Jae Kamel’s URLs – Fall Harvest Edition.
……………………January 2016 Update.
Football-free for your protection.
I. (your ad goes here)
II. Astronomy and Plasma Science.
III. Other Science.
IV. More Language Sites.
V. Views of Schizophrenia.
VI. Watchdogs & Whistleblowers
VII. Enneagram Studies.
VIII. Musique and Videos.
I. This Space Available.
II. Astronomy (and Plasma) Science Sites.
http://andreassiegert.ifunnyblog.com/anthonyperatt/ }page of links on plasma sciences, and Anthony Peratt. Good link list, once again made be someone opposed to the discoveries of Anthony Peratt. Warning: don’t click on the videos or start them.
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/pp0/plasma2.html }Birkeland currents and force-free filaments. The Bible-like passage at the beginning of the article is unusual, scroll down for the science.
http://www.astronautix.com/ }Information on most satellites in Earth orbit and beyond. Website is searchable: http://www.astronautix.com/articles/search.htm }there are 25,687 pages and 9,423 images there.
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1109/1109.3264.pdf }Auroral hiss is a type of whistler mode radio emission which frequently occurs in high latitude regions of planetary magnetospheres and also observed by Galileo spacecraft over the Jupiter’s moon Io during a flyby of Io in October 16, 2001. These results imply that as a spacecraft flies through a region of whistler mode emission propagating along the resonance cone it will encounter higher frequencies first, and detect lower frequencies only near the midpoint of its pass through this region. It is clear that the detection of such emissions is dependent upon the location of spacecraft as it orbits the planet.
http://www.bigbangneverhappened.org/ }the “big bang” never happened (obviously). See also http://www.thunderbolts.info/thunderblogs/archives/guests08/022108_guest_sjcrothers.htm } Big Bang Busted! (The Black Hole, the Big Bang, and Modern Physics); 02/21/08. There has been a deliberate suppression of important scientific papers by the community of physicists and astronomers concerning the black hole, beginning with the original paper by Karl Schwarzschild of 1916, evidently for vainglory, money and self-aggrandisement. I bring you free access to those papers, and others of relevance, in the hope that this fraud can be exposed and physics restored to a rational search for knowledge. The black hole has no foundation in theory whatsoever. Neither Newton’s theory nor Einstein’s theory predict it. In fact, both theories preclude it, contrary to what the orthodox relativists claim. And also see https://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060823bigbangscience.htm }Aug 23, 2006: The “Science” of the Big Bang.
Astronomer Halton Arp has called it “science by news release,” and some of the most disturbing examples come from statements “confirming” the validity of the Big Bang Many critics of modern theories in the sciences have noticed that science editors (newspaper, magazine, and television) appear to have lost the ability to separate fact from theory. When discussing the trademarks of popular cosmology, such as the Big Bang, the science media incessantly report that new discoveries confirm them—even when such reports are far from the truth.
http://ve4xm.caltech.edu/Bellan_plasma_page/ }Bellan Plasma Group at CalTech, experimental and theoretical plasma physics, both fundamental and applied.
http://www.catastrophism.com/texts/bruce/astro.htm }slightly different version of electric sun. Zoom in (Firefox) or enlarge text size (explorer) for readability. Long for a website, but if you like science, it is well worth reading.
http://codementum.org/exoplanets/ } }An interactive version of XKCD 1071: Exoplanets using data from Planetary Habilitability Laboratory (via @ProfAbelMendez) and adapted code from the d3.js Bubble Chart example (by @mbostock). Planets are drawn to scale using radius data. The dataset also includes attributes such as atmosphere type, which is included in the information area on the left. The dataset is large (about 1.1mb), so it may take a few seconds to load. All blue and light brown planets are smaller than Jupiter. Brown represents the planets larger than Jupiter, while red represents the largest of them all. For the color by distance option, the more blue a planet is, the further away it is from the nearest star.
http://www.electricuniverse.info/Introduction }”The Electric Universe theory highlights the importance of electricity throughout the Universe. It is based on the recognition of existing natural electrical phenomena (e.g. lightning, St Elmo’s Fire), and the known properties of plasmas (ionized “gases”) which make up 99.999% of the visible universe, and react strongly to electro-magnetic fields. Much of the material considered by the Electric Universe is peer-reviewed, but not all (see Speculative Theories, below).”
http://www.everythingselectric.com/forum/index.php?topic=138.0 }”Why do astronomers and scientists do everything they can to describe things without using the words electric or Birkeland currents when describing space stuff? It appears you can not have a magnetic field in space without the flow of electrical current. There are incredible “magnetic” events happening all over the universe yet the electricity needed to create magnetic fields is not mentioned.”
http://www.exomol.com/ } }a database of molecular line lists that can be used for spectral characterisation and simulation, and as input to atmospheric models of exoplanets, brown dwarfs and cool stars, and other models including those for combustion and sunspots. “There is an infinite number of worlds of different sizes: some are larger than ours, some have no sun or moon, others have suns or moons that are bigger than ours. Some have many suns and moons. Worlds are spaced at differing distances from each other; in some parts of the universe there are more worlds, in other parts fewer. In some areas they are growing, in other parts, decreasing. They are destroyed by collision with one another. There are some worlds with no living creatures, plants, or moisture.” —Democritus
http://www.holoscience.com/index.php }their index page.
http://www.holoscience.com/links.php }links page to related scientists.
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=2m1r5m3b }good page on electric galaxies. This work generally is endorsed by Anthony Peratt.
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=x49g6gsf }history and science of electric stars.
http://www.holoscience.com/news.php?article=q1q6sz2s }good page on electrically modified Newtonian dynamics.
http://www.mpoweruk.com/satellite_communications.htm }Pioneering Communications Satellites. This page describes the evolution of key satellite technologies pioneered by the early satellite communications systems. (The contributions and background of key players are described the History page.
Follow the individual (history) links below to see more.)
http://www.mpoweruk.com/satellites.htm }Satellite Technologies. This page thoroughly describes satellite technologies, and is Highly Recommended for that.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30oct_ftes/ }”On the dayside of Earth (the side closest to the sun), Earth’s magnetic field presses against the sun’s magnetic field. Approximately every eight minutes, the two fields briefly merge or “reconnect,” forming a portal through which particles can flow. The portal takes the form of a magnetic cylinder about as wide as Earth. The European Space Agency’s fleet of four Cluster spacecraft and NASA’s five THEMIS probes have flown through and surrounded these cylinders, measuring their dimensions and sensing the particles that shoot through. “They’re real,” says Sibeck.” Note, however, that magnetic fields do not actually “reconnect”; that is a misnomer left over from the days of gravity-only astrophysics. For example, see https://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060711magnetic.htm }Electrical engineers and plasma cosmologists will tell you that magnetic reconnection is one of the most contradictory ideas that astronomers ever derived from the mistaken belief that there are no electric currents in space. Astronomers today are taking pictures of something they call “magnetic reconnection” on the Sun, and space probes are measuring something else in the Earth’s magnetosphere that has also been given the same name. If you ask a plasma cosmologist about these, he’ll tell you that the astronomers don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re looking at well-understood plasma phenomena, exploding double layers and electric discharge, not magnetic reconnection.
http://sec.gsfc.nasa.gov/ }Explore the Heliophysical system to understand the Sun and it effects on the Earth, the solar system, space environmental conditions that are found by human and robotic explorers, and enable technologies that enhance like and society.
http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/ }This is the link page for the NASA ISWA GSFC cygnets. 13 links. Choose from solar, heliosphere, magnetosphere, ionosphere, planetary/spacecraft, events, new horizons, and others. Note that S0 uses one of these, the ENLIL diagram; here’s the URL for 18nov15: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261 .
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php }An online training module to help you grasp some of the concepts of deep space missions. “Basics of Space Flight is a tutorial designed primarily to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with college and high-school students and faculty, and people everywhere who are interested in interplanetary space flight. “
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html }Human space flight. Information on the ISS and Space Shuttle missions. Site is searchable: http://search.nasa.gov/search/ }note that this searches the entire NASA website.
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb }Note: Make sure you have Java enabled on your browser to see the applet. This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool. The applet was implemented using 2-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories (over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances. For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system. Also note that, while this is the diagram used by suspicious 0bservers, there are others, such at the Heavens Above and Fourmilab diagrams, both of which are on these Lists. S0 also uses the Fourmilab diagrams.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ }the original Space Weather Prediction Center website; and http://origin-www.swpc.noaa.gov/ }the new Space Weather Prediction Center website. See also Space Weather on The Legendary Journeys Continue, http://sdrv.ms/x1hqVV
http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2013/nrl-scientists-produce-densest-artificial-ionospheric-plasma-clouds-using-haarp }U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division, working at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter facility, Gakona, Alaska, successfully produced a sustained high density plasma cloud in Earth’s upper atmosphere. “Previous artificial plasma density clouds have lifetimes of only ten minutes or less,” said Paul Bernhardt, Ph.D., NRL Space Use and Plasma Section. “This higher density plasma ‘ball’ was sustained over one hour by the HAARP transmissions and was extinguished only after termination of the HAARP radio beam.”
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/aussie-student-proves-existence-of-plasma-tubes-floating-above-earth/story-fnjwlcze-1227379756018 }An Australian scientist has discovered that giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth.It’s a finding that was initially met with a considerable degree of scepticism within the field of astrophysics, but a University of Sydney undergraduate student Cleo Loi, 23, has proven that the phenomenon exists.
http://www22.pair.com/csdc/pdf/helical6.pdf }New time dependent wave solutions to the classical homogeneous Maxwell equations in the vacuum have been found. These results seem to give classical credence to the Planck assumption that vacuum state of Maxwell’s electrodynamics supports quantized angular momentum, and that the energy must come in multiples of the spin quanta. In other words, these combined solutions to classical electrodynamics have some of the qualities of the photon.
http://www.physorg.com/news105869123.html }helical structures from inorganic dust. 2011 Update: The link to the original physics article is dead, both at the page shown and on wiki’s page. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cloud }this page still does describe the physics. Also, http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/9/8/263/fulltext }this article is still there. (All this is very real.) You could probably dig out the original Institute of Physics article if you wanted to work on it, or we could do it for you by request. See also our Academic Research List.
http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/jsr.html }The Space Report (“JSR”) is issued about twice a month. It describes all space launches, including both piloted missions and automated satellites. Back issues are available online.
http://www.plasmacoalition.org/links.htm }coalition for plasma science links page. a pretty serious list, take a look at it before you snicker.
http://www.plasmacoalition.org/about.htm }Plasma science and its many applications make significant contributions to society and to the quality of our lives. But this exciting and rapidly progressing field of science is little understood or appreciated by the general public, including the media, the education community and policy-makers. As a result, progress in education, support for basic research, and the pace of technological innovations stemming from plasma science all suffer. To remedy this situation, a group of individuals and organizations with an interest in plasma science research and applications joined together to form the Coalition.
http://www.plasmacenter.cornell.edu/career.html }Research in the Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven High-Energy-Density Plasma Studies (at Cornell) emphasizes the study of high energy density z-pinch plasmas.
http://www.plasmacenter.cornell.edu/research.php } In addition, we will expand our range of applications of pulsed-power-driven high energy density science to include isentropic compression experiments that take advantage of the ultra-high magnetic pressures that can be generated with a high current pulsed power generator. We will also be looking for additional practical applications, such as in the biological or medical sciences, of the high-resolution x-ray imaging capability that we have developed for the exploding wires using X pinch plasmas.Some experiments will be carried out as collaborative efforts with Sandia scientists either at Center facilities or using the Z-machine at Sandia.
http://plasmadictionary.llnl.gov/terms.lasso?-MaxRecords=1&-SkipRecords=11&-SortField=Term&-SortOrder=ascending&-Op=bw&ABC=B&page=detail }sample from the Plasma Dictionary, namely, the term “Bohm diffusion”, named after the plasma physicist David Bohm (yes, the same David Bohm).
http://plasmascience.net/papers.html }published papers on plasma physics and similar. 2011 Update: the link for recently published papers is gone, but we can offer you this http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/papers/Tsung_2005.pdf }for now.
http://plasmascience.net/ }cosmogony: formation of planets. 2011 Update: The link to the original pdf on planet formation is dead, and the page http://plasmascience.net/theplanets.html }is under construction. There again, you could probably dig out more info or the pdf if you wanted to, or we could do it for you by request. See also our Academic Research List. For instance, we found http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=7251758 }which shows work that corroborated and followed the book, http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Solar-System-Hannes-Alfven/dp/1410218848 }and their work behind it. Scroll down for the description. (We don’t usually have amazon links in our lists, sorry, but this one is necessary.)
http://www.plasmas.org/world.htm } The World Wide Web Virtual Library Plasma Science and Technology – Sites Worldwide Corporate Sites: Worldwide and U.S. University and Research Laboratories: Basic Plasma Scienc,e High Energy Density Physics, Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Space Plasma, Plasma Astrophysics, Technology.
http://www.plasmas.org/fusion-alternate.htm }Many alternate fusion concepts are being investigated even though Tokamak magnetic confinement systems remain a leading candidate for practical fusion energy reactors. There are several alternate concepts which are being thoroughly investigated. Various alternate concepts were thoroughly discussed at the Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop ICC 1998.
http://www.plasmas.org/fusion-mag.htm#centers }Magnetic confinement fusion devices are designed to confine hot, dense plasma for a sufficient period of time (a few seconds) for nuclei to fuse by overcoming their natural repulsive forces. An operating fusion energy reactor must attain sufficiently high energy density for the fusion to become self-sustaining (ignition) and generate economically significant energy gains.
http://www.plasmaresources.com/ }your one-stop-NON-shop for all the links you’ll ever need for exploring plasma cosmology (PC), our electric universe (EU), and almost anything else even remotely related to the electrical nature of space, climatology and our Earth.
http://www.plasma-universe.com/Plasma-Universe.com }The Plasma Universe is a term coined by Nobel Laureate Hannes Alfvén to highlight the importance of plasma throughout the Universe. See how much you think you know about cosmic plasma below, and then check out our articles, images and the Plasma Universe Timeline. Note: Some of the theories on this site form the cornerstone of plasma astrophysics. Other theories contradict the generally accepted view (qv). This site merely attempts to describes them, citing peer-reviewed references where available. We found this to be a well-done website, very readable, and very easy to use, Highly Recommended.
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.php/Eric_Lerner }wiki-style page on the inventor of the plasma-focus, with info and some links. 2011 Update: The new version of this page has much better references and links, and improved readability.
http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.php/Plasma_Universe_resources }wiki-style page of plasma universe resources, including books, film, video, TV, journals, and footnotes.
http://plasmauniverse.info/ }front page of plasma universe, with a photograph (probably taken by HST) showing the Birkeland currents of two galaxies undergoing electrical exchanges. This is surely the best place to start learning about our plasma universe, from one of the world’s leading experts in plasma science, at the Los Alamos Laboratory. However, http://www.plasmas.org/ }is also very good for studying plasma science.
http://plasmauniverse.info/fund_state.html }plasma is the fundamental state of matter, say the physicists.
http://plasmauniverse.info/01.guided_tour.html }a guided tour of plasma in the universe. (99% of the observable universe is plasma.)
http://www.plasmauniverse.info/NearEarth.html }near-earth manifestations of the plasma universe, publications, pdfs, free to download.
http://www.prismnet.com/~mmccants/ }Mike McCants’ Satellite Tracking Web Pages. A good page containing elements of satellites organised by category, and stored in ZIPped files for easy downloading. Also contains elements for classified satellites, and a single large file with the most recent elements of most satellites. The site used to have a search feature, but it is down now. Still a Recommended site. Update: we found here http://www.satobs.org/seesat/index.html }the SeeSat-L Archives, which the Mike McCant’s site used for searches.
http://public.lanl.gov/alp/plasma/anatomy.html }a good look at galaxy formation. Peratt’s work is important, you should look at it. See also the FAQs below.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092442471300143X }This paper reports on an electromagnetic vibration energy harvester that utilizes a novel method of energy pumping based frequency up-conversion to effectively harvest energy from a broad range of low frequency (<18 Hz) ambient vibrations. Energy from low frequency vibrations is absorbed by a low frequency bounded resonator and subsequently pumped, in the form of pulses, to a high frequency resonator. The mechanical energy of the high frequency resonator is then transferred to the electrical domain by electromagnetic induction. The test results proved that the energy pumping based mechanical frequency up-conversion gets benefit from the resonance amplification phenomenon at multiple frequencies corresponding to higher order of resonances. Resonance amplification at multiple frequencies can improve the efficiency of harvesting energy from broadband vibrations and from sources where energy is distributed in different harmonics.
http://erps.spacegrant.org/uploads/images/images/iepc_articledownload_1988-2007/2011index/IEPC-2011-151.pdf }Hollow Cathode Thrusters (HCTs) is an active field of research aiming to develop secondary propulsion for large spacecraft (S/C) platforms, such as telecom S/C with installed electric propulsion (EP) systems, or primary propulsion for small S/C, with enhanced performance compared to resistojets.
https://www.space-track.org/perl/login.pl }Space Track. Run by the US Department of Defense, responsible for making unclassified orbital elements available to the public. This organisation has taken over the task from the OIG which was run by NASA. You will need to get an account to access the data. March 2013 Update: “This is the legacy Space-Track.org site that has been retired. Please visit our upgraded site here: “
https://www.space-track.org }”Welcome to the upgraded Space-Track.org. Please ensure that you understand the user agreement. “
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1134%2FS0010952506010047 }The model problem of the dynamics of a planar plasma ring rotating in the dipole magnetic field of a central body is considered. A finite-dimensional mathematical model of the system is synthesized by the Boubnov-Galerkin method. The class of solutions corresponding to magneto-gravitational waves associated with deformations of the ring boundaries is investigated.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1020850022070 }The Earth’s auroral electrons produce copious non-thermal radio emissions of various types, including auroral kilometric radiation (AKR), whistler mode auroral hiss, mode conversion radiation such as auroral roar and MF-burst, and possibly HF/VHF emissions. In some cases,mechanisms have been identified and quantitatively described, whereby the energy of the auroral electrons is converted into electromagnetic radiation.
http://www.thunderboltsdvd.com/ }the new astrophysics. DL 2011. Replacement: http://www.thunderbolts.info/home.htm }for those unfamiliar with the “new” astrophysics, http://www.thunderbolts.info/synopsis2.htm }look here, read the synopsis.
http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/plasma-wave/tutorial/intro.html }Radio and plasma wave tutorials. Work on these tutorials is progressing slowly on a volunteer basis. Eventually we hope to provide a searchable index and discussions of many topics at various levels. If you have material that you would like to donate, please send e-mail to larry – granroth @ uiowa . edu .
http://phl.upr.edu/projects/earth-similarity-index-esi }The Earth Similarity Index (ESI), or the “easy scale,” is a multiparameter first assessment of Earth-likeness for solar and extrasolar planets as a number between zero (no similarity) and one (identical to Earth). Such similarity indices are used in many fields and provide a powerful tool for categorizing and extracting patterns from large and complex datasets. The ESI can be used to prioritize exoplanets observations, perform statistical assessments and develop planetary classifications. It is used as a way to sort the objects of interest of the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumstellar_habitable_zone }”In astronomy and astrobiology, the circumstellar habitable zone (CHZ), or simply the habitable zone, is the region around a star within which planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces. The bounds of the CHZ are calculated using the known requirements of Earth’s biosphere, its position in the Solar System and the amount of radiant energy it receives from the Sun. Due to the importance of liquid water to life as it exists on Earth, the nature of the CHZ and the objects within is believed to be instrumental in determining the scope and distribution of Earth-like extraterrestrial life and intelligence. The habitable zone is also called the Goldilocks zone…”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Similarity_Index }”The Earth Similarity Index (ESI or “easy scale”) is a measure of how physically similar a planetary-mass object is to Earth. It is a scale from zero to one, with Earth having a value of one. The ESI was designed to measure planets, but the formula can also be applied to large natural satellites and other objects. The ESI is a function of the planet’s radius, density, escape velocity, and surface temperature. These parameters are often estimated based on one or more known variables. Such variables depend greatly on the method of observation used. For example, surface temperature is influenced by a variety of factors including irradiance, tidal heating, albedo, insolation and greenhouse warming. “
“This article needs attention from an expert in Astronomy. The specific problem is: wrong values used. See the talk page for details. WikiProject Astronomy (or its Portal) may be able to help recruit an expert. (February 2014)”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_European_Torus }The JET facilities are situated on a former Navy airfield near Culham, Oxfordshire – RNAS Culham (HMS Hornbill), in the UK. The construction of the buildings which house the project was undertaken by Tarmac Construction, starting in 1978 with the Torus Hall being completed in January 1982. Construction of the JET machine itself began immediately after the completion of the Torus Hall, with the first plasma experiments in 1983. The components for the JET machine came from manufacturers all over Europe, with these components transported to the site. Because of the extremely high power requirements for the tokamak, and the fact that power draw from the main grid is limited, two large flywheel generators were constructed to provide this necessary power. Each 775 ton flywheel can spin up to 225 rpm. One generator provides power for the 32 toroidal field coils, the other for inner poloidal field coils. The outer field coils draw their power from the grid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosphere_of_Jupiter }Jupiter’s internal magnetic field is generated by electrical currents in the planet’s outer core, which is composed of liquid metallic hydrogen. Volcanic eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io eject large amounts of sulfur dioxide gas into space, forming a large torus around the planet. Jupiter’s magnetic field forces the torus to rotate with the same angular velocity and direction as the planet. The torus in turn loads the magnetic field with plasma, in the process stretching it into a pancake-like structure called a magnetodisk.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosphere_of_Saturn }The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae are related to the powerful saturnian kilometric radiation (SKR), which spans the frequency interval between 100 kHz to 1300 kHz and was once thought to modulate with a period equal to the planet’s rotation. However, later measurements showed that the periodicity of the SKR’s modulation varies by as much as 1%, and so probably does not exactly coincide with Saturn’s true rotational period, which as of 2010 remains unknown. Inside the magnetosphere there are radiation belts, which house particles with energy as high as tens of megaelectronvolts. The energetic particles have significant influence on the surfaces of inner icy moons of Saturn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_habitability }”Planetary habitability is the measure of a planet’s or a natural satellite’s potential to develop and sustain life. Life may develop directly on a planet or satellite or be transferred to it from another body, a theoretical process known as panspermia. As the existence of life beyond Earth is unknown, planetary habitability is largely an extrapolation of conditions on Earth and the characteristics of the Sun and Solar System which appear favourable to life’s flourishing—in particular those factors that have sustained complex, multicellular organisms and not just simpler, unicellular creatures. Research and theory in this regard is a component of planetary science and the emerging discipline of astrobiology.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistler_(radio) }A whistler is a very low frequency or VLF electromagnetic (radio) wave generated by lightning. Frequencies of terrestrial whistlers are 1 kHz to 30 kHz, with a maximum amplitude usually at 3 kHz to 5 kHz. Although they are electromagnetic waves, they occur at audio frequencies, and can be converted to audio using a suitable receiver. They are produced by lightning strokes (mostly intracloud and return-path) where the impulse travels along the Earth’s magnetic field lines from one hemisphere to the other. They undergo dispersion of several kHz due to the slower velocity of the lower frequencies through the plasma environments of the ionosphere and magnetosphere. Thus they are perceived as a descending tone which can last for a few seconds. The study of whistlers categorizes them into Pure Note, Diffuse, 2-Hop, and Echo Train types.
http://xkcd.com/1071/ }Exoplanets: All 786 known planets (as of June 2012) to scale. Some planet sizes estimated by mass. These orbit other stars and were discovered only recently. Most of them are huge since those are the kind we learned to detect first, but now we’re finding that small ones are actually more common. There are other things for fun on this site, including comics. Example: http://xkcd.com/1072/ }the 1970s called.
III. Other Science Sites.
http://scitation.aip.org/?prog=normal&id=JIMTE6000054000004040201000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes&ref=no }Scitation is the online home of leading journals and conference proceedings from AIP Publishing and AIP Member Societies. Scitation offers online access to a robust collection of close to 1 million articles from leading physical sciences publications including journals, conference proceedings, and magazines published by AIP Publishing and its publishing partners.
http://www.cspinet.org }Center for Science in the Public Interest.
http://amasci.com/weird/wsci.html#emf }this page has links to serious science that you should read, if you’re interested in the sciences, as well as fringe-science and other new stuff.
http://polysat.calpoly.edu/ }Cal Poly’s third ground station Friis is coming together after significant work by the PolySat lab. Friis will be able to track LEO satellites and operates at 437MHz and will be capable of achieving significantly higher data rates than Cal Poly’s other two ground stations Marconi and Hertz. The radio transceiver and the the controller processor are identical to the ones on IPEX and ExoCube, the difference is the amplifier on the transmit size will be able to do about 400 watts out through four phased yagi antennas.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/directory }Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. They have one fo the best in the country there. For instance, they were the originators of the search algorithms inside of Vivisimo, which later became Clusty, then Yippy, then went down. Computer Science Department, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Institute for Software Research, Language Technologies Institute, Machine Learning Department, Robotics Institute.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2493931/New-device-harvests-electricity-background-radiation-like-Wi-Fi.html }Engineers at Duke University have designed a breakthrough gadget that ‘harvests’ background microwave radiation and converts it into electricity, with the same efficiency as solar panels. The development, unveiled on Thursday, raises exciting possibilities such as recharging a phone wirelessly and providing power to remote locations that can’t access conventional electricity. And the researchers say that their inexpensive invention is remarkably versatile. It could be used to capture ‘lost’ energy from a range of sources such as satellite transmissions, sound signals or Wi-Fi.
http://www.hasslberger.com/phy/phy_1.htm }”Physics, the science which should be explaining to us how the universe came about and what it consists of, seems to have arrived at the end of a blind alley. Its descriptions of the origin and the workings of our universe get more and more complex, less and less agreed-upon and they are definitely not going to accompany us into the 21st century. We are at the beginning of the space-age. In order to survive in that new age, we need clear and unequivocal descriptions of physical phenomena.”
http://www.hasslberger.com/phy/phy.htm }”In this page we are looking at basic understanding of how this universe functions, touching upon physics from a viewpoint not of mathematical formulas but from an investigation of interconnections and from a look at ‘the whole picture’, a thing sadly missing from today’s highly specialized investigations into the nature of things.” Has links to science papers, sites, etc. Recommended.
http://www.lifewave.com/pdf/Papers/SciencePaper002-NanotechnologyLifewave.pdf }The materials
in the patches form molecule sized liquid crystal 6 structures that are very small antennas. In a sense
patches are programmed like computer chips by using different formulas that will produce different
sized antennas and different biological messages. These studies have shown that the materials inside the patches do not leave the patches.
http://www.maverickscience.com/ }The inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation are most clearly demonstrated not, as one might expect, by the ignorant mass–which is easily swayed once its imagination is caught–but by professionals with a vested interest in tradition and in the monopoly of learning. Innovation is a twofold threat to academic mediocrities: it endangers their oracular authority, and it evokes the deeper fear that their whole, laboriously constructed intellectual edifice might collapse. The academic backwoodsmen have been the curse of genius from Aristarchus to Darwin and Freud; they stretch, a solid and hostile phalanx of pedantic mediocrities, across the centuries.
http://www.nanowerk.com/ }Nanowerk is committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanosciences,nanotechnologies and other emerging technologies. As the leading nanotechnology and nanosciences portal,nanowerk.com delivers useful, entertaining and cutting-edge information from all things ‘nano’. One of the most popular features on Nanowerk is our Spotlight section our daily Nanowerk-exclusive
http://www.nist.gov/nanotechnology-portal.cfm }Portal to related sites. Advancing nanoscale measurement science, standards, and nanotechnology is an important component of NIST’s mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. From leading cutting edge research to coordinating the
development of standards that promote trade, NIST’s programs in nanotechnology directly impact priorities important to the nation’s economy and well being.
http://www.noetic.org/directory/person/edgar-mitchell }Traveling back to Earth, having just walked on the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell had an experience for which nothing in his life had prepared him. As he approached the planet we know as home, he was filled with an inner conviction as certain as any mathematical equation he’d ever solved. He knew that the beautiful blue world to which he was returning is part of a living system, harmonious and whole—and that we all participate, as he expressed it later, “in a universe of consciousness.” Trained as an engineer and scientist, Captain Mitchell was most comfortable in the world of rationality and physical precision. Yet the understanding that came to him as he journeyed back from space felt just as trustworthy—it represented another way of knowing.
http://www.peter-thomson.com/tornado/creating_the_vortex.html }The charged sheath vortex.
http://peter-thomson.com/tornado/index.html.gz }The Tornado, Lightning and the Charge Sheath Vortex – Science and Technology.
http://phys.org/news/2014-12-chemically-driven-micro-nanomotors.html#inlRlv }At least since the movie “The Fantastic Voyage” in 1966, in which a submarine is shrunk down and injected into the blood stream of a human, people have been toying with the idea of sending tiny “micromachines” and “nanorobots” into our
organs or individual cells to carry out delicate “repairs”. This is now beginning to approach the realm of possibility. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists from Stuttgart present the current state of research in the area of catalytic micro- and nanomotors. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-chemically-driven-micro-nanomotors.html#jCp }The scientists took advantage of precisely this fluid property. They control the scallop so that it opens much faster than it closes. “This temporally asymmetric pattern of movement causes the fluid to be less viscous during opening than during the subsequent closing stroke,” says doctoral student Tian Qiu, a member of the team in Stuttgart. Thus the distance the scallop travels when opening is not the same as the distance it moves backward when closing, and this causes net forward propulsion. This marks the first time an artificial device of this size has ever been able to move through fluids by means of symmetrical motion cycles, says Tian Qiu. To control their micro-swimmers, the researchers integrated tiny rare-earth magnets in the two scallop shells. This enables them to control how the scallop shells open and close – and ultimately how the device moves – by applying an external magnetic field. However, the researchers’ discovery that micro-devices can swim through some liquids with symmetrical movements does not just apply to magnetically-driven micro-robots. Indeed, a scallop-shaped miniature submarine could also be driven by an actuator that responds, for example, to temperature changes.
http://phys.org/news/2011-04-ibm-graphene-transistor.html }The manufacturing of these new graphene transistors can be accomplished utilizing technologies already in place for standard silicon devices, which means commercial production of these transistors could begin at any time. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2011-04-ibm-graphene-transistor.html#jCp }Graphene is a flat sheet of carbon which is one atom thick and has the ability to conduct electrons at extremely fast speeds. It is quickly on its way to replace the traditional silicon as the top electronic material for faster transistors. Graphene devices have been made previously by placing the graphene sheet on top of an insulating substrate, such as silicon dioxide. However, this substrate can degrade the electronic properties of the graphene. However, the team of researchers has found a solution to minimize that.
http://www.rexresearch.com/jefimenko/jefimenko.htm }Oleg Jefimenko’s work on electrostatic motors, and related work by others.
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/exocube.htm }ExoCube or CP10 is a space weather satellite sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It’s primary mission is to directly measure the density Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium and Nitrogen in the upper atmosphere. Current models of the upper atmosphere are based off of ground based radar measurements (Incoherent Scatter Radar – ISR).
http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~tlaloc/archastro/ }the Center for Archaeoastronomy at University of Maryland. Launched the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary field of archaeoastronomy, called Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture, in 1977 and published it in-house until 2005. Now, this journal is published on behalf of the Center and ISAAC by the University of Texas Press. The Center also published the Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Newsletter for several years. We have made many essays from this newsletter available to read on this website.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6330 }”scientist shock: “planet-forming disk disappeared in two years”.”
http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/06/18/traditions-of-science-2/ }traditions of science: Science and folk tradition are supposed to be strictly separate domains of knowledge, but in practice they often shade into each other.
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060801martiancrater.htm }”windy waves” in Eta Carinae? Wind socks, bow shocks, shockwaves and collisions are often used to describe the phenomena that create high-frequency electromagnetic radiation in the cosmos.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/10/14/subsurface-glaciers-on-mars/ }subsurface glaciers on mars? Fluvial effects and Aeolian processes are said to have eroded the surface of Mars. Could it have been electric discharges?
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060801martiancrater.htm }Martian butte and crater: another feature on Mars that looks strange from a conventional view begins to look familiar when seen from a plasma point of view.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=363 }”possible electrical scars on planet earth”.
http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/08/14/the-very-stones-cry-out-2/ }”Even the lonely monuments left behind have a story to tell.”
http://www.tufts.edu/~pcebe/semicrystalline.html }Semicrystalline polymers constitute the largest group of commercially useful polymers. These polymers exists as viscous liquids at temperatures above the melting point of the crystals. Upon cooling, crystals nucleate and grow to fill the available volume. The reason these materials are called “semicrystalline” is that some fraction of the polymer remains un-crystallized, or, amorphous when the polymer is cooled to room temperature. The amorphous polymer becomes trapped between the growing crystals. As a result of the highly entangled nature of the polymer chains, the movement of the amorphous polymer becomes restricted.
http://www.understandingnano.com/what-is-graphene.html }Although carbon can form three-dimensional lattices by bonding with four other carbon atoms to form diamond, it can also form two-dimensional sheets (a sheet of paper has only two dimensions, for example) when it bonds to three other carbon atoms. These sheets are called graphene.
http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/History/forgotten.htm }Whether or not there is conscious effort by “the establishment” to support the reigning paradigms by presenting distorted versions of history, the fact is that the text books and popular literature abound with misleading statements and occasional outright falsehoods. If established scientists believe in something, why should they tell historians and science writers the whole truth? After all, it will only confuse them!
http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/History/forgotten.htm#Did%20Hubble%20think%20the%20cosmological%20red%20shift%20was%20a%20Doppler%20shift? }Hubble did not think the red-shift was caused by Doppler effects. Read her reply, then read the article at http://itis.volta.alessandria.it/episteme/ep3-17.htm . Hubble was right, he just didn’t see yet that the big “missing factor” in his observations was Electromagnetism; but Halton Arp did. Ironically, Arp was the one that old-school scientists censored, but it was Hubble himself who didn’t think that the red-shift was caused by Doppler effects.
http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/Against/vigier.htm }EPR, “Magic”, and the Nature of Light. Caroline H Thompson, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK.
http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/Challenges/PDC/PDCideas.htm }Recent “Entanglement” Experiments, Caroline H Thompson, January 1999 (http://www.aber.ac.uk/~cat); (From “Loopholes and Anomalies in Actual Bell Tests”, in “Instantaneous Action-at-a-Distance in Modern Physics: ‘Pro’ and ‘Contra'”, by N V Pope and A E Chubykalo (to be published by Nova Science Books and Journals).
http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/Tangled/tangled.html }The Tangled Methods of Quantum Entanglement Experiments, (Published 1999: “Accountability in Research”, vol. 6, no. 4, pp 311-332 ), Caroline H Thompson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat }A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a volume of exactly one liter (2.1134 US pt lqd) (10 cm (3 15⁄16 in) cube), has a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms (2 lb 14.91437 oz), and typically uses commercial off-the-shelf components for its electronics. Beginning in 1999, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cow Pony) and Stanford University developed the CubeSat specifications to help universities worldwide to perform space science and exploration. Although the bulk of development and launches comes from academia, several companies build CubeSats such as large-satellite-maker Boeing, and several small companies. CubeSat projects have also been the subject of Kickstarter campaigns. The CubeSat format is also popular with amateur radio satellite builders.
http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/index.htm }Welcome to our materials science education website! We create educational modules based upon materials science and nanotechnology research done at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On this site, you can find a large collection of activities ranging from labs that can be done in the classroom to table-top demonstrations suitable for informal education venues. We use examples of nanotechnology and advanced materials to enhance public understanding of fundamental science and engineering concepts and to share the excitement and potential of these interdisciplinary fields with K-12 audiences and the general public. Please feel free to use any of the material on our site, we just ask that you include the acknowledgement. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please direct them to Ben Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IV. More Language Sites.
http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml }new (to you) dictionary site.
http://www.alt-usage-english.org/categorized_links.shtml }another excellent collection of categorized language links.
http://www.cognatarium.com/cognatarium/ }a lexicon of English-language cognates; that is, words related by common origin. In English many words are formed from compounds of two or more word stems from the original language. In the great majority of words listed here in this lexicon, those original words stem from ancient Latin and Greek. For example, helicopter and pterodactyl both contain the root stem pter–, which means wing in the original Greek.
http://emeld.org/school/readingroom/index.html }site for researching the technical aspect of language. “The Reading Room is designed to suggest background reading on all aspects of the digitization of language documentation, as well as on the languages in the Case Studies. Currently, the Reading Room features a rapidly increasing annotated bibliography, which includes both web links and printed material.”
http://eurovoc.europa.eu/ }EuroVoc is a multilingual thesaurus which was originally built up specifically
for processing the documentary information of the EU institutions. It is a multi-disciplinary thesaurus, a controlled set of vocabulary which can be used outside the EU institutions, particularly by parliaments. Multilingual word lists, permuted-alphabet word lists, and others, are downloadable in the language you specify. We have tested this and it works. The subject-specific subset of the thesaurus in your language is called, on this site, a microthesaurus.
http://iate.europa.eu/SearchByQueryLoad.do?method=load }This is a multilingual, word or abbreviation translation tool. IATE (= “Inter-Active Terminology for Europe”) is the EU’s inter-institutional terminology database. IATE has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004. The project was launched in 1999 with the objective of providing a web-based infrastructure for all EU terminology resources, enhancing the availability and standardisation of the information. IATE incorporates all of the existing terminology databases of the EU’s translation services into a single new, highly interactive and accessible interinstitutional database. Legacy databases have been imported into IATE, which now contains approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries.
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php?category=languages|Linguistics }your guide to languages on the web. This page is the Liguistics page, with 63 resources linked and described, and 165 total links on the page.
http://www.ipachart.com/ }Interactive IPA Chart. This page works in most modern web browsers and smartphones. If you have any questions or comments, send an e-mail to email@example.com. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a set of symbols that linguists use to describe the sounds of spoken languages. This page lets you hear the sounds that the symbols represent, but remember that it is only a rough guide. The sounds are clear and easily heard in our tests.
http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/ }Luciferous Logolepsy, dragging obscure words into the light of day.
http://www.lexically.net/wordsmith/index.html }Introduction to WordSmith Tools
http://www.lexically.net/downloads/version6/setup.exe }download link for the main setup file. Warning: it may download with malware or a virus.
http://lexically.net/wordsmith/support/extras.html }These Extras include word lists, corpora and information on the API for WordSmith. The Shakespeare Corpora is here, and a good lemma list.
http://lexically.net/wordsmith/corpus_linguistics_links/index.html }Corpus Linguistic Links.
http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/index.cfm }page for ask-a-linguist, and the international linguistic community. Conferences, publications, jobs, advanced search, and so on.
http://linguistlist.org/ }this is their somewhat more general list of word & language links.
http://linguistlist.org/olac/ }”All linguists are no doubt familiar with the difficulty of finding information relevant to their research. The Open Language Archives Community is dedicated to collecting information about language resources and making it available from a single search. More on OLAC . “
http://linguistlist.org/sp/GetWRListings.cfm?WRAbbrev=LangAnalysis }this page contains, for example, one of the best set of links about constructed languages that we’ve see online. The overall link list is Highly Recommended, and their category choices were well picked.
http://llmap.org/# }LL-MAP is a digital mapping project that integrates language data and information from the physical and social sciences. Users can browse over 700 maps, or create and share their own. The actual language map viewer, isn’t intuitive, and doesn’t behave in ways that you would expect. Lots of data collected, categorized, and cross-referenced, but they need to work on making the map viewer user-friendly and straightforward.
http://cllt.osu.edu/lingCorpusLinks.html }Corpora and Corpus Annotation Tools on the WWW
This list of resources was collected by Markus Dickinson and Detmar Meurers (OSU), February 2002. Funding for this project provided by OSU College of Humanities Seed Grant. Internal Documentation and Installed Corpora Tokenization/Segmentation Tools
Taggers Morphological Analyzers Parsers/Chunkers Text Analysis Various Tools (Annotate, Search and Transcribe) XML Tools Corpora Meta-Searches and Other Online Resources .
http://wordnet.princeton.edu/ }WordNet® is a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. Synsets are interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations. The resulting network of meaningfully related words and concepts can be navigated with the browser. WordNet is also freely and publicly available for download. WordNet’s structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/info/ }intro to site.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/letters/ }another science dictionary: click on the letter in the box that is the first letter of the term that you wish the definition of.
http://www-nlp.stanford.edu/links/statnlp.html }Statistical natural language processing and corpus-based computational linguistics: An annotated list of resources.
https://linguistics.stanford.edu/department-resources/corpora/tools/ }Corpus software, other software, scripts, “and other little helpers”.
http://nlp.stanford.edu/nlp/javadoc/wn/doc/danbikel/wordnet/WordNet.html }the java in WordNet (on this page), a page for accessing it.
http://nlp.stanford.edu/projects/sem-ind.shtml }It is a long-standing dream of AI to have algorithms automatically read and obtain knowledge from text. By applying a learning algorithm to parsed text, we have developed methods that can automatically identify the concepts in the text and the relations between them. For example, reading the phrase “heavy water rich in the doubly heavy hydrogen atom called deuterium”, our algorithm learns (and adds to its semantic network) the fact that deuterium is a type of atom (Snow et al., 2005). By applying this procedure (and extensions: Snow et al., 2006, Snow et al., 2007) to large amounts of text, our algorithms automatically acquires hundreds of thousands of items of world knowledge, and uses these to produce significantly enhanced versions of WordNet (made freely available online). WordNet (a laboriously hand-coded database) is a \major NLP resource, but has proven to be very expensive to manually build and maintain. By automatically inducing knowledge to add to WordNet, our work provides an even greater NLP resource (e.g., significantly greater precision/recall in identifying various relations), but at a tiny fraction of the cost.
http://textanalysisonline.com/nltk-wordnet-lemmatizer }this works, apparently. What is a lemmatizer, you ask? “For grammatical reasons, documents are going to use different forms of a word, such as organize, organizes, and organizing. Additionally, there are families of derivationally related words with similar meanings, such as democracy, democratic, and democratization. In many situations, it seems as if it would be useful for a search for one of these words to return documents that contain another word in the set. The goal of both stemming and lemmatization is to reduce inflectional forms and sometimes derivationally related forms of a word to a common base form.“
http://textanalysisonline.com/rotten-text-summarizer }Their summary of our text sample made us laugh.
http://textminingonline.com/dive-into-nltk-part-i-getting-started-with-nltk }NLTK is the most famous Python Natural Language Processing Toolkit, here I will give a detail tutorial about NLTK. This is the first article in a series where I will write everything about NLTK with Python, especially about text mining and text analysis online.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ }includes the Greek Word Study Tool http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph . In some instances, the exact title or Perseus title of a specific work may be unknown. The best way to browse through the works in Perseus is through the Collections.
http://www.uow.edu.au/~dlee/software.htm }Software, Tools, Frequency Lists, etc., 460 links, the world’s biggest collection of Linguistics and related tools, including corpora tools, in these categories: Concordancers, Search Engines, Text-analysis Tools (some are free); Web-browser-based Concordancers (some are linked to a specific corpus (e.g. the BNC), some can be used with your own texts); Concordancing Complements (including linguistic database programs & tools for treebanked corpora); Text Coding/Manual Annotation Programs/Text-analysis Tools & Search Engines; Word Lists, Frequency Lists (freely downloadable; Please mail me if you have lists which you can share with others.); Other Languages: Frequency & Word lists/ Stop lists (if you have lists for other languages which you can share, please let me know) – See also the section below on “On-line Dictionaries, Machine-readable Lexicons & Related Resources”; ; Word Frequency generators and Vocabulary Analysis software; Tools & Resources for Transcribing, Annotating or Analysing texts (inc. speech or audio-visual) (N.B. Visit this LDC site for a survey of annotation tools and formats/standards relevant to (speech) corpora, or see the section on standards here); On-line Dictionaries, Machine-readable Lexicons & related resources. * See also the Language Archives index at the LDC and my listing of on-line searchable dictionaries on my Teaching & Misc Links page; NLP/Computational Linguistics Resources (incl. taggers, parsers, SGML/XML stuff); Most of these descriptions are taken from the respective web sites and do not represent my views. For an introduction to parsing methods and types of parser, click here; Taggers (and tools for other types of annotation—for various languages; mostly free) ; Format conversion Tools; HTML code strippers (for removing HTML tags from a saved web page, to feed into concordancers); Web Snaggers/ Web Crawlers for corpus-building (for grabbing web pages/entire sites for offline reading/processing); Fonts & Tools for Multilingual Computing; all from David Lee.
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ }A unique way to visualize links between words. The site also has many blogs and other departments. Technically, they use a pop up window to show the word relations, and give option and navigation buttons, the site it isn’t perfect yet. Still, it seems otherwise clean, easy to use, and recommended.
http://www.cs.washington.edu/research/metip/tutor/tutor.html }an image processing tutorial.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informatics }Informatics is the science of computer information systems. As an academic field it involves the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. It studies the structure, algorithms, behaviour, and interactions of natural and artificial systems which store, process, access, and communicate information. The field considers the interaction between humans and information systems alongside the construction of computer interfaces. It also develops its own conceptual and theoretical foundations and utilizes foundations developed in other fields. As such, the field of informatics has great breadth and encompasses many individual specializations including the more particular discipline of computing science.
http://wikirhymer.com/words/directory }a good rhyme finder. Gives end rhymes, near rhymes, near-end rhymes, and so on, grouped into sets. The page is an easy gray color; Highly Recommended.
http://www.worldwidewords.org/ }Hundreds of pages on the history, origins, evolution and idiosyncrasies of English, with features on new words and words in the news.
http://www.worldwidewords.org/wordlinks.htm }this is maybe the best list of word links in the world. Very good. Clean, easy to read and use, few DLs, interesting sites. Highly Recommended for word links.
http://www.wordandphrase.info/analyzeText.asp }You can enter any text that you would like in the form at the left — for example, a paper that you’ve written, or a newspaper article that you’ve copied from another website. After inputting the text, you can then see useful information about words and phrases in that text, based on data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).
http://wordwizard.com/ }”At Wordwizard we’re interested in English, in particular the origins of English words or phrases, and English usage. But we’re also happy to discuss any interesting aspect of the English language with like-minded people, and try to help anyone with a tricky letter or other writing project. “
V. Views of Schizophrenia.
http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Schizophrenia+in+Children§ion=Facts+for+Families }the harder-to-find data on childhood S.
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_mindcon46.htm }In place of a process of a labeling which brought alienation and often detention, sectioning, and mind altering anti-psychotic medication, many psychoanalysts and psychotherapists felt that even in severe cases of schizoid withdrawal we were not necessarily wasting our time in attempting to restore health by the difficult work of unraveling experiences in order to make sense of an illness. In this way, psychoanalysis has been, in its most radical form, a critic of a society, which failed to exercise imaginative empathy when passing judgment on people. The work of Harry Stack Sullivan, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Harold Searles or R.D. Laing – all trained as psychiatrists and all of them rebels against the standard procedures – provided a way of working with people very different from the psychiatric model, which seemed to encourage a society to repress its sickness by making a clearly split off group the carriers of it.
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_magnesio02.htm }There is now little question that stress can kill, meaning that magnesium deficiencies can put you in your grave. Harvard physiologist Walter Cannon recognized 90 years ago that when confronted by a threat – physical or emotional, real or imagined – the body responds with a rise in blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and breathing rate. We now know that this physiological “stress response” involves hormones and inflammatory chemicals that can foster everything from headaches to heart attacks in overdose. It is clear that magnesium deficiency or imbalance plays a role in the symptoms of mood disorders. Observational and experimental studies have shown an association between magnesium and aggression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.
http://brainblogger.com/2012/05/29/full-recovery-from-schizophrenia/ }This is the first of a series of blog postings related to my own series of research studies (my doctoral research at Saybrook University) of people who have made full and lasting medication-free recoveries after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. This is very exciting research because it is one of the few areas within psychological research that remains almost completely wide open. One reason it is so wide open is that most Westerners don’t believe that genuine recovery from schizophrenia and other related psychotic disorders is possible, in spite of significant evidence to the contrary.
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/archive/index.php/t-530760.html }Lisdexamfetamine is being tested by its marketer on people with schizophrenia. Preliminary findings have already been collected. Source (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00922272?term=lisdexamfetamine+schizophrenia&rank=1). The subject pool actually includes only people with predominantly negative symptoms of schizophrenia (epidemiological studies say this is 20-30% of all schizophrenics). lisdexamfetamine: IUPAC name: (2S)-2,6-diamino-N-[(2S)-1-phenylpropan-2-yl]hexanamide; methanesulfonic acid.
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/626823-Recovering-from-drug-induced-psychosis }I’d just love to hear from other people who have been through a serious drug-induced psychosis (mine was mostly from psychedelics/methoxetamine/weed/fake-weed but any drugs’ll do), and what their recovery was like. One interesting/disturbing thing about antipsychotics is they make you too restless to sleep. You DO sleep but your dreams are of you tossing and turning in your bed. And you have nightmares that are difficult to distinguish from reality.
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/410140-Endogenous-psychoactive-tryptamines-reconsidered-an-anxiolytic-role-for-DMT }Endogenous DMT was investigated in the 1960s and 1970s and it was proposed that DMT was involved in psychosis and schizophrenia. This hypothesis developed from comparisons of the blood and urine of schizophrenic and control subjects.
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/700836-Bipolar-Schizophrenia-coping-mechanisms }I suffer from both. the actual diagnosis I was given was Bipolar-Schizophrenia disorder. Because these probably add on to the effects of that diagnosis, I’ll include that I also have anxiety as well as manic depression. I have pretty much every symptom of both, besides the fact that my auditory hallucinations don’t tell me to hurt other people. They tell me to hurt myself. The symptoms or effects I struggle most with are the sense of urgency without reason, really low-low points in mood, and the feeling of hopelessness.
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/771866-Study-quot-The-Adenosine-Hypothesis-of-Schizophrenia-opportunities-for-pharmacotherapy-quot }Very interesting study, goes over adenosine for those not familiar (Incredibly important neuromodulator) and provides a path for integration of the hyper-dopamine and hypo-glutamate theories because of adenosine’s heterodimers and involvement with most brain cells. The regulation of adenosine is strange (that it is not stored in vesicles) and is known to change with astrogliosis/proliferation of astrocytes and the resulting adenosine kinase changes. Excuse the text itself, its an early copy of the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119785/
About 20 links to various adenosine studies on this page; 313 links total on the page.
http://www.cellscience.com/shdss2.html }scientific and technical view of the disease. DL 2011. Replacement: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169328X04004632 }molecular genetics, and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18369103 }more genetic info. See also http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18369103 }scroll down for technical links on this page.
http://media.www.chicagoflame.com/media/storage/paper519/news/2007/11/19/Pulse/Low-Levels.Of.Brain.Hormone.Associated.With.Effects.Of.Social.Isolation-3110681.shtml }hormone of social isolation.
http://www.citeulike.org/user/batallah/article/155903 }GABAergic system as related to s., i.e., frontal cortex, etc. That term should properly be written and pronounced, BTW, “gabanergic” or “GABAnergic”.
https://www.clozapineregistry.com/AboutClozapine/AboutClozapine.aspx }includes Clozapine contraindications; best balanced med for s. otherwise.
http://cumc.columbia.edu/news/press_releases/gene-mutation-schizophrenia.html }genetic discoveries (2008) about s.
http://www.desertpacific.mirecc.va.gov/ }page from the VA’s MIRECC (Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center of Network 22).
http://www.dmoz.org/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Schizophrenia// }Open Directory’s page; duplicates some of this List.
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/PatientResAllCateg/Schizophrenia?OpenDocument#Other } several interesting articles and presents news not available elsewhere. Frontpage has 1720 articles during the past 30 days; however they now (June, 2011) want you to sign in or create an account.
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/News/852571020057CCF68525728900692D57?OpenDocument&id=48dde4a73e09a969852568880078c249 }one of the articles (eye movement and attention study).
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/News/852571020057CCF68525733F005FC0A6?OpenDocument&id=48dde4a73e09a969852568880078c249 }another article (Risperdal approved for children and teens). Risperdal is the product name for risperidone.
http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic }somewhat more in-depth. DL 2011. Replacement: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/1539349/posts }sexy schizotypical artists. “New research into schizophrenia reveals that creative minds of poets, artists act as a sexual magnet”.
http://www.freewebs.com/yvonnenahat/tableofcontents.htm }apparently recovered s.’s view of s. (and psychosis) as a spiritual experience.
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-208690.html }sharing problems. It’s a message board, but today we would call it a blog-site for the s.
forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/schizophrenia/forums }message boards for S. DL 2011. Replacement: http://schizophreniaforum.yuku.com/ }s. forum, “a safe place” for them; however, we feel that actual s. will be put-off by the sign-up and log in features, and the username and password, or may not be able to do so; and http://www.schizophrenia.com/New/szupdec2304.htm }this page contains site info and member news for the site. They say that “Over 27,000 people use the Schizophrenia Discussion Boards/Support Groups on our web site schizophrenia.com”.
http://www.healthsquare.com/mc/fgmc2415.htm }a much more honest and realistic site!
http://www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Thought_Disorders/Site/paranoid_schizophrenia.htm }brief review of prevalent form of the disease; links. Good descriptions, site links, info links.
http://www.hqlo.com/content/2/1/15/abstract }a study about social function in S.
http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/short/27/43/11496 }GABA, NMDA.
http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/08/op-ed-schizophreniapsychosis-brain-disease-or-existential-crisis/ }As the schizophrenia/psychosis recovery research continues to emerge, we discover increasing evidence that psychosis is not caused by a disease of the brain, but perhaps may best be described as a last ditch strategy of a desperate psyche to transcend an intolerable situation or dilemma. To better understand how this understanding which is so contrary to the widespread understanding of psychosis has emerged, it will help if we break this discussion into two parts: (1) a summary of the research associated with the “brain disease theory” of schizophrenia/psychosis; and (2) a summary of the research that has given rise to this alternative understanding.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/118497.php }news and views recent (2008) about s.
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41427 }1 of 2 pages about early-onset s. or childhood-onset s. Page 2 is http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41427&page=2 }of the same article.
http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/schizophrenia/a/sz4.htm }a page describing those who can help persons with schizophrenia, what some of the issues are, and so on. Several different kinds of links on page.
http://www.mentalhealth.com }A good site. The site’s features load rather slowly, but work well after they’ve loaded. It is registered and maintained in Canada, but the website’s server is in Ft. Lauderdale: an American-Canadian website. The glossary and index are useful and it has a long link list. Full of good, basic info: The 52 most common mental disorders, medications, news, recovery stories, links.
http://www.mental-health-matters.com/articles/article_test.php?artID=673&page=1 }the Surgeon General’s good overview, but relies too heavily on DSM-IV.
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=8803&cn=7 }Introduction article is good, plus “links” and “latest news”; then go on to 2nd page.
http://www.mirecc.va.gov/apps/activities/products/keywordProductList.asp?id=18 }Educational products for uniform MH service/keyword: seriously mentally ill; the S. articles are here: for example, http://www.mirecc.va.gov/apps/activities/products/productDetail.asp?id=36 }The Thalamus and S. paper. Plus a few others. http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Early_Onset_Schizophrenia.htm }facts and treatments, etc., for early-onset S.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16212227 }Pharmacological action of Panax ginseng on the behavioral toxicities induced by psychotropic agents. “Together, the results suggest that [Ginseng] may be useful in the prevention and therapy of the behavioral side effects induced by psychotropic agents.
http://www.openthedoors.com/english/02_03.html }by the World Psychiatric Association…
http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/5/1235 }interneuron development during adolescence, and GABA. The flaw in the science here is the extrapolation from rat brains to human brains.
http://www.phoenixofsb.org/programs-and-services/phoenix-house.html }housing & treatment for those with mental illness, incl. S., and for troubled youth in Santa Barbara. See also their other programs.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx31t.htm }importance of social support groups.
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/164/3/442 }new research results.
http://www.psyplexus.com/excl/schizotaxia.html }genetic conditions predisposing to s.
http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/04/41/2/lysaker.html }working with social isolation and dysfunction.
http://www.research.va.gov/news/press_releases/brain-110204.cfm }s. brain produces different frequencies compared to normal.
http://www.research.va.gov/programs/rrd.cfm }this leads to the rehabilitation R & D Service of the VA department. The site has changed somewhat since 2009. You have to hunt for the information on the VA trying to help schizophrenic veterans. Here is: http://www.reintegration.com/reint/family/ }relationships important for Schizophrenics.
http://www.reintegration.com/reint/family/belong.asp }important info for S.
http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/jourindx.html }their restored Journal site. For example, they have http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/09/46/8/pdf/emmerson.pdf }in the Journal, and http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/07/44/6/pdf/tenhula.pdf }as well, 2 samples.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/ }related articles listed by date. Links.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/family/sz.overview.htm }simple, basic site with basic info.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/family/viol.htm }more on the violence of Schizophrenics, actual news articles cited and linked to.
http://www.schizophrenia-help.com/ }Dr. Jack Rosberg’s site.
http://www.schizophrenia.org/artist.html }schizophrenic art, showing what happens to the mind/brain of the patient.
http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2010/10/schizophrenia-scientific-delusion.html }questioning psychiatry and s., with 2 videos. Criticism of the psychiatric views.
http://www.sfnat.org.nz/ }family support in New Zealand. 2011 Update: This site is currently under reconstruction.
http://www.successfulschizophrenia.org/ }the anti-mainstream views, and literature, etc.
http://www.successfulschizophrenia.org/links.html }some links aren’t for schizophrenia.
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0122164/bio_etiology.html }click on five different areas to learn about.
http://www.thirdage.com/healthguide/schizophrenia }alt. treatments for s. (herbs, etc.). Not a joke.
http://www.thirdage.com/healthguide/n-acetyl-cysteine-nac }such as NAC, for example; follow link or go to http://www.thirdage.com/healthguide/schizophrenia }with other nutritional medicines for s.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/paff/opa/releases/2000/schizo_release.html }Research on a brain chemical called Reelin.
http://www.gjpsy.uni-goettingen.de/gjp-article-smythies.htm }technical article on glutamate receptors, etc.
http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2006/1127/mental112706.shtml }s. and the Catholic Church (Canada). 2012 DL. Update: http://www.freewebs.com/yvonnenahat/tableofcontents.htm }Sleeping with the Angels, a spiritual view of schizophrenia. Clean site, easy to use, material shows sensitivity to the feelings of people involved, including the reader.
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/substance-abuse-schizophrenia }Nicotine, smoking, and S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia }wiki article w/almost 200 references. Not bad.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_the_‘Influencing_Machine’_in_Schizophrenia. }some of the history of the disease.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prognosis_of_schizophrenia }The World Health Organization conducted two long-term follow-up studies involving more than 2,000 people suffering from schizophrenia in different countries. These studies found patients have much better long-term outcomes in developing countries (India, Colombia and Nigeria) than in developed countries (USA, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan, and Russia), despite the fact that antipsychotic drugs are typically not widely available in poorer countries, raising questions about the effectiveness of such drug-based treatments.
http://www.world-schizophrenia.org/disorders/schizophrenia.html }World Fellowship For S. Good brief summary; includes dosage ranges.
VI. Watchdogs & Whistleblowers.
http://www.alternet.org/authors/1289/?pos=4 }stories by Jim Hightower, click on the title of the story that you wish to read.
http://www.alternet.org/authors/1289/?pos=4%20%20%20 }features a list of stories by Hightower.
http://americanswhotellthetruth.org/pgs/portraits/Jim_Hightower.php }brief bio.
http://www.coastradio.org/hightower.html }info on radio stations and websites to listen to or read Jim Hightower.
http://www.commondreams.org/news2003/0807-03.htm }about Hightower’s book.
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/08/19/1533241 }streaming, MP3, etc.,
of Hightower, plus informative site as well.
http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/ }companion site to the first one.
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A17618 }Hightower’s Boycott Wal-Mart.
http://www.jimhightower.com }Jim Hightower.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/qa/1995/11/smith.html }interview with Mr. Hightower.
http://www.powells.com/biblio?PID=1811&cgi=product&isbn=0670031410 }on the shelf.
http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=15438 }more about his book, etc. 2011 Update: the site is still there, but this article is gone.
http://www.bowlingforcolumbine.com/ }won Academy Award for Best Documentary.
http://www.emaxhealth.com/94/15946.html }”Sicko” film could inspire legislation.
http://www.fahrenheit911.com/ }attempts a fair look at a disturbing event.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/ }Michael Moore at IMDB.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/awards }awards for Moore’s Films.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/maindetails }their first page on his film work.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php }Moore’s own site.
http://www.mooreexposed.com/ }and more of his critics.
moorelies.com/ }postings by Moore’s critics. DL 2011.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19033249/ }story about film Sicko.
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-20/entertainment/ca-853_1_gm-plant }”Roger & Me” film inspiring automaker changes.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26548260 }about Moore’s film “Slacker Uprising”.
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/ny-etfilmnotes,0,6650644.columnist }scroll down for news article about Moore. DL 2011.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1623337,00.html?cnn=yes }about Sicko film.
http://www.truemajority.org/ }they want to end the Iraq war, etc. 2011 Update: the website and page are still there, but the contents have been changed, sorry.
http://essays.ajs.com/2009/08/michael-moores-latest-film-capitalism.html }Moore’s latest film.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0402/18/nfcnn.06.html }CNN transcripts of Bernie Ward.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=2485066&mesg_id=2485386 }gives an MP3 stream discussing Bernie Ward. DL 2011 The page is still there, but the mp3 link is dead.
http://www.holysmoke.org/narconon/narconon-kgo.htm }Ward flames Scientology, etc.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/06/24/18603812.php?show_comments=1#18682038 }blogs about Bernie Ward.
http://www.isometry.com/bush490477.html }Ward talks to, er, Larry Flynt.
http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/ }the lion of the left speaks, Bernie Ward’s current blog.
http://www.reference.com/search?q=Bernie%20Ward&r=d&db=web }several links for him. DL 2011.
http://www.replay-video.com/guide/index.php?start_page=http://applian.com/guide/view_show_details.php?show_id=18 }ratings and comments about the Bernie Ward Show.
http://crooksandliars.com/2006/06/26/bernie-ward-smacks-down-wingnut-talk-show-host/ }transcript of Ward embarrassing a right-wing talk-show host.
http://www.startsurfing.com/encyclopedia/b/e/r/Bernie_Ward_4853.html }good brief bio.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/RmQoFDrI8bOr26YJXV2DZw }various opinions about B.W.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZq6QmH5m9Y&mode=related&search= }video of M. Ward defeating an opponent.
VII. Enneagram Studies.
Intro: Enneagram Studies or Applications come in four basic types (1) Gurdjieff types, including Ouspensky, Bennett, etc.; (2) Riso-Hudson et al types, derived from Naranjo; (3) Ichazo types, wherefrom Naranjo derived his (although aware of the Gurdjieff), and (4) Historical sources, such as Plotinus, etc.
The word enneagram is pronounced “en – knee – uh – gram”, and this is the only correct pronunciation of the word in American English. All other pronunciations are aberrant for speakers of American English.
http://1drv.ms/1SpnudE }the enneagram of the kitchen, lecture 1. 58:36.
http://1drv.ms/1JNenwi }the enneagram of the kitchen, lecture 2. 59:07.
http://www.9types.com/ }Type 2. “fun things to do”, it says.
http://www.ahalmaas.com/essence/facets.htm }Classic Type 3 information. DL 2011 Replacement: http://www.ahalmaas.com/Glossary/e/essence.htm }not the same as the original page but it gives the idea of what he considers “essence”. But also… http://ahalmaas.com/Books/facets_of_unity.htm }shows the type of enneagram that they’re using: Type 3, similar to or derived from Ichazo. See elsewhere on List for more info about Oscar Ichazo.
http://www.answers.com/topic/enneagram }a nice brief overview which repeats some of the information included in this List. It shows links to info about the true Enneagram, where may be found its best and only correct or appropriate use, but does not say that about those links or which links they are. For example, http://www.answers.com/topic/gurdjieff-studies-group }gives a description, but doesn’t show how Moore’s groups may be non-mainstream with respect to the Gurdjieff Work.
http://www.arssacra.org/articles.php?p_ID=60&lang=2 }Reijo Oksanen’s writing about the writings of Agnes Hidveghy; she had a vision of the true enneagram, recounted on this page. Then she writes about Astrology in the context of The Work.
http://www.australiansuficentre.org/enneagram.htm }mixture of Types 1 and 2, with a Sufi/Islamic interpretation of it.
http://www.disinfo.com/archive/pages/dossier/id144/pg1/ }Mr. Kamel is very impressed by the Enneagram link-list of this site, perhaps best on the web. No doubt many of them lead to just more foolishness. Also the history of the Enneagram presented there is pithy and accurate. (See note (1) below.)
http://www.duversity.org/archives/intellennea.html }notes on the Type 1 Enneagram. Recommended. Very good if you want to see the kind of serious work that can be accomplished with enneagrammatic knowledge.
http://www.duversity.org/ideas/enneagram.html }précis of Type 1 E., advanced material. Highly recommended. See the authors of this list for the mathematical structure of the Enneagram.
http://www.ecsd.com/~msanborn/sketch.html }Type 3 study, with Thelemic interpretations. DL 2011. There are no leads for this, “msanborn” and http://www.ecsd.com are both gone.
http://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo_enneagram1.htm }one of the world’s best pages on the enneagram. Type 1 Enneagram.
http://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo_enneagramtalk.htm }Gurdjieff’s lecture on the enneagram. Recommended.
http://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo_enneagram_bible.htm }Enneagram of the Lord’s Prayer; and the Enneagram of the Sermon On The Mount.
http://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo_enneagram_dec.htm }the sequence of the pattern of the internal lines is based on the decimal division of 1 by 7 yielding the repeating decimal 0.142857.
http://www.ennea.com/ }different view of the Type 2 systems. (Mostly just renaming the points.)
http://enneagram.com/enneagram.html }more Type 1 studies, with Spiritual Persons name-dropping added. 2011 Update: This site has been changed, and is now a Type 2 website. Sorry.
http://www.enneagram-applications.com/program.htm }mix of Type 2 and Type 1 data.
http://www.enneagramcenter.com/index.html }typical but simple commercial site, Type 2, but also studied with Almaas (Type 3).
http://www.enneagramcentral.com/ }similar to Type 3. Connects to the Enneagram Webring. 2011 Update: This site has been changed, and is now a Type 2 site, and furthermore no longer connects to the webring.
http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/intro.asp }Type 2.
http://enneagram-instrument.org/referenc.htm }Type 2 and 3 booklist; we recommend Naranjo’s books from this list, having read them ourselves.
http://enneagram-world.startpagina.nl/ }linklist of global E. sites, almost all Type 2. some of the text is in Dutch.
http://www.enneagramworldwide.com/enneagram-teacher-certification/overview/index.php }class offerings of the Type 2 variety.
http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/biblio.html }list of books about the E., of all Types 1-4. see note (2) below.
http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/index.html } another Type 2 website. See the links.
http://www.gurdjieff.org/needleman1.htm }a good overview of stuff by Dr. Jacob Needleman, the famous mystic, philosopher and teacher, including the Triamazikamno and the Heptaparaparshinokh. His newest book is, Why Can’t We Be Good? 2011 Update: His newest book now is, What Is God?
http://www.gurdjieff-bennett-canada.ca/index.htm }weekly Enneagram study groups in Toronto, Type 1.
http://www.gurdjieff-internet.com/article_details.php?ID=260&W=1 }”If Gurdjieff’s cosmology, and the way he presented the Laws of Three and Seven and the Enneagram, would have not been based on objective reality, the real world, surely they would have survived him only as a curiosity!”
http://www.gurdjieff-legacy.org/70links/enneagram.htm }Recommended for a good, brief statement about the Enneagram, and so on. Type 1.
http://www.gurdjieff-legacy.org/40articles/newlamps.htm }has notes about Gurdjieff, the Enneagram, and his relationship to Sufism. This webpage is highly recommended; and he made only one mistake on it, namely, stating that the only type of Sufism is Islamic. Sufism, of course, in whatever form(s), exists and has existed before, during, and after Islam(Mohammedism).
http://www.heall.com/enneagram/articles/esquire1.html }another history of modern E. studies, with more mention of Ichazo’s (our Type 3) Passions and Fixations. There is value in Ichazo’s work, and it isn’t nearly as arbitrary and inappropriate as the Type 2 work is. Write to us for more info.
http://www.hotweird.com/jodorowsky/hoberman.html }a filmmaker’s view of Oscar Ichazo, and many other things. You might find this interesting. Even Kenneth Anger is mentioned in this article.
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/cri/cri-jrnl/web/crj0146a.html }opponent of Enneagram Systems. Presents alternative histories and bios of everyone. Has good bibliography with books of interest. Caveat Emptor. See FAQs below.
http://www.internationalenneagram.org/ }mix Type 2 & 1: The Int’l Enneagram Association. See for example http://www.internationalenneagram.org/enneagram/index.html }here. It is unusual to see Types 1 and 2 mixed together.
http://www.jgbennett.net/index.html }brief bio of Bennett. Type 1.
http://www.mysticmissal.org/enneagram.htm }a pretty good brief history of the E., and a mention and small photo of Ichazo. Recommended.
http://www.nathanbernier.com/the_enneagram/excerpts_en.htm }more elements of Type 1 E.
http://www.nathanbernier.com/the_enneagram/whatsnew_en.htm }some elements of Type 1 E.
http://www.skepdic.com/enneagr.html }basically a Type 2 site, that is, accepts that the points have anything to do with personality types; but gives a relatively unbiased historical overview which I recommend, and also the Links are balanced and useful.
http://www.sufienneagram.com/ }the Sufi enneagram, a variation of the true enneagram. See the site for more details.
tap3x.net/EMBTI/index.html }basically a Type 2, shows relationship to Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator. Note: the MBTI types in their turn derive from Carl Jung; however, Jung objected to typology as a way to understand people psychologically. See also James Hillman’s Egalitarian Typologies Versus the Perception of the Unique (Eranos Lectures 4).
http://users.trytel.com/~jfalt/web-ennea.html }list of basically Type 2 websites.
p.webring.com/hub?ring=ennearing }the list of 54 sites on the Enneagram webring.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enneagram_of_Process }although we rarely use Wikipedia, having promised our readers to keep these Lists “Wiki-free”, on this occasion, where there is so much confusion regarding what’s true, the above URL is useful. 2011 Update: Wikipedia has replaced this page with a description of the nonagon. The Enneagram page that they have now shows the true enneagram, but then in the caption mislabels it with all that “personality” nonsense clarified above. Much of what is called “Fourth Way” teachings these days is unrelated to the true enneagram, and is somehow even worse than mere wiseacring. Avoid.
http://zenyogagurdjieff.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-five-strivings-on-enneagram.html }the 5 obligonian strivings on the enneagram.
Notes: (1) The only obvious error was the claim that Naranjo correlated personality types (in the 70s) with the DSM-IV, which is of recent publication and didn’t exit then. The first DSM was published in the early 50s; DSM-II came out in 1968, and DSM-III in 1980. But the DSM-IV didn’t come out until 1994.
(2) All the Catholic and Christian subsequent E. systems derive from F. Ochs, a Jesuit, who knew Naranjo, Riso, et al. All (our) Type 2, with various religious slants.
(3) Especially, his Character and Neurosis and Ennea-types and Psychotherapy.
VIII. Music and Video.
Please report any dead links (DLs) in this FHE5 immediately (as always). All-new Links for Update. Our contact addresses are in the FAQs.
https://drjonedae.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/into-deep-space-fourth-voyage/ }These are recordings of electromagnetic waves in the human hearing range (20Hz –20KHz), recorded using NASA’s Plasma Antenna, on the NASA Voyager, INJUN 1, ISEE 1, and Hawkeye space probes.
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-carpet-weaving-audio/0uTz3KxOfMtNyvaoV1nKTQ }”carpet weaving” audio only, 2:23.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-the-big-seven-audio/e5zHA-iNhBeC4CDU50y5dQ }the big seven, 3:53.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-the-spinners-audio/I1e_qCFkiEcu-eF8-rng7A }the spinners, 1:11.
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-multiplication-of-9-october-audio/2-9ngbS96fhIUHu6sLuyhg }multiplication of 9, .2:17
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-adam-eva-audio/-6jvDwiKpuT_XNmEErbrpg }Adam & Eva, 3:41
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-oriental-song-audio/bP-f9DIHJKh9Q3iQ9ecO4Q }oriental song, 1:36
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-hindu-melody-audio/eqzepvkLMRRISAWu4wULuQ }Hindu melody, 2:24
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-tibetan-masked-dance-audio/ft-roUgGQqMGFFSTVZpSbw }is it as labeled? 2:35
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-persian-song-audio/GvruKFJDGLoIEThJrBTfuA }Persian song, 4:14
http://cdn.blinkx.com/static/b/08/YouTube/20080912/95886099/youtube.jpg }another additional one.
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-duduki-audio/qy0sWWQpEmrEwiT1ITRGOQ }Duduki, 2:23
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-turning-audio/rOqKNjtYF6np_ZKfQiEYfQ }turning, 2:05
http://www.blinkx.com/video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-armenian-song-audio/NW0ptzU4_Cft68eneW3p6g }Armenian song, 1:54
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-assyrian-women-mourners-audio/2iT_5aldr25Zz3XXqhnGWg }Assyrian women mourners, 2:59.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-carpet-weaving-audio/0uTz3KxOfMtNyvaoV1nKTQ }Carpet Weaving, Wim Van Dulleman, Gurdjieff’s Music for the Movements. 2015 DL. Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kbls2wJEsI }2:23.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UiSVkGC3hw }G.’s search in Egypt, 2:04.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/gurdjieff-de-hartmann-carpet-weaving-audio/0uTz3KxOfMtNyvaoV1nKTQ }G. in France. 9:23. 2015 DL. Replacement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpALpgCIyxI }same video. ” This is rare and precious footage showing some very interesting people. “
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1wr-7ouXJw }Nr. 11 from Asian Songs and Rhythms. The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded in 2008 by the Armenian musician Levon Eskenian with the aim of creating ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. The ensemble consists of leading Eastern folk instrumentalists in Armenia playing duduk, blul/nay, saz, tar, kiamancha, oud, kanon, santur, dap/daf, tombak and dhol. 4:31.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyOGjuxWhrM }cosmology in crisis part two; more modern plasma science. All you astronomers and astrophysics students really need to watch this video and those similar to it, seriously. The emerging plasma universe paradigm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-bSXHEgf3E }Published on Oct 21, 2014. On Oct 19th, Comet Siding Spring passed within 99419.390909 miles of Mars and there seemed to be a plasma discharge event captured by an Earth based telescope in the Canary Islands. If it were a plasma event then laboratories should have had similar geometric appearance during plasma experiments. Lets look at the similarities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BLPvs3JTyA&feature=related }Hannes Alfvén, plasma, and electromagnetism in space. 10:01.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QiB8BU7uZI }Alfvén wave in the corona, taken by HINODE, a satellite. It’s a Japanese satellite and that’s their word for ‘sunrise’. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinode }the wiki page on it. 0:10, no sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hp1ohQsT-k }Electric Sun/Earth Connection Confirmed (Again) | Space News, 5:25. An Australian undergraduate student is now being credited with having proven the existence of so-called plasma ducts, or oddly shaped, tubular plasma structures, above the Earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGz-F0swMJE&playnext=1&list=PL885295D01AA48601 }plasma sun part one. 1:20.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwE5yP3ZnM&feature=related }plasma sun part two. 1:31.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLMPalc8ffA&feature=related }plasma sun part three. 0:58.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggvIJBvsVrk&NR=1 }plasma sun part four. 1:22.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qblBO62jbAs&NR=1 }plasma sun part five of video on the electric/plasma sun, for those who want to see the science. 1:04.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiS9ht_E8lI&NR=1 }plasma sun part six. 1:38.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIsMLTo-zOc&feature=related }huge plasma snake erupts out of the sun. No audio. Be watchful to collapse ads that obscure view of event. 0;17.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z99Ge3nXZiU }Anthony Peratt recorded thousands of petroglyphs from around the world depicting what he termed an “aurora horn”. Peratt has characterized these petroglyphs as depictions of synchrotron light generated within powerful aurorae in antiquity. According to Peratt, these aurorae were placed at Earth’s south pole. This video is my rendition of Peratt’s model animated to show how the apparition would have looked from viewpoints ranging from the equator to the south pole.. 0:15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vKYcNoHb8hQ#t=13s }modern science, ancient knowledge. The Bagdad battery. From the history channel. Recommended. 5:33.
1. Q: I read your Schizophrenia List with some interest. Why do most of the books and some of the websites, try to hide the violence and anger of Schizophrenia?
A: Unknown. Most likely, they are considering institutionalized cases only and not looking at any ‘real world’ or ‘street’ cases.
2. Q: What book does Mr. Kamel recommend for studying Schizophrenia?
A: He recommends, Essays in Schizophrenia, by Bernard H. Shulman, M.D.
Of especial interest is Chapter 6, “Hostility, Dependency, Regression, Etc.: Miscellaneous Notes of Various Issues in Schizophrenia”.
3. Q: What’s so special about that book?
A: It tells the truth.
4. Q: Gosh, what does IMDB stand for?
A: That would be, Internet Movie Data Base.
5. Q: What does aberrant mean?
A: For our purposes, it means incorrect.
6. Q: What is the connection between Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo?
A: Claudio Naranjo had belonged to Gurdjieff groups. On a visit home to Chile in the late 1960s he met Ichazo. Though not impressed with him at first, he found him a powerful person once he had meditated in his presence. He helped Ichazo develop the enneagram and disseminate it in America. Naranjo contributed to the personality descriptions and correlated the Freudian defense mechanisms to each of the nine types. Then, in 1970, he brought a group of 50 Esalen students, including John Lilly and Joseph Hart, to Arica, Chile for Ichazo’s training in the enneagram. When they returned to California Naranjo taught the enneagram to Esalen students — including Helen Palmer, Kathleen Riordan Speeth, and Fr. Robert Ochs, S.J. Though Naranjo claims that these people had promised not to teach others the enneagram, the above-named people have written and lectured about it since the early 1970s. In particular, Palmer has written one of the basic texts, and Ochs introduced it to the Catholic community.
7. Q: Who is Oscar Ichazo?
A: See above URLs for more information.
8. Q: Why are so many of the Enneagram websites complete nonsense?
A: Because of Sturgeon’s Law: 80% of Everything, is bullshit.
9. Q: Is the brain the “seat” of consciousness, and is awareness dependant upon the body?
10. Q: So, who is Anthony Peratt?
A: Well, Anthony L. Peratt, Ph.D., is a Life Fellow, of IEEE; Acting Director, National Security, Nuclear Nonproliferation Directorate, USDOE, 1998; Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Directorate for Experiments and Simulations, 1999–2003 and for many years, worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory . Est. 1943. Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency, Washington, D.C.
11. Q: Was the Enneagram, as used in ancient times, or as used by the historical Sufis, used for teaching about 9 personality types?
A: No. That’s a common misnomer, something very untrue. The use of enneagrams for personality descriptions is strictly a 20th-century, western invention. In ancient and historical times, the teachings connected with the enneagram were much more serious.
12. Q: Is it true that Mitchell Pacwa, a Jesuit, called Gurdjieff a liar?
A: Yes, but the claim is untrue. Mr. Gurdjieff was an accomplished and masterful liar, one of the best that ever lived, and it was a great blessing to us all that he was.
13. Q: Didn’t Fr. Pacwa know that the enneagram, or something like it, was known, for example, in the time of Plotinus (205-279 A.D.) ?
A: Evidently not.
14. Q: Did you check all the links on this page? My Microsoft Word 2010, on my Windows 7 Enterprise system, says that it cannot open the webpage, when I ctrl- click on it, as usual.
A: We have, of course, checked each and every link, and rec-checked it, too. No the failure is with the usually incompetent Microsoft products, in this case their amateurish Word 2010. The changes they have made in Word from about, say, 2003 on, have made it worse and worse each time. Of course, the difficulty of using their awkward operating systems is well known, world-wide. May we recommend, say, Linux, Ubuntu, or Mac OS X Mountain Lion? Or Open Office instead of Word?
15. Q: You two seem to be rather in favor of the Plasma Sciences. Do you have any links to websites or papers by opponents of them?
A: Actually, yes, there are a few. Here is, for example, and excerpt from the website of James Randi, the famous de-bunker and skeptic:
1986 Anthony Peratt published a pair of papers in the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science about a model for galaxy formation and evolution that only included plasma and plasma interactions. This was inspired by experiments with plasmoids where the plasmoids showed galaxy like structures (on a tiny scale). Peratt ran some computer simulations based on these experiments and concluded that the simulations matched observations of galaxies. His model was that the galaxies start as a bundle of galactic sized plasma filaments each with an electric current running through them. These galactic plasma filaments are estimated to have a width of 35 kiloparsecs (100,000 light years) and a length of from 35 megaparasec to 3.5 gigaparasec (an average length of 350 megaparasec or 1 billion light years). For simplicity he used pairs of filaments. The interaction between the filaments caused them to twist around each other and distort. The initial distribution of plasma looked like radio images of double lobed radio galaxies. This evolved into distributions that looked like optical images of the various types of spiral galaxies. Later he concluded that his model also explained the rotation of galaxies without dark matter.
The computer simulation was done using a couple of plasma simulation packages SPLASH and TRISTRAN. (Description courtesy of Mr. James Randi.)
The relevant papers are
On the evolution of interacting, magnetized, galactic plasmas (1983) for the SPLASH simulation details. 2012 Update: DL; now find here http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.php/Galaxy_formation }description of the paper, with bibliography, references, and links; and here http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?bibcode=1983Ap%26SS..91…19P }abstract of the paper, and catalog data.
Evolution of the Plasma Universe: I. Double Radio Galaxies, Quasars, and Extragalactic Jets (1986). 2012 Update: DL; but now you can download it from here: http://public.lanl.gov/alp/plasma/papers.html }download page for Peratt’s papers.
Evolution of the Plasma Universe: II. The Formation of Systems of Galaxies (1986). 2012 Update: DL; download it http://public.lanl.gov/alp/plasma/papers.html }from here.
Rotation velocity and neutral hydrogen distribution dependency on magnetic field strength in spiral galaxies (1995) – no dark matter needed. This link goes to http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1995Ap&SS.227..167S }which has the paper’s abstract and catalog data; and here http://www.bigbangneverhappened.org/wiki.htm }a description of Peratt’s paper, with links, references, and footnotes, in context.
-His page was updated and annotated by us, Oct.2012.
16. Q: David Talbott used ancient literature to show that ancient humans recorded the events in their heavens, and memories of them, which events are well explained by the EU descriptions, but not by any current astronomical models. Do you know of any ancient literature, not on the list above, which records catastrophic and other powerful events such as we don’t see today on earth?
22 “Have you entered the treasury of snow,
Or have you seen the treasury of hail,
23 Which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
For the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is light diffused,
Or the east wind scattered over the earth?
25 “Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water,
Or a path for the thunderbolt,
26 To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one,
A wilderness in which there is no man;
27 To satisfy the desolate waste,
And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?
28 Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb comes the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?
30 The waters harden like stone,
And the surface of the deep is frozen. 6
31 “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, 7
Or loose the belt of Orion?
32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season?
Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth?