"behold it was a dream" - ??? bunyan ???
And [Pharaoh] slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. --Genesis, Chapter 41
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(I lost the email, stupidly..but it was in 'jive'. Not kidding, it was written like some sort of well versed pimp, for lack of a better description... :)
That was a joke. But it was in jive-speak )
That we've hit upon a level, this bunyan quote and its reference to Genesis, how the quote was taken and reworked in meaning and form by Bunyan has something to do with a level..
Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan - Wanna read it?
6/22/00 carlos txlates greek: - the greek on the top is from Luke, chapter 10, verse 19 and seems to translate as: "[...] and over all the power of the enemy."
clue=Bunyan is in reference to John Bunyan (1628-1688) preacher and author of Pilgrim's Progress. Here's a decent bio with some extracts from the book: http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/08/30.html Note the first extract from Pilgrim's Progress on that page, and it's similarity to the "dream" quote above. name=Jessicahance: yes, this pops up elsewhere too...
12/04/00 email=mogul clue=Riemann zeta-funktion: Melanchthon This was possibly issued by Melanchton?
clue: References to the Riemann zeta function appear on a few pages and I haven't seen anybody try to tackle it yet so here goes: The Riemann zeta function sums an infinite series. There's a good introduction to it here: http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/notes/rh.html Riemann hypothesized that all of the "nontrivial" zeros his function defines actually lie on a "critical" line. This has been demonstrated to be true for the first 1.5 billion or so zeros, but never proven. Proving this has been considered by many to be the most critical outstanding problem in math. It has implications for prime number research, and recent research links the zeta function and its zeros to eigenvalues. For example, here's the abstract for a 1998 paper related to the subject: "The Riemann zeros and eigenvalue asymptotics "Comparison between formulae for the counting functions of the heights tn of the Riemann zeros and of semiclassical quantum eigenvalues En suggests that the tn are eigenevalues of an (unknown) hermitean operator H, obtained by quantizing a classical dynamical system with hamiltonian Hcl . Many features of Hcl are provided by the analogy; for example, the 'Riemann dynamics' should be chaotic and have periodic orbits whose periods are multiples of logarithms of prime numbers. Statistics of the tn have a similar structure to those of the semiclassical En; in particular, they display random-matrix universality at short range, and universal behaviour over longer ranges. Very refined features of the statistics of the tn can be computed accurately from formulae with quantum analogues. The Riemann-Siegel formula for the zeta function is described in detail. Its interpretation as a relation between long and short periodic orbits gives further insights into the quantum spectral fluctuations. We speculate that the Riemann dynamics is related to the trajectories generated by the classical hamiltonian Hcl =XP. " I'm sure you all followed that as clearly as I did. The zeta function, according a paper with a pdf link here: http://xxx.lanl.gov/format/chao-dyn/9406003 also has the following rather remarkable properties: 1. The Rieman zeta function is a fractal. 2. The Rieman zeta function is a "library" of all possible smooth continuous line drawing in a plane. 3. And, which even the authors of the paper found to be "ludicrous and shocking," but true, the Riemann zeta function encodes, and repeats infinitely, all possible information. As the authors put it "all human knowledge is already encoded in the Riemann zeta function." (Note that they do not say all "present" human knowldge.) So it's a pretty weird, mysterious, mystical formula, but it's the zeros that hold the most interest. Then, over on the right, we have the instructions to Chemnitz: "Generate zeros as per prime numbers, ADW, 3/15/85. Except when you look at that ad, the only numbers are: 1, 2, 85 and 88.. Go figure. The Godel is from an article entitled: "An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation." There's an Einstein theme to the volume; he was celebrating his 70th birthday. I can't access the article since I'm not a member of the APS.
near a terminal: 11.16.01
clue: Something that might help Bob (I wonder if that is his real name) is that the numbers come between the zeros. I don't know excrement about this advanced math but in a big string of numbers, the zeros come between the non-zeros. So obvious it takes a slow guy like me to suggest it. The numbers would isolate the zeros and give the meaning, if you knew what you were after.
clue: Well, NAT, you caught me. Bob is not my "real" name. I was Christened "Robert," and known to others for some years as 'Bobby.' At some point (actually, at a point relatively close to May 1, 1972), I decided I preferred to be called 'Bob,' and I have been so known to my family, friends, and colleagues for lo these many years. So, while Bob is not my 'real' name, I feel comfortable using it to submit posts to these pages. I will say I've found many of your clues to be very useful. You seem to have unusual insight, and I'm investigating your point on the zeta function. I'm guessing you're pointing at the connection between the zeta function and the Golden Mean. At least, that's where I'm starting. Anyway, thanks for the tip, and keep up the good work, buddy.
clue: Does anybody know where this castle is located? I suppose the webmaster wrote "arm pointing" next to the picture. That must be correct because I think it is possible to make out a hand pointing at the castle. Anyway look at the Godel quote and there is a reference to needingly only "two points" for a location in some kind of special space. One of the things I've been able to read about Godel is that he wrote some paper on time-travel. Like it could be done but not done in the space we deal with everyday. Takes special space of some kind but his point was that such stuff really does exist. There are much later references to stopping time and so forth, like years later, somebody sent in a clue last year about light being stopped at Harvard by somebody, can't find the reference right now. But this is way back in 1992, like 10 years ago. It must be a coincidence but many references in these things seem to pre-date later developments in physics. I'm not sure what to make of that. Also, the castle of course was built centuries ago and there is another reference to Bunyan and Doubting Castle in a later ad. I realise this isn't very clear but it seems like they were talking about doing something with stopping time years before the recent developments. There are also references to all time being the same time which I think was from Kant, a quotation from Kant. The stuff the webmaster just put on about clocks, pictures of clock and old timepieces, seem to fit this same thrust. Couldn't you do more with money and finance if you had more time to analyze? Again these are very random thoughts but I don't think this stuff is as impractical or otherworldy as it first seems to be. If somebody were smart enough it could be used in everyday life.
name: nyx 03.28.02 clue: probably doesn't mean much - the circle with the cross inside is an elemental [or alchemical] symbol for the Earth element, or more specifically, Earth [the planet] itself.
Score one fore Repubgirl!Repubgirl: 06.25.02
FOUND IT! Johnstown Castle in County Wexford.
Eric : 07.31.02
"Behold it was a dream" is a quote from _Pilgrim's Progress_. At the beginning of the book, Bunyan says he fell into a deep sleep and dreamed of a man... etc. He tells the whole story, then at the end, says that he woke up, "and behold, it was a dream." Doubtless he was echoing Genesis consciously. Also, no one seems to have submitted a translation for the Latin quotation, so I'll do that: "A continuum is the whole thing, the two certain conjoining (or which coincide when take together as wholes) parts of which have something in common... namely, they have a common end point."
1.618033988 appears to relate to Mistah Kurtz re.5/1/91
Johnstone Castle was eventually passed on John Francis Fitzgeral His heir was Maurice Victor Lacken Who gave it to the state. Preamble then ... 1. The Settlor and the said Maurice Victor Lakin as a free Gift to The Nation shall convey and assign The Estate to The Minister subject to the provisions hereinafter contained but otherwise free from incumbrances. ... reat of Act AS an aside the preamble to the above Act refers to Fitzgeralds and Hamiltons. These might relate to Irish physicists William Rowan Hamilton and particularly to Fitzgeralds of Fitzgerald/Durze? /Lorentz contractions i.e. Fitzgerald lay down the mathematical basis for Einsteins Special relativity.
It is a link to JFK!
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Look at Grogan coat of arms and more ... adam ...
Partes Flagrante 05.16.2007
The author of this text copied the Leibniz from the epigraphs to the "Real Numbers" chapter of Numbers by H. D. Ebbinghaus, et al (Springer, 1991). The volume is held by the Science/Engineering Library at the U of Arizona.
The translation there provided is "A continuum is a whole when any two component parts thereof (or more precisely any two parts which together make up the whole) have something in common. . .at the very least they have a common boundary" (Leibniz, Mathem. Schr., VII, 284).
Furthermore, I suspect that book was found browsing the "new arrivals" section of the library. We should probably think of these things as blogs avant la lettre. Many times people encode their diaries.