Wisdom of the Crowd vs Bias
Conversations / October 5, 2017

There is a recent show coming out this fall titled Wisdom of the Crowd. Essentially the show captures the idea of crowd-sourcing the public to submit information through their smartphones in the hopes to be part of criminal capture.   A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. (IMDB, 2017) This idea is not necessary new, as police have utilized social media and other avenues of technology to assist them in their job of hunting bad guys. While I haven’t had time to watch this yet, I suspect it will be more about ‘see something say something’ ideology. Thank you Janet Napolitano. We continue to spiral in a world where most would flip out their smartphone to record for YouTube over assisting victims. An interesting article discusses how the average of the wisdom of the crowd guessed the weight of an ox within 10 pounds. The result was the idea of a collection of the whole is better data than the expert of one. Way back in 1906, the English polymath Francis Galton visited a country fair in which 800 people took part in a…

Ancient Technology in Hoysaleswara – Lathe
Book Display , Conversations / September 15, 2017

  The temple Hoysaleswara found in India is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The construction of the temple was started in 1120 and completed in 1150. While the temple was created in 30 years, the fascinating thing about this particular temple is ‘how’ it was created. The how continues to baffle historians, due to the intricacies of design. With the evolutionist world view, it would baffle many. However, with the understanding of ‘nothing new under the sun’, it is easy to explain. The temple is 900 years old. It predates automobiles and other current technologies. It is found in Halebeedu, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest temples dedicated to Shiva.   Shiva   Shiva duty is to destroy all the worlds at the end of creation and dissolve them into nothingness. Shiva holds a skull that represents samsara, the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Samsara is a central belief in Hinduism. Shiva himself also represents this complete cycle because he is Mahakala the Lord of Time, destroying and creating all things. It should be noted that the statue of Shiva is found at CERN.   Backdrop Considering we were still using horse and buggy up until the first automobile creation…

Wonder Woman 2017 – Sumerian and Ottoman
Book Display , Conversations / September 13, 2017

  Recently my son and I watched the new 2017 Wonder Woman (WW) movie. During the movie, the scene of Dr. Poison having a notebook containing two languages peeked my interest. The scene indicated she needed the book, and it appeared she was attempting to decipher it to a point. To me, she was attempting to resurrect an old forgotten technology. This happened to be a powerful gas poison. However, the point is, there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” There has been a lot of discussions recently on YouTube regarding the forgotten technology of the ancients, being resurfaced. I found it fascinating we see this same glimpse in WW. Ottoman and Sumerian   [Picture from http://mostlydeadlanguages.tumblr.com/post/163173770183/the-sumerian-cuneiform-in-wonder-woman] The site mostly dead languages provide us the above picture and additional insight on the actually written notebook. Now, here are the things that I feel pretty confident asserting: The notes are indeed a mixture of two languages.  Based on my difficulty extracting meaning from the cuneiform alone, I suspect that both are necessary for an accurate translation. The cuneiform is in…