Sunday, June 17, 2012

US Immigration Information about Albert Einstein via One-Step Genealogy by Stephen P. Morse and

Here we find Albert Einstein U.S. Immigration information
using the Stephen P. Morse One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy,
where he creates the following record using his well-known
One-Step Webpages for Genealogy
(some of which use sources that are not cost-free, look for the $ sign):

"Albert Einstein

Suppose we wanted to find Albert Einstein’s ship record....

Using the White Form, we enter his name and nothing more and submit the request.

We get the following results:

The one from Berlin seems the most promising so let’s bring up his manifest


We’ll need some additional information about the well-known Einstein before we can draw any conclusions about whether this is the correct ship record.  If we do a google search for biographical information on Albert Einstein, we find the following:

Below are some of the highlights of this chronology.  For simplicity I removed a lot of unnecessary items....

Date of birth looks good and matches the record that we found.

More confirmation.  That’s good.

That’s bad.  The ship record says his wife’s name is Elsa

Ok, this is looking promising and it’s good news (bad news for Mileva but good news for us).

Bingo.  That’s the ship record that we found.  And apparently it was the first of several of his visits to the U.S.

And in 1933 he came to live permanently in the U.S.  This confirms that we found the correct record.
The Gold Form allows us to search on a traveling companion, so we can enter Elsa....

Now we get the following match:

... now let’s search for Einstein using the All-New-York-Passengers Form, which accesses data that goes up to 1957.  Although we can’t enter Elsa on this form, we now know Albert’s year of birth so we will use that information to narrow the search.

And when we do the search we get the following results.

There’s the 1921 arrival that we’ve seen and the 1933 arrival that we were hoping to find.  There’s also a 1930 arrival, and further research shows that he had spent a year teaching at Stanford from 1930 to 1932....

Friday, June 15, 2012

Nature's Tiniest Particles as Modern Science Currently Views Them

Karl Tate at LiveScience presents a visual view of how science currently views elementary particles at Strange Quarks and Muons, Oh My! Nature's Tiniest Particles Dissected (Infographic)

 standard model infographic
The essential problem with this modern view of "elementary particles" is that all essentials of the universe are relations and it is always relations that we are measuring. There is no such thing as "a particle" of any kind that stands motionless somewhere in nature and that is why the "tiniest" particles of the universe also act as "waves". It is like measuring a moving locomotive at the tiniest of levels. The locomotive has a front and a back and a middle too, so that establishing its location "precisely" even at rest is a function of the size of the measurement. The further away we are, the smaller the locomotive is relative to the rest of the measured world and the more "precisely" we can measure its location. The closer we get, the larger the locomotive is relative to the rest of the measured world, and the less "precisely" we can measure its location. When we get really close, we have to say what part of the locomotive is where to get it really right. When motion is added, it becomes even more difficult.

Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America,
    e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy
    comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving
    and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens,
    "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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