Comets Solar Flares Global Warming CO2 and the Origins of our Solar System

Another mainstream theory bites the dust … comet dust.

On December 13, there was a large solar flare sent toward Earth from the Sun our of Solar System, a solar system whose accepted theory of origin has recently been put into doubt by new evidence deriving from comet dust gathered by project Stardust.

As written by Warren E. Leary in yesterday’s New York Times, Researchers Find Surprise in Makeup of a Comet:

The evidence suggests that comets did not form in isolation in the outer parts of the solar system as it coalesced from a swirling mass of primal material, the researchers said. Instead, they said, some of the hot material that formed planets around the Sun seems to have spewed off into distant areas and become a component of distant comets.”

Hence, the origin of the solar system can only be accounted for by a (new) theory. As Leary writes:

Many people imagined that comets formed in total isolation from the rest of the solar system; we have shown that’s not true,” said Donald Brownlee, a University of Washington astronomer who is the lead scientist for the Stardust mission.

“As the solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago,” Dr. Brownlee said, “material moved from the innermost part to the outermost part. I think of it as the solar system partially turning itself inside out.

Our Solar System was thus certainly much hotter in the period of its origin than it is now. Indeed, our own hellishly volcanic planet Earth is generally in a state of cooling down, as the fires within it slowly die out over the millennia.

So what accounts for current global warming?

Hiram Perry at As Maine Goes suggests to us that the increased solar flares (as signs of increased solar activity) that we have seen in recent years are the actual cause of global warming and atmospheric CO2 content increase.

Mother Earth is simply responding to “God’s” solar message. It reminds us of the religion of the ancient Pharaohs where Ra was the Sungod at Heliopolis (Annu, Latvian Janis, Janu).

Ra was worshipped as the self-created Creator of all. Ra rose as Khepara (Latvian kap-ris, “the rising one”) and set as Tem or Temu (Latvian tum-sa “darkness”), traveling by day by boat across the firmament and navigating without the boat by night through the underworld, the Duat.

Ra was the Solar Deity which later merged with the God of the Horizon (Horus) and then with the God of the Moon (Amun). The Sun became a trinity.

God pulls the cosmic chords.

Global temperatures fluctuate to accord with the Sun’s own fluctuating activity over large periods of time, much longer than a man’s life.

Global warming hits Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jew and Muslim equally. Is that the coming wrath of God?

I wonder how that interpretation fits in with the religious concepts which are in vogue today?

What do the religious books – allegedly God’s word – say about solar flares?
In what way could this all be a part of God’s universal plan and the Maker’s intelligent design?
Or, given the fact that things are warming up, has the Devil actually already taken over power?

Google Book Search Continues to Grow by Adding University of California Libraries

Google Book Search continues to grow.

At Information Today, Inc., Barbara Quint writes that Google Book Search Adds Big, Brave Partner: The University of California, which covers 100 libraries at 10 campuses and 34 million books.

Quint also provides us with a piece of background information which indicates that Google Book Search is here to stay, no matter what, representing as it does, the virtual completion of a project begun by the Google founders at the time that they were students – which led to Google in the first place:

If you’re interested in the Google Book Search project, you might want to read its history ( Oddly enough, the project appears to be older than Google itself. Two Stanford graduate students, working on the Stanford Digital Library Technologies Project back in 1996, built a specialized crawler for book content called BackRub. BackRub’s citation analysis technique later evolved into the PageRank algorithms underlying Google. Of course, the names of the two students were Sergey Brin and Larry Page. After a brief detour to solve the problem of indexing the World Wide Web, they finally got back to the world of books in 2002.”

Accordingly, given the above “digital library” origin for Google and the fact that much of the world wants knowledge to be digitized, we think that those opposing Google’s digitization projects just have no chance of success and are wasting not only their time but also their client’s money.

In our estimation, the Google founders will surely not be backtracking on this issue. And why should they? The entire course of technology development is on their side.

Google Patent Search (Beta Version)

The Official Google Blog just announced the release of the beta version of Google Patent Search, which permits the user “to search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus“. This is a very useful new development, made possible by the fact that patent information is public domain and can be accessed by anyone.

What Google has done is described at the Google Patent Search FAQ:

Q. How does it work?
A. Using the same technology that powers Google Book Search, Google has converted the entire image database of U.S. patents into a format that’s easy to search. You can search the full text of U.S. patents from the Google Patent Search homepage, or visit the Advanced Patent Search page to search by criteria like patent number, inventor, and filing date.

See also
Patently-O (with a list of papers about patent search at the end)
Patent Prospector
Red Herring