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Re: Theos-World Leon: Science questions

Mar 11, 2006 09:09 AM
by Jacques Mahnich

Astrobiology looks quite promising, looking at the definition found on :
  Looks like the scientific attitude is opening more and more :"It also requires the willingness of all participants to challenge old assumptions and conceive of novel ways to do things."
  What is Astrobiology?        Astrobiology seeks to understand the origin of the building blocks of life, how these biogenic compounds combine to create life, how life affects - and is affected by the environment from which it arose, and finally, whether and how life expands beyond its planet of origin. None of these questions is by any means new - but for the first time since they were posed, these questions may now be answerable. Astrobiology seeks to provide a philosophical and programmatic underpinning whereby life's place in the universe can be explored - at levels of inter-related complexity ranging from molecular to galactic.   At first, one might not think that their field of expertise might be relevant to Astrobiology. Indeed, with Astrobiology's cosmic perspective, they could well see their interests as being somewhat distant from such an expansive endeavor. Dive into even the most superficial description of Astrobiology and you'll soon see that not only are a vast array
 of scientific and engineering disciplines involved, but that the intersection points between these disciplines are often novel.   At some point everyone has a stake in Astrobiology. The challenge which lies ahead is not so much the framing of questions as it is of how to channel all relevant expertise to the right task so as to answer these questions. It also requires the willingness of all participants to challenge old assumptions and conceive of novel ways to do things.   As Albert Einstein once said, "the universe is stranger than we can imagine". None the less, armed with this caveat, Astrobiologists should never stop trying to imagine how the universe works - nor shy away from attempting to understand their personal place amidst its splendor and mystery.   You can be an astrobiologist simply by deciding that you are one. 

krsanna <> wrote:
  It sounds as though you have an interest in science and theosophical 
questions. In this regard, I thought you might be interested in 
looking close at the Mahatma letter below. It is the one from Koot 
Hoomi posted earlier, and, in this posting, only paragraphs 
pertinent to science are incuded. It is 93B in the chronological 
version and 23B in Barker's version of "The Mahatma Letters To A. P. 

I have done some reading on solar science extant in 1882, when the 
letter was written. In that year, scientific wisdom suggested that 
the sun was a magnet to which the earth was associated in a magnetic 
relationship. A relationship between sunspots and geomagnetic 
storms was recognized in 1882. Much discussion revolved around 
whether this resulted from the sun acting as a magnetic to the 
earth. Many theories would develop about these observations in the 
next 50 years, when corpuscular theories of charged particles were 
accepted in the 1930's. 

One thing that's interesting about KH's letter is that he seems to 
hint at leading-edge solar theories as they existed in 1882. KH did 
not have an internet to make access to leading science of the day 
easy. Why was KH sufficiently interested in science as to be 
familiar with emerging solar science that were far more difficult to 
obtain in 1882 than today? Further, he it looks like he may have 
laid a few hints about science that would emerge in the next century.

Some of KH's comments about meteorites may come fairly close to 
recent theories of astrobiology. Astrobiology is such a new science 
that no university offers a degree in it. It is so complex that it 
requires highly inter-disciplinary study. NASA created the first 
astrobiology research institute only in the last few years. It is 
the only institute set up to study astrobiology that, to my 
knowledge, presently exists on the planet.

KH's comments about the earth being a conductor is very similar to 
Nikola Tesla's theory of the earth and atmosphere that served as a 
capacitor. Tesla technology is now used in the HAARP projects that 
heat up the atmosphere with generators then focus the energy back to 
specific locations on the earth. 

I am reminded of Wilhelm Reich's research on orgone in KH's comments 
about making rain. In the book John and discussed briefly, "Black 
Elk Speaks," the author describes watching rain gently begin to fall 
around Black Elk as he stood in prayer. 

Absolutely new research on how the earth's magnetic fields are 
generated may be most pertinent to KH's comments in this letter. 

Koot Hoomi did a pretty good job of shooting from the hip in this 
letter. The matter of the earth's atmosphere expanding and 
contracting as it passes through various regions of space with 
different concentrations of meteorite dust is tantalizing. 

In any event, I would appreciate your comments on this.

Best regards,
Krsanna Duran

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