Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Long Morrow


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The Twilight Zone (Repeat)

304 KXLYDT2: Tuesday, February 28 12:30 AM [ 12:30 AM Tuesday 28 February 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

Anthology, Science fiction, Fantasy, Suspense

The Long Morrow

An astronaut returns from a 30-year mission to find that his girlfriend hasn't aged at all.

Cast: Robert Lansing, George Macready, William Swan, Mariette Hartley, Edward Binns Director(s): Robert Florey Producer(s): William Froug

Original Air Date: Jan 10, 1964



The Twilight Zone Season 5 Episode 15

The Long Morrow

Aired Unknown Jan 10, 1964 on CBS

AIRED: 1/10/64

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 11/03/10 6:09 AM
In that line of thought last weekend about Kerry Burgess, which all happened, I feel certain before I watched the premiere of the "The Walking Dead" television series, I thought over in my mind of the things he and I talked about. He was supposed to make contact with some group, which in some line of thought would immediately show up here and knock on the door and ask for him, while other times he would make the contact first to that group. We talked about the differences he could see from what he knew from 16 years ago and by far the greatest change are the flat screen monitors and television and we discussed some other technology details, such as flash drives, but not much else had really changed that much.

One consistent line of thought that I thought over several times probably over the course of about a day, was that he was the one who would drive me out to Tiger, Washington, and he didn't know why but that was what he was going to do. He made a call, got some transportation and we drove out through the night in a white Toyota pickup truck that I guess was the Tundra model. He didn't know why we were going there but when we got there, we stopped at that Riverside Cemetery. I walked out into the cemetery and the dead people started rising from under the ground and they were restored to the appearance when they died. They were mingling around and I talked to the first one and that dead person could not see Kerry Burgess as he stood near the pickup truck near the highway but that dead person could see a person who had wandered nearby and was looking at us. The dead person went over to that other person and something happened in that the dead person took over the body of that unidentified person who had wander over to look at us. The person then became a bloodthirsty zombie who still could not see Kerry Burgess and I guess that zombie then went off to infect other humans. As I walked through the cemetery, other dead people began to rise from under the ground and they mingled around until I told them they were free and they all went off somewhere. Kerry Burgess drove me back to here although we stopped at another cemetery along the way and the process repeated it and when we got back here I walked out into that cemetery nearby and the same thing happened there too and I thought about a lot of details and I don't think that line of thought extended beyond that point. Oh, yeah, Kerry Burgess had access to a house and I stayed there in that house and I watched the news for developments.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 03 November 2010 6:09 AM excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 1:25 PM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2010 - http://hvom.blogspot.com/2010/11/second-you-dont-respect-this-it-kills.html

"The second you don't respect this, it kills you."

I have not had any similar aches and pains as this problem with my shoulder, which still lingers slightly, in a long time. The funny part about this is that in the days leading up to this observation, over the span of several hours during two days, as best I recall, I was experiencing an extensive line of thought about Kerry Burgess having returned. The real Kerry Burgess and not me pretending and lying about being Kerry Burgess and lying because I do not have any alternative except to maintain this identity and who can prove anyway that I am not Kerry Burgess?

The extensive line of thought was that Kerry Burgess suddenly appeared in my living room and he was almost in a state of shock because, for him, the Stargazer aircraft had just made contact with the ground after spiraling down to the Earth from forty thousand feet above and then being vaporized by the sudden impact. I walked over to him and explained that he was all right and he called me "Tom" but he wasn't sure because I look a lot different now and I explained that I am not Tom and that I am supposed to be him, Kerry Burgess, and I have the memory of Kerry Burgess, until 1990, but I have specific knowledge of Tom Reagan, and so I am neither. I am someone completely different. We discussed how I am one of the undercover identities that was created for Kerry Burgess and that he helped design.

The real Kerry then wanted to know where Tom was and I explained that I think Tom does not exist right now, similar to how you did not exist in this world until a few minutes ago and that this is the year 2010 and you have not existed in this world since the year 1994. I also explained that Tom Reagan emerged from the 27 June 1994 crash almost immediately after the crash but then Tom died again in 1998. Instead of the real Tom Reagan emerging again in 1998, this person I am now emerged and I went to work in this identity.

I was also thinking about where Tom Reagan went in 1998 and he did emerge but he is very far away and has been there by himself all this time and he is on his way back. Unlike the real Kerry Burgess that emerged after 16 years, Tom Reagan has aged naturally and he looks normal as he would have for someone who has aged 16 years. Kerry Burgess emerged at the same age as he was in 1994.

So the funny part is that, during all that thinking, sometime, I am pretty certain was on 30 October 2010, Kerry Burgess was standing in my living room and he wanted to know why I had the matches laid out on my keyboard.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 02 November 2010 6:09 AM excerpt ends]

From 7/16/1963 ( Phoebe Cates the United States Army veteran and the Harvard University graduate medical doctor and the world-famous actress and the wife of my biological brother Thomas Reagan ) To 11/2/2010 is 17276 days

17276 = 8638 + 8638

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/27/1989 ( Alfred Jules Ayer deceased ) is 8638 days

From 1/10/1964 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Twilight Zone"::"The Long Morrow" ) To 1/9/2009 ( premiere US TV series episode "Forbidden Science" ) is 16436 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 11/2/2010 is 16436 days

From 2/14/1997 ( as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-82 pilot astronaut I begin repairing the US Hubble Telescope while in space and orbit of the planet Earth - extravehicular activity #1 ends ) To 11/2/2010 is 5009 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/21/1979 ( my biological brother Thomas Reagan and my sister-in-law Phoebe Cates are lawfully married in the state of Vermont ) is 5009 days

From 10/28/1949 ( premiere US film "Deputy Marshal" ) To 10/28/1994 ( premiere US film "Stargate" ) is 16436 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 11/2/2010 is 16436 days

From 11/2/2010 To 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 ) is 865 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/16/1968 ( the My Lai Massacre ) is 865 days

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/09/arlington-road.html ]


STS-82 Day 4 Highlights

Back to STS-82 Flight Day 03 Highlights:

On Friday, February 14, 1997, 6:00 a.m. CST, STS-82 MCC Status Report # 7 reports:

Astronauts Mark Lee and Steve Smith worked throughout the night in the cargo bay of the Shuttle Discovery, conducting a spacewalk lasting six hours and 42 minutes to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, which now contains new science instruments for an expanded view of the universe.

The first spacewalk of the second servicing mission of the Telescope began at 10:34 p.m. Central time Thursday night when Lee and Smith switched their spacesuits over to battery power. The spacewalk was slightly delayed to enable ground controllers to assess the unexpected movement of one of Hubble's solar arrays, which slewed from a horizontal to a vertical position as Discovery's airlock was depressurized. The motion was created by an apparent gust of air from the airlock, but caused no damage to the array which was repositioned horizontally.

Once outside, Lee and Smith went right to work, opening the aft shroud doors on Hubble to remove the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph and the Faint Object Spectrograph. The telephone-booth sized instruments slid out of their compartments and were replaced by two brand new instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. STIS was installed in Hubble shortly before 1 a.m. Central time, followed almost two hours later by the NICMOS. Payload controllers send commands to check the health of the two instruments, which were declared alive and well and ready for calibration over the next several weeks. The aft shroud doors were finally closed as Lee and Smith stowed the old science gear in protective containers for the trip back to Earth. With their work successfully completed, Lee and Smith returned to Discovery's airlock at 5:17 this morning

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 10:40 PM Tuesday, November 02, 2010

From 8/24/1960 ( Steven Wayne Lindsey ) to 1/21/1976 ( date hijacked from me:my first landing on planet Mars and my documented and lawful exclusive claim to the territory of planet Mars ) is: 5628 days

5628 = 2814 + 2814

From 3/3/1959 ( date hijacked from me:my birth date US ) to 11/15/1966 ( date hijacked from me:Gemini 12 spacecraft splashdown and I was Gemini 12 spacecraft astronaut returning from orbit of planet Earth ) is: 2814 days

From 8/24/1960 ( Steven Wayne Lindsey ) To 7/21/1979 ( date hijacked from me:my wife Phoebe and I are married ) is 6905 days

From 7/16/1963 ( another threat sent to me against my wife ) To 6/11/1982 ( date hijacked from me:premiere US film "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" ) is 6905 days

From 8/24/1960 ( Steven Wayne Lindsey ) to 5/21/1969 ( date hijacked from me:I am Princeton University Medical Doctor degree graduate ) is: 3192 days

3192 = 1596 + 1596

From 3/3/1959 ( date hijacked from me:my birth date US ) to 7/16/1963 ( another threat sent to me against my wife ) is: 1596 days

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 02 November 2010 excerpt ends]



Phoebe Cates


Date of Birth 16 July 1963, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name Phoebe Belle Cates


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Sir A.J. Ayer


Sir A.J. Ayer, in full Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (born October 29, 1910, London, England—died June 27, 1989, London), British philosopher and educator and a leading representative of logical positivism through his widely read work Language, Truth, and Logic (1936). Although Ayer’s views changed considerably after the 1930s, becoming more moderate and increasingly subtle, he remained loyal to empiricism, convinced that all knowledge of the world derives from sense experience and that nothing in experience justifies a belief in God or in any other extravagant metaphysical entity. His logical views alone, expressed in an elegant, crystalline prose, would have ensured him a place in the history of modern philosophy. But Ayer, playful and gregarious, was also a brilliant lecturer, a gifted teacher, and a successful broadcaster, as ready to offer his opinions on politics and sports as on logic and ethics. Named a fellow of the British Academy in 1952 and knighted in 1970, he became one of the most influential British philosophers of the 20th century.



Language, Truth, Logic, and God

The following excerpt was published in Language Truth and Logic (1946).

by A. J. Ayer

The criterion which we use to test the genuineness of apparent statements of fact is the criterion of verifiability. We say that a sentence is factually significant to any given person, if, and only if, he knows how to verify the proposition which it purports to express—that is, if he knows what observations would lead him, under certain conditions, to accept the proposition as being true, or reject it as being false. If, on the other hand, the putative proposition is of such a character that the assumption of its truth, or falsehood, is consistent with any assumption whatsoever concerning the nature of his future experience, then, as far as he is concerned, it is, if not a tautology, a mere pseudo-proposition.

The sentence expressing it may be emotionally significant to him; but it is not literally significant. And with regard to questions the procedure is the same. We inquire in every case what observations would lead us to answer the question, one way or the other; and, if none can be discovered, we must conclude that the sentence under consideration does not, as far as we are concerned, express a genuine question, however strongly its grammatical appearance may suggest that it does. As the adoption of this procedure is an essential factor in the argument of this book, it needs to be examined in detail. In the first place, it is necessary to draw a distinction between practical verifiability, and verifiability in principle. Plainly we all understand, in many cases believe, propositions which we have not in fact taken steps to verify. Many of these are propositions which we could verify if we took enough trouble. But there remain a number of significant propositions, concerning matters of fact, which we could not verify even if we chose; simply because we lack the practical means of placing ourselves in the situation where the relevant observations could be made.

A simple and familiar example of such a proposition is the proposition that there are mountains on the farther side of the moon. No rocket has yet been invented which would enable me to go and look at the farther side of the moon, so that I am unable to decide the matter by actual observation. But I do know what observations would decide it for me, if, as is theoretically conceivable, I were once in a position to make them. And therefore I say that the proposition is verifiable in principle, if not in practice, and is accordingly significant. On the other hand, such a metaphysical pseudo-proposition as "the Absolute enters into, but is itself incapable of, evolution and progress," [F.H. Bradley, Appearance and Reality] is not even in principle verifiable. For one cannot conceive of an observation which would enable one to determine whether the Absolute did, or did not, enter into evolution and progress. Of course it is possible that the author of such a remark is using English words in a way in which they are not commonly used by English-speaking people, and that he does, in fact, intend to assert something which could be empirically verified. But until he makes us understand how the proposition that he wishes to express would be verified, he fails to communicate anything to us. And if he admits, as I think the author of the remark in question would have admitted, that his words were not intended to express either a tautology or a proposition which was capable, at least in principle, of being verified, then it follows that he has made an utterance which has no literal significance even for himself. […]

It should now be clear that the only information which we can legitimately derive from the study of our aesthetic and moral experiences is information about our own mental and physical make-up. We take note of these experiences as providing data for our psychological and sociological generalisations. And this is the only way in which they serve to increase our knowledge. It follows that any attempt to make our use of ethical and aesthetic concepts the basis of a metaphysical theory concerning the existence of a world of values, as distinct from the world of facts, involves a false analysis of these concepts. Our own analysis has shown that the phenomena of moral experience cannot fairly be used to support any rationalist or metaphysical doctrine whatsoever. In particular, they cannot, as Kant hoped, be used to establish the existence of a transcendent god.

This mention of God brings us to the question of the possibility of religious knowledge. We shall see that this possibility has already been ruled out by our treatment of metaphysics. But, as this is a point of considerable interest, we may be permitted to discuss it at some length. It is now generally admitted, at any rate by philosophers, that the existence of a being having the attributes which define the god of any non-animistic religion cannot be demonstratively proved. To see that this is so, we have only to ask ourselves what are the premises from which the existence of such a god could be deduced. If the conclusion that a god exists is to be demonstratively certain, then these premises must be certain; for, as the conclusion of a deductive argument is already contained in the premises, any uncertainty there may be about the truth of the premises is necessarily shared by it. But we know that no empirical proposition can ever be anything more than probable. It is only a priori propositions that are logically certain. But we cannot deduce the existence of a god from an a priori proposition. For we know that the reason why a priori propositions are certain is that they are tautologies. And from a set of tautologies nothing but a further tautology can be validly deduced. It follows that there is no possibility of demonstrating the existence of a god.

What is not so generally recognised is that there can be no way of proving that the existence of a god, such as the God of Chrisianity, is even probable. Yet this also is easily shown. For if the existence of such a god were probable, then the proposition that he existed would be an empirical hypothesis. And in that case it would be possible to deduce from it, and other empirical hypotheses, certain experiential propositions which were not deducible from those other hypotheses alone. But in fact this is not possible. It is sometimes claimed, indeed, that the existence of a certain sort of regularity in nature constitutes sufficient evidence for the existence of a god. But if the sentence "God exists" entails to more than that certain types of phenomena occur in certain sequences, then to assert the existence of a god will be simply equivalent to asserting that there is the requisite regularity in nature; and no religious man would admit that this was all he intended to assert in asserting the existence of a god. He would say that in talking about God, he was talking about a transcendent being who might be known through certain empirical manifestations, but certainly could not be defined in terms of those manifestations. But in that case the term "god" is a metaphysical term. And if "god" is a metaphysical term, then it cannot be even probable that a god exists. For to say that "God exists" is to make a metaphysical utterance which cannot be either true or false. And by the same criterion, no sentence which purports to describe the nature of a transcendent god can possess any literal significance.

It is important not to confuse this view of religious assertions with the view that is adopted by atheists, or agnostics. For it is characteristic of an agnostic to hold that the existence of a god is a possibility in which there is no good reason either to believe or disbelieve; and it is characteristic of an atheist to hold that it is at least probable that no god exists. And our view that all utterances about the nature of God are nonsensical, so far from being identical with, or even lending any support to, either of these familiar contentions, is actually incompatible with them. For if the assertion that there is a god is nonsensical, then the atheist's assertion is that there is no god is equally nonsensical, since it is only a significant proposition that can be significantly contradicted. As for the agnostic, although he refrains from saying either that there is or that there is not a god, he does not deny that the question whether a transcendent god exists is a genuine question. He does not deny that the two sentences "There is a transcendent god" and "There is no transcendent god" express propositions one of which is actually true and the other false. All he says is that we have no means of telling which of them is true, and therefore ought not to commit ourselves to either. But we have seen that the sentences in question do not express propositions at all. And this means that agnosticism also is ruled out.

Thus we offer the theist the same comfort as we gave to the moralist. His assertions cannot possibly be valid, but they cannot be invalid either. As he says nothing at all about the world, he cannot justly be accused of saying anything false, or anything for which he has insufficient grounds. It is only when the theist claims that in asserting the existence of a transcendent god he is expressing a genuine proposition that we are entitled to disagree with him.

It is to be remarked that in cases where deities are identified with natural objects, assertions concerning them may be allowed to be significant. If, for example, a man tells me that the occurrence of thunder is alone both necessary and sufficient to establish the truth of the proposition that Jehovah is angry, I may conclude that, in his usage of words, the sentence "Jehovah is angry" is equivalent to "It is thundering." But in sophisticated religions, though they may be to some extent based on men's awe of natural process which they cannot sufficiently understand, the "person" who is supposed to control the empirical world is not himself located in it; he is held to be superior to the empirical world, and so outside it; and he is endowed with super-empirical attributes. But the notion of a person whose essential attributes are non-empirical is not an intelligible notion at all. We may have a word which is used, as if it named this "person," but, unless the sentences in which it occurs express propositions which are empirically verifiable, it cannot be said to symbolize anything. And this is the case with regard to the word "god," in the usage in which it is intended to refer to a transcendent object. The mere existence of the noun is enough to foster the illusion that there is a real, or at any rate a possible entity corresponding to it. It is only when we enquire what God's attributes are that we discover that "God," in this usage, is not a genuine name.

It is common to find belief in a transcendent god conjoined with belief in an after-life. But, in the form which it usually takes, the content of this belief is not a genuine hypothesis. To say that men do not ever die, or that the state of death is merely a state of prolonged insensibility, is indeed to express a significant proposition, though all the available evidence goes to show that it is false. But to say that there is something imperceptible inside a man, which is his soul or his real self, and that it goes on living after he is dead, is to make a metaphysical assertion which has no more factual content than the assertion that there is a transcends god.

It is worth mentioning that, according to the account which we have given of religious assertions, there is no logical ground for antagonism between religion and natural science. As far as the question of truth or falsehood is concerned, there is no opposition, between the natural scientist and the theist who believes in a transcendent god. For since the religious utterances of the theist are not genuine propositions at all, they cannot stand in any logical relation to the propositions of science. Such antagonism as there is between religion and science appears to consist in the fact that science takes away one of the motives which make men religious. For it is acknowledged that one of the ultimate sources of religious feeling lies in the inability of men to determine their own destiny; and science tends to destroy the feeling of awe with which men regard an alien world, by making them believe that they can understand and anticipate the course of natural phenomena, and even to some extent control it. The fact that it has recently become fashionable for physicists themselves to be sympathetic towards religion is a point in favour of this hypothesis. For this sympathy towards religion marks the physicists' own lack of confidence in the validity of their hypotheses, which is a reaction on their part from the anti-religious dogmatism of nineteenth-century scientists, and a natural outcome of the crisis through which physics has just passed.

It is not within the scope of this enquiry to enter more deeply into the causes of religious feeling, or to discuss the probability of the continuance of religious belief. We are concerned only to answer those questions which arise out of our discussion of the possibility of religious knowledge. The point which we wish to establish is that there cannot be any transcendent truths of religion. For the sentences which the theist uses to express such "truths" are not literally significant.


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The Concept of a Person

pp 36-51

Can There be a Private Language ?

A. J. Ayer


In a quite ordinary sense, it is obvious that there can be private languages. There can be, because there are. A language may be said to be private when it is devised to enable a limited number of persons to communicate with one another in a way that is not intelligible to anyone outside the group. By this criterion, thieves’ slang and family jargons are private languages. Such languages are not strictly private, in the sense that only one person uses and understands them, but there may very well be languages that are. Men have been known to keep diaries in codes-which no one else is meant to understand. A private code is not, indeed, a private language, but rather a private method of transcribing some given language. It is, however, possible that a very secretive diarist may not be satisfied with putting familiar words into an unfamiliar notation, but may prefer to invent new words : the two processes are in any case not sharply distinct. If he carries his invention far enough he can properly be said to be employing a private language. For all I know, this has actually been done.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 01/09/09 1:37 PM
That maintenance worker for this building said something to me earlier in the elevator as I was going to do my laundry that Paris Hilton must always be seen smiling because she never has to do her own laundry.

A short while ago, as I was trying to fall asleep for a nap, which I just now gave up on trying to fall asleep, I remembered a dream I had just before waking up this morning about being in some kind of underground facility and I was restrained by two people and they were going to put me into a washing machine. At some point, after waking up, I guess, I pondered briefly over how that person in the dream, that I represented, was actually that maintainence worker. So anyway, I had been fighting earlier with those two guys and the point with the washing machine seemed to be a point where they had subdued me and was looking for some place to further restrain me so, I guess, I could not get away. There had been several other scenes before in that dream but I cannot articulate any of those earlier scenes in a fashion that is relevant to this part of the dream. One scene I do remember well enough to describe to a certain degree is that at some point, I also seemed to exist in the form of some kind of unmanned surveillance drone that was hovering around in that facility and I was looking at the scenery of that facility from the perspective of that drone. I saw myself hover up through a rough hole in the top of that facility that looked more similar to a hole in the ground than anything else and that suggests to me that facility was underground. I remember also from the dream that there was a nuclear bomb next to that hole and I remember something about how I was, in my physical body form, supposed to escape through that hole, that was the roof of that underground facility, and then the nuclear bomb was going to collapse that hole so that the people chasing me could not escape and would be trapped in that underground facility. So then in the dream, I was back in that area with the two guys I had been fighting and I commented that I would drown if they put me into that washing machine. I have pondered over that washing machine several times since I have been awake especially because I could visualize it well and it was actually a rectangular structure instead of a round structure as you would expect from a washing machine. It seems important to note that I am not recording the actual sequence of how these thoughts and notion developed in my mind today after I have been awake from the dream, and I think the final notions developed in my mind as I was trying to fall asleep again, but I arrived at the notion that I was actually dreaming of a torpedo tube that a nuclear-equipped Tomahawk missile was being loaded into. The reason I saw it as a rectangular structure, I assume, is because Tomahawk are transported in rectangular containers and Tomahawks are also fired from rectangular containers when those missiles are external-mounted, similar to Harpoon missiles. But the distinction with Harpoons are that, as far as I know, Harpoons have no nuclear capabilities and Harpoons are always in round canisters, which could confuse me into thinking I saw a Harpoon being loaded into a round torpedo tube, which is possible, but I was not supposed to assume that I saw a Harpoon being loaded into a torpedo tube because Harpoons are not nuclear-capable. The reason I made the commented about drowning is because the torpedo tube floods with the outside ocean water when the torpedo tube doors are opened which has to happen because the ordnance in the torpedo tube can be fired from the torpedo tube.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 09 January 2009 excerpt ends]



Forbidden Science (TV Series)

4Ever (2009)

Release Info

USA 9 January 2009



Forbidden Science (2009– )


TV-MA 30min Sci-Fi, Thriller Episode aired 9 January 2009

Season 1 Episode 1

Two beautiful women have to start their lives over; one after a devastating divorce, the other after having been murdered. Yes, murdered. She's brought back as a clone.

When his wife Stephanie is killed in a car accident, Michael White turns to the 4Ever Corporation to have her cloned. Bethany Montrose has just joined the company and is still dealing with the ethical issues involved with cloning but sets that aside when it becomes obvious to her that White is having an affair with his lawyer, Monica Donovan. It seems that White has a very specific reason for the regeneration of his late wife, especially her memories, which hold the password that will give him access to a major technological breakthrough.

Release Date: 9 January 2009 (USA)



Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator (2009)

Release Info

USA 9 January 2009 (Los Angeles, California)

From 7/16/1963 ( Phoebe Cates the United States Army veteran and the Harvard University graduate medical doctor and the world-famous actress and the wife of my biological brother Thomas Reagan ) To 11/2/2010 ( Homeless Veteran of Microsoft - Kerry Burgess: "The second you don't respect this, it kills you." ) is 17276 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/19/2013 is 17276 days


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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996

David M. Lee, Douglas D. Osheroff, Robert C. Richardson

Robert C. Richardson

Born: 26 June 1937, Washington, DC, USA

Died: 19 February 2013, Ithaca, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Prize motivation: "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3"

Field: superfluidity


When certain substances are cooled to extremely low temperatures, they become superfluid, flowing without any friction. This applies to helium-4, the most common form of helium, but for a long time the superfluidity of helium-3 was in dispute. The different types of helium are described by different quantum mechanical rules and equations under which helium-4 has a whole-number spin while helium-3 has a half-number spin. In 1972 Robert Richardson, .David Lee, and Douglas Osheroff verified that helium-3 also becomes superfluid at extremely low temperatures


Springfield! Springfield!

The Twilight Zone


I i had to speak to you first. I'll try to make this as brief as possible. Commander stansfield suffered a communications failure. It probably occurred within the first 12 hours after his departure. There was only sporadic contact made during the entire flight both there and back.

He reached the other solar system.

Yes, he reached it. He landed, he took off, he returned. He found no life. But we found that 20 years ago. That's one of the ironies of progress, miss horn. Could have saved the trip. Could have saved him his anguish



Stargate (1994)

Release Info

USA 28 October 1994



Deputy Marshal (1949)

Release Info

USA 28 October 1949



Deputy Marshal (1949)


Janet Masters: Do you always come breaking into your room with a six-gun in your hand?

Deputy Ed Garry: Only when I'm expecting company.

Janet Masters: You knew I'd be here?

Deputy Ed Garry: Had an idea somebody'd be here when the clerk switched keys on me. I'm glad it turned out to be you.

[Janet whips out her pistol as Ed holsters his gun]

Janet Masters: Maybe you won't be.


Springfield! Springfield!

The Twilight Zone


And i, uh a long time ago i woke up one morning and some inner voice told me that i would meet a girl with a stricken look who would drop papers in corridors.



Humans Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 2017 on AMC

AIRED: 2/27/17


Springfield! Springfield!


Season 2, Episode 3

Good morning, Dr Morrow.

Leave us. Hello, baby. Hello.


I said leave us.

We have to talk.

The Twilight Zone - The Long Morrow - Season 5 Episode 15 - Aired Jan 10, 1964

Sandra Horn: Oh subtle astronaut. It's been an honor meeting you.

Astronaut Commander Douglas Stansfield: I, um I don't suppose the space agency could do without your services for a couple of hours this evening, just long enough for dinner.

Sandra Horn: Well despite the fact that I am invaluable and that the whole space program rests on me alone, I think a two- or three-hour period could be carved out. I'm in the book, Commander. Please phone.

Astronaut Commander Douglas Stansfield: No, I won't call - I'll pick you up. I'll be there at 8:00. Arrivederci, lady from the space agency.

Sandra Horn: At 8:00, astronaut.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 02:49 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Tuesday 28 February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead - Hostiles and Calamities - Season 7 Episode 11 - Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 26, 2017 on AMC

You remember that? I know. You probably don't. You always said that when we started dating, you forgot to tell me you had a shitty memory. You used to get so frustrated by it knowing you wouldn't remember those good days those special days. I felt bad for you. I remember you said there was so much you wanted to hold on to, and then it'd be gone. But you're lucky you don't remember things, D. I wish I could wait for you now. But I don't know if you'd come with me or if you'd take me back there or you'd kill me. You didn't want to live in that world, and I made you. I did what I did because I didn't want you to die. But now you've killed, and you've become everything you didn't want to be, and it's my fault. You were better than me. Most people are. I let Daryl go because he reminded you of who you used to be. And I wanted to let you forget. I don't think I'm gonna make it out here, but you're wrong. Being there isn't better than being dead. It's worse. I hope you realize that, and I hope you get away. I hope you remember the good days, even just one of them, but I don't think you will. I don't think you'll ever read this. I loved who you were. I'm sorry I made you into who you are. Goodbye. Honey.


- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 9:40 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 27 February 2017

Secrets of a Successful Marriage


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The Simpsons (Repeat)

618 FXXPHD: Monday, February 27 8:00 PM [ 8:00 PM Monday 27 February 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

Sitcom, Animated

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Homer teaches an adult class on marriage using secrets about Marge.

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria Executive Producer(s): James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, David Mirkin

Original Air Date: May 19, 1994


Secrets of a Successful Marriage [ The Simpsons ]

Original airdate in N.A.: 19-May-94

Lisa offers her support and encouragement.

Lisa: _I_ think it's great you're a teacher, Dad. So, will be you lecturing from a standardized text or using the more socratic method of interactive class participation?

Homer: [pause] [condescending] Yes, Lisa. Daddy's a teacher.

That night, Homer drives to his first class.

[Homer drives to Flanders' house; rings doorbell]

Ned: Well, Homer, what a pleasant --

Homer: Can't talk now, Flanders. _I've_ got a class to teach.

Ned: Heh, but you rang my --

[Homer speeds away. He stops at a Krusty Burger Drive-Thru]

Kid: Can I take your order?

Homer: Nothing for me today. _I've_ got a class to teach.

Kid: Sir, it's a felony to tease the order box.

[Homer speeds away. Goes through a red light at an intersection; cars skid around him]

Homer: It's all right! I'm a teacher.

Hoover: I didn't know we could do that! [speeds through light]

From 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) To 5/19/1994 is 1160 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/5/1969 ( premiere US TV series "My Friend Tony" ) is 1160 days

From 10/28/1967 ( Julia Roberts ) To 5/19/1994 is 9700 days

9700 = 4850 + 4850

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/12/1979 ( Jean Renoir deceased ) is 4850 days



The Simpsons Season 5 Episode 22

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 19, 1994 on FOX

Homer fears he may be a little slow, so he goes to the Adult Education Annex. While there, he decides to teach a class of his own on the secrets of a successful marriage, since that is the only thing he is good at.

AIRED: 5/19/94



My Friend Tony Season 1 Episode 1

Corey Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 05, 1969 on NBC

James Whitmore and newcomer Enzo Cerusico are partners in crimefighting in this laugh-accented drama series. They portray an unusual pair: John Woodruff, a criminology professor who does his teaching in the lab; and Tony, his fun-loving Italian friend whose boyish charm gets him in and out of the rough spots. Tonight: hired by Mayor Roy Muncie to set up a special criminology lab the two cross paths with the zealous new police commissioner who's determined to nail a syndicate boss--at any price. Complicating the situation is Tony's involvement with a girlfriend of the commissioner's.

AIRED: 1/5/69


Encyclopædia Britannica

Jean Renoir


Jean Renoir, (born Sept. 15, 1894, Paris, France—died Feb. 12, 1979, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.), French film director, son of the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.




album: "Seven And The Ragged Tiger" (1983)




"The Reflex"

"You've gone too far this time"
But I'm dancing on the valentine
I tell you somebody's fooling around
With my chances on the dangerline
I'll cross that bridge when I find it
Another day to make my stand
High time is no time for deciding
If I should find a helping hand

So why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time don't lose it
The reflex is an only child he's waiting in the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover isn't that bizarre
Every little thing the reflex does
Leaves you answered with a question mark

I'm on a ride and I want to get off
But they won't slow down the roundabout
I sold the Renoir and the TV set
Don't want to be around when this gets out


Oh the reflex what a game he's hiding all the cards
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover isn't that bizarre
Evey little thing the reflex does
Leaves you answered with a question mark



Julia Roberts


Date of Birth 28 October 1967, Smyrna, Georgia, USA

Birth Name Julia Fiona Roberts


Secrets of a Successful Marriage [ The Simpsons ]

Original airdate in N.A.: 19-May-94

Otto: Is any of this going to be on the test? 'Cause I wasn't paying attention.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:35 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 27 February 2017

Side Effects (2013)


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Side Effects (2013)

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2013, R, ***, 01:45, Color, English, United States,

A woman's (Rooney Mara) world unravels after her psychiatrist (Jude Law) prescribes a new medication to treat her anxiety.

Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd, Mamie Gummer, David Costabile, Michelle Vergara Moore, Vladimir Versailles, Mitchell Michaliszyn, Polly Draper Director(s): Steven Soderbergh Producer(s): Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs, Scott Z. Burns Executive Producer(s): James D. Stern, Douglas E. Hansen, Michael Polaire


Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

What'd you get me? Em? Em? God damn it. Em? These fucking pills. Em. You sleeping again?

From 9/19/1965 ( premiere US TV series "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" ) To 1/31/2013 is 17301 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 ) is 17301 days

From 5/4/2005 ( the incident at the police department City of Kent Washington State after my voluntary approach to report material criminal activity directed against my person and I am secretly drugged against my consent ) To 1/31/2013 is 2829 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/1/1973 ( Richard Nixon - Veto of the Emergency Medical Services Systems Bill ) is 2829 days

From 12/20/1994 ( in Bosnia as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps captain this day is my United States Navy Cross medal date of record - for Kerry Burgess 1994-A a brutally violent end of the road ) To 1/31/2013 is 6617 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/15/1983 ( premiere US TV series episode "Masquerade" ) is 6617 days

From 3/22/1995 ( premiere US TV series "Sliders" ) To 1/31/2013 is 6525 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/14/1983 ( Amy Winehouse ) is 6525 days



Side Effects (2013)

Release Info

USA 31 January 2013 (New York City, New York) (premiere)



Masquerade Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 1983 on ABC

A KGB agent codenamed Wolfen is systematically killing NIA operatives. With no viable agents left and Wolfen the top candidate to become KGB head, Lavender comes up with a desperate plan to use untrained civilians to discredit Wolfen in the eyes of his Soviet bosses before the ruthless killer becomes too powerful to stop.

AIRED: 12/15/83



The American Presidency Project

Richard Nixon

XXXVII President of the United States: 1969 - 1974

226 - Veto of the Emergency Medical Services Systems Bill.

August 1, 1973

To the Senate of the United States:

I am returning today without my approval S. 504, the "Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973."

At my direction, this Administration has been engaged for the past two years in an effort to demonstrate the effectiveness of various types of emergency medical services which can be utilized by local communities. Some $8 million was budgeted for this purpose last fiscal year, and $15 million should be spent in the current fiscal year. I strongly believe the Federal role should be limited to such a demonstration effort, leaving States and communities free to establish the full range of emergency medical services systems that best suit their varying local needs.

By contrast, S. 504 would establish a new Federal grant program which would provide Federal dollars to State and local governments for emergency medical services. The program would be a narrow, categorical one, thrusting the Federal Government into an area which is traditionally a concern of State and local governments and should remain under their jurisdiction.

Instead of providing flexibility for local decisionmaking, a new Federal categorical program of this sort would encourage State and local governments to commit limited funds to federally-defined objectives when their funds might otherwise be spent for local purposes of higher priority.

The bill would authorize appropriations of $185 million for this program over the next three years. This is far in excess of the amounts that can be prudently spent, and S. 504 therefore represents a promise of Federal financial assistance that cannot be kept. I believe all of us must avoid actions of this kind which tend to mislead and therefore disappoint the public.

My second objection to this bill is that it requires the continued operation of the inpatient facilities of the eight general hospitals presently maintained by the Public Health Service. These hospitals have a record of service to this Nation, and especially to its merchant seamen, which is long and distinguished. Nevertheless, it is clear that their inpatient facilities have now outlived their usefulness to the Federal Government. The number of individuals they serve is declining and many of the facilities have become old and outmoded.

Accordingly, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has embarked upon a program of contracting with community hospitals for the care of those now served by Public Health Service hospitals. The patients now cared for in Public Health Service hospitals are entitled to receive the best medical treatment available. The fact is that many of our community hospitals are more modern, better equipped and more conveniently located than the Public Health facilities and thus would provide better medical care. I cannot agree to legislation that would deny these patients that opportunity.


The White House,

August 1, 1973.


Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

You, on the other hand...
Fuck you! You get her out of
there right now, you hear me?
You do that and you won't hear
from either one of us again.
Yeah, you can go back to chatting with
rich white people
about their problems.
She's cured, as of right now, Jon.
You're a fucking genius!



Side Effects (2013)


Dr. Victoria Siebert: She IS cured! You're a fucking genius.



The Wackiest Ship in the Army Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 19, 1965 on NBC

AIRED: 9/19/65



Side Effects (2013)


Martin's Mother: [reading from Emily's letter] "We go to doctors with our sadness and our faith in the hope they will guide us toward health. But instead I have gone down a path toward a misery I never could have imagined. And I have taken my loved ones with me. My only hope is that no one else follows me to this place."



Side Effects (2013)


Emily Taylor: I'm not crazy, you know I'm not crazy.



Side Effects (2013)


Dr. Jonathan Banks: I'm a psychiatrist, Miss Taylor. Normally, when people hit things with their car, there are skidmarks on the pavement. A brick wall is a pretty good reason to use the brakes, turn the wheel. You didn't do that.



Wednesday 22 March 1995

Episode 1 Season 1 DVD video:


Bum in park: It's time to overthrow the chains of capitalist oppression. Communism will sweep the world and the days of the US imperialist war machine are numbered! Take heed, boy! Join the revolution or suffer the consequences!

Quinn Mallory: [ running to class ] Thanks for the warning!

From 7/19/1982 ( Hugh Everett III deceased ) To 3/22/1995 is 4629 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/6/1978 ( the Annapolis Maryland United States Naval Academy Class of 1982 induction day for my biological brother Thomas Reagan the United States Navy Fleet Admiral circa 1982 ) is 4629 days

From 10/20/1961 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Twilight Zone"::"The Mirror" ) To 3/22/1995 is 12206 days

12206 = 6103 + 6103

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/19/1982 ( Hugh Everett III deceased ) is 6103 days

From 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate ) To 3/22/1995 is 1467 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 11/8/1969 ( premiere US TV series pilot "Night Gallery" ) is 1467 days

From 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash and the end of Kerry Burgess the natural human being cloned from another human being ) To 3/22/1995 is 2072 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/6/1971 ( Richard Nixon - Statement on the Death of Louis Armstrong ) is 2072 days

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Sliders Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (1)

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1995 on FOX

AIRED: 3/22/95



The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett

After his now celebrated theory of multiple universes met scorn, Hugh Everett abandoned the world of academic physics. He turned to top secret military research and led a tragic private life

By Peter Byrne on October 21, 2008


Fifty years ago Hugh Everett devised the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which quantum effects spawn countless branches of the universe with different events occurring in each.

The theory sounds like a bizarre hypothesis, but in fact Everett inferred it from the fundamental mathematics of quantum mechanics. Nevertheless, most physicists of the time dimissed it, and he had to abridge his Ph.D. thesis on the topic to make it seem less controversial.

Discouraged, Everett left physics and worked on military and industrial mathematics and computing. Personally, he was emotionally withdrawn and a heavy drinker.

He died when he was just 51, not living to see the recent respect accorded his ideas by physicists.

Editor's Note: This story was originally printed in the December 2007 issue of Scientific American and is being reposted from our archive in light of a new documentary on PBS, Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives.

Hugh Everett III was a brilliant mathematician, an iconoclastic quantum theorist and, later, a successful defense contractor with access to the nation’s most sensitive military secrets. He introduced a new conception of reality to physics and influenced the course of world history at a time when nuclear Armageddon loomed large. To science-fiction aficionados, he remains a folk hero: the man who invented a quantum theory of multiple universes. To his children, he was someone else again: an emotionally unavailable father; “a lump of furniture sitting at the dining room table,” cigarette in hand. He was also a chain-smoking alcoholic who died prematurely.

At least that is how his history played out in our fork of the universe. If the many-worlds theory that Everett developed when he was a student at Princeton University in the mid-1950s is correct, his life took many other turns in an unfathomable number of branching universes.
Everett’s revolutionary analysis broke apart a theoretical logjam in interpreting the how of quantum mechanics. Although the many-worlds idea is by no means universally accepted even today, his methods in devising the theory presaged the concept of quantum decoherence— a modern explanation of why the probabilistic weirdness of quantum mechanics resolves itself into the concrete world of our experience.

Everett’s work is well known in physics and philosophical circles, but the tale of its discovery and of the rest of his life is known by relatively few. Archival research by Russian historian Eugene Shikhovtsev, myself and others and interviews I conducted with the late scientist’s colleagues and friends, as well as with his rock-musician son, unveil the story of a radiant intelligence extinguished all too soon by personal demons.

Ridiculous Things

Everett’s scientific journey began one night in 1954, he recounted two decades later, “after a slosh or two of sherry.” He and his Princeton classmate Charles Misner and a visitor named Aage Petersen (then an assistant to Niels Bohr) were thinking up “ridiculous things about the implications of quantum mechanics.” During this session Everett had the basic idea behind the many-worlds theory, and in the weeks that followed he began developing it into a dissertation.

The core of the idea was to interpret what the equations of quantum mechanics represent in the real world by having the mathematics of the theory itself show the way instead of by appending interpretational hypotheses to the math. In this way, the young man challenged the physics establishment of the day to reconsider its foundational notion of what constitutes physical reality.

In pursuing this endeavor, Everett boldly tackled the notorious measurement problem in quantum mechanics, which had bedeviled physicists since the 1920s. In a nutshell, the problem arises from a contradiction between how elementary particles (such as electrons and photons) interact at the microscopic, quantum level of reality and what happens when the particles are measured from the macroscopic, classical level. In the quantum world, an elementary particle, or a collection of such particles, can exist in a superposition of two or more possible states of being. An electron, for example, can be in a superposition of different locations, velocities and orientations of its spin. Yet anytime scientists measure one of these properties with precision, they see a definite result—just one of the elements of the superposition, not a combination of them. Nor do we ever see macroscopic objects in superpositions. The measurement problem boils down to this question: How and why does the unique world of our experience emerge from the multiplicities of alternatives available in the superposed quantum world?
Physicists use mathematical entities called wave functions to represent quantum states. A wave function can be thought of as a list of all the possible configurations of a superposed quantum system, along with numbers that give the probability of each configuration’s being the one, seemingly selected at random, that we will detect if we measure the system. The wave function treats each element of the superposition as equally real, if not necessarily equally probable from our point of view.

The Schrödinger equation delineates how a quantum system’s wave function will change through time, an evolution that it predicts will be smooth and deterministic (that is, with no randomness). But that elegant mathematics seems to contradict what happens when humans observe a quantum system, such as an electron, with a scientific instrument (which itself may be regarded as a quantum-mechanical system). For at the moment of measurement, the wave function describing the superposition of alternatives appears to collapse into one member of the superposition, thereby interrupting the smooth evolution of the wave function and introducing discontinuity. A single measurement outcome emerges, banishing all the other possibilities from classically described reality. Which alternative is produced at the moment of measurement appears to be arbitrary; its selection does not evolve logically from the information- packed wave function of the electron before measurement. Nor does the mathematics of collapse emerge from the seamless flow of the Schrödinger equation. In fact, collapse has to be added as a postulate, as an additional process that seems to violate the equation.

Many of the founders of quantum mechanics, notably Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and John von Neumann, agreed on an interpretation of quantum mechanics—known as the Copenhagen interpretation— to deal with the measurement problem. This model of reality postulates that the mechanics of the quantum world reduce to, and only find meaning in terms of, classically observable phenomena—not the reverse.

This approach privileges the external observer, placing that observer in a classical realm that is distinct from the quantum realm of the object observed. Though unable to explain the nature of the boundary between the quantum and classical realms, the Copenhagenists nonetheless used quantum mechanics with great technical success. Entire generations of physicists were taught that the equations of quantum mechanics work only in one part of reality, the microscopic, while ceasing to be relevant in another, the macroscopic. It is all that most physicists ever need.

Universal Wave Function

In stark contrast, Everett addressed the measurement problem by merging the microscopic and macroscopic worlds. He made the observer an integral part of the system observed, introducing a universal wave function that links observers and objects as parts of a single quantum system. He described the macroscopic world quantum mechanically and thought of large objects as existing in quantum superpositions as well. Breaking with Bohr and Heisenberg, he dispensed with the need for the discontinuity of a wave-function collapse.

Everett’s radical new idea was to ask, What if the continuous evolution of a wave function is not interrupted by acts of measurement? What if the Schrödinger equation always applies and applies to everything—objects and observers alike? What if no elements of superpositions are ever banished from reality? What would such a world appear like to us?

Everett saw that under those assumptions, the wave function of an observer would, in effect, bifurcate at each interaction of the observer with a superposed object. The universal wave function would contain branches for every alternative making up the object’s superposition. Each branch has its own copy of the observer, a copy that perceived one of those alternatives as the outcome. According to a fundamental mathematical property of the Schrödinger equation, once formed, the branches do not influence one another. Thus, each branch embarks on a different future, independently of the others.

Consider a person measuring a particle that is in a superposition of two states, such as an electron in a superposition of location A and location B. In one branch, the person perceives that the electron is at A. In a nearly identical branch, a copy of the person perceives that the same electron is at B. Each copy of the person perceives herself or himself as being one of a kind and sees chance as cooking up one reality from a menu of physical possibilities, even though, in the full reality, every alternative on the menu happens.

Explaining how we would perceive such a universe requires putting an observer into the picture. But the branching process happens regardless of whether a human being is present. In general, at each interaction between physical systems the total wave function of the combined systems would tend to bifurcate in this way. Today’s understanding of how the branches become independent and each turn out looking like the classical reality we are accustomed to is known as decoherence theory. It is an accepted part of standard modern quantum theory, although not everyone agrees with the Everettian interpretation that all the branches represent realities that exist.

Everett was not the first physicist to criticize the Copenhagen collapse postulate as inadequate. But he broke new ground by deriving a mathematically consistent theory of a universal wave function from the equations of quantum mechanics itself. The existence of multiple universes emerged as a consequence of his theory, not a predicate. In a footnote in his thesis, Everett wrote: “From the viewpoint of the theory, all elements of a superposition (all ‘branches’) are ‘actual,’ none any more ‘real’ than the rest.”

The draft containing all these ideas provoked a remarkable behind-the-scenes struggle, uncovered about five years ago in archival research by Olival Freire, Jr., a historian of science at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. In the spring of 1956 Everett’s academic adviser at Princeton, John Archibald Wheeler, took the draft dissertation to Copenhagen to convince the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters to publish it. He wrote to Everett that he had “three long and strong discussions about it” with Bohr and Petersen. Wheeler also shared his student’s work with several other physicists at Bohr’s Institute for Theoretical Physics, including Alexander W. Stern.


Wheeler’s letter to Everett reported: “Your beautiful wave function formalism of course remains unshaken; but all of us feel that the real issue is the words that are to be attached to the quantities of the formalism.” For one thing, Wheeler was troubled by Everett’s use of “splitting” humans and cannonballs as scientific metaphors. His letter revealed the Copenhagen-ists’ discomfort over the meaning of Everett’s work. Stern dismissed Everett’s theory as “theology,” and Wheeler himself was reluctant to challenge Bohr. In a long, politic letter to Stern, he explicated and excused Everett’s theory as an extension, not a refutation, of the prevailing interpretation of quantum mechanics:

I think I may say that this very fine and able and independently thinking young man has gradually come to accept the present approach to the measurement problem as correct and self-consistent, despite a few traces that remain in the present thesis draft of a past dubious attitude. So, to avoid any possible misunderstanding, let me say that Everett’s thesis is not meant to question the present approach to the measurement problem, but to accept it and generalize it. [Emphasis in original.]

Everett would have completely disagreed with Wheeler’s description of his opinion of the Copenhagen interpretation. For example, a year later, when responding to criticisms from Bryce S. DeWitt, editor of the journal Reviews of Modern Physics, he wrote:

The Copenhagen Interpretation is hopelessly incomplete because of its a priori reliance on classical physics ... as well as a philosophic monstrosity with a “reality” concept for the macroscopic world and denial of the same for the microcosm.

While Wheeler was off in Europe arguing his case, Everett was in danger of losing his student draft deferment. To avoid going to boot camp, he decided to take a research job at the Pentagon. He moved to the Washington, D.C., area and never came back to theoretical physics.
During the next year, however, he communicated long-distance with Wheeler as he reluctantly whittled down his thesis to a quarter of its original length. In April 1957 Everett’s thesis committee accepted the abridged version—without the “splits.” Three months later Reviews of Modern Physics published the shortened version, entitled “‘Relative State’ Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.” In the same issue, a companion paper by Wheeler lauded his student’s discovery.

When the paper appeared in print, it slipped into instant obscurity. Wheeler gradually distanced himself from association with Everett’s theory, but he kept in touch with the theorist, encouraging him, in vain, to do more work in quantum mechanics. In an interview last year, Wheeler, then 95, commented that “[Everett] was disappointed, perhaps bitter, at the nonreaction to his theory. How I wish that I had kept up the sessions with Everett. The questions that he brought up were important.”

Nuclear Military Strategies

Princeton awarded Everett his doctorate nearly a year after he had begun his first project for the Pentagon: calculating potential mortality rates from radioactive fallout in a nuclear war. He soon headed the mathematics division in the Pentagon’s nearly invisible but extremely influential Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG). Everett advised high-level officials in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations on the best methods for selecting hydrogen bomb targets and structuring the nuclear triad of bombers, submarines and missiles for optimal punch in a nuclear strike.

In 1960 he helped write WSEG No. 50, a catalytic report that remains classified to this day. According to Everett’s friend and WSEG colleague George E. Pugh, as well as historians, WSEG No. 50 rationalized and promoted military strategies that were operative for decades, including the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction. WSEG provided nuclear warfare policymakers with enough scary information about the global effects of radioactive fallout that many became convinced of the merit of waging a perpetual standoff—as opposed to, as some powerful people were advocating, launching preemptive first strikes on the Soviet Union, China and other communist countries.

One final chapter in the struggle over Everett’s theory also played out in this period. In the spring of 1959 Bohr granted Everett an interview in Copenhagen. They met several times during a six-week period but to little effect: Bohr did not shift his position, and Everett did not reenter quantum physics research. The excursion was not a complete failure, though. One afternoon, while drinking beer at the Hotel Østerport, Everett wrote out on hotel stationery an important refinement of the other mathematical tour de force for which he is renowned, the generalized Lagrange multiplier method, also known as the Everett algorithm. The method simplifies searches for optimum solutions to complex logistical problems—ranging from the deployment of nuclear weapons to just-in-time industrial production schedules to the routing of buses for maximizing the desegregation of school districts.

In 1964 Everett, Pugh and several other WSEG colleagues founded a private defense company, Lambda Corporation. Among other activities, it designed mathematical models of anti-ballistic missile systems and computerized nuclear war games that, according to Pugh, were used by the military for years. Everett became enamored of inventing applications for Bayes’ theorem, a mathematical method of correlating the probabilities of future events with past experience. In 1971 Everett built a prototype Bayesian machine, a computer program that learns from experience and simplifies decision making by deducing probable outcomes, much like the human faculty of common sense. Under contract to the Pentagon, Lambda used the Bayesian method to invent techniques for tracking trajectories of incoming ballistic missiles.

In 1973 Everett left Lambda and started a data-processing company, DBS, with Lambda colleague Donald Reisler. DBS researched weapons applications but specialized in analyzing the socioeconomic effects of government affirmative action programs. When they first met, Reis-ler recalls, Everett “sheepishly” asked whether he had ever read his 1957 paper. “I thought for an instant and replied, ‘Oh, my God, you are that Everett, the crazy one who wrote that insane paper,’” Reisler says. “I had read it in graduate school and chuckled, rejected it out of hand.” The two became close friends but agreed not to talk about multiple universes again.

Three-Martini Lunches

Despite all these successes, Everett’s life was blighted in many ways. He had a reputation for drinking, and friends say the problem seemed only to grow with time. According to Reisler, his partner usually enjoyed a three-martini lunch, sleeping it off in his office—although he still managed to be productive.

Yet his hedonism did not reflect a relaxed, playful attitude toward life. “He was not a sympathetic person,” Reisler says. “He brought a cold, brutal logic to the study of things. Civil-rights entitlements made no sense to him.”

John Y. Barry, a former colleague of Everett’s at WSEG, also questioned his ethics. In the mid-1970s Barry convinced his employers at J. P. Morgan to hire Everett to develop a Bayesian method of predicting movement in the stock market. By several accounts, Everett succeeded— and then refused to turn the product over to J. P. Morgan. “He used us,” Barry recalls. “[He was] a brilliant, innovative, slippery, untrustworthy, probably alcoholic individual.”

Everett was egocentric. “Hugh liked to espouse a form of extreme solipsism,” says Elaine Tsiang, a former employee at DBS. “Although he took pains to distance his [many-worlds] theory from any theory of mind or consciousness, obviously we all owed our existence relative to the world he had brought into being.”

And he barely knew his children, Elizabeth and Mark.

As Everett pursued his entrepreneurial career, the world of physics was starting to take a hard look at his once ignored theory. DeWitt swung around 180 degrees and became its most devoted champion. In 1967 he wrote an article presenting the Wheeler-DeWitt equation: a universal wave function that a theory of quantum gravity should satisfy. He credited Everett for having demonstrated the need for such an approach. DeWitt and his graduate student Neill Graham then edited a book of physics papers, The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, which featured the unamputated version of Everett’s dissertation. The epigram “many worlds” stuck fast, popularized in the science-fiction magazine Analog in 1976.

Not everybody agrees, however, that the Copenhagen interpretation needs to give way. Cornell University physicist N. David Mermin maintains that the Everett interpretation treats the wave function as part of the objectively real world, whereas he sees it as merely a mathematical tool. “A wave function is a human construction,” Mer-min says. “Its purpose is to enable us to make sense of our macroscopic observations. My point of view is exactly the opposite of the many-worlds interpretation. Quantum mechanics is a device for enabling us to make our observations coherent, and to say that we are inside of quantum mechanics and that quantum mechanics must apply to our perceptions is inconsistent.”

But many working physicists say that Everett’s theory should be taken seriously.

“When I heard about Everett’s interpretation in the late 1970s,” says Stephen Shenker, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University, “I thought it was kind of crazy. Now most of the people I know that think about string theory and quantum cosmology think about something along an Everett-style interpretation. And because of recent developments in quantum computation, these questions are no longer academic.”

One of the pioneers of decoherence, Wojciech H. Zurek, a fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, comments that “Everett’s accomplishment was to insist that quantum theory should be universal, that there should not be a division of the universe into something which is a priori classical and something which is a priori quantum. He gave us all a ticket to use quantum theory the way we use it now to describe measurement as a whole.”

String theorist Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., reflects a common attitude among his colleagues: “When I think about the Everett theory quantum mechanically, it is the most reasonable thing to believe. In everyday life, I do not believe it.”
In 1977 DeWitt and Wheeler invited Everett, who hated public speaking, to make a presentation on his interpretation at the University of Texas at Austin. He wore a rumpled black suit and chain-smoked throughout the seminar. David Deutsch, now at the University of Oxford and a founder of the field of quantum computation (itself inspired by Everett’s theory), was there. “Everett was before his time,” Deutsch says in summing up Everett’s contribution. “He represents the refusal to relinquish objective explanation. A great deal of harm was done to progress in both physics and philosophy by the abdication of the original purpose of those fields: to explain the world. We got irretrievably bogged down in formalisms, and things were regarded as progress which are not explanatory, and the vacuum was filled by mysticism and religion and every kind of rubbish. Everett is important because he stood out against it.”

After the Texas visit, Wheeler tried to hook Everett up with the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif. Everett reportedly was interested, but nothing came of the plan.

Totality of Experience

Everett died in bed on July 19, 1982. He was just 51. His son, Mark, then a teenager, remembers finding his father’s lifeless body that morning. Feeling the cold body, Mark realized he had no memory of ever touching his dad before. “I did not know how to feel about the fact that my father just died,” he told me. “I didn’t really have any relationship with him.”

Not long afterward, Mark moved to Los Angeles. He became a successful songwriter and the lead singer for a popular rock band, Eels. Many of his songs express the sadness he experienced as the son of a depressed, alcoholic, emotionally detached man. It was not until years after his father’s death that Mark learned of Everett’s career and accomplishments.

Mark’s sister, Elizabeth, made the first of many suicide attempts in June 1982, only a month before Everett died. Mark discovered her unconscious on the bathroom floor and got her to the hospital just in time. When he returned home later that night, he recalled, his father “looked up from his newspaper and said, ‘I didn’t know she was that sad.’” In 1996 Elizabeth killed herself with an overdose of sleeping pills, leaving a note in her purse saying she was going to join her father in another universe.

In a 2005 song, “Things the Grandchildren Should Know,” Mark wrote: “I never really understood/ what it must have been like for him/living inside his head.” His solipsistically inclined father would have understood that dilemma. “Once we have granted that any physical theory is essentially only a model for the world of experience,” Everett concluded in the unedited version of his dissertation, “we must renounce all hope of finding anything like the correct theory ... simply because the totality of experience is never accessible to us.”



Wednesday 22 March 1995

Episode 1 Season 1 DVD video:


Professor Maximilian Arturo: As even the most intellectually impoverished physicist knows, the largest symmetry group of a single Dirac field is - ? The silence is deafening.



Amy Winehouse


Date of Birth 14 September 1983, Southgate, London, England, UK

Date of Death 23 July 2011, Camden, London, England, UK (alcohol poisoning)

Birth Name Amy Jade Winehouse


Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

State revoke your license, yet?
I always tell my patients,
"You know what the best predictor
of future behavior is?
"Past behavior. "
Well, you don't have
any more patients.
The only problem with having
a crazy person for a partner
is they tend to stay crazy.



Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

And she told me that her
marriage with her husband
had never been anything
but a meeting of minds.
And minds start to
wander after a while.
He had traded her in for a
younger model, so she was
alone and lonely.



Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

It didn't take much.
I think she always liked girls,
she just never found one
she liked as much as me.


Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

EMILY: It's not a decision
you make just once.
You make it over and over again,
every time you look at your life
and you see the position you're
in and who put you there.
And it all leads back to him.
Each and every fucking
problem, every disappointment.
And you think to yourself,
"Maybe if he just goes away,
it'll all get better. "
Everything would have
worked out perfectly
if you had just disappeared
after the trial
like you were supposed to.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 03:33 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 27 February 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017



JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 09:09 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 11 July 2016 - http://hvom.blogspot.com/2017/02/must-go-faster-must-go-faster-must-go.html


[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 11 July 2016 excerpt ends]


JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM

To: ---@paramount.com

Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts


ID: DNSN9301438

Fireman James Seward sleeps on the forecastle of the guided missile frigate SAMUEL B. Roberts (FFG-58). Some of the crew are sleeping on the deck because of hull damage sustained when the ship struck a mine on April 14, 1988. The guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) is in the background.

Camera Operator: PH2 RUDY D. PAHOYO

Date Shot: 16 Apr 1988

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM

To: ---@paramount.com

Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts

---@paramount.com wrote:

I don't remember the USS JOUETT around when I was onboard the Roberts.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]


Tapestry [ Star Trek: The Next Generation ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: 15 Feb, 1993

[Ten Forward]

(Riker and Troi are at a table)

PICARD: Excuse me, am I interrupting?

RIKER: No, not at all. Have a seat.

PICARD: Thank you. I'd like to talk to you for a moment about my future on the Enterprise.

RIKER: Of course, Lieutenant. Jean-Luc, isn't it?

TROI: Maybe I should go.

PICARD: No, please, Counsellor, I would very much like to hear your thoughts. First of all, and I would like you to be absolutely straightforward with me. How would you evaluate me as an officer?

TROI: Well, er, your performance records have always been good. You're thorough, dedicated.

RIKER: Reliable, steady, (searching desperately) punctual.

From 7/8/2011 to 5/2/2014 ( Homestead Day 217 - The Homestead Apartments Phase 2 Day 1 ) is 1029 days

From 5/2/2014 ( Homestead Day 217 - The Homestead Apartments Phase 2 Day 1 ) to 2/24/2017 is 1029 days



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

STS-135 (ISS assembly flight ULF7) was the 135th and final mission of the American Space Shuttle program. It used the orbiter Atlantis and hardware originally processed for the STS-335 contingency mission, which was not flown. STS-135 launched on 8 July 2011, and landed on 21 July 2011, following a one-day mission extension. The four-person crew was the smallest of any shuttle mission since STS-6 in April 1983. The mission's primary cargo was the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raffaello and a Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier (LMC), which were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight of Raffaello marked the only time that Atlantis carried an MPLM.

Although the mission was authorized, it initially had no appropriation in the NASA budget, raising questions about whether the mission would fly.




Stargate Atlantis - Rising - premiere episode part 1 and 2 - Friday 16 July 2004

HOLOGRAM: Never before had we encountered beings with powers that rivalled our own. In our over-confidence, we were unprepared and outnumbered. The enemy fed upon defenceless human worlds like a great scourge until finally only Atlantis remained. This city's great shield was powerful enough to withstand their terrible weapons but here we were besieged for many years. In an effort to save the last of our kind, we submerged our great city into the ocean. The Atlantis Stargate was the one and only link back to Earth from this galaxy, and those who remained used it to return to that world that was once home. There, the last survivors of Atlantis lived out the remainder of their lives. This city was left to slumber, in the hope that our kind would one day return.

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- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:45 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 26 February 2017