2 rings.

Air – Using 6 rings.

Sick – Using 5 rings.

 

Perhaps in the near future we will be able to have some good conversations with some elder trees. Though the downside is, in order to see their half of the conversation we have to cut them down. Pretty big bummer if you ask me.

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~Gaian Helmers

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A Strange Look at Earth

Continuing on with Monday’s “A Strange Look” I’d like to talk about the Earth. What is very normal to us, is really very bizarre in a grander view of things.

 

Earths core is a spinning ball of iron wrapped in an ocean of liquid hot iron.

Earth has oceans of H2O and Mineral spires and chasms. The H2O oceans drench the surrounding land by falling from the sky.

Strangely these oceans of H2O have allowed Earth to become riddled with creatures that dig, grow, eat, fly, live, die, run and a long long list more upon its surface. It is a comfortable -50C to 60C temperature and it lacks greatly in natural gasses and diamonds.

 

It has ecosystems that span from, thick unchartable jungle, to dry arid desert, to caustic freezing wastelands and everything inbetween.

 

It’s hard to really comprehend from the perspective we have but earth is quite a strange planet.

 

To summarize it in a theoretical quote kinda way…

“You mean your planet doesnt have 3 month long dust storms? Weird”

“You mean your planet doesn’t have oceans of methane? What do you drink to stay alive?”

“Woah, your planet is -40C? Thats blazing hot. How can you stand it?”

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~Gaian Helmers

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A Strange Look at Man

Though this may not be filled with riveting fact, I’d like to bring up a strange topic…

Looking at humans in the perspective of nature.

 

Humans are an organic creature of skin and bone. But have you thought of the many processes that our skin and bones are going through?

 

Our skin is a large flesh bag thats glued to our strands of muscle and is stretched over our chest cavity in order to hold our internal organs inside of ourselves.

Our lungs, one of the strangest organs of all are sponge baloons that suck in O2 (oxygen) and feed our bloodcells. Much like a filter feeding muscle.

Our bones are hollow tubes of hard materials packed with a foamy fatty product called marrow and that marrow for some reason produces millions and millions of blood cells. (It’s happening as you read this.)

 

Disgustingly our mouth and our… are connected by one very very very long tube that intakes and ejects foods and objects. Even stranger, our skin connects without a seam to this tube, making us a complex ring.

 

Humans… and really, most animals are very very strange creatures.

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~Gaian Helmers

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