Ok, I’ve never asked for ask box stuff before…but I’ve gotta ask now. I LOVE crossovers!
My fandoms (that I can remember…past and present): Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Harry Potter, Lost, Firefly, Angel, Community, House M.D., Star Trek (all of them except Enterprise…never saw that one), Alias, Torchwood, True Blood, Top Gear (haha), Heroes, The Sarah Jane Adventures, The X-Files, Life, Tru Calling, Caprica…
Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn’t Set in Stone
Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. “The histories of the universe,” said renowned physicist Stephen Hawking “depend on what is being measured, contrary to the usual idea that the universe has an objective observer-independent history.”
Is it possible we live and die in a world of illusions? Physics tells us that objects exist in a suspended state until observed, when they collapse in to just one outcome. Paradoxically, whether events happened in the past may not be determined until sometime in your future — and may even depend on actions that you haven’t taken yet.
In 2002, scientists carried out an amazing experiment, which showed that particles of light “photons” knew — in advance −- what their distant twins would do in the future. They tested the communication between pairs of photons — whether to be either a wave or a particle. Researchers stretched the distance one of the photons had to take to reach its detector, so that the other photon would hit its own detector first. The photons taking this path already finished their journeys -− they either collapse into a particle or don’t before their twin encounters a scrambling device. Somehow, the particles acted on this information before it happened, and across distances instantaneously as if there was no space or time between them. They decided not to become particles before their twin ever encounterd the scrambler. It doesn’t matter how we set up the experiment. Our mind and its knowledge is the only thing that determines how they behave. Experiments consistently confirm these observer-dependent effects.
More recently (Science 315, 966, 2007), scientists in France shot photons into an apparatus, and showed that what they did could retroactively change something that had already happened. As the photons passed a fork in the apparatus, they had to decide whether to behave like particles or waves when they hit a beam splitter. Later on - well after the photons passed the fork - the experimenter could randomly switch a second beam splitter on and off. It turns out that what the observer decided at that point, determined what the particle actually did at the fork in the past. At that moment, the experimenter chose his history.
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.”—Audrey Hepburn (via ohbabyitsnatalie)
“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world… The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way… people look at reality, then you can change it.”—James Baldwin (via libraryland)
This sounds brilliant! I am so excited right now! I LOVE Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson hardcore, and I had really hoped they would get a show together like they wanted. Plus, J.J. Abrams! How can you go wrong?
Day 4: Five Stores you visit the most when you go to the mall
Day 5: Your favorite “fuckyeah” site on tumblr
Day 6: 4 Different things you must have right now
Day 7: Any magazine subscriptions?
Day 8: Song you can’t stop listening to the most?
Day 9: Current Crush? Who Is It?
Day 10: Your favorite summer memory was?
am gonna do.
I think I’m going to do this too. I might start today. My internet is going to be iffy for around two weeks as I travel (yesterday I was in FL, today I’m in TX and will probably be in the state around a week but traveling around some…and then back to FL). So if my access to the net holds I’ll start this soon. Sounds fun.