C-THIS SPACE HOME PAGE
This site is a hobby containing random space art, traditional pictures and thoughts about science and related subjects, all of which I have created. Part of the site also contains an old magazine.
|Sites about interesting things with links back to my website. (The whole lot needs re doing <- added April 14th 2013)).|
Link to the Old FTL but Contributors page only
An link to an archive of an old online magazineon about space, science and science fiction. I copied ALL the mag here on my site (so you are looking at it under my site name now) so it's not really an external link!The mag includes old Space and Science Magazine news and my artwork.
A book called Trinity: The Scientific Basis of Vitalism and Transcendentalism (Paperback) by Stephen P Smith (Author). Stephen P Smith PhD, co-wrote an idea with me a few years ago, (this idea is on my site already). Here are 2 links to a book he wrote that was published this May (2007). The book Trinity is in greater expanse than the theory, although it is based on the theory.
Davis Bood has a good Astronomy Magazine out called http://www.astronomy-wise.com/ . Astronomy Wise features both professional and amateur astronomers with the latest science, info and news about astronomy and its people, combined with an easy to access layout. Please take a look! His twitter page is https://twitter.com/AstronomyWise
I have some artwork on this project. Some will be shown in London, summer 2007. They say, "Get together one million ordinary people from all around the world, and get them to work on the picture together in the world's largest ever artistic collaboration. A collaboration where everyone is equal, where all outcomes are valid." from a millionmasterpiece.com.
A site that shows some of the worlds best space art. Not to be missed!
In This Journal of Non-Locality is my 1st major contribution to a theory.
Sci-fi, fantasy and alternative writing and artwork.
A site devoted to space art, by David A Hardy who I met a few years ago, with science fiction, fantasy, astronomy, space travel, earth sciences . . .
A site/forum by Dr. Stephen P Smith Ph.D. He is very much into what I have on my site. Check his site out.
|http://www.hobbyspace.com/Art/index.html||Hobby site about space and wonder...|
|http://www.cygo.com/spacepics.html||Space and Science Website.|
|http://www.sci-fi.org.uk/resources/science_fiction_fantasy_art.htm||UK Sci-Fi Site.|
|www.encill.co.uk||Site by David P Encill and his artwork!|
|http://cygo.com||CYGO's Space Initiative space development and asteroid utilization|
|http://www.teresalunt.com/||Teresa Lunt "For me, photography is just the beginning of a
process of creating images. The rest is imagination."
"Teresa Lunt Principal Scientist Area Manager, Secure Document Systems Area Manager, Theory Group Computer Science Laboratory. When she's not serving on editorial boards, chairing conferences and committees, or authoring papers (which total more than 100), you might find Teresa biking, skiing, jogging, snorkeling or kayaking. Requiring less energy expenditure, she loves reading and attending the theater, operas and concerts. Traveling provides Teresa the opportunity to use her photographic skills. After the photos are taken, she often does the processing, digital manipulating and hand coloring of her work. Many of Teresa's artworks were displayed at PARC's Employee Art Show honoring PARC's 30th Anniversary in 2000. " from parc.com
|http://db03.blogspot.com||Daniel Batty, Thinking In Washington DC...|
|http://www.art-levi.com||Yacov Levi Art site- he has a theory also (extended one) with a link to it from my Harvard page...|
|http://www.suntouchednewyork.com||Suntouched New York, a site with great makeovers (photo and art effects) for celebrities. Their work has appeared in Vogue, Vogue Italia, InStyle, Cosmo, ESPN, Vitals, LA Confidential, Boston Common, Gotham, and Sony Records, among others. See my sunflare picture they use in the logo parts.|
|http://cthisblog.blogspot.com/||I have a blog. Not that I need one.|
|http://www.aboutus.org/CThisSpace.com||Wiki page on aboutus about me.|
|http://whois.domaintools.com/cthisspace.com||Whois space info (boring)|
|Sites just about interesting things really, so don't ask about the second to the last link...|
|http://www.southdowns.org.uk/||To tie in with the June quote, and April this year, as a member of my local Astronomy Society, I was recently privileged enough to be able to attend one of Sir Patrick Moore's recent celebrations of a special edition of The Sky at Night at his home in Selsey, which was one of the longest running programs on the BBC. Also attending the event were noted scientists, Colin Pillinger, other professional astronomers, professional amateur astronomers, one being John Fletcher who showed me Patrick's observatory, all of whom were very inspiring to talk to and author Sir Terry Pratchett, who said to me that he thought it was great to get lots of people interested in the same thing all in one place, also BBC presenter Heather Couper who showed me her new book. The day before, I stopped off at beautiful Oxford for a while, a place I always wanted to see and visited the Royal Oak pub in St Giles (it was because I needed to ring for a taxi in a quiet place to get back to my hotel, not because I needed a pint). I noticed the historic buildings were wonderful. With regards to the South coast of England (and considering I am a home buddy) although I've been to London and Cornwall on a few occasions, I had never been to Selsey either. The day after Patrick's I went to a private invite at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester which was hosted by Dr John Mason OBE, who is an excellent Astronomer and speaker. I have added a link to the South Downs Planetarium, there is already a link to Patrick Moore. Chichester is wonderful place and I will no doubt love to visit West Sussex again just for the sheer beauty of the countryside and friendly people. (2008) (edited Feb 09, another Sir, OBE etc)|
|http://www.websiteoftheday.info/2004/07/camel_conundrum.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/wright/wotd.shtml||A link to my site about an answer to a mathematical camel conundrum problem by maths and geometry Professor Ian Stewart (see quite a lareg part of subsection on my site called FTL for some of his work), this indirect BBC site is hosted by Miles Mendoza from the BBC who says he is "the webby bloke on Steve Wright's show on Radio 2" Website of The Day was launched in May 2004 as a companion to the Website of the Day pages on the official Radio 2 site. I tell you what, just read the page.|
My published blog comment
to Nick Robinson (he is the Political News Correspondent on the BBC 6 0' Clock
News) in his BBC blog - (scroll down the page in this link). The comment is
about, "The safe door swung open," Rory Bremner said when he fooled
Margaret Beckett into thinking that he was Gordon Brown. Really?!"------
by Nick Rbinson from the BBC, who says about him, "Nick Robinson has been
our political editor since the end of August 2005. He returned to the BBC -
where he had begun his career - from ITV News, where he was political editor
for three years. His last post at the BBC was as News 24's chief political
correspondent (from October 1999 to October 2002). During that time he also
presented Westminster Live on BBC Two. In the run-up to the 2001 general
election, he started keeping a daily diary of the campaign, called The Campaign
Today, which was published on this website. In time this became Newslog, which
ran until his departure to ITV."
I just happen to like comedy and politics at the same time.
|http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thenewtwocultures.shtml||BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Lythgoe asks why are scientists and
artists so different?. My comment was published but.....it was edited. They
left out the most interesting part! Below is my original.
[To some small extent I agree in the divide but its interesting how Dr Lythgoe used the words "feel" and "believe" when commentating just after he said he systemises etc. If a scientist is someone who grew up to age 16, with no preference to this subject in particular, until they decided to take science at that time or at university age, would this still suggest they are born as one? What about with artists? What would the result be if you grew up liking both subjects of art and science as an autodidact from age 6 until adult age then studied it formally later? Cant scientists be creative and artists methodologcal? Looking at thinking styles of some of the great scientists, for example, it was Einstein who said Imagination is more important than knowledge, Michael Faraday used visual imagery to discover electromagnetism and Roger Penrose said he used visual imagery before turning them into equations. In the same regard, there were many great artists who used systemising techniques, for example, Leonardo da Vinci used the human form and equated it to a mathematical value of 0.618 which is the golden section. The Pre-Raphaelites used a methodical elegance to compositions for their art and the works of Michelangelo tackled some rather bizarre perspective in the sculpture David in an almost anatomical way].
|http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2006/10/can_you_do_my_homework.html||BBC. This is a link to Newsnight with Stephen Smith's Blog about physics. There's a comment on there somewhere.|
"He contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines in the UK, Europe, and the USA, including New Scientist and Scientific American. He is the mathematics consultant for New Scientist, and has been a consultant for Encyclopaedia Britannica. From 1990 to 2001 he wrote the 'Mathematical Recreations' column in Scientific American (a total of 96 columns to date plus a further 57 for European and Japanese editions). He writes science fiction, having published 19 short stories in Omni, Analog, and Interzone. Two science fiction novels, Wheelers and Heaven, written with Jack Cohen, have been published by Warner Aspect . He scripted and presented the December 1992 BBC radio programme Chaos! His appearances on British TV include the 1997 Christmas Lectures, The Magical Maze, Country Tracks, Equinox programmes Chaos, Antichaos, and Great Little Numbers, The Late Show, Reality on the Rocks, Esther, The Bride of Frankenstein, Sex and the Scientists, The Numbers Game, and Six Experiments that Changed the World; and he has also appeared in Future File on the European Business News satellite channel. He presented The Big Question: How will it all end? on Five, He is an active research mathematician with over 160 published papers. His present field is the effects of symmetry on dynamics, with applications to pattern formation, chaos, and fractals in areas including mathematical biology (especially animal locomotion, speciation, and the formation of animal markings), fluid dynamics, chemical reactions, electronic circuits, quality control of wire, and intelligent control of spring coiling machines. He takes a particular interest in problems that lie in the gaps between pure and applied mathematics. He is the author of several research texts including Singularities and Groups in Bifurcation Theory (with Martin Golubitsky and David Schaeffer) and Catastrophe Theory and Its Applications (with Tim Poston). The Symmetry Perspective (with Martin Golubitsky) won the 2001 Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in Spain. He is an active popularizer of mathematics and related areas of science. In 1995 he was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Medal for furthering the public understanding of science; his book Nature's Numbers was shortlisted for the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books. He delivered the 1997 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, televised by the BBC. He has been awarded the 1998 Communications Award of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics in the USA, the 2000 Gold Medal of the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications for outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications, and the 2002 Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book The Science of Discworld (co-authored with Terry Pratchett and Jack Cohen) spent 13 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list and was nominated for a Hugo Award at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago. The sequel The Science of Discworld II: The Globe also spent several weeks in the top 10 of the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list. The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch went to Number One in the Sunday Times general (that is, non-fiction) bestseller list. Flatterland appeared in the top 20 of the Independent Bestseller List in the USA. ".............Got all that?
Professor Ian Stewart (who is on the old FTL mag here on this site) is a Mathematician, Science Writer, Science Fiction Writer. As if you didn't know already. As if I was mad enough to do it.
|I have added a couple of links to Gresham College here. One is about the brilliant, inspiring and enthusiastic Dr. Allan Chapman, Gresham Professor and who appears on ' The Sky at Night ' TV series which is hosted by Sir Patrick Moore. Dr. Chapman is from the University of Oxford and is a historian of science, with a special interest in astronomy and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, as well as a Gresham College speaker. Having met Dr. Allan Chapman for the first time in December 2007, after a grand meal I attended, consisting of 3 groups of Astronomy Societies, I was inspired to create a link or two to Gresham College. I ended up by random chance, sitting next to two of Allan's mates during the meal. Throughout they said Allan has a love for cups of tea and that Dr Chapman likes his regular cups of tea. This became apparent when Dr. Chapman covered his tea pot in a party hat to keep it warm during his speech (it was still warm after the speech). Second link to Professor Ian Morison, of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, who is also a Gresham College speaker. I also met Professor Ian Morison months before in 07 and asked him for an autograph. I gave him a pen to write it down with (who had a nasty cold at the time. The pen didn't have the cold, Ian did) after he gave a speech at my local Astronomy Society in mid 2007. About a week later I had a cold, on this occasion I blame the pen.|
Biology and guess who?
||Physics and guess what?|
|Official site of Patrick Moore, his Wiki site and him on a BBC section. All about Sir Patrick Moore! As of early 2007 I am now a member of 2 Astromony Societies. I know a gentleman who attends both these clubs and has met Patrick Moore and has been on his programme The Sky at Night. (added April 2007)|
Edited by Psychologist Dr. Gina Lynne LoSasso ~ Featuring the writing of Christopher Michael Langan the guy with the highest IQ in America~The site talkes about intelligence, high IQ and creatvity etc.. Gina kindly invited me to their site and forums. Intelligence. I took the TV UK National IQ test in the year 2003 and didn't score amazingly high (put it this way, I am not Chris Langan level) I scored higher on the visual spatial section. I thought I needed more time to think about answers and questions because I tend to take longer. Not sure if thid test didn't reflected my thinking. Time limits on IQ tests can be problematic. They could leave out other types of thinking processes. They measure something but they may not measure the whole picture. The something is defined by the test maker and the test maker might not include the whole picture. The whole picture, think of intellignce in general, greater than IQ. Wwas interesting to take. Creativity. I created Think Sink. What do you do when the sink is full of water? Pull the plug. What if it is filled up with creative ideas? You pull the plug. Why? Because it allows you to "think sink" -change your thinking in order to think about newer ideas than the last, to think sink away from them again, to allow, new creative ideas to emerge. Edward De Bono rerfers to "water logic" that is like a state of change of thinking, rather than rock logic which is static. The ideas from the Think Sink can be used but it is the thinking that developed those ideas initially that can turn stale not the ideas, so at this point the water from the tap needs to flow into the sink again. (May 11th 2004)
|Sites by Edward De Bono. The guy who teaches "thinking" as a skill and an important one in life. This is more prescriptive thinking.|
|A link to Thinking Training blog and sites taught by Dennis Perrin. Dennis, who has met Edward de Bono quite a few times, offers professional accredited Edward de Bono courses. See my guestbook for his 3 comments. One of them is unusual|
|http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/Visual_Spatial_Learner/vsl.htmhttp://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:JoeQqx7qbhEJ:www.gifteddevelopment.com/discus/messages/10/563.html%3F1094599526+tek777&hl=en||I am a Visual Spatial Learner/Thinker. This is a site about it. The second link shows me, mainly bottom of the page. I had posted some text to a forum.|
|They linked to me, but here it is anyway. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Arts and Sciences|
|http://www.bhf.org.uk/||Link added here on the 10 March 2008, to the British Heart Foundation. I don't smoke, don't drink, very boring really , but in late 2006 I found out that I had a hereditary condition that is, in short, what my cardiologist calls a ,'floppy heart valve' (Med term, Mitral Valve Prolapse) after having flu. Later had all the tests including an Angiogram in 2007. My grandmother had the same problem and lived till 49 years old only. In this context, don't over do it on the exercise, keep blood born infection away, and a matter of being positive and enjoying life! Look after yout heart, you only have one (unless you are Dr. Who).|
|http://www.toysforpetsusa.org/||Pets (animals) need toys, hope and happiness like children...here is a site that does something about that.|
I'd like to consider Zorbing one day
|Super Site By Ken Chanaud. Look at the first link for a picture of Ken's most favourite past time!|
|http://www.solarhealing.com/||Just reading some of this site and found it very interesting! Because I like art and science as a hobby although it might not seem to have much to do with the sun, I think about these topics (art and science) in a very similar manner. Getting back to to sun, it inspired the title of my website many years ago and I love "light" in all its meaning. I gaze at the sun often (at the correct time, don't look at the sun directly). Beneath the surface of reality you seek health benefits in simple elements. Often humans think danger is anything other than ourselves. If anything is dangerous, it is because we, as humans, can't figure out how to respect and use many natural resources like the sun correctly. An example, the sun is not dangerous, another example is water. Nature doesn't intend on being dangerous, but shouts back at us if we disrespect it. A vaulable part of being alive.|
|http://www.nickbostrom.com/||Nick Bostrom is a philosopher, all round thinker, not a bad chap if you know what I mean. This is the most changed/edited bit of text on this page I have done. But do I know what I mean? Well hang on, isn't that just philosophy? I did put a link to him a while ago (March 10th 2003?). Then years later I took it off. I have now decided to put it back on because I am stupidly kind. Ahh, you know, give the guy a chance...(April 21st 2007)|
|Dharma Haven - Common Myths about Science by Dr. Terry Halwes (added April10th 2000)|
The second BT site was my old site. On the 1st site are cats. All animals and creatures great and small, are my favourite wonders too. I looked after a stray pregnant cat a couple of years ago and her kittens whom she gave birth to in our computer room. I also looked after a kitten that was brought to us from over the road at the very same time I took in the mother of these lot, conicidnce I think. However the one brought over the road is only on normal film but I'll try to put some on this page too soon (the pics here are from a digital camera). The stray kitten from over the road was about 2 weeks younger but was breifly adopted anyway by this new mother for a while, how weird. They all got homes eventually ..only if my house was bigger I could have kept them all, but my pet cat... well, you know cats.....(July 2004 now. Ok, I just noticed the old site (second one ) is down) but the 1st one works fine.
Got an infinity knot ornament, would love one of these...
|http://www.windingchina.com||"Need winding machine?"
Are they trying to wind me up? Ok, well here goes, I get an e-mail recently (May 9th 2005 to be exact) asking me if I want to buy a, oh hang on, do I "need" a winding machine? Now let's think about this, I am asked if I need a winding machine. Amusing! Look, I know I own a silly website and say silly things on it and own silly but amusing gadgets, like a Crookes Radiometer (also a well preserved but old Griffin and George Weighing Scales set, which is currently in my living room on top of a cabinet, in a fantastic glass and wood cabinet all of its own, and a G + G Thermometer up stairs), and I say on my links page here that I really want to buy a Klein Bottle too (to match my Infinity Knot ornament to put on my mantle piece in my living room) but I ask myself this, do I really need a "winding machine" to go along with all these??? This will require a large amount of thought and consideration. Will this machine look ok on my mantle piece? Will it match my brown and cream classical style living room interior decor? Mmm, now let me ponder such a (winding mechanical machine) existence...¡¡¡¡the pictures of these machines are works of art!
Falcon Travis and/on ...oranges and bananas? But who says it isn't!
Eat more salads, veg and fruit. I eat loads of salad (even in the winter months) and drink loys of water. It makes you feel better. Eating, radish, tomatoes, yellow and red peppers, spring onions and green leaf lettuce combined, has a very calming effect on the system and good for the skin. Wash salad well before hand, refrain from peeling as much as possible or not at all, to eat the whole. The natural colourings in raw food is there for a reason. It helps protect against many diseases that no other man made medicine can beat and its cheaper. I would recommend eating three to four portions of salad or veggies a week with your favourite main dish on the same plate. For balance, even if you are not vegatarian, have them with what you like. I think half a plate of salad with your dish is good for the summer months.
A neighbour who lives direclty next door to my Aunts and Uncle (called Falcon or Con Travis, who worked on the Enigma Machine during the war, and wrote many children's puzzle books which are here to the left in a couple of links to his work) was prescribed by his doctor (GP) recently, to eat an orange and a banana a day. It's not doing Con any harm either, he is 94 years old and still very sharp. My Uncle (Uncle Dave) often takes Falcon out to have his trousers fitted because he is getting on now. But recently when Falcon went for a test at the hospital, his doctor asked him to not eat anything before hand so the test result was more scientific. Later when Falcon was at the hospital waiting to take his test, the hospital doctor first asked Con if he had 1) taken any medication and 2) had he followed the rules (this was to not eat anything before the test). Falcon's reply to the hospital doctor was along the lines of, that he had taken his daily medication in the morning (which was an orange and a banana as prescribed by his GP) but no he had not eaten anything. You figure out the rest.
Picture by Claire