Nature Will Not Imagine

Written by Charles Douglas Wehner

Mathematicians can be pig-headed. Sometimes there are problems that admit of no solution, butrepparttar mathematician ignores common sense and presses on regardless.


Pythagoras gave an answer. The hypotenuse is a unit, so you square it. The square is still a unit. Now you look atrepparttar 127663 position torepparttar 127664 right. It is five units. You square it to twenty-five and take it away.

Then you findrepparttar 127665 square root.

But one minus twenty-five is MINUS TWENTY-FOUR. What isrepparttar 127666 root of a negative number?

There is no answer!

But common sense tells you that nothing can be on a circle if it is further fromrepparttar 127667 centre thanrepparttar 127668 radius. The answer "NOT ON THE CIRCLE" leaps to mind.

Girolamo Cardano was a mathematician who was even consulted by Leonardo da Vinci. He was also a gambler, but used his knowledge of probability to getrepparttar 127669 better of his opponents. He decided that he hadrepparttar 127670 solution.

You split uprepparttar 127671 problem into two parts. The root of 36 is 6. However, one can tryrepparttar 127672 root of 4 times 9 - in which case one hasrepparttar 127673 root of 4 timesrepparttar 127674 root of 9. The answer isrepparttar 127675 same.

So you look forrepparttar 127676 root of -1 timesrepparttar 127677 root of 24.

The root of any negative number will berepparttar 127678 root of -1 timesrepparttar 127679 root ofrepparttar 127680 absolute value of that number.

Sorepparttar 127681 root of -36 isrepparttar 127682 root of -1 times six.

The root of -1 is defined as IMAGINARY, sorepparttar 127683 root of -36 is IMAGINARY SIX. Andrepparttar 127684 answer torepparttar 127685 position on a unit circle ofrepparttar 127686 point X=5? That will be Y=IMAGINARY ROOT 24.

Cardano was scoffed at. He died. The years went by, and slowlyrepparttar 127687 mathematical community began to realise thatrepparttar 127688 idea was not quite so bad after all.

It was a NEW TECHNIQUE. To solve problems, you simply followrepparttar 127689 rules slavishly. These rules began to be taught inrepparttar 127690 universities. People were taught thatrepparttar 127691 old numbers -repparttar 127692 REAL ones - had to be kept separate fromrepparttar 127693 imaginary ones. They learned to describe a two-part number having real and imaginary as a COMPLEX NUMBER.

The rules say that whenever you multiply real by real you get real. Multiply real by imaginary (of imaginary by real) and you get imaginary. Multiply imaginary by imaginary and you get MINUS real.

Simple rules, easy to apply.

But how does this impact uponrepparttar 127694 whole of mathematics? What happens to sines, cosines, logarithms and other things when you use complex numbers in place of real ones? A host of great mathematicians - includingrepparttar 127695 legendary Leonhard Euler - worked on this question. Complex mathematics was becoming established as a standard tool.

Problems began to become apparent. The simplistic concept of ROOT -1 was actually wrong. It should have been "ONE OF THE ROOTS OF -1". There are actually two.

Thenrepparttar 127696 problem of multiple solutions appeared. As I wrote at , this problem can be visualised by consideringrepparttar 127697 antilogarithm of an imaginary number as a SPIRAL IN COMPLEX SPACE. What isrepparttar 127698 lowest point? One for every turn ofrepparttar 127699 spiral. Therefore multiple solutions.

I then continuedrepparttar 127700 research by delving deeply into Euler's GAMMA FUNCTION. Here, for numbers below zero,repparttar 127701 result negates in unit steps. I called thisrepparttar 127702 NEGATION FUNCTION, which is also a spiral in complex space.

History Helped Shape The Future of Remote Viewing.

Written by Jonina Dourif

History Helped Shape The Future of Remote Viewing.

The public perception of Remote Viewing should not be dictated by opportunistic story tellers butrepparttar history needs to be recorded byrepparttar 127662 factual events andrepparttar 127663 actual people. It all began betweenrepparttar 127664 years of 1982 and 1983 while a prominent psychic who was working with a world-renowned physicist realized a breakthrough discovery in psychic phenomenon. The discovery wasrepparttar 127665 existence of a set of protocols which could produce accurate psychically derived data on a consistent basis using only a trained mind and a stack of plain white paper. The psychic research project was initially funded byrepparttar 127666 CIA and then later picked up byrepparttar 127667 DIA. This wasrepparttar 127668 military's competitive response torepparttar 127669 alleged Soviet psychic warfare program duringrepparttar 127670 cold war. Even though there was a hope for psychic performance, nobody really expectedrepparttar 127671 results that were discovered and put into motion. The most astounding fact was that they (we) had proven that this new psychic technique could be taught like a language and anyone could learn it.

This wasrepparttar 127672 beginning of something very substantial - a technology that turned psychically derived data from a happenstance gift into a skill that anyone could learn. And just like any other skill, personal performance improves with practice. Forrepparttar 127673 first time in human history, this not only provedrepparttar 127674 existence ofrepparttar 127675 sixth sense but forever changed what was possible to achieve withrepparttar 127676 human mind. And for those that actually practiced and mastered this new skill, they foresawrepparttar 127677 opening of a completely new era of consciousness, a place where only a few would feel comfortable withrepparttar 127678 knowledge and even fewer would want to tread.

The discoverers named this new technology Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) and kept it a tightly held secret throughoutrepparttar 127679 eighties. There were only five people initially trained and only two out ofrepparttar 127680 five served inrepparttar 127681 Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) newly formed Remote Viewing unit. The other three left and did not continue to practice their new learned skill. However, two officers who were trained CRVers trained others and for a short time they enjoyed a working environment where CRV could strut its stuff - but it didn't last long. The coming of Desert Storm andrepparttar 127682 rotating fabric ofrepparttar 127683 institutional umbrella of government caused this very curious top secret unit to become a revolving door where people were passed off for lack of assignments or to wait out their retirements.

By 1995repparttar 127684 unit had passed throughrepparttar 127685 hands of a number of military and civilian administrators who, either for ego or just sheer ignorance, turned it into a psychic circus. They brought in tarot card readers and channelers to work with only one partially trained remote viewer who was left. Secretaries were being solicited to channel and street witches were performing readings. It's no wonder that this group lost its government funding and was picked back up as a research program byrepparttar 127686 CIA inrepparttar 127687 early nineties. This wasrepparttar 127688 sketchy group that two civilian researchers were sent to evaluate and finally served in putting a final kibosh to with their "1995 CIA/AIR Report." It's surprising thatrepparttar 127689 report was as positive as it was considering there were no remote viewers left. But they claimed that they were evaluating "remote viewing" and that "the program" had spanned throughout a twenty four year period of time. Unbeknownst torepparttar 127690 two researchers, they had no access torepparttar 127691 DIA's RV operational unit which had been utilizingrepparttar 127692 phenomenal breakthrough discovery for almost a decade.

In 1995,repparttar 127693 CIA hiredrepparttar 127694 most powerful publicity agency inrepparttar 127695 country to announce its grand declassification of their "Remote Viewing program". The reason they declassified their program at this time was because PSI TECH had launched a book deal and was about to go public with its Technology in a big way.

The CIA set up several interviews on national TV news shows and brought out one of their natural psychics and two researchers to tellrepparttar 127696 public that such an experimental psychic spy program did exist BUT that it could not be taught to others or scientifically proven. The CIA's declassification campaign was clever in that it used just enough truth wrapped around several mistruths and omittedrepparttar 127697 pivotal breakthrough discovery that ANYONE could be taught to do this.

PSI TECH had already been promulgating Remote Viewing information torepparttar 127698 public since 1991 sorepparttar 127699 avid PSI seekers and special interest groups had already been privy to real information about "the Remote Viewing Operational Unit" from where PSI TECH had sprung. The 1995 CIA Campaign publicizedrepparttar 127700 declassification of only "their" specific Remote Viewing research program. They did not address or mentionrepparttar 127701 DIA's decade ofrepparttar 127702 RV operational unit, nor PSI TECH's earlier release of this information. The CIA's Grand Publicity Campaign served only to confuserepparttar 127703 issues and diminishrepparttar 127704 veracity of PSI TECH's mission. The CIA spin doctors old maneuver of trickery by omission was successful and they knew that good old competitive capitalism would finishrepparttar 127705 job for them.

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