Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Light, Time and Space

What is light and how does it correspond to matter? Let us ruminate on this phenomenon. Does light exist as a quantum of matter or does matter produce light as a counterbalancing force. It seems that matter is self-perpetuating by producing light to sustain itself. Light travels over millions of years from far-off galaxies to reach the planet and to touch our eyes. Why? We are also tanned by light and the sun is a light-giving and life-giving force. Light can save or it can destroy. It is also multi-faceted and can be reflected in multi-dimensional ways across a diverse spectrum. Why is light multi-dimensional and multi-colored? What are its components? Without light, we would not be able to see? The stars in the sky twinkle and exude light for our eyes to behold. It seems that matter is not only an organic element governed by an infinite number of material possibilities and dynamics, but also consumed by light and radiation. Light affects our pigment. Some animals tan, others do not. The skin that sheds on animals may be an outcome of thousands of years of evolution as light transforms their bodies. A chameleon can change the color of its skin and birds are often identified by their color. It doesn't seem that light can be captured in a bottle and is quite transparent. Which begs the question - is it matter or a concomitant mover. If the moon did not shine at night, the nights would be pitch black, thus hindering our ability to see. Plants and trees and leaves require a tremendous amount of light to exist and light is essential to photosynthesis. Thus, we consume light as a particle of food. How is the mover affected by light? Light can pierce our bodies or skin but how does it interact with the mover? If light did not exist, would the mover? But light is a quantum of time? It takes time for light to travel over great distances. The mover seems independent of time. Is the mover and light interrelated and how? Does the origin of light within a material universe a metaphysical oxymoron. Is light a precursor to matter, time and matter, itself and does it govern our material hypotheticals? Does our sun govern our material obligations in any way? Does light spin the wheels of the mover as it exists in a material realm? Does the mover exist in light? This recalls countless, biblical analogies that solemnize the value of night and day, light and dark. Thus, the mover as an indemnity of matter should recognize the existence and infinitude of light. One thing is certain - light is everywhere. Ergo, the process of illumination often governs our academic and civic way of lives. If we demote our livelihood to darkness, then we undermine the value of light and become hypocritical movers. Light cannot be denied and should be recognized as omnipresent. Is light intelligent? When a bulb lights up, we credit Thomas Edison as the inventor. The bulb does not capture light but only magnifies existing light that is not turned on, so to speak. The photons or electrons have not been charged or transmitted through a proper channel. We should consider light with a more colossal possibility. If we can place light in a bulb or jar, then why not consider a bigger jar that transmits a larger quotient of light. The spectrum expands, producing considerable more material possibilities. Matter once again seems finite. It can only go so far to advance the components of light. Is light form? As a quantum of matter, it can be advanced as form. When matter interacts with matter to procreate and light is transferable to produce a desired or determined result, can we also postulate, that light is conscionable or self-knowing. How does it know and what causes such knowledge? Consider a dirty glass window and a clean glass window. Light transmitted through a dirty glass window would be immensely distorted, obscured, or misfigured, whereas a clean glass window, will reflect that same light in a more clear, holistic and molecular way. But light also seems persistent and a dirty glass window would not retard light altogether but place a temporary block like blinds on office windows. The light is persistent. Whereas, a a dirty old man, or homeless person may seem uncouth and dull, the mover within who is independent of that physical state, may still embody light in a holistic way. Light is illusory or can produce illusions, delusions and dreamlike thinking. When the blinds are lifted, then the light that pierces through can vanquish darkness like vampires. We should focus on light when we consider the journey of the mover.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Follow-up to my Email to the Wildlife Conservation Society

A Positive Follow-up:

Let me extend my appreciation to WCS for my recent wildlife experience at the Queens Zoo. I visited the Queens Zoo, after visiting the Bronx Zoo, and the experience was vastly different. The educational aspects, the overall conservation, and family friendly environment were impressive. Obviously the Queens Zoo is at the center of a transportation hub and there is pollution to contend with but here at the Queens Zoo, the wildlife seemed more healthy and peaceful. I especially liked the petting zoo, which could be expanded with the acquisition of additional open space where children may be allowed to ride ponies or horses for a more personalized experience. While I did not enter the aviary, it was a nice aspect, and the walking trail was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the pumas and the sea lions (this exhibit was inspirational), most of all. I still don't understand why the eagles don't take off (they don't seem to be confined) but I leave that to the good
judgment of the conservationists. Eagles are very majestic and as a theoretician, I often reflect on eagles in my writings and support their conservation but importantly, the reintegration to their natural habitat. Birds can often outlive other species and we should do everything we can to promote their well-being, freedom and procreation. Again, reintegration is very important and interchanging wildlife exhibits should be seriously considered. Wildlife thrives in the wild. I was displeased with the tiger enrichment at the Bronx Zoo, mainly because I thought that feeding the tigers by hurling cardboard boxes over the fence was very inappropriate and seemed crass. That really sends out the wrong message and shows that conservation is hands-off and primitive. I hope the Bronx will work hard to make improvements and WCS will continue to be a positive enterprise devoted to ongoing conservation.

Keep up the great work,


- AJ

PS: I'd like to add the Polar Bear to my list of discontented animals below. These creatures are truly displaced and deserve to be in their natural habitat which offers an ideal, natural environment for their perpetuation. This polar bear seemed very annoyed.

I am also disenchanted with the WCS Website. I think it's a bit degrading and uses too much negative language and imagery. This is not an attractive way to promote conservation. We should not frame wildlife with statements that harp negatively on their endangered or threatened status. A positive message should be sent to the public - positive words and photos should be used - that wildlife has a chance for success and conservation is making a strong impact. Indeed, animals are instinctual - and have a sense of their own state (free or captive), well-being and how they are being cared for. WCS should be mindful of how they interact with wildlife on every level and every aspect of our conservation effort should be cognizant of how wildlife is portrayed in the media or to our guests. We should not undermine the well-being of the wildlife or its natural integrity to meet funding needs or to kowtow to donors - funding needs are integral to positive
outcomes. I hope this is improved.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Letter to the Bronx Zoo

To Whom It May Concern at the Bronx Zoo and Someone Who Might Listen:

I hope you're off to a great summer. My name is AJ Naseem. I am a professional blogger, writer, freelancer and educational filmmaker and musician. Formerly, I was a museum professional and development specialist for several non-profit organizations and am writing to you as a professional researcher and activist. I visited the Bronx Zoo recently and wanted to follow-up with some general and specific thoughts. Why? Because, I had very strong feelings concerning the wildlife at the Bronx Zoo that I wanted to share with someone who might listen and take appropriate action.

I also write a professional blog devoted to many things including spirituality and the coexistence of matter within overall space and often, use wildlife analogies to underline some of my metaphysical points. Thus, my trip to the zoo this year was largely driven by my work in this area and served as an anthropological field study. The main thrust of my work discusses the critical need to realize the temporal nature of matter and how it coexists within a three dimensional world, and thus carries out defined material obligations, when no material obligation need be defined as a factor of time, thus promulgating the importance of a mover or supernatural life force. Animals who are often restricted to their material obligations seem to embody a lesser will for abstinence from those material obligations and this is often cited in my work. Thus, my trip to the zoo was highly enlightening and sentimental.

I am concerned. I think zoological societies and conservation efforts are very important but they can often be excessive, exaggerated and mismanaged. As a meta-physician, I strongly believe that animals belong in the wild where they can live out their material obligations as defined by their supernatural material obligations that ultimately govern their worldly existence. An animal in a cage is indeed contradictory. However, birds and other creatures that live peaceably in mild containment can often thrive and seem happier. Wildlife in the wild are indeed happy if left alone to prosper. My concern is mainly with several animals at the zoo in particular.

1) The lion - my impression was that this king of the jungle seemed to me highly irritable in his captive state. Thus, I feel very strongly that this particular lion or pride should be relocated from the zoo immediately. They don't seem happy and I sensed a longing for the wild. Any animal or creature that is subject to intense, and prolonged commercial and public observation can grow irritable, confused and hostile. Seeing an animal in such hostile conditions is unacceptable and is anti-educational. This lion and his family should be removed from captivity and WCS should consider very strongly to interchange wildlife exhibits at the zoo to ensure that the wildlife are not abused or overly exposed. They deserve their freedom.

2) One of the tigers (the elder) also seemed tired and profoundly disenchanted with her surroundings. This tiger should be returned to the wild or plans should be made to ensure a proper transition to the wild. Conservationists at WCS should be engaged in wildlife replenishment as they do in wildlife enrichment. The animals should be allowed to roam in their natural habitats for extended periods of time or reintegrated into the wild once their conservational needs are met.

3) The gorillas seemed content. But these animals also must be interchanged and WCS should globalize its operations better (work with NGO's, African nations and other governments) to ensure the interchangeability of its wildlife exhibits.

I hope this is taking place. As a former museum professional, I have a deep understanding of curatorship and conservation. I have also been involved in conservation efforts and know its significance but strongly endorse replenishment and reintegration as part of wildlife conservation. Every effort should be made to ensure that this is taking place. Extinction should be redefined and a metaphysical perspective should be considered. When wildlife cannot fulfill material obligations as defined by their material makeup, then conservation can often be antithetical. We need to interchange and reintegrate wildlife at the Bronx Zoo to ensure a worthwhile experience for visitors, more content, safe, and protected wildlife and a more conservational and metaphysical-friendly environment. If this is overlooked, then conservation is falling severely short. You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink holds true more than ever when material
obligations are considered. I encourage you to read some of my work in this area (knowingcafe.blogspot.com/2009/07/knowing-cafe.html) and perhaps redefine the conservation work taking place at the Bronx Zoo and its counterparts. An animal is nocturnal or a squirrel burrows and forages and can do nothing else but fulfill a highly defined set of material obligations that are inextricable to its being (what it is) and its willfulness to do otherwise is undermined whereas a human being, as part of a material coexistence can engage in right and wrong behaviors. When the element of time is removed, we realize that only the mover persists and matter seems to be a mere remnant of a material existence that is highly separable from a less palpable, transitory or temporal existence that inspires us to understand the supernatural better that may hold even more greater material and supernatural promises.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shape and Form

Today's discussion will be on shape and form and how it correlates to time and space. Let's analyze shape and how it coexists within space as a quantum of matter. Shapeless matter does not exist so shape is absolutely necessary for matter to exist. Since matter and space are largely intertwined, shape serves as an emblem of the illusion to make it work. We define shapes as basic - squares, rectangles, circles and more complex, human beings, leaves, shapes of animals, rocks; and synthetic shapes such as ceramics, electronics, batteries, medicine and miscellaneous objects. Consider this - not all material shapes require the presence of a mover. Alas, inanimate shapes are stationary. They are either fashioned by nature or human beings who mold shapes to benefit their material lives or fulfill a material necessity. The existence of inanimate shapes leads to a highly thoughtful consideration. Proof of the existence of an objective mover, supermover or God. The mere appearance of inanimate objects and shapes within the material universe is undeniable proof of the existence of God. The objects do not take shape on their own and seem to be compelled by an outside, immaterial force that produces these quantifiable, shapely phenomenon. Then, so why are some forms and shapes instilled with life? While all shapes may be biological, differing only in the amount of time that is needed to deconstruct and decompose the shape, why is a human being or an animal, infused with a spirit? Why also are other objects stationary and cannot be infused with a spirit? A container cannot get up and walk out of the building. But the shape of a leaf as an extension of nature does undergo drastic, natural changes as does animal life during the course of its spiritual voyage. While the presence of a spiritual mover on earth is awe-inspiring, it does lead to the larger question of a higher and more powerful supernatural force that moves all things, animate and inanimate alike. If we dismiss time as a relativity of space, we conclude that only the mover exists and thus all material life presents a subjective illusion. Only God remains eternal. What is the importance of shape? It seems that shape is only a facility to perform material obligations such as a leaf on a tree branch or water in the ocean. While water takes on the shape of its container, in and of itself, in it's most basic molecular composition, it is still bound to a specific shape. Why does a tree have branches? It seems that matter has an intelligent, shape-giving conscience. The tree grows leaves that are consistent with its material needs and human beings give birth to other human beings that possess the shape of an eye, ear, lips, organs and extremities. The shape of the lion or tiger for example is also conducive to its predatory nature. The alligator's teeth are sharp for a reason. Thus, we conclude that matter as a proponent of shape and form, is intelligible (in a derogatory sense) based on the a priori rule. The a priori rule in this case, should be redefined as an all priori rule since time is demoted, thus proving the existence of an omnipotent God. Since matter is immaterial and form or shape is a relativity of matter, we must wonder what part of the divine buffet is eternal. Obviously, the mover fulfilling material obligations becomes a servant of God and as a result, gains everlasting life or paradise by performing material actions that it would otherwise not be bound. If matter is an illusion, is the shape or ephemeral outline of matter as it relates to this super conscience invisible and visible. If we dismiss matter altogether, does form or shape prevail within the eternal, grand design. That also seems unlikely since one is essential for the other but does offer a rationale for infinite, immaterial obligations fulfilled by the finite capacity of matter. Can form exist without matter? Can the mover exist without matter? We realize the mover can exist without matter since the mover is primary. Can the mover exist without form? Also true, since form is a relativity of a material want or need and seems to be visible and invisible. What is eternal life when the mover is free from matter and shape? It seems to enter a super conscience that governs all existence and exists for the sake of or not the sake of material, transitory life. Finally, the finiteness of matter and form, and the biological parting from material life through old age, sickness or decay is merely a corroboration of material facts that seem to say that "we are eternal and materially contradictory". Why? It seems more more that matter and shape are merely doors to an eternal universe, that time unlocks to reveal the glory that resides beyond the material threshold.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Movement . . .

Let's begin today by discussing movement. Movement can be defined as the mover's penetration through time and space as a material entity. Movement seems to exist only as a material matter of course. The mover's right to shift from one position to another only exists by way of its material state. There are several forces at play. For movement to exist, we must gauge the amount of time it might take for the material entity to act, the consumption of space as it moves in a desired direction, and finally the intent of the mover to proceed at will. Further, the mover will never act against its will unless a material anomaly exists such as a debilitating disease or duress. Even then the consciousness of the mover remains constant. Is the mover invincible? We conclude in the affirmative since the mover's will is ultimately affected by its material relationship to its environment. The human condition can be largely understood by the paradigm of movement. The movers will to seek peace, wage war, fight hunger and starvation, procreate and raise civilizations is dependable on movement like Carl Jung's collective unconsciousness. Is the mover ultimately good? We cannot say for certain but one thing is true, the mover as a material entity, is quite compromised by its material state. Why - mainly, because it is an everlasting, infinite thing. However, the mover and matter are complementary. The mover will never deliberately cause harm to its material state and its main goal is to prolong its material life by a matter of course. This is quite a testy state of being. Without the movers existence, matter is ultimately, disowned. The material need is transitory so why is movement important. We define movement as an aggregate fulfillment of material obligations that the mover performs as a result of its material existence or for matter, a singular, micro obligation. Think of parents, siblings, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. It is ultimately their movement that is important to us. What they do is more important that what they are? A movement can be highly desirable or deleterious to material livelihood. Thus, we differentiate between material actions and laws and ethics are invoked. Why must the mover act and what governs its movement? Obviously, the need to fulfill material obligations is foremost? The mother who does not care for her young may not want to see her offspring die and thus must act in a positive, sustainable way. Her movement and material relationship to her offspring and vice versa creates a symbolic, worldly action or good. This prism, while shaped by a material interaction is highly dependable on the everlasting mover. Otherwise, matter would be inert and lifeless. The material motion picture, so to speak, is also transitory and governed by the value of time and will ultimately fade like a material memory or vision. Can the mover remember or does matter remember? Is memory a neurological, physical impulse. We cannot know but we know that the two are highly complementary and will act in tandem. However, the mover must prevail since memory is only a material aphrodisiac. Thus, the mover seems more intelligible. The action or movement becomes the summum bonum and the mover's existence in the material universe is thereby, fulfilled. Why move in the first place? The movement that ensues has severe material repercussions. For example, the lion hunting the gazelle, will create a great deal of material duress like the oxygen we breathe. But alas, this is secondary for the lion as a material entity who must fulfill such a material obligation by way of its makeup. The impact that this movement causes is highly material. The mover only lifts the lever or pushes the button. Why? The mover acting in a material realm to fulfill material obligations, when time and space are not essential to its livelihood, is highly irrational. Thus, matter becomes illusory and the movement is primary. Does movement exist outside of matter or does it need to exist. The answer is plainly no since matter is essential for the movement to take place. Does the mover ultimately pass the material, transitory realm and gain infinite life that has no recourse to a three-dimensional world that as material agents, we are compelled to serve. That seems more like the case and we conclude that the mover is transcendental. So, are our material actions also transcendental? Perhaps not, since the movement is not categorical from a material standpoint. The consideration of movement gives us much pause.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Soul

Now that we have deconstructed the material world to know its individual parts and how it coexists within space and time, let us focus on the soul. The soul or the mover is an essential component to material life. The soul is primary, and material secondary. Even while the material world may exist without the soul in a dormant, physical state, the soul by its mere existence is a primary obligation. Without the mover, matter will cease to exist or slowly perish. Can the earth exist without material life whence the earth is matter. One can reasonably contend that the earth too has a soul - and without a life giving soul, the earth too can perish as any other classification of matter. Other planets too have souls, though may be uninhabitable. Their mere existence implies that a mover may actually be present. Human life has a distinguishable mover. One that we can discern more palpably. The human mover can make decisions whereas nature or earth's soul is less intelligible or more volatile and spontaneous. Nature, however, seems to supersede the human mover and provides the environment for the human mover to exist and flourish in a material sense. Once again, a divine plan, seems to be at work. While earth's soul may far outlast the human mover, it is still finite in a material sense; thus, we perceive worldly goods as finite. The earth ages in material sense but nature remains constant. The seasons change with respect to the earth's position in the galaxy and juxtaposition to the sun and its radiance, and while the earth may age, nature in its natural course does not change. Light and water seem to be an essential component to all life and finally, matter is molded by these less tangible elements so the mover can exist. Consider for example when someone dies such as a loved one. The memory of the person affects us most and we feel the loss of the mover more than the actual, physical person. Photographs of that person may not give us the consolation that we deserve only because the mover cannot be truly known through a photograph or the objects or traces they leave behind. I am always nostalgic for the mover when I remember someone that has passed away in my life. While, material talents are necessary for the mover's life and works on earth, they are less distinguishable than the actual mover, who is highly individualistic. Consider transplanting a foreign soul into the body of a deceased whom we might know. We will immediately discern a difference. Thus, we beg the question, are all movers the same and defined by their material elements. Is transmigration of the soul possible or anthropomorphism? Can a tiger's soul transmigrate into a human body and exist as a human soul and vice versa. The answer may be metaphysical. Let us consider the three-dimensional aspects of the soul. In a finite material sense that is defined by time, the mover is three-dimensional and is bound to live in a one-dimensional world. The tiger, too, is a one-dimensional animal. While the tiger's soul is highly arbitrary and unique to its material needs, all tigers are not alike. Thus, the animal world is highly defensive. Each tiger protects its livelihood to prolong its material existence and preserve its soul. Thus, the tiger's soul is more driven by a strong animal instinct. For an animal soul to transmigrate into a human body, the laws of time, matter and space will be compromised. The same applies to the soul of a killer that may be transplanted into the body of an innocent person. That soul is still responsible for its former actions, debunking the theory of transmigration. Without the mover, matter is inert or lifeless. Even suicide requires the conviction of a mover. For the mover to exist in a material world that is capable of infinite material possibilities and highly illusory, the mover is an infinite, eternal reality that should not reenter the material realm once it transcends the material world. Moreover, the material world does not exist and only the mover is everlasting. This implies that each mover is responsible for its material actions and no others. To answer the question, we must consider the world in fatal, hyperbolic sense. For transmigration to occur, the material world must be infinite, which is dismissed by the value of time. Thus, the mover is one and only and part of an eternal realm that does not recycle itself to a finite existence once it has completed its material journey. It is simply not possible or universally fathomable. Thus, as matter, we often live our material lives as paper planes traveling on a one-dimensional axis. However, our flight is dependable on a three-dimensional force that is all-encompassing. We conclude that the soul is eternal, individualistic and everlasting.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time as it Corresponds to Matter

Let us continue our discussion on metaphysics by studying the value of time as it corresponds to matter. What is time? Time can be interpreted by a material quantity such as the amount of time it takes to travel between two points. Since matter and space seem to be unified, we consider time to be an obstinate, irresolute player. For the mover, there is no time since the mover does not age. Thus, the material world is illusory and the mover can measure time as matter ages. Time is also determined by night and day and the change of seasons. Why does it not snow in summer nor flowers grow in winter and we count the time it takes for these events occur. Time is ultimately a material quantification. We wait for the snow in winter and we expect flowers to bloom in summer for our eyes to behold. In each event, something dies and something is renewed and a watcher is present. The cycle of time repeats itself and matter seems subject to time. Our hair grays in old age not the other way around. Thus, time leaves its mark or like desert sands sweeps across the Sahara to erase the trace of footprints that once tread on that holy ground. Is the earth aging? Scientists will likely concede that the earth is billions of years old and that has time indeed has changed its composition. This can be proven since continents have shifted and many other natural changes have taken place over the course of time. Time may not need a positive, life-giving material element to exist. Time exists on Mars where there is no life or a hole in the ozone makes it impossible for human life to exist. Time may carry on even while the material realm changes and shifts, evolves and destroys. The mover appears in human form. Why? It seems time does not impact the essence of the mover at all and thus the mover is a supernatural force not subject to time. Though the material garb is dampened or tattered in the rain-soaked or snow-swept dunes of time, the mover copes with the material environment in which it is placed. In the scheme of time, space and matter, the mover stands alone our outside of the scope of time. Thus, we consider the mover transcendental and otherworldly. What happens in a world that is devoid of time? Flowers do not bloom and the material earth does not suffer or perish or the cycle repeats when life is resurrected. Thus, the abolition of the mover from the material world is eternal freedom. What happens in eternal freedom? Where the material obligations once existed for the mover, the mover has crossed the Rubicon and there is no turning back. No material obligations to pursue or to fulfill. What happens? The mover has transcended into a world that is not subject to the obelisk of time, space and matter. It has surpassed these finite elements to exist in a supernatural realm that once governed its former natural state. Thus, material senses such as sight, smell, touch and taste cease to be and the mover becomes invincible. Invincibility returns to the a priori rule which is God. Without material separation, the mover must return to God. God is outside of time or governs time in the material world. If time was reversed, our current material state would be destroyed and the earth would return to a former material state. Thus, even while drinking a cup of water, the material world has aged significantly. We sleep at night and we awake during the day and time can render matter inert or active. How long can a tree stand without falling or being uprooted. Time is the scorekeeper. Without the element of time, the tree would not exist; thus, time is a necessary good or evil. The tree performs a good function with respect to its material obligations. When a lion ultimately captures a gazelle for nourishment and to fulfill a material want or obligation, the time it takes between the chase and the gazelle's capture, is significant. Thus, matter destroys itself or the apparitions of itself through a selective determination of hypothetical material obligations that are tethered to the denomination of time. The mover is a gasp. The lion lives on but the gazelle perishes and the objective reality that is also subjective is undermined or abrogated. The power of apparition or the lack thereof is baffling. The material suppositions that must also persist for such a time sensitive event to occur is also astounding. The lion and gazelle must be born, must breathe, and must persist. Why should such a material anomaly exist in the first place - the objective is disillusioning. Ergo, the mover is more intelligent than matter and can will good or evil. If the lion resists the temptation of the hunt, it will commit material suicide and die of hunger and a supernatural material obligation will not be fulfilled and the material world will crack or unravel. Consider a lion bypassing the thrill of the hunt? It's unnatural to consider. Thus matter is forward-moving and thinking. It never reconsiders its material impulse. Material impulses are its source of intelligence. Eat when hungry, sleep when tired, swim when drowning. Thus, it seems the human mover is more willful. It can resist impulse and lead a steadfast life that is more conducive to its supernatural life-form. While resisting impulse, it can also take charge of its own life and does not seem fickle in a material sense. It can also utilize time best by awaking rather than oversleeping, building a house before the storm or sailing away to a new land to find food and forage. It seems matter has a strong material instinct. The tiger will kill at will and no one can stand in the way or convince the tiger to do otherwise. It must kill to survive and is quite obstinate about its material need. The lion growls to show that he is king of the jungle. The lion procreates as does all life but the antecedent being is destroyed by the passage of time and time governs all matter or the finite value of matter or its illusory nature permits time to govern its existence. It is obvious more inquiry is needed on the subject.