A notebook bulletin board
tacked on when randomly bored
applied thoughts in a scribblebook
open for the world to look who passes by
so fast to see like a needle in a haystack we
safely stash those innermost secrets thought to be
at least you see languishing up and into pristine
blossoms for you to pick and sniff and hope
they don't make you sick.


Notes On Exposure Therapy Before Catastrophizing Mental Filters

Affective partisan polarization engenders vindictive protectiveness. This leads to emotional reasoning becoming a contagion. Labeling this process creates magnification. Dichotomous thinking shifts the blame to the other. Overgeneralized negative reasoning paves our way toward discounting positives. All of these forces lead toward our inability to disconfirm our roles as mind-readers and fortune-tellers. Thus continues the entropic cycle of cognitive immolation we are all apparently well undergoing.



What if the stars themselves eject planets.

One by one, over periods of time so long that we are hard- 

pressed to measure the incremental aeons, our Sun gives birth, 

one after another, to planetary seeds, which by a centrifugal force, 

gradually move outward from their Parent Star.   By the time

they arrive to the sixth stage of their growth, they undergo trans-

formation into the 1st Gas Giant phase; then, after another 

interminable period, the 2nd Gas Giant phase; then the 3rd; 

then finally they end up where Neptune is now; and ultimately, 

are spat out as plutinos, to be ejected past the Kuiper belt and 

eventually gathered in their final resting placethat graveyard 

of hundreds of thousands of spent planetoidsthe Oort Cloud. 


Paradox Lighthouse

A fundamental reason we have been met with silence in our search for extraterrestrial civilizations may be due to the lack of there being any such thing as space. 

All living creations (including ourselves and any so-called extraterrestrial civilizations) exist solely throughout time.   

This seems to be what Einstein has been trying to tell us with his theory of general relativity. It has been mentioned that he referenced time and space as not being separate from one another, but it was actually Hermann Minkowski who alluded to "spacetime" in an effort to fuse the two terms together. 

The minor problem with this approach is simply that it neglects to take the idea to its furthest logical conclusion.  Which is merely that nothing in our existence appears to be separate from anything else.  To home in on two specific concepts, or words, rather: "time" and "space," and to declare them as being one thing, is to deny the concurrent revelation that so too does everything in our universe appear to be part of a singularity. 

Even our ancient scriptures allude to this fact in tales about the Garden of Eden, in which Adam, the first man, was said to have begun naming things individually.  "Tree."  "Goat." "Lion." "Leaf." "River." "Sky." "Clouds." "Star." "Worm." "Feet." "Eye." "Hand." "Rain." "Blood." "Mountain." "Insect." "Wolf." "Snake." "Air." "Body." "Ground." "God." All of these things are words.  Together they form language. Language represents a signifier to describe the world upon which we have found ourselves existing.  "Time."  "Space."  

These are just words. To comprehend what they really signify, we must perforce always keep in mind that before our forefather(s) came up with them, all was one.  Creation. The universe. A singularity. And it yet remains this way today. Somehow exploding across a void.  Growing exponentially or in an otherwise unimaginable manner.  Try to describe it.  We've been doing that since the beginning. 

If everything is "one thing", as has been hinted at by suggesting time and space aren't separate, then it should become clearer as to why there exists such troubling questions in science as the Fermi Paradox.  

The reason we have met with endless "radio silence" involves simplicity itself. It's merely that we don't actually exist in space.  We exist across time.  

Think of time in the same manner in which we've generally been given to think of space.  Think that space is really time, and not space.  See, because every planet is spinning.  Each spin equals a day. Every revolution of a planet about its local star equals a year.  That is the physical manifestation of time.... Which we normally think of as "space."  

It's easier if we think of space as being that which does not exist.  Think of it more as interstellar space, along those lines.  The vacuum at absolute zero.  Nothingness.  In order for our something to exist, it is necessary for nothing to have existed before. Our something counterbalances that nothing. We're not given to understand that naturally, but it doesn't matter. 

It is the greatest mystery our species has ever confronted.  The explanation for how we came to be in the first place. Remember that "explanation" is also just a word. Let us not forget there may not be any explanation for how this universe and ourselves came to be.  Not simply because we are the ones positing the questions, although that has a lot to do with it. More to the point, it is because the mystery is worshipped.   Even the word "holy" means "whole."  

Explanations such as the one I am attempting to write are a human construct. That does not mean we are fundamentally incapable of assessing the truth.  One reason for this may be that at the heart of quantum reality lies paradox.  (Another word we invented.) Yet it serves the same purpose as any word.  It is a placeholder to point the way toward gleaning something we do not really comprehend. 

In the case of quantum paradox, it's not that difficult to make the leap and conclude that truth itself appears paradoxical to us.  Another way of saying this is that the truth is paradox. That is part of the reason I was led to come up with what I've labelled my 'Law of Inversion'.  A method by which we may understand the world around us and ourselves better by simply applying a counterintuitive approach to anything we wish to know more accurately.  That is how I came to realize that space is actually time and time is actually space (and not the other way around as popular understanding would have it).  

The guiding beacon of paradox has illuminated many dark corners of my mind. It has helped  me to see how when stargazing, we are not looking "out" so much as we're gazing "in."  

Just look at the stars in there.  You are gazing at the core of our cosmos.  In an expanding universe, our current domain becomes more like the outer skin.  Our own sky is a skin; a membrane containing the oxygen and other elements necessary for us to breathe and sustain life. 

The real reason we will never make contact with so-called extraterrestrial civilizations may really be because they, and we ourselves, exist solely across time.  We are of separate domains. There being no such thing as space. 

Perhaps the only contact we are destined to make may be with oblivion itself. Meanwhile, we are granted an entire lifetime of opportunity to make contact with one another. If you really think about it enough, you should be able to see as clearly as me that there are plenty of additional terrestrials here on Earth, with exotic customs and attributes which should more than qualify them as being the real extra terrestrials.  

If you really want to know how we could possibly make contact with the so-called "alien civilizations" not of this Earth which in fact have and will continue to exist, look no further than our own dreams when we lie down to sleep each night. 

Even science has figured out our planet has a magnetosphere, and our local star has its astrosphere.  Science with its extreme narrow-minded specialization has probed all of these areas with much success, as we all know, but it seems hard-pressed to expand the parameters of its focus to include the wider picture. That is where we may each step in to help guide science along. 

As for myself, I don't need anyone else's confirmation that during the daytime, we human beings are effectively and momentarily trapped in between the two celestial magnets of our Sun and home planet; nor do I need any verification that during the night, when we lie ourselves down to sleep and dream, we are necessarily and temporarily placed outside these two magnets. 

I don't need anyone to tell me that the majority of our ordinary lives are spent in automated rituals wherein we behave far more like robots than we'd each personally like to admit.  That's an observation anyone could make if they thought about it. 

We've been asleep while living our lives most of the time we've spent here, that's all. It's time we wake up and start really dreaming. 

Imagine what we might accomplish here on this one planet at the exact center of creation if we simply realized our permanent solitude as a species here on Earth may be the one commonality we share with all those advanced civilizations in or out there which obviously came before us and will also come to be after we're long gone.  

All that we humans have for company here in the cosmos may be each other if you really think about it. 

If you continue to think about it we should see that it's more than enough. All of our sacred writings and belief systems have been trying desperately to tell us this. 

Rest assured we are certainly not alone in this universe.  If you want to make extra terrestrial contact just close your eyes and go to sleep.  

Our minds may be the radio telescopes we need to make actual contact in our very dreams.  And that is not meant ironically.  So listen to your dreams and stargaze more often.  The songs out there are each tuned to a different vibration across the electromagnetic spectrum.   

The stars are literally singing to us their long lost lonely songs. 

If we are to make contact with any sentient beings before oblivion claims us, if you ask me, we must turn to each other in this war-torn, troubled world and simply reach out our hands to one another. 

May peace eventually reach all nations and human brethren during our lifetime.  Let us not squander our brief span of existence here.  

Instead let us turn to each other and accept ourselves for who we are:  the next in line to grace the spotlight of the center stage of creation in this solitary and evolving cosmos. 

It happens to be our turn to shine.   



It has taken an excruciating amount of time for me
to determine we have been asking the wrong questions.
More than laughter frees the soul of those who dare
to cease altogether (and to ask any questions whatsoever
remains the vanguard of the child).

We do not attain wisdom from having our questions answered; no.
From having our questions answered we gain knowledge.
Neither may wisdom be gained from amassing all knowledge.
A state of wisdom blossoms in the waters of silence.
The reason we must stop asking: apparently the stars are talking.

Ambient noise produced from SETI alone blots out their message.
Communication with the alien occurs on a personal level.
When we turn our ears away from the stars and begin listening
to anybody on Earth we grant ourselves the dignity of emissaries.
For it remains we today who may only hear their echoing song.

This has been a public service announcement interrupting a frenzy.
Feel free to return to the scheduled stethoscoping of a dead heart.
Whatever you do try not to grow up and out of your child's fantasy  
on account of me. After all, I'm only confessing what I myself heard
in my back yard late at night many times while listening to the stars.  


Technical Mystification Intellect

We each dwell encapsulated within our own cellular insulations. Cilia measure vibrations within vessels circulating blood throughout our central nervous systems. Optic fibers translate data reflected behind our eyes into our brains which process these signals into relatively three dimensional images. All of this occurs on a planet revolving about a star hosting our human activity en masse by a process that involves the necessary transorbital positioning of repeatedly placing us in between our planet's and the Sun's geomagnetic cores. When we find ourselves in between these magnets (a position we have labelled "day" time) there manifests a sufficient amount of extra energy by which we may achieve our daily tasks toward survival.  While we find ourselves outside these magnets (the intermediary position known as "night" time) the majority of us find the occasion to rest and recharge our batteries.

If information overload has ever occurred in our history as a sentient species, the chances seem high it is best personified by what occurs online all over the world wide web currently on social utility networks such as facebook and twitter (to name only two modalities). Sometimes I can't help but think that never before has the very disparity of information and how it relates directly and indirectly to our lives been highlighted to such an extreme disproportion. Other times I can't help but feel this incessant incoming tide of daily information at least must serve as a fast-moving ticker-tape of windows through which we may glimpse individual frames or scales of the living skin, however zoomed-in on or otherwise magnified the surface may be, of this great ourobouros we are all in the process of weaving together on this magnificent planet looming in outer space.  


Our Magnetosphere

Consider a magnet.
Consider countless iron filings.
Consider each iron filing represents  a universe.

Now think about what we know of the quantum realm.
Realize its inherent counter-intuitiveness.
Understand we each create our own reality.

What is our own reality, if not a universe unto itself? 
What is this planet we dwell on, if not a giant magnet?
Who are we individually, if not avatars from separate universes? 

Intermingling here in concert together. A symphonic reality.
A convergence of separate universes commingled into 
what appears to us as One.

Welcome to the multiverse. 
You are reading this message.
We have made extra terrestrial contact. 

The next time you kiss someone, think about it. 
You have just crossed immemorial space and time.
You have just made Contact with one from another universe. 


Tempest Redshift

In real life we are the characters in a story, who gradually transform into microwaves, then spool out into longer radio wavelengths, only to be scanned and listened to fruitlessly by remote alien civilizations.  

The echoes of our mutual cries of exoneration, after having traveled an otherwise unfathomable distance, finally wash over us as so much static noise.

For that is what they have become in there (points to the stars)

That is precisely where we are going.   


Red Shift, Blue Shift

A redshift occurs whenever a light source moves away from an observer.

i.e, The observer sees the light source in the hue of RED if that light source appears to be moving away.

A blueshift occurs whenever a light source moves toward an observer.

i.e, The observer sees the light source in the hue of BLUE if that light source appears to be approaching.

In order for a light source to "move away,"  a combination of movements interrelating with one another is necessary.  Any given light source which travels at the same speed we are and moving in the same direction  would then necessarily be in a position neither moving away nor approaching closerresulting in our purple here and now, perhaps. 

How many possible combinations are there in terms of celestial bodies' movement to and from each other?  If the universe were as chaotically spread out as it appears to be, we might conclude that any and all possible configurations exist; since we know that galaxies and solar systems actually operate in an orderly manner compressing more or less into a pancake shape and spiraling around a supermassive so-called black hole, we can conclude that the possible configurations of celestial bodies moving toward and away from each other represent a limited set.  

If something shifts redokay, the relation of our movement to each other is such that this light is moving awaywhich could either mean we are both headed in the same exact direction only we are the slower of the twoor it could mean we are moving in opposite directions.   Whichever the casewe are moving apart from each other.  Redshift. 

Concerning humans and the so called possibility of extraterrestrials. Radio waves. Do they only appear longer to each other?  Will what we each experience here and now as "visible light"by the time it reaches another living solar systembe perceived there as radio waves?   Why, certainly.  All we must do, is understand that space in no way should be perceived as being "very large," as tradition has unfortunately cemented. Putting it in the most direct and simple terms, there is no such thing as space. Quite naturally, for we all exist solely in time.   Time and matter.  Now we're getting warmer.  

IF we "zoom in" at the stars with a telescope more powerful than any we've heretofore glimpsed througha question to an astronomer might bewill their radio waves gradually shorten with inverse proportion to our zooming to the point the telescope effectively "tunes in" to the visible light bandwidth as it normally appears in relation to the examined solar system?  Is it that even our eyesight itself when operating cannot exceed the speed of lightregardless of how much we "enhance" it through powerful telescopes ?  If the latter were to be the case(and I'm starting to think it is)then that would mean that by a fundamental property of nature itself  (nothing can exceed the speed of light) we as sentient beings may be (fundamentally) incapable of receiving anything but radio waves from those solar systems out there that are redshifting farther and farther away from us.  We must not lose sight that we are the observers, here. (Which is why I'm currently obsessed by the idea we might be able to process radio waves by somehow reverting them to their original shorter wavelength through some sort of oscilloscope or something, in order that we might conjure up a visible light imageaka, a "cosmic photograph," if you willof the system we're receiving the radio waves from.)  

So under which circumstances does blueshifting occur? [Answer: Andromeda] I'd have to guess...extremely temporary ones wherein distant solar systems on an overall path of moving farther away from us might appear for a microfraction of a millisecond to be momentarily approaching as said star system whips in its clockwise rotation about its galaxy riding on its spiral arm while we ourselves might be spiralling momentarily towards it until the moment later when this synchronization no longer produces the micro-flash of blueshift.  

From what I've been led to understand about the nature of our galaxy and universe and relativity, all stars should be redshifting away from us.  Except for one thingthe stars in our own galaxy that we can see represent only the slightest microfraction of the total in our galaxy.   The stars we're following along with ("chasing") which are in direct proximity to us on our spiral arm must neither be redshifting nor blueshifting as we're perpetually bound together in this arm of the galaxy spiraling about our core.  Welcome to the purple shift. 

Redshifting and blueshifting must only be a phenomenon particular to powerful telescope observations.   How could anything blueshift at all in a universe where everything is allegedly expanding apart from one another ?  You'd think everything would be redshifted. 

Redshift, then, must be the normal setting for most everything we see in the night skies; and Blueshift merely a strange exception due to momentary synchronized alignments with other portions of our galaxy which flicker into the blue each time they momentarily appear closer.

 Of the 300 billion stars in our Milky Waywe can only see six or seven thousand of them with the naked eye, approximately. And we can only see up to three thousand of those at any given time. 

  • Only the merest fraction of about .000003% of our galaxy is represented by the visible stars in our night skies. 
  • Putting that in another context: it means that 99.999997% of our Milky Way galaxy is not visible to the human eye. 

It's remarkable to think that all those stars we see at night barely even scratch the surface of our remaining galaxy. We can barely see past the skin of our own atmosphere
and hardly beneath the skin of our galaxy.  We really need to think about this more while hoping for a proper sense of perspective to begin developing.


Gravitational redshift is a relativistic effect observed in electromagnetic radiation 
moving out of gravitational fields

In the theory of general relativity, there is time dilation 
within a gravitational well. 

Redshifting indicates a slide towards the radio wave end of the spectrum (red) while blueshifting indicates a slide toward the gamma ray end of the spectrum (blue).  


Fermi Jackpot

Just suppose that I've hit upon the bull's nose here, try searching online for the answer to the question of whether we have detected radio waves here on Earth or don't - ("Yeah - it's called X-96 Maaan") - you won't find anything except for entries to the Fermi Paradox , FAQs about SETI, and the usual stuff about far away radio signals from other galaxies.

Next search questions:

Can we convert radio waves into smaller  (light) waves?
Convert radio waves by shortening them

This brought up the rectenna:  a device for converting radio waves to electricity!

I may have my answer to Fermi's Paradox!

Fermi's Question: 

"Where is everybody?"

My Answer: 

"Everybody is in the form of longer wavelengths - i.e, radio waves."

I might add:

"If we could somehow convert those particular radio waves, by rewinding them until they were shorter in length, they should eventually be rendered back into visible light images, should they not?"

Quasars and Wavelengths

Note: This blog was initially set up for the purpose of a NOTEPADthat is, a way for me to put ideas up off the cuff, for future utilization in whatever creative writing endeavor I might undertake.   

For this reason I provide a reminder here as a disclaimer:   the following notes represent my best efforts at "thinking out loud" and therefore, you should follow along at your own risk.   In essence, this entry represents a sort of raw or untamed exacerbation of related ideas competing for cohesion in my mind.  Thanks for understanding.  I offer this in case you have any inputthat's what the comments section at the bottom are for. Any help towards comprehending the nature of what I've written about would be much appreciated.  | The author.  

Excess emission from an AGN -  could potentially signify that quality which makes a galaxy adult -  or fully formed - having acquired a quasar and become active, in other words.  

~  We like to say "a galaxy hosting an AGN" 

If we were to apply the principles of inversion with delicate purpose:

We might infer that "the AGNs more correctly host us."  ~

(We should keep this possibility in mind while we proceed.) 

For centuries these adult "active" galaxies have had the highest redshift of any known stellar objects - being the brightest known things in our night time skies.  

The early universe featured many more active galaxies than we find today...

Unlike an optical lens, maximum 'bending' occurs closest to, and minimum 'bending' furthest from, the center of a gravitational lens. Consequently, a gravitational lens has no single focal point, but a focal line instead.

Maximum bending occurs furthest from the center of an optical lens. Not so with a gravitational lens, where the maximum bending occurs closest to the center. (I suspect this implies the focal line is around the edges of a gravitational lens.) 

Therefore - a gravitational lens's  focal point - unlike the single focal point at the center of optical lenses where minimum bending occurs -  exists on the peripheral edge of the gravitational lens.   The focal line may just be that next dimensional step from the zero dimensionality of a point to the single dimensionality of a line - if an optical lens has a single compressed focal point in the center - (where minimum bending occurs) - and gravitational lenses have an outspread focal line about the periphery(because their focus is somehow inverted from optical lenses)Then what is focused upon when observing the direct center of the gravitational lens?the (otherwise blurred-out) epicenter of the Big Bang-?

(Because observing the peripheral focal line of a gravitational lens presumably reveals the next stellar object in our "field of vision.")

[It seems to me that gravitational lensing may be part of the answer involving the misguided question to the so-called possibility of "time machines" - (that instead of transporting us to, may only allow us to glimpse into the past or the future -?)   Perhaps, these conceptions of 'past' and 'future' we've come up with - do not exist in realspace irrelative to ourselves.   These conceptions may be more like primitive, or child-like, if you will, projections by our curious and more naive natures.  They're like wild stabs at the truth, and although bound to 'hit' their target partially (for truth is everywhere) - they miss the remaining totality - (those parts that avoided being 'stabbed' with our single-mindedness).  This process may keep us in the dark, more than illuminating it.    This form of untrained speculation inherent to growing organisms naturally ends up occluding more than it reveals.   For it is not so much that such conceptions as 'space' and 'time' exist as we might imagine them to - but, that which we cannot imagine lies spread out before us as reality, in fact.   Our capacity to imagine may even stretch towards the infinite, yet even as it does so, it easily loses grip of 'realtruth' on wild tangential journeys of speculation whose erroneous conclusions are achieved before that which is really happening may even be touched upon.]   

)Stare into the abysmal mirror at the fractal of zero(  

[The reason a time machine may not be capable of existing has more to do with our misconceived take on the nature of time itself - which a theoretical "time machine" is predicated upon - than any lack of cutting edge scientific experience.  Inventing a time machine would be similar to inventing a method to digest food without having to eat it - as if we'd forgotten that consuming the food in order to digest it ourselves was the original point. "We are already traveling through time" appears to be one minor reflection of why or how time machines as we have imagined them cannot be constructed - we or perhaps this universe or galaxy or solar system itself are already time machines of a sort.   It's like living on an airplane and one day wondering if there wasn't a way to invent an airplane.   Perhaps a bad analogy as it offers the tantalizing possibility of flying while flying....a telescoped presumption - but hopefully my meaning is clear.   We are constantly digressing down the slope of our abject dream. To dream of flying while flying may be a disease and not necessarily an aspiration....]

[More to the point.  These conceptions we have come up with and project over the mantle of that which we perceive to be our reality - -i.e, time and space and everything in between are really the complicated aspects of phenomena concerning our perceptions of the refraction of light itself in all its undue manifestation.   For light must be the electricity by which we conduct our affairs here in this open realm of super generated gravity wells spun out in the almost impossible-to-map webwork that comprises our expanding universe. ]  

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Further notes on Sagittarius A and its central components - - - - - - - 

Sagittarius A is a complex radio source at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.  It is comprised of three distinct components: 

1.  Sagittarius A East:   supernova remnant 
2. Sagittarius A West:  spiral structure
3. Sagittarius A* Star:  (Written "Sagittarius A*" and pronounced 'Sagittarius A-Star'): very bright compact radio source 

(This is speculated to be the location of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own galaxy.  Whether or not this makes Sagittarius A* out to be a "Quasar" or analogous to one - I don't know. It seems likely.)

_ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _   /End further notes on Sagittarius A and its central components - - - - 

~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~R A D I O ~-~-~-W A V E S-~-~-~-~-~-~

Naturally occurring radio waves are made by lightning, or by astronomical objects

What radio waves are -  They are a type of electromagnetic radiation whose wavelengths are longer than infrared light.   They have frequencies from 3 kHz to 300 GHz.  This displays wavelengths from 1 millimeter long to 100 kilometers long (62 miles).  They travel at the same speed as any other electromagnetic waves - the speed of light. 

(All that "light" happens to be - is that electromagnetic radiation which happens to be visible to the human  eye.   It is responsible for our ability to see.  If you've followed this farare you being able to SEE what I've been getting at, here in this impromptu essay?)    

IF light with its shorter wavelength (but not too short!) is responsible for our ability to SEE, then longer wavelengths (aka radio) are responsible for our ability to _________.  Is the proper word for this analogy "HEAR" -?   Is there then a corresponding electromagnetic radiation for each of our five senses? [I doubt it.] Perhaps the micro-electric sensations of touch, the chemical-electric sensations of taste, the radio waves of sound, or the electro-nerve impulses of smell?  [Nice idea, but...*] 

By virtue of differing electromagnetic spectra, each one of our five senses may be "triggered" into response:   If visible light grants our SIGHT, I need to map out the hierarchy of the remaining four senses to see how they may fit into each other, nested or otherwise.
}/end speculation{

|radio, microwave, infrared...
...visible light...
...ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma-rays|

There appear to be SIX forms of electromagnetic radiation besides our own of visible light. 
*In between* each successive demarcation [excluding our own] are five gaps: 

|RADIO  gap 1  MICROWAVE  gap 2  INFRARED   gap 3  ULTRAVIOLET gap 4  XRAYS gap 5 GAMMA RAYS |

 {We may potentially insert each of our own 5 SENSES in between these spectral wavelengths.}

|RADIO   sound  MICROWAVE   smell  INFRARED  vision ULTRAVIOLET taste  XRAYS touch  GAMMA RAYS |

[In between INFRARED and ULTRAVIOLET lies the spectrum of VISIBLE LIGHT - from which either ALL 5 of our senses operate outward - or maybe just vision alone does{?}.   This should be studied further. /end cont. speculation]

If a quasar is a source of radio waves - or - waves longer than those we can see  - - could this possibly be referring to nothing more than the necessary distance (for example, a segment roughly equivalent to the radius of any given galaxy)  sufficient to serve as being long enough to produce wavelengths we are incapable of seeing?  This would imply that perhaps radio waves start out shorter, and then lengthen across spacetime; something I didn't think was the case, but now remain uncertain if we're even capable of establishing here, on Earth, from this distance. 

In other words --  if we were by an order of magnitude CLOSER to the source of these radio waves -- would  we THEN be able to see them?    


Q: Could it be possible there is life invisible to us where waves lengthen - if only we could approach closer to them thus shortening the wavelengths - making it an option, perhaps to suddenly "tune in" visually to their existence via the proper signal converter?    

   ~  In (Temporary) Conclusion - 

We may currently speculate on the possibility that distant and longer electromagnetic wavelengths  [ such as RADIO, MICROWAVE, and INFRARED ]  may in fact signify phenomena identical to our own which VISIBLE LIGHT wavelengths allow us to seeexcepttheir very distance from us  renders them longer and therefore no longer visible to us, who happen to be located at this sufficient distance from them.  

Begging the question:  IF we were capable of merely approaching closer to these sorts of wavelengthsperhaps we could then of a sudden "SEE" them as "visible light" the way we do so here. *  (i.e, What or how we perceive may all be relative to our proximity to what we are trying to perceive in time and space).    

*Necessarily begging the smaller question:  perhaps *relative locality* of any given potential species in our universe, in search of each other, amounts to having more to do with the limitations of our perceptions than anything else.   

Perhaps there is a reason for our "astral nearsightedness."

Maybe our galaxy (evidently barren of life to our searching eyes) is in fact teeming with all sorts of advanced civilizations.  

Perhaps they remain invisible to us due to no other reason than the relativity of our positions to each other.   

The corresponding electromagnetic wavelengths may perforce transform each kinetic "bulls-eye-spot" where life actually does exist into its own effectively hidden oasis of visible light.  Meanwhile, farther away "oases of life" (such as our own to distant life-forms) are rendered back into radio waves.  

This natural process may be cloaking cosmic life-forms in our own galaxy that are in the process of searching for each other.  Distance alone may have effectively barred them from viewing one another in their respective classical senses.    

Seen from this viewpointthis insight may provide the necessary clue for an altogether improved search for extraterrestrial life-forms.  It may have something to do with translating longer wavelengths back into shorter ones  in order to simply "tune in" on these differing bandwidths of life existing around other stars.   

I suspect the only way of glimpsing other extant civilizations from our standpoint would be analogous to processing their emitted wavelengths until a sort of "photograph" were exposed for our examination.   Perhaps we should be trying to figure out how to translate radio waves into photographic impressions.   


Cloven Clay

To cut and divide
and separate into
pieces for knowing

To knead from clay
and feign or fashion
something imagined