Jasun Horsley, Socio-Spiritual Engineering |392|

Hi Jim. I kinda get this, but surely that narrow range isn't a case of critical measures such that a degree, or a fraction thereof, makes a vital difference. Of course I get that there are situations where one degree more hits fail line. But here's a point - when an official temperature measuring station records, say 40 degrees C the actual temperatures experienced by people might be as high as 50+ degrees C - depending on the location. In Australia official temperature measures are taken in a covered box with slatted sides. A person standing beside the box in full sun will experience a much higher temperature. So when we were told that Penrith had a temperature of 43 degrees C last summer all that meant was that it was 43 degrees C at the point of controlled and standardised measuring. In winter I record temperatures 5 or more degrees cooler than the official recorder for my district. I have had snow in my back garden while in the front all the snow melted days ago - and on days when the official temperature is around 4 degrees.
I don't think Jim said anything technically wrong, but your wider point makes perfect sense.

It is obvious that measurements of daily temperature can only be good to a finite accuracy. While Jim is right that you can use a thermometer to make measurements that are slightly more accurate than the gradations on the side, most of the measurements taken from weather stations, were taken for the purposes of weather, and I don't suppose those who took the measurements bothered to achieve the ultimate accuracy. Thus when it is claimed that the earth is 0.8 C hotter than it was in 1880, even that number may be wrong.

The practice of averaging a large number of such measurements and then looking for 0.01 C variations from year to year, seems to me to be just voodoo science.

In chemistry, melting points are important as a measure of purity, but even so, back in the 1970's, our thermometers were marked in tenths of a degree, and I notice that even now melting point data is normally quoted to this accuracy. In order to obtain that level of accuracy, within a laboratory, the sample is held in a small glass tube in a well stirred bath of liquid, which is slowly heated to ensure that the temperature is actually homogeneous to that degree of precision. Nowadays you probably put the sample into a machine! Measurements like that took time, and we had to do them as part of our practical exams - kind of stressful!

David
 
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The woman in now about 60 years old. She told me, that when she was five, her father would use her as bait to attract young boys in the park, who he would kidnap, take to his basement, and make her watch, as he raped and then murdered the boys. She said she witnessed this more than once, and on one occasion, she left her body, and left the house, and was greeted by a being of "golden light", who gave her comfort and reassurance. She says she is still in contact with this being.
I have come to realise that it is extremely difficult to get a clear, consistent of the larger reality.

However, people do seem to go into NDE's in moments of extreme stress, even when they are not close to death. There has never been much evidence that angels, or whatever you like to call them, stop evil acts being committed - just comfort those who find themselves in extreme situations.

This all dissolves into the general question of what is life for, and why some people are permitted to become evil. I don't claim to understand it.

David
 
I have come to realise that it is extremely difficult to get a clear, consistent of the larger reality.

However, people do seem to go into NDE's in moments of extreme stress, even when they are not close to death. There has never been much evidence that angels, or whatever you like to call them, stop evil acts being committed - just comfort those who find themselves in extreme situations.

This all dissolves into the general question of what is life for, and why some people are permitted to become evil. I don't claim to understand it.

David
As for now, the greatest force for evil in the world remains the state. Nobody and nothing else is responsible for so much suffering, confusion and enslavement. Look at this concise yet valid picture-summary of the results of Communism, Fascism and Capitalism:

https://attackthesystem.com/2019/01/06/52524/

Anarchism is yet the only social (non-)system that wasn't tried already, with catastrophic results. Maybe it worths a try?
 
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