SCENE: Exterior, Morning-- Africa -- A rough, rocky outcrop on the grassy Savannah.
The sun rises over the edge of a stark, mysterious, BLACK, rectangular OBELISK
(MUSIC): Richard Strauss', "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ("Thus Spake Zarathustra")
2001: A Space Odyssey obelisk
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Zarathustra (Persian) (Greek -- "Zoroaster") Born ca. 11,000-1,200 BCE in or near what is now known as Azerbaijan.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroaster
Zarathustra was said to have been born laughing and received wisdom directly from God. The Avesta -- the Scriptures of the Parsees -- The Books of Zoroaster evolved from the same Indo-Iranian tradition as did the Hindu Vedas. The Rig Veda -- the oldest of the Vedas -- was compiled circa 1,500-500 BCE. The battle which serves as the setting for the Bhagavad Gita took place on a plain in Hastinapura, Northern India between 1,000 and 700 BC. The First Temple in Jerusalem, King Solomon's Temple was destroyed by Babylonians in 587/6 BCE -- The Nation of Israel is exiled in Babylon from 587/6 - 487 BCE -- 100 years, three generations. Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born in the 563 B.C. in what is now modern Nepal. Pythagoras traveled from Samos to Diaspolis circa 535 BC. Egypt falls to Cambyses II of Persia in 525 BC. Pythagoras was exiled in Babylon. Pythagoras thought that Egypt was the place to study Mathematics, but the Mathematics of the Babylonians was an order of magnitude more advanced than Egyptian mathematics at the time. Pythagoras learned his mathematics and his numerological mysticism from the Magi in Babylon, as did the Rabbis of the Talmudic Period. Three Wise Men from the East - from the direction of Babylon - Magi, followers of Zarathustra -- visited the Christ Child after his birth. The Prophet Mohammed is born AD 570 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja, lived from 1884 to 1960 in Puri, India -- Toured the United States as a guest of the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles in 1958 -- Wrote "Vedic Mathematics" or Sixteen simple Mathematical Formulae from the Vedas (published posthumously in 1965). Chapter 25: "The Vedic Numerical Code" गोपी भाग्य मधु व्रत शूंगीशो दधिसन्धिग । Gopi bhagya madhu vrata Sungisho Dadhisandhiga खलजीवित खटव गलहट रसन्धर ॥ khalajivita khatava galahata rasandhara "Ancient Sanskrit scholars "hid" many things behind normal shlokas." -- Ramesh Raskar By katapayAdhe the preceeding sloka yields Pi to 31 places: 3.1 41 59 26 535 89793 23846 214 3381 27092 http://netfiles.uiuc.edu/sdickson/www/Tactile_Maths/Harvard-Kyoto_rOman-nAgarE.html http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.geocities.com/krishna_kunchith/misc/pi.html http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/UNC By Sutra "Ekadhikena Purvena" By one more than the one before of the Vedic Mathematics, The successive digits in the decimal expansion of the quotient 1/19 = 0.052631578,947368421, repeating are computed by dividing the previous digit in the quotient by 2. http://netfiles.uiuc.edu/sdickson/www/VedicMath_16_sutras.html The decimal expansions of the first 18 successive multiples of 1/19 form a Magic Square http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_reciprocal_magic_square The digits in the rows, columns and diagonals all add to 81. I can supply Csh, C and Unix/Linux 'bc' code which demonstrate this.
"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers." --
attributed to Paul Erdos. (Controversial) http://secamlocal.ex.ac.uk/people/staff/mrwatkin
The computer analysis of the Qur'an shows numerous references to the number 19.
It is now observed that Mathematics describes the Universe so exactly and in such an elegant fashion that mathematics almost seems to be part of the Universe itself. -- Eugene Wigner, Recipient of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics, in an essay he wrote in 1960 called "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences". http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/MathDrama/reading/Wigner.html In the case of String Theory and Meta-String Theory, this is observed to be true to a bewildering degree. There are too many solutions -- potentially an infinite number -- with no real way to tell which one(s) might be correct. Roger Penrose' Quantum Computational Graviton (QCG) theory of neural computation well models physical neurons because quantum events are stochastic and chaotic, like neural firings. What's missing from Penrose' QCG is the spatial interrelationship by which neurons interact in physical brains. To complete the theory requires overlaying QCG atop Bela Julesz' Hologrammic theory of stereopsis and memory. http://www.instinct.org/texts/shufflebrain/shufflebrain-book00.html "It is known that even the feeble subatomic force responsible for electroweak interactions is 17 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity. ... It is now suggested that the huge disparity in interaction strength is caused by the "leaking" of gravitational field into the extra dimensions as envisioned by the superstring theory." http://universe-review.ca/R15-16-manyfoldu.htm What are the implications of a Quantum Computational Graviton Mind which permeates through to a parallel P-Dimensional "Membrane" Universe?
http://www.physics.princeton.edu/~steinh/endlessuniverse/animations.html "Each one of us is God (Atman) ... Atman or the soul is in fact identical with Paramatman or the Oversoul, which is one, infinite and eternal." -- The Bhagavad Gita
http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/atma.asp "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one." "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita, at the Trinity Site, White Sands, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/wax The natural language of the digital computer is mathematics. The digital computer is a plastic frame for fixing and manipulating abstraction. A limitless universe of imagination exists inside of the computer, waiting for us to discover it. -Stewart, http://us.imdb.com/Name?Stewart+Dickson