01 December 2014

Four Hundred and Twenty-One

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Scientific Method … noun … a method of procedure
That has characterized natural science since the 17th century,
Consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment,
And the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

1) Define the question
2) Gather information and resources (observe)
3) Form hypothesis
4) Perform experiment and collect data
5) Analyze data
6) Interpret data and draw conclusions that serve as a starting point for new hypothesis
7) Publish results
8) Retest (frequently done by other scientists)

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Whether words imprison or free depends upon the ear.

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I have given you conscious reality.
Through this mind, you exist.
Had we never met, or had I never heard of you,
You would not be, but through the wide-ranging intuition of all things possible.
Outside this awareness, this consciousness,
You do not exist.

You have given me conscious reality.
Through your mind, I exist.
Had we never met, or had you never heard of me,
I would not be, but through the wide-ranging intuition of all things possible.
Outside your awareness, your consciousness,
I do not exist.

What is the world but a brief ephemeral dream for all?

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Of Tastes there are said to be as many as six:
Sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, umami, pungency;
Smells include musky, putrid, pungent, camphoraceous, ethereal, floral, pepperminty;
Touch consists of pressure, skin stretch, vibration, temperature;
Sound is vibration; and Sight, color and brightness.
And that is just in the human version of the electromagnetic potential.
How many senses there might be in all possible realms
Is well beyond any mortal pay grade.