World Population at 8 a.m., Sat, Dec 16 2017 in California was
7 billion, 822 million, 291 thousand, 438

well past the "tipping point" and still exploding toward
OVER 8 BILLION BY 2020
Continuing Population explosion denial continued


& your  PPS  (philosophical positioning standard)

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IT'S NOW A GUIDE TO REALISTIC THOUGHT - A COMPASS, A  PPS

- a philosophical positioning system for wannabe realists whose time came long ago but
who are still only wasting time as hopelessly-confused politically correct "liberals."


►   In MY #1 essay below, I am creating my own 2017 version of a "lost" 2000-year-old treatise I think Epicurus (3rd c. BC), might have written, in which he could have and should have told , and (for all I know) did tell his followers to forget the stars, the atoms, the Greek atomists, and all the other scientists, priests, and (Platonic) philosophers (all of whom he DID call astrologers), come back down to Earth, to their own short life spans and their own small measure of planetary space (the then livable though now dangerously over-fixed eco-world humans live in) and fix THAT.    I'm also proving here that language (at least English) is the highest form of math, and that all the integers and equations of sensible, usable math (NOT the mataphysical flourishes of today's astronomer/astrologers like Sagan and Hawking) are only the relatively flat, iconic symbols of visual and verbal concepts more effectively explainable in English.    SO NOW, to start your philosophical-positioning experience, read every word in the essay below, trace every syntactical pattern, and logically link all the paragraphs; understand it thoroughly; and, then, read it again. -Glen Roberts

Basic Principles (Philosophical And Scientific)
From Eternity & Infinity To Here

    The eternal and infinite universe consists of endless space occupied by an incalculable amount of physical matter, the endless motion and clustering of which requires endless time.
    The universe and the matter it hosts are coincidental rather than accidental, and the endlessly redundantly circular revolution, devolution and evolution of the motion-created material clusters occupying it are strictly governed by the blind but rigid laws of physics.
    Certainly locally (within telescopic view from Earth), and just as certainly generally (within philosophical view from Earth), even though the entire universe is too big to think or speak or sensibly care about,   clouds of existing matter throughout the universe fluctuate between states of apparent flux (not chaos) and apparently more sophisticated order.

    Viable, unified, somewhat durable structures and inter-relationships come about when matter coincidentally clusters together in patterns, the form and motion of which allow them to stay temporarily together because they fit together. Thus we have stars, solar systems, galaxies, planets, and on some planets (one at least): oceans, continents, eco-systems, and the structural possibility of humans and their brains.

    This is not a plan. It just happens because it can happen or not happen within the possibilities and limitations of coincidence. What is is. What is not is not. What can happen happens or doesn't happen. What cannot happen doesn't happen. Nothing happens in order to persist. Many perfectly viable things DON'T happen simply because they don't happen; and many perfectly viable things happen that don't persist, and many things that persist DO persist probably BECAUSE they are more viable than other things that did not or don't. But it's not a plan. What happens happens.

    Life begins when matter clusters together in a way that makes life possible and moves in a way that makes life possible, and then, in that particular moving aggregate, comes to life as a subtext of the universe, which subtext is governed by a subtext of the laws of physics, i.e. the laws of biology.

    Then, as a SUB-subtext, the near infinite potential of coincidence obviously allows the formation of sentient beings - who think - and even conceive, plan, and construct other things - often to no good purpose.

    There's no point in arguing about it. All this is self evident because stars, planets, thinking humans, and (therefore) gasoline combustion engines and governments DO exist and, in fact, their self evident existence clearly refutes the pompous claims of second-rate philosophers that nothing is self evident.

    Philosophy (self evidently) begins at the level of and ONLY in the minds of sentient beings sophisticated enough to philosophize, who logically and (relevant to themselves) then rightly consider themselves and their purposes all-important They are right because the universe doesn't think or feel. Stars and planets don't think or feel. Other sentient animals think and feel but do not think philosophically. Philosophical thought (including invention and planning) only takes place inside and, therefore, purpose and importance only exist inside the separate brains of sophisticatedly sentient beings. There is no cosmic purpose or importance. Purpose and importance are the exclusive property of sophisticatedly sentient beings (on Earth, humans), to rank and do with as they wish.

    But humans don't think with equal clarity, and some of them (most, in fact) so self-evidently need to be helped, that they always (perhaps instinctively) GET help from a few humans who may be rightly considered a naturally necessary element in a human social construct that keeps the construct together by making it fit together as a system, but who are also individuals with individual purposes (sometimes brilliant but usually not well or honestly conceived) for providing that help.

    Historically, humans have gotten very little of the help they need from the clear-thinking minority qualified and willing to help them constructively. Unfortunately, most of the (NOT needed) help most humans have gotten, during all their history on Earth, has been the base but constant propaganda of rich insiders (through the media they own), the insane but never-ending blabber of religious charlatans, the stern but stupid admonitions of foot-dragging conservatives, the piously nice but anti-logical slogans of liberals, and even (also usually unfortunately) the too narrowly technical, too often pseudo-technical, usually irrelevant, and definitely too precious contributions of "scientists" who are themselves not as good at thinking as they should be.

    The help humans NEED is the always available help of the almost always ignored but actually existing and actually benign philosophical geniuses among them who have always been able and willing to help them set aside their self-defeating get-rich-somehow and after-life fantasies and pointless preoccupation with the to-them-relatively-unimportant universe and to think and act, instead, for their OWN practical good and for the neglected health of the small but real world (just the eco-system on planet Earth) that they really live in and really depend on, and which NOW depends on them to keep it together by restoring its natural tendency to fit together in an ecologically viable way.

-Glen Roberts


Basic Principles (Philosophical And Scientific)
From Eternity & Infinity To Here


NEW RAP POEMS AND OTHER HONEST OUTBURSTS

UNSPINNING OFFICIAL STORIES
To read all Unspinning Official Stories posts since, pick a year:
2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA:
For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba - CLICK

JUNE 2014: 10 DISHONEST OFFICIAL STORIES so absurd that only a public eager to be fooled could believe them. Note: this page is under construction - CLICK

REVISED FEB. 2014: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK

JAN. 2008: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO 2008: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK

2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007 - CLICK

2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO - CLICK

THREE APRIL 2005 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
    Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana - CLICK
    Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos - CLICK
    Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana - CLICK.

2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, already familiar with Mexico and Central America and, to some extent, with Cuba, I toured eight South American countries, to more effectively continue comparing what American media were then calling the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, which those same not-very-free media always dutifully called "the only country in the hemisphere still not free." Since then, in a story blacked out for Americans by their not-very-free media, most of those countries, refusing to go on being arm-twisted by the US into censuring Cuba, are now beginning to follow Cuba's lead away from the US business-oriented government model toward "socially oriented" government. But in 2004, I learned more certainly what I already knew, that it should have been Cuba censuring the countries I was visiting, since, in 2004 (though, thanks initially to Hugo Chavez, things are now slowly changing), only Cuba was free then of the oppressive attributes I found everywhere else in Latin America.
    From Maracaibo - CLICK
    From the Andes - CLICK
    From the Cone" (includes South America Summary)M- CLICK.




Definitions and explanations of terms and concepts
 

Notes To Nowhere, No One, No Avail
(Dedicated ultimately to the illiterate flames of some random dump)

LINKS:

Current, relevant daily & weekly reports easily accessed
through a tightly focused selection of reliable news links

Circles Robinson Online
Havana Times.org
Narco News Bulletin
The National Cuban Organization:
JAMMIN' WITH G.A.
Green Left Weekly
ACN Cuban News Agency
Venezuelanalysis.com
Granma
Trabajadores
Latin American Newspapers
www.chavezcode.com

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