Saturday, November 19, 2011

"when even was come" - Kyoto

Around the Tokyo Station


A Japanese city Kyoto is well known in the world for its cultural value.

Kyoto became the capital of Japan in 794, since Emperor Kanmu transferred the capital from Nagaoka, 10 km south of Kyoto (Heian-kyo).  However, Emperor Kanmu had previously moved the capital from Nara (Heijyo-kyo) to Nagaoka in 784.

The Nara area, 50 km south of Kyoto over mountains, had been the political center of Japan since the establishment of the imperial authority around the 3rd century.  As Nara was then called Yamato, the imperial court of Japan in these areas are called the Yamato court.  Though capital of Japan had moved around Nara sometimes, the Nara area kept its significance as the power center and the cultural center of ancient Japan.  The major zone in Nara or Yamato where most of capitals were located is called Asuka.  But the capital fully modeling a Chinese one was eventually founded in Heijyo-Kyo in 710.

When Heijyo-Kyo was the capital of Japan, many Buddhist temples were built.  Japan was actually a Buddhist nation in this era though the imperial family observed its family religion of shintoism, too.  Even in the inner city of Heijyo-Kyo 46 Buddhist temples were built.  The most notable one is the Todaiji temple, the largest classic wooden building in the world, that houses Big Buddha or the world largest bronze statue of Buddha.

(The Todaiji Temple, the largest historical wooden structure, built in Nara in 743,

But monks and temples became a kind of political power as time went by.  They came to have a strong influence on the imperial court.  So, Emperor Kanmu decided to carry out capital relocation.  He finally settled in Kyoto and established the new capital called Heian-Kyo in 794.  So, though today Kyoto is famous for old Buddhist temples, it was to get out of the influence of the Buddhist circle in Nara or Yamato that Emperor Kanmu transferred the capital from Nara to Kyoto.

The point at issue here is that the capital Kyoto, namely Heian-Kyo, was built not according to a Buddhist philosophy but an ancient Chinese philosophy.  Even most of  former capitals in the Nara area were built partially by copying capitals of ancient Chinese dynasties.  The philosophy Kanmu adopted for Kyoto was called Fu-sui (Feng shui in Chinese).
Feng shui is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi...
Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass. Feng shui was suppressed in China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but since then has increased in popularity...

Qi (ch'i)
Qi (pronounced "chee" in English) is a movable positive or negative life force which plays an essential role in feng shui.[26] In feng shui as in Chinese martial arts, it refers to 'energy', in the sense of 'life force' or élan vital. A traditional explanation of qi as it relates to feng shui would include the orientation of a structure, its age, and its interaction with the surrounding environment including the local microclimates, the slope of the land, vegetation, and soil quality... 
The Green Dragon (Spring equinox)—Niao (Bird) 
The Red Phoenix (Summer solstice)—Huo (Fire) 
The White Tiger (Autumn equinox)—Xu (Emptiness, Void) 
The Dark Turtle (Winter solstice)—Mao (Hair)
So, in the east of Kyoto, there was a river, actually the Kamo River.  In the west of Kyoto, there were two major roads, actually Sanin-Do and Sanyo-Do.  In the south of Kyoto, there was a big lake, actually the Ogura lake. And in the north there were mountains such as Mt. Kurama.  Today, namely 1200 years after, the major part of the terrain is not so different from the original ones, though the Ogura lake was totally reclaimed.

But more interesting is that Asuka, Heijyo-Kyo, Heian-Kyo, and a great shrine in Kumano are all aligned in one line in a larger scope.  Even two old shinto shrines, including the Ise Great Shrine, are connected through a line through Heian-Kyo.

So, Kyoto was planned well in various ways.  In 794, Japanese people were diligent in studying the environment in a super-natural way to finally build the imperial capital Kyoto.  They even built 80-meter (240 feet) pagodas.  

(Kyoto 1000 years ago,

Kyoto Today
 Kyoto, Today,

Kyoto, in Autumn Evening

Kyoto at Night,

Anyway, Fu-sui has worked well in these 1200 years.

Kyoto has been somewhat well preserved as the main center of the Japanese traditional culture. Though when samurai took over political power from the imperial court in the late 12th century and established their own capital in Kamakura, 50 km southwest of Tokyo, Kyoto kept its status as the imperial capital of Japan.  The original layout of Heian-Kyo was lost long time ago, and even the Kyoto Imperial Palace of today is not at the original location.  But, people living in Kyoto today still think they live in the culture center of Japan.  It is all power of Fu-sui.  The environment protected even the pride of Kyoto.  And, interestingly, the US air force did not raid Kyoto during WWII.  Cultural heritage of Kyoto was protected from war.

Now, is Tokyo protected by Fu-sui?  When the then samurai king Tokugawa Ieyasu chose Edo (Tokyo) as the samurai capital around 1600, did he check Fu-sui of Tokyo?  The answer seems to be yes.  Even in a larger scale than Kyoto, Tokyo is protected by Fu-sui in my view.  Therefore, the city survived the great earthquake in 1923 and the great Tokyo air raid by the US air force in 1945.  Tokyo has become the largest and mightiest city in the world today, most probably, due to Fu-sui.

As a review of fu-sui, a capital has to have a great river east, a big river and a major road west, a wider plain or a sea in the south, and mountains northward, since a kingdom in Asia is in the eastern north hemisphere.

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Procession of a Nobleman's Cow Carriage,

Procession of Samurais,

Kyoto Station of Today,

According to Fu-sui, the Japanese Archipelago itself is situated well in a much larger scale.

And, Israel is also situated somewhat well, though as it is in the west of the Euphrates, the concept of the east and the west may be reversed from the case of Japan.

Now, you know that you have to carefully choose a place to live in or stay at, though Christ Jesus had no place to sleep on a pillow in.

By the way, "Fu" of Fu-sui means the wind and "sui" of Fu-sui means water.  Indeed, very ancient people made a great journey sensing the wind and looking for water.  Fu-sui is deeply rooted in humanities.

Finally "Kyo" of Kyoto means a royal capital or something large and "to" of Kyoto means a royal capital or something plenty in a number.

To make doubly sure, "To" of Tokyo means east and "kyo" of Tokyo means an imperial capital or something large.

Mar 11:19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
Mar 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
Mar 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"they say, He hath a devil" - Earthenware

Tokyo Suburbs...
Tokyo Suburbs...


According to a theory, the oldest earthenware mankind created was found in Japan.

In Aomori Prefecture, Japan, earthenware created 16,500 years ago was uncovered.  The oldest earthenware in China was created 14,500 years ago.  The oldest earthenware in West Asia was created 9,000 years ago.
The production of pottery is one of the most ancient arts. The oldest known body of pottery dates from the Jomon period (from about 10,500 to 400 BC) in Japan; and even the earliest Jomon ceramics exhibit a unique sophistication of technique and design. Excavations in the Near East have revealed that primitive fired-clay vessels were made there more than 8,000 years ago. Potters were working in Iran by about 5500 BC, and earthenware was probably being produced even earlier on the Iranian high plateau. Chinese potters had developed characteristic techniques by about 5000 BC. In the New World many pre-Columbian American cultures developed highly artistic pottery traditions.                  
To your surprise, Japan was one of ancient cultural centers in the world, followed by China and the Middle East.

An Earthen Vessel in the Earliest Stage in Japan (around 13,000 years ago),

An Earthen Vessel in the Earliest Stage in Japan (around 13,000 years ago)

An Earthen Vessel in Japan 10,800 years ago, 

An Earthen Vessel in Japan 5,000 years ago,

An Earthen Vessel in Japan 4,000 years ago,

An Earthen Vessel in Japan 4,000 years ago,

An Earthen Vessel in Japan 3,000 years ago,

A restored village of Japan in the Jomon Era (16500 year ago to 3000 years ago) 

Cultural Sequences and Time Periods in Japanese Archaeology  
    Like archaeologists elsewhere, Japanese archaeologists have divided the prehistory of the archipelago into a variety of different periods.  These periods are comparable to the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age seen in the rest of the Old World, but the Japanese have given each period its own name to reflect its unique Japanese character.  The table below lists the broad chronological time periods for Japanese archaeology:  
Time PeriodDatesCharacteristics
50,000 BP - 13,000 BC
Use of micro-blade stone tools.
Jomon13,000 - 300 BCPottery production; hunting and gathering lifestyle.
Yayoi300 BC - AD 300Rice cultivation; new types of pottery.
KofunAD 300 - 650The construction of large burial mounds for elites.
All the above dates should be considered as approximate.  Different scholars have different criteria for when a particular age or phase began.  After the Kofun Period, for all the islands but Hokkaido, writing becomes widespread.  Archaeology is still done on remains post-dating the Kofun Period, but it falls into the realm of "historic" archaeology.

So, Japan 10,000 years ago must look like the following:

(to be continued...)

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There are two types of people nowadays.

Those who are compelled to join Occupy Wall Street and those who have no need to join Occupy Wall Street.  Apparently, cool, cold, cruel and guilefully clever guys are employed by businesses situated in Wall Street.  But, apparently, more humane people are not  employed by businesses situated in Wall Street.

To be rich is not just walking through grasslands to reach a comfortable place without an episode.  On your way you will surely meet a dying person.  If you neglect him and go on, you will surely encounter a sick person.  If you neglect him and go on, you will surely see a victim of violence and a crime.   If you neglect him and go on, you will surely spot a person carrying a too heavy load alone.  If you neglect him and go on, you will surely find a good-natured person being deceived.   If you neglect him and go on, you will surely realize that there are many sheep without a shepherd.   If you neglect them and go on, you will surely be met by a Devil in the comfortable place, your destination over grass.  And, if you obey a Devil, you should know by now you can be rich.

So, to be rich is not just walking through grasslands to reach a comfortable place without an episode.

And today young people who want to be employed by some Wall Street companies should walk through grass called Occupy Wall Street to their destinations.

Anyway, it will be a grave situation if Christ Jesus should not appear in Wall Street, say, on December 25.

Mat 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
Mat 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"the house of prayer" - Fukushima Daiichi, Supercomputer, Earth Science

 Japanese Navy, Old and New

Fukushima Daiichi, Supercomputer, & Earth Science

The Latest Fukushima Daiichi Pictures

The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper of Japan presented the latest Fukushima Daiichi pictures:

The M9.0 earthquake knocked down a  transmission line tower for emergency power supply.  A channel is also damaged. (Click to enlarge.)
A hydrogen gas explosion destroyed a sturdy nuclear reactor building. (Click to enlarge.)
Fukushima Daiichi Workers at accommodation facilities 20km far from the plant. (Click to enlarge.)

Yesterday, rice harvested by a farmer in part of Fukushima City was found to contain radioactive material in an amount more than an allowable level.  Sale of all the rice taken in around the farming house has been banned.  Now all the farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are afraid of bad rumors spreading.

The Supercomputer K

The Japanese supercomputer, developed with costs of $1.4 billion, has secured its position as the world fastest supercomputer in two consecutive years.

TOP 10 Sites for November 2011

For more information about the sites and systems in the list, click on the links or view the complete list.

Magnetic Field Inversion (magnetic pole reversal)

Japanese researchers have found a mechanism of the magnetic field inversion of the earth.

The magnetic north pole and south pole changed their position to each other once in 200,000 years or more in the history of the earth (N goes to the Antarctica and S comes up to the Arctic Zone). A research team consisting of members from Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and so on found that convection in the two layers of the outer shell is a key to understanding the magnetic field inversion of the earth.  

The two layers each consisting of melted iron have internal movement of melted iron which is called convection.  These two layers under the mantle below the earth's crust are immediately above the inner core of the earth which is made of high-temperature iron in a solid state.  Heat from the inner core supplies energy for the lower layer of the two layers of liquid iron.  But when melted iron in the lower layer gets heated and moves upward, it mingles with the upper layer to be one.  Then as iron gets cooled, it sinks again to be separated into two layers again.  At this point, the directions of convection in both the layers of liquid iron can be changed from the original ones.  This change in directions of the convection of liquid iron in the two layers can cause the magnetic field inversion.

For this study, Japanese scientists use "SPring-8 (an acronym of Super Photon Ring – 8 GeV), a synchrotron radiation facility located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan and run by the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute." (

Incidentally, it is also interesting that the magnetic north pole is moving around the rotation axis of the earth.

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Has Christ Jesus visited Occupy Wall Street?

Or has the Vatican started to interfere with the euro crisis?  Or otherwise, has an Islamic miracle emerged in Syria?  Ultimately, have Judaists decided to take responsibility for every problem in the world as ones chosen by God?

If not, something is wrong, very, very wrong.  The current civilization must be totally reviewed, since nobody is successful even without mentioning various problems and tragedies in China where money is making people so foolish and irresponsible.

The answer is that a man is not expected to live for himself.  A man is not made to pursue his own prosperity and happiness.  A man is allowed to live for the glory of the God.  In other word, a man has to live for the sole purpose of making God happy and prosperous.  It is so since no one was born by his own power,  Everyone was born by the power of God.  People belong to God.

In this context, God is the lord and the master of mankind.  And, the Lord God Almighty says that a man should love the God with all of his mind and ability.  And, Christ Jesus says to love others as we love ourselves.  Only this spirit can solve the Occupy Wall Street issue, the euro crisis, the Islamic civil wars, and the Chinese corruption.

Otherwise, America will fail, Europe will collapse, the Islamic world will be forever in trouble, China is going to be disintegrated, and Judaists will become nothing.

Yet, some people might repent.  Then, the history of mankind will be allowed to evolve for next centuries or next 2000 years.

Mar 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Mar 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"sought of him a sign from heaven" - Galactic Railroad

Tokyo Imperial Palace Plaza

The Galactic Railroad

In April 1912, the Taitanic sank as everybody knows.

The news reached, of course, Japan. One 16-year old boy in Iwate Prefecture also heard this news.  When he started to write one of his novels 12 years later, he put some elements related to the Taitanic tragedy in the story. Then the novel was made public after his death in 1933 under the title of Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru).  It was widely welcomed by Japanese people.  Though it was after his death, Kenji Miyazawa became famous for his humanity and modern flavor in his works.  If somebody identifying himself as a Japanese does not know author Kenji Miyazawa and his representative work "
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru)," he is not a Japanese. 

It was a fantasy about a poor boy who worked in a printing house while going to school.  One evening he suddenly found himself in a train running in the starry sky.  He met various people in the train, including his best friend who was to die by accident in the real world.  The boy also met a young man accompanied by two children.  The young man said that while he, as a teacher of the two children, was sending the two siblings to their father by sea the ship they boarded hit a big iceberg to sink.  This episode implied that the galactic train was operated to send people to Heaven.  After all, when the boy came back to himself in the night under the sky studied with stars and walked back to his town, he heard that his best friend died by drowning in a river just after saving a classmate troubled in a river.

On March 11, 2011, an M9.0 earthquake occurred in the north Pacific Ocean off the Iwate Prefecture.  Subsequent big tsunamis took on more than 6000 lives in Iwate Prefecture.  And, interestingly, Kenji Miyazawa is mysteriously bound to natural disasters.  

When Kenji was born  in 1896, the great Meiji Sanriku earthquake and tsunami occurred, killing 22,000 people.  Sanriku is the name of the coastal area of Iwate Prefecture facing the North Pacific Ocean.  When Kenji Miyazawa started to write the notable novel Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru)  in 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake took place around Tokyo, taking on 100,000 lives.  When he died in 1933, the great Showa Sanriku earthquake and tsunami occurred, claiming  3,000 lives.  And, his best novel features a motif partly including an accident and a tragedy in a river and an ocean.   It is said that after the 3/11 tsunami of this year some of Kenji's poems were recited in some gatherings all over the world.

In the story of Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru), the poor boy was also checked in the train as to whether or not he had a ticket to ride.  Every other passenger had a ticket to his or her destination in Heaven or so.  When the galactic train reached their destinations, they disappeared.  But, the poor boy's ticket is for an unlimited ride.  He can travel in the train forever.  Conversely, he had no destination.  Accordingly, he could not go into the world of deaths or Heaven.  He returned to this world to find himself standing on a hill near his home town under the starry night.

The author Kenji Miyazawa died at 37 in 1933.  It is said that he loved his sister very much who died of illness 10 years earlier than Kenji's death while she learnt in a university in Tokyo.  This tragedy might reflect on his work somehow.

(to be continued...)

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Luk 11:16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
Luk 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"to the intent ye may believe" - Man vs. Bacterium

 Tokyo Streets

Man vs. Bacterium

A human cell can be divided only 50 times or so.

When this limit is reached, a cell dies.  If many of cells of the human body die, a man will get old.  And, the mechanism of this limited cell division capability is governed by the characteristics of the Telomere, the end parts of a DNA sequence.  Each time a cell is divided, the length of a Telomere gets shorter.  After 50 times of division, a Telomere gets too short to protect the main body of DNA, and a cell holding the DNA and the Telomere is forced to avoid using broken DNA so as to die eventually.  It is to secure soundness of DNA and genes to be handed down to new cells created through cell division. But, there is something that can recover a Telomere, which is called Telomerase.

How Telomerase makes a telomere longer.

This is the reason why telomeres are so important in context of successful cell division: They "cap" the end-sequences and themselves get lost in the process of DNA replication. But the cell has an enzyme called telomerase, which carries out the task of adding repetitive nucleotide sequences to the ends of the DNA. Telomerase, thus, "replenishes" the telomere "cap" of the DNA. In most multicellular eukaryotic organisms, telomerase is active only in germ cellsstem cells, and certain white blood cells. There are theories that claim that the steady shortening of telomeres with each replication in somatic (body) cells may have a role in senescence and in the prevention of cancer. This is because the telomeres act as a sort of time-delay "fuse", eventually running out after a certain number of cell divisions and resulting in the eventual loss of vital genetic information from the cell's chromosome with future divisions.... 
Since shorter telomeres are thought to be a cause of poorer health and aging, this raises the question of why longer telomeres are not selected for to ameliorate these effects. A prominent explanation suggests that inheriting longer telomeres would cause increased cancer rates (e.g. Weinstein and Ciszek, 2002). However, a recent literature review and analysis [13] suggests this is unlikely, because shorter telomeres and telomerase inactivation is more often associated with increased cancer rates, and the mortality from cancer occurs late in life when the force of natural selection is very low. An alternative explanation to the hypothesis that long telomeres are selected against due to their cancer promoting effects is the "thrifty telomere" hypothesis that suggests that the cellular proliferation effects of longer telomeres causes increased energy expenditures.[13] In environments of energetic limitation, shorter telomeres might be an energy sparing mechanism.

On the other hand, a bacterium has no telomeres as its DNA has a shape of a loop.  This single-cell creature can live forever while splitting itself as many times as possible in theory.  No matter how many times it is divided into two, no deterioration of  DNA information occurs.

Some cells of a multicellular animal or plant have a mechanism to commit a suicide for survival as a whole body.  They go on growing or living while discarding unnecessary cells by forcing them to kill themselves.  But,  single-cell bacteria do not have the same mechanism, since they have each only one cell.  To kill itself is to kill a whole body.  Yet, it can kill itself.

When a myriad of bacteria get together and live like a big living thing, there is a situation that it is advantageous for a great majority of bacteria that some bacteria die or disappear.  In this case, a special signal is sent from some bacterium to other member of a group which kills itself on receiving the signal.

How does EDF work? It mimics a portion of the MazE sequence important for its binding to MazF, especially with regard to the central tryptophan that corresponds to a critical tryptophan in MazE. The parallel interaction of EDF-MazF and MazE MazF awaits structural analysis of the EDF-MazF complex. But matters are more intricate, as seen by the presence of two binding sites on MazF for mRNA. This paper explains much of it, plus it introduces another toxin, ChpBK, that has equally tantalizing properties. 
Added to the magic of EDF is the fact that it acts as a quorum sensing signal, meaning that it comes into play at high bacterial densities where interactions between cells become especially relevant . But the MazF protein also has unusual properties: It regulates the synthesis of both “death proteins and “survival proteins,” thus playing the role of a master regulator. This leads not only to the death of some members of the population but to the survival of the others. Neat or what?

Even in the world of bacteria survival of a whole group counts more than one of its members.  Maybe in a rare case death of one bacterium saves the whole group.

In this context, the death of Christ Jesus might be thought of.  To save the whole group of human beings he died.  But, "save" is not a simple act with a single meaning.  Anyway, in the world of living things, every live living thing owes deaths and a myriad of deaths that have been performed and accumulated since the beginning of history of creatures.

(To be continued...)

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A showdown has come around Wall Street, far before Christmas.

Bloomberg defends raid on Occupy camp
By Tina Susman | 4:50 a.m.
"Protesters have had two months to occupy the park .... Now they will have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments," the New York mayor says. Full coverage 
- NYPD arrests 70 Occupy protesters
- New York police evict Occupy protesters
- Oakland site cleared, but protest lives

Almost all the Japanese TV stations broadcast this situation.  However, nobody thinks that this loose movement would change America drastically.  Yet, it is Occupy Wall Street that emerged as if taking over the symbolic position of the era of the late Steve Jobs.

Maybe it implies that no more IT heroes will appear in the US; but the era of popular and social movement has come.  It might match Japan's lost decade which has led to long-time deflation.  Japan has suffered deflation due to too much use of cheap labor force in China.  But it is globalization driven by the IT development that forced Japanese makers to use low-paid Chinese workers and reduce costs.  The same dynamics have fostered unemployment in the US.  It is deeply rooted in the global economic structure involving China and India both of which have hundreds of millions of  work force.

In either case, this Occupy Wall Street movement must have a deep, obscure but decisive influence on the 2012 Presidential Election, though.

Joh 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
Joh 11:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Joh 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Joh 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Joh 11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Joh 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
Joh 11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
Joh 11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Joh 11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
Joh 11:21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Joh 11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Joh 11:23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"when the devil was gone out"

In and around Tokyo

Energy & Entropy in Society

If you use energy more you can build a great city like New York with Wall Street in it.

But, a potential of disorder will be accumulated around the big city.  For example, Haiti is one of surrounding areas of New York.  The more New York is organized with huge energy spent, the more Haiti will be put into a mess, say, even before the occurrence of the great earthquake in 2010.

Similarly,  a potential of disorder will be accumulated around Wall Street.  The more Wall Street businesses earn profits, the more ordinary people will face a threat of unemployment.  However, the subprime loan scheme supported a higher level of consumption by Americans, so that many businesses hired many people till the 2008 Lehman Shock.  With the debacle of subprime loan mortgage business, the hidden potential of instability of the society emerged.

But, social advancement needs energy to achieve great stability.  Yet, energy increases instability.  So, this paradigm is wrong.  There is a discrepancy.  But, can it be possible to attain higher social advancement and stability without increasing entropy while consuming a huge amount of energy?

So, correctly,

To satisfy desire for material success, mankind uses energy.  As long as it is within a range that does not trigger a big shift in the domains of entropy, social stability, and spiritual advancement, the world can sustain itself.  But, if it goes beyond the range, disastrous deterioration in the human spirit would prevail all over the world, no matter how if it looks like advancement of society superficially.    

(If any of the four components gets out of the effective range, the relationships between them will be broken and an extreme situation can happen.  For example, it might be just like Nazi Germany or Stalin's USSR had conquered the whole world: great social stability but not spiritual or even no social advancement.)

This one of major reasons that the American material civilization would collapse sooner or later, maybe, like the Roman Empire.

(to be continued...)

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Along with material success of the society, people naturally become happy materially.

Electricity, foods, information, and entertainment are abundantly provided.  The superficial economic success hide various problems, but human spirit is being degraded.  Materially happy people do not need God.  So, the whole society would become fragile.  Energy used to support civilization would increase entropy.  A potential of total collapse of social systems will increase, though further energy is used to control and prevent it.

The issue at point is a future state of mankind, though nobody can connect himself to the world of future, say,  100 years after, 10,000 years after, or one million years after.

Luk 11:14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
Luk 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Luk 11:16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
Luk 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.