The recent discovery on a particle which is believed to be the Higgs Boson, is quite fascinating. I am not entirely sure that it has been confirmed that it is the particle that they were looking for, but the Higgs Boson, or the God particle as it is commonly referred to by the media could provide us with valuable information on both the formation and future of the universe. I do not like the “God Particle” tag that it has been given. Below is an interesting video explaining the Higgs Boson.
With all new knowledge, there seems to also be risks. Could this new discovery be used for great things, such as space exploration, or for bad things, like weapons of even greater mass destruction. Below is a video from an australian tv show with Dr Karl which questions the future possibilities of this scientific discovery.
I received an email from Maurice who suggested I add a Facebook Like Button to the page.
When I added the Like Button, looks as though this site already had 117 Likes. Can we possibly get that number to 1,000?
Only time will tell. Thank you Maurice for sending me the email. Yes, sometimes I may take a little time to respond, but I do read all emails.
I thought I would take a look at the newsletter subscribers, keep in mind there are not many subscribers to the mailing list.
But I was interested in seeing if I could get an idea of what countries have the most number of people who share a passion for world peace.
Now of course, the data is too small to draw any conclusions, after all there are only currently 30 subscribers to the newsletter, but the USA accounts for 13 of those 30 subscribers, so I would have to say at this stage, most of the people who visit who are passionate enough about peace to sign up for the newsletter, seem to be from the USA.
The link to the newsletter is here http://www.worldpeace.com/newsletter Oh and I promise I have not and never will spam anyone. It is only used to contact members for something important, never more than once a month, and more likely once a year at most.
The Bee Gee’s were and still are one of my favourite bands. They had the voices of angels and their harmony, well you just dont see that in modern day bands, like you did with the brothers Gibb.
The soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever was when I first became a Bee Gees fan. They got their first start in music here in Sydney Australia.
I was listening to a radio tribute when Robin passed away, I am not sure which of the Bee Gee’s were speaking and at what period of time when it was recorded. But one of the Gibb brothers was talking about how if they could do anything in life, it was always music. And even if you live to a hundred years, that really is not a very long time, you really need to be doing what you love.
It really was inspirational, unfortunately I could not find any details or a video of that speech, if anybody does, please post in the comments below or send me an email.
What are you most passionate about in life? Are you doing it now? Please comment below.
For me personally, I am most passionate about peace and nature. I also love anything to do with astronomy, and the answer to the question that I posed, is for the most part NO. While I do spend some time focussing on those areas which I love, it is nowhere near enough time. I guess I am bound too much by the shackles of expectations, however I do plan on breaking free and finding more time for this site and the book I am writing.
If I were to compile a list of my top ten favourite peace songs, “We’re all in this together” by Ben Lee would definitely be in my top ten.
It is an awesome song, below is a clip of the song from a tv commercial. Ben Lee is also from Sydney Australia just like me :p
The lyrics are very beautiful and inspiring, and the music is timeless.
woke up this morning
i suddenly realized
were all in this together
i started smiling
cos you were smiling
and were all in this together
im made of atoms
youre made of atoms
and were all in this together
i know you think
about jumping ship before it sinks
but were all in this together
ask a scientist
its quantum physics
were all in this together
theres never been protection
in all the history of human connection
its alright to show me
you dont ever need to be lonely
once you start to open your heart
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
An absence of war, based on force and military threat is not peace. As Albert Einstein said, peace “can only be achieved by understanding”
To me that understanding, I interpret it as understanding that while there are differences between people all around the world, we really are similar on so many levels. We all want a comfortable peaceful life. I also see it as an understanding, that we really are all in this together. We the human race are on this small blue planet together, and while there is no doubt that there is other life out there in the universe, as far as technology has advanced, we have yet to discover any other planets that have intelligent life. Why would it take a massive disaster or an alien invasion like you see in the movies, for us all to realise that these borders between countries mean nothing and that we are all inhabitants of planet earth. Why cant we understand that now……
It is rather bizarre that technology and science has evolved so much, but our understanding and awareness has not. We are still behaving as though the earth is flat and if we go to the end of the earth we will just fall off the edge.
This is a fun little video I stumbled upon on Youtube, Peace Man at Tokyo Tower, Japan.
I liked the end where he asked somebody “Why is peace important?”
The answer “There is nothing more important than peace”
I saw this documentary a few nights back. Wow, this documentary which was made back in 2010 is a real eye opener. It talks about the greed which lead to the financial meltdown in 2008. It was disgusting how these well known investment banks were recommending their clients to buy stocks during the dot com boom which they openly knew were rubbish, simply because they earned a commission from promoting them. What was worse, is the way these directors of these big firms recklessly and knowingly drove these firms to financial ruin all in the name of their personal greed. And they walked away with millions of dollars, while the hard working average taxpayer was left to pay for and fix the mess that they created. Not to mention the millions of hard working people who lost their homes and savings. Now whether it is the global financial crisis or global warming or the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there seems to be one recurring theme throughout all of these problems. And that is corporate America seems to be running the country and doing whatever the hell they like. It is natural to blame these greedy corporations. I do not blame them entirely. It is easy to blame the government for making some terrible decisions. I do not blame them entirely. At the end of the day, the real power comes from the people, from you and I. When the mainstream population sits back apathetically and let these corporations and politicians do whatever they want, ultimately they must share some of the blame. If you are reading this post, I guess you are not to personally blame, because you are thinking about the problem and have taken an interest, which is always a good thing. Watching this documentary, you get an appreciation for what the Occupy Wall St movement is about. I should also mention that this documentary is narrated by Matt Damon, one of the high profile actors/activists who I have a lot of respect for.
I just spent well over an hour trying to add some statistics to this site. It was a rather simple task, it was just that every thing I tried seemed to not work. Anyhow, we now have site statistics, and I am hoping that might motivate me a little, to stop being so lazy and post more often.
1 contributors have published
20 posts that generated
I also added a favicon image, so you should see a little peace sign in the address bar when you visit the site, I know it is an extremely small thing, but I noticed it was missing, so it is good to add it back on.
And most importantly, I added an about page at http://www.worldpeace.com/about That is long overdue and at least provides some guidance on what this site is about, although it is only a brief guide.
Last night I watched The Muppet Movie from 2011. It was a great movie, really brought back some memories from my youth.
I remember seeing the original Muppet Movie back in 1979 at the cinema when it was first released. I saw it as part of a school friends birthday party.
I had such a great time, I love the song “The Rainbow Connection” as much now, as I did back when I was a kid.
It strikes an emotion in me, that I cant quite describe in words, but it is a good feeling.
The Rainbow Connection Youtube
In particular these words make me emotional
Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
I’ve heard them calling my name
Are these the sweet sounds that called
The young sailors
I think they’re one and the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
There’s something that I’m supposed to be
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
Now let me be clear, I do not literally hear voices, but I have always felt even from a young age, an inner calling, that I was meant to do something good for this world. Of course not me alone, but with other people. It is so easy to get trapped in the rat race, with day to day goings on, this song reminds me of my inner purpose, my inner calling of what “I’m supposed to be”
If anybody out there loves this song as much as me, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.