On Oct 17, 2004, at 3:34 AM, Brian Josephson wrote:
--On Saturday, October 16, 2004 6:59 pm -0700 Jack Sarfatti
“A variety of views, some insightful, some misconceived, some amusing, can be seen at”
On Oct 17, 2004, at 8:38 AM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:
This is an amusing coincidence since I meant myself and did not realize the connection to this other Jacques Derrida. Well, looking at this article, it is obvious that most of modern theoretical physics is "deconstructionist." Post-modern day theoretical physicists, like modern major generals, are very well acquainted with matters mathematical and understand equations well beyond binomial and quadratical and they've a pretty taste for quantum paradox. Theorists are chic into the latest fashions, faiths and fantasies.
On Oct 17, 2004, at 3:38 AM, Brian Josephson wrote:
“The Derrida reference is”
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The controversial philosopher Jacques Derrida died last week. But does anyone actually understand him? Stephen Moss asked a few key thinkers
Tuesday October 12, 2004
Alain de Botton, writer
Derrida defies summary. He investigates the different ways in which attempts to simplify and summarise ideas are, in fact, a betrayal of the true complexity of things. He stands, rather like Wittgenstein or perhaps Freud, as an example of a thinker who made it his business to tell us that things are more complicated than we trust them to be.
AC Grayling, philosopher
Derrida says that any text has multiple meanings and the great majority of those meanings won't be apparent even to the author of them. So a deconstruction of the text will show the variety and levels of meanings, some of which will be inconsistent with each other. ..."
Colin McCabe, professor of English at Exeter University
Derrida's philosophy derives from the fact that being manifests itself through difference. His writing largely consists of carefully unpicking all attempts to deny this differentiation. Most importantly, he deconstructed that philosophical tradition which appealed to speech as a source of unmediated being.
Denis MacShane, minister for Europe
The core of Derrida's thinking is that every text contains multiple meanings. To read is neither to know nor to understand, but to begin a process of exploration that is essential to comprehend oneself and society. This is, however, the sort of pretentious bullshit language a minister for Europe can only use when speaking French.
Michael Billington, Guardian theatre critic
He's synonymous with certain key words such as structuralism and deconstruction. What strikes me is, when applied to literature, how close this is to what I was brought up to call Practical Criticism of the IA Richards school - the assumption that understanding literature is enhanced by breaking it down into its constituent parts and analysing these with scientific thoroughness.
Roger Scruton, philosopher
He's difficult to summarise because it's nonsense. He argues that the meaning of a sign is never revealed in the sign but deferred indefinitely, and that a sign only means something by virtue of its difference from something else. For Derrida, there is no such thing as meaning - it always eludes us and therefore anything goes.
Julian Baggini, editor of The Philosophers' Magazine
British-trained philosophers like myself don't know much about Derrida, though that doesn't stop some of them dismissing him. I don't dismiss him, but nor do I know enough to be able to sum him up.
JG Ballard, novelist
Do I even partly understand him? If I'm honest, not really. For 20 years, I've been floating around Derrida like a space capsule whose landing instructions have got lost, and I have never really made contact. Only professional philosophers and Eng Lit deconstructionists can really explain him.
David Lodge, novelist
According to Derrida, the foundations of traditional philosophy are illusory. We inhabit ‘a world of signs without fault, without truth and without origin’. The very nature of language undermines the claim of any text or utterance to have a determinate meaning, and licenses the reader to produce his/her own interpretation of it by an activity of ‘semantic freeplay’.
Sir Christopher Frayling, rector of the Royal College of Art
The essence of Derrida is inter-linear analysis: that is, reading between the lines as well as on them; seeing what lies behind a text as well as what is commonly understood as its meaning.”
This is a form of Techgnostic Qabala. Was Jacques a member of The Priory de Sion mentioned in Dan Brown’s quasi-fictional “Da Vinci Code”?
“Ivan Massow, former chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Who? I don't know who you are talking about? I'm in a meeting with a group of City luminaries and none of them has heard of him. I can Google him for you if you are having difficulties.
Richard Boston, writer
Deconstructionism is what, when I was at school, we called parsing. At Cambridge 10 years later we called it practical criticism. Then, another 10 years later, I became aware that this familiar pastime had a new name, deconstructionism. It's just taking things apart. I do, though, have to confess that I have not made a close study of Jackie Derrida.”
On Oct 17, 2004, at 11:35 AM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:
I was also alluding to the Woody Allen movie "Deconstructing Harry" http://www.finelinefeatures.com/harry/
Well Deridda was obviously a Techgnostic Qabalist, probably Magister Ludi of the Priory de Sion fictionally described in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" like Jacques Vallee fictionally describes real UFO data on the NIDS web site by himself and Eric Davis. See also the book "The Star Gate Conspiracy." Reading between the lines? Bien sur from Big Sur!
http://www.nidsci.org/ has just been shut down! That is obviously because the UFO data has gotten too hot with the discovery of dark energy and how I am applying it to the problem,. I hope someone made a copy of it before they shut it down only in the past few days.
On Oct 17, 2004, at 11:15 AM, Brian Josephson wrote:
Ah, so that's it -- I thought it must have been precognition! Incidentally I was one of those who voted 'placet' for D's hon. deg.
PS I've just finished a draft of "scientists' unethical use of the media for purposes of propaganda" ...
Squeezing The Cosmic Trigger
On Oct 17, 2004, at 11:17 AM, Brian Josephson wrote:
“Even more of a coincidence -- in fact D. started life as "Jacky" but decided later to change to something more French.”
My name "Sarfatti" in Hebrew means "Frenchman" that of course goes back to Troyes 11th Century and The Da Vinci Code Legend of the Crusades, the Knights Templar, The Grail, The Freemasons, The Society of Cincinatus in the American Revolution,The Birth of Communism, up to Leo Strauss and the Trotskyite Neocons allegedly in control of our Iraq policy in Rumsfeld’s Pentagon in Bushworld 43 that is not the alternative universe in Phillip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.” Let’s not forget the Theosophists and the Occult Nazi Thule-
Ahnenerbe’s “Vril” that is the occult word for zero point energy and the Nazi Bell Experiment found in Podkletnov’s present work described by Nick Cook in “The Hunt for Zero Point.” We have come a long way since Pauwels and Bergier’s “The Morning of the Magicians” and Robert Anton Wilson’s “The Illuminatus Trilogy” especially “The Cosmic Trigger.” Vanity Fair recently wrote about this genre of “Fashions, Faiths and Fantasies.”
Welcome to the Conspiracy
“Since September 11,” writes Rich Cohen, “we’ve been hit by a tsunami of freak out – the Internet, the newsstands, and the bookstores have been filled with counter-narratives that promise to unravel the web that controls everything”.
“Accordingly, Cohen declares that he will explore this new phenomenon. He will “wade in” and “read the books that had begun to accumulate like cistern water on the table marked Alternative History at the bookstore near my apartment, a store, considering the Borgesian nature of my quest, appropriately called Labyrinth … “Galvanised by 9/11”, Cohen writes, “conspiracy theorists have added the War on Terror to a multi-millennial narrative involving aliens, the pyramids, Freemasons, Skull and Bones and, inevitably, the Jews … “In The Godfather Part II”, he continues, “young Vito Corleone comes face-to-face with this force, its mark a small, inky handprint. The other toughs are terrified of the power the mark represents, and so, after each crime, give part of their take in tribute to the Black Hand’s representative, a dapper old man who wanders Elizabeth Street. To me, this film is a great work of art, and so it’s worth considering what transforms Vito Corleone into the Don: it’s his determined conviction that there is no Black Hand, there is no secret brotherhood, there is no authority, there is no Illuminati, there is no conspiracy, there is only this old man, and he has to be taken, as history has to be taken, by whoever has the strength to face the truth and throw back the curtain”.
Which is another way of saying there is no conspiracy. It’s simply a paranoid delusion, tinged with “anti-Semitism”, which belongs in the realm of Hollywood fantasy.”
Wrote Rixon Stewart - May 18, 2004 in
So, you see there is nothing to worry about. Right? Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite. BTW, I just found out that the NIDS website http://www.nidsci.org/ has been shut down.
Magister Ludi and The Glass Bead Game of Herman Hesse
Jean Cocteau’s an alleged Magister Ludi of the fabled Priory of Sion that is probably a fiction by Jorge Luis Borges – The Lie that tells The Truth. Such is Art!
On May 27, 2004, at 12:24 PM, Dan Smith (AKA “Chicken Little” of the UFO Aviary http://stardrive.org/cartoon/dan.html wrote:
Concerning our understanding of the future, you and I are both reading the tea leaves. The tea leaves that you read are the formulas of physics. There are many other physicists out there reading similar tea leaves. Unfortunately there is a great deal of disagreement amongst you and your colleagues as to which is the best way to read the formulas, and what it is that those formulas project concerning our future, both technological and otherwise.”
There is actually very little disagreement when it comes to the experiments and the observations. It's how to interpret them that is the problem. Meantime, my interpretation is falsifiable. String theory and M-theory are not yet falsifiable. My theory was recently tested by CDMSII, which had it come up positive would have shown my theory to be wrong. So far, so good. My strong prediction NO dark matter particles ever that can explain .
Next are saucers real or imaginary? If real, I now know how they fly - at least qualitatively.
Another problem, origin of rest mass-inertia of the lepto-quarks ~ 1 Mev. Not to be confused with E(kinetic)/c2 origin of rest mass of hadronic bound states of confined quarks about 103 bigger effect. There is no inertia without gravity. Inertia comes from the vacuum coherence not from the random residual ZPF as Haisch and Puthoff & Co. wrongly conceive.
What about mind-control at a distance and the psychotronic weapons that C. Ivanenko in Russia and that Col. John Alexander in 1980 Military Review’s “The New Mental Battlefield” wrote about, and Puthoff & Targ CIA-DIA-SRI RV work? Real or imaginary? If my theory of mind as post-quantum signal nonlocality is correct, then it is real and then the notion that our leaders are mind-slaves of Alpha Chi Eta may well be more than a joke by Richard Clarke in "Against All Enemies" p. 246
It was as if Osama bin Laden, hidden in some high mountain redoubt, were engaging in long-range mind control of George Bush, chanting “invade Iraq, you must invade Iraq.”
“Now, at the same time, you are also evidencing a great deal of concern that some of the unconventional technology that you are investigating could be used against this country by our enemies.”
Richard Clarke "Against All Enemies", Paul O Neill "The Price of Loyalty" , Bob Woodward "Plan of Attack", Joseph Wilson "The Politics of Truth" all provide ample data don't you think? Also my direct knowledge of Stephen Schwartz, author of “The Two Faces of Islam” deep in the bowls of the Neo Con Cabal in the months leading up to the Iraq invasion.
“You believe that we could be blind-sided by attacks of the 'psychotronic' variety.”
I suspect we have been blind-sided. Also those soldiers in Abu Ghurayb Prison were probably mind-slaves. No wonder Bush could not pronounce it. I could hardly spell it! Indeed Osama bin Laden himself is probably a mind-slave, a Puppet Dancing on some Malevolent ET's Strings creating Death Cults to rid Earth of humans like in Coppola's "First Wave" and many other Sci Fi stories. We have had two UFO Death Cults already plus Jones Town. Then there was Hitler and the Masters of Shamballah, The Vril etc. I wrote about this 25 years ago in
Have you listened to that piece from 1979?
“In fact you are going off in many directions simultaneously with your concerns, not wanting, it seems, to leave any stone unturned in the field of unconventional phenomena.”
I see patterns that most do not see. Of course one must be wary for false attractors. However, I do not clutch my errors to my chest like most people do.
“But you see, there is another set of tea leaves that also has to be considered, besides the mathematical and scientific tea leaves. This has to do with simple clairvoyance.”
Not interested - unless confirmed by competent parapsychologists. I am not interested in unscientific claims. I am always interested in great art and literature of course.
“This is what I am attempting to practice. This practice has been around for a long time. Most such psychic phenomena are of ancient provenance, and you do not dispute their validity. When I look into the future, I see that the primary concerns are going to be software, rather than hardware issues. You and science generally represent the scientific and technological concerns, and I am trying to represent in this forum, at least, the software concerns. What Ron, and perhaps some others, seem to be looking for from this particular exchange is how better to balance these two contrasting concerns, particularly with respect to our present and future interaction with anomalous phenomena.”
I am primarily interested in building a fighter spacecraft, like the RAF’s Spitfire in the 1940’s, that can do what we see the flying saucers doing (hair pin turns with zero g-force) and which use very small amounts of energy. I prefer bolts with my nuts.