(My, Adrian Glass’s, orchid. Those colours, incredible.)
“The more a man knows about himself in relation to every kind of experience, the greater his chance of suddenly, one fine morning, realizing who in fact he is…”.
For a very limited time I am offering my “Babson’s Sphere” print on Redbubble. Please refer to link for associated products : https://www.redbubble.com/people/adrianglass/works/27001194-babson-s-sphere?asc=u&p=long-t-shirt&rel=carousel
Also, please refer to the back-story in regards to the design: https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/art-babsons-sphere/
For backstory on image please refer to https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/art-beyond-the-genome-is-machinery-2/
(Tabetha Boyajian who discovered the bizarre dimming of what is now known as Tabby’s star. Image from Earthsky.com)
I never believed in the media hyped assertion nor gave it any real significance as a possibility, that being the alien mega structure ‘theory’ for the strange behavior of KIC 8462852 (Tabby’s star), as it was to clean (as a metaphor) in it’s fictional assumption and as mentioned in previous articles regarding Tabby’s stars sporadic and dramatic dimming – it would be best that particular science fiction theory, which has crossed over into science, of an alien mega structure (to harness the energy of a star). Be put to rest.
From my 2015 article Re: Tabby’s star https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/seti-and-kic-8462852/
“I always thought light signatures, or discrepancies in light waves from distant stars and/or planets could reveal more than expecting an outright infrared signal or heat signature from a alien civilization. Pertaining to the fact what was received from the distant star is over 1500 years old. In a human-centric aspect, this is a philosophical argument, that we probably should not assume that other ‘civilizations’ in this Galaxy fall under our classifications of what life should be and it’s interaction within the universe. It will be us adapting and rethinking what Extraterrestrial Life means in the cosmos and how it will create new paradigms. This is important. Say an advanced alien civilization has mastered their corner of the Galaxy, why would they reflect the natural order? In the sense give off infrared radiation and emit other wasteful by-products, such as humans do, as we look at everything as finite in our collective and narrow ideas of civilization…”
Two new science papers have been released, the first by Joshua Simon and Benjamin Shappee of the Carnegie Institution for Science in California. Have found that the star, in certain periods actually brightened rather than dimmed. This, in someways still points to an artificial reason. The other paper written for the The Astrophysical Journal by Huan Meng of the University of Arizona, states within the ultraviolet spectrum – the star’s dimming patterns are akin to circumstella ‘dust’ with it’s clumpy formation. All findings must be compared against other stars to find correlations. To remove the uniqueness of KIC 8462852 (Tabby’s star).
Please refer to article of the new findings via https://cosmosmagazine.com
From a science fiction perspective, I prefer the idea that what orbits in an ‘erratic’ way around Tabby’s star are the remains of a massive and ancient, but lifeless alien artifact. Of a long extinct and/or civilization that has mysteriously vanished a long time ago.
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