5/27/13

Happy Memorial Day!

Out endless thanks to the families of the fallen. Your sacrifices cannot be measured.

5/10/13

Life After Death - from Science is Awesome

 
"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of part...icles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.

-Aaron Freeman.

5/8/13

Do you believe in psychics? Don't judge all psychics by Sylvia Browne's bad press.

If you answered "yes", do you understand the complex systems that they use make it hard to deliver bankable, 100% accurate information?

If you answered "no", haven't you run into people who "knew" things without knowing, and their advice was spot on?

http://gma.yahoo.com/psychic-said-amanda-berry-dead-silent-berry-found-212849667--abc-news-topstories.html

While I am a fan of Sylvia Browne, I'm not convinced she's "psychic" per se. I believe she may be intuitive, and her readings are the impressions she gets from the people she's reading, not from their missing or the deceased. There is value in that, but not as much as some people want. That's where some may embellish, and get it wrong.

While I do believe in psychic abilities, I can't vouch for anyone's expertise. Even my own gifts are susceptible to bad interpretation.

My unsolicited advice:  Use your instincts. Don't depend solely on any one person's advice. Hone your skills in your gifts.

As for me, I'll be watching Long Island Medium's premerie this Sunday. I do believe Theresa Caputo does has the gift of sight.

Feel free to comment respectfully below.

Blessings.