I. Synthetic Range
|Fig. 1 The Range of Synthetic|
II. Synthetic Censorship
The Small Things Considered blog does not consider 'things' it does not judge to be "small" when Dredd Blog makes comments there now, but warmly embraces "synthetic ranges" (Fig. 1, Fig. 2).
|Fig. 2 "Synthetic" Is In "Small Things" Range?|
As you can see, my link at the end of my comment was to: The Shape Shifters Of Bullshitistan - 25.
That post was about the perplexing development in the science commentariat concerning what is alive and what is dead.
That perplexing development is generally focused on whether or not viruses are alive, but it also includes whether or not DNA is alive or not (The Epigenetics of Viruses).
III. Back To The Synthetic Future
At first I was perplexed by their banning of my ideas from that blog by a lecturer at an institute in Berlin, Germany.
More research cleared my mind of any perplexities as to why I was targeted when I ran across this on the website of that institute:
"The research fields of the seven departments cover the entire spectrum of modern biotechnology in industrial and medical applications."
(Institut Fur Biotechnologie, emphasis added). Students from that realm have grown up into "the framework of synthetic ecology" which is:
"Unlike naturally occurring biological systems, which are generally complicated by multiple variables and difficult to isolate components, synthetic systems can be simplified to allow for experiments that would be too difficult to interpret if done in their full natural context."
(Synthetic ecology). The particular Small Things Considered post I commented on (Bacterial Range Expansion) was written by a grown up scientist who now "uses a bottom-up approach within the framework of synthetic ecology".
He is now along with other excommunicators on that blog, a high priest of synthetic technology, having advanced into the realm of "Basic or Fake" in one synthetic dictionary, "pseudo" in another (Science and the "Pseudo-Event"), but in any case definitely in the historically defined realm of "techno-magic" (The Machine Religion).
And thus, like all such high priests, they can excommunicate those who are anathema to their pursuits.
I mean, I had posted comments on that blog since 2014 (Talmudic Question #115), so, the olde guarde was less synthetic when their policy was more Americana:
"Welcome to Small Things Considered! This blog shares the excitement of
unexpected and unusual stories of the microbial world. The main
contributors to this blog are listed on your right. But we do not just
publish our own content, we have many contributions from students,
postdocs, and others. We enjoy this, in part because theirs is a world
where scientific communication will increasingly involve social media.
And this blog is a social medium. Don’t think that we do this to avoid
work. We are dedicated editors who spend a lot of time going over the
material we receive. We are eager to hear from you, so send us your
comments, criticisms, submissions, ideas, or whatever else comes into
your mind. Thank you for visiting."
Ergo, things are getting synthetic-er and synthetic-er.
IV. The Synthetic Doll
The souring began on a post that featured dice shaped microbes, to which I replied:
"Cuby entities may also inhabit SARS-CoV-2 for a similar reason (The Doll As Metaphor - 3). ;-)"
(Disqus). The Dredd Blog post linked-to in that comment (preserved on Disqus) brought up the notion that biologists, like cosmologists, are prone to attaining the "playing with dolls" degree of imagination (The Doll As Metaphor, 2, 3, 4, 5).
That critical Dredd Blog series now is overflowing into other Dredd Blog series:
"The Origin of Ubiquitous...
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That is not easily within our grasp because we have to do the goo goo doll thingy.
The problem with this carbon-based picture is that carbon is a "late-bloomer" (compared to the other dolls):
"The Big Bang was not an explosion in space, as the theory's name might suggest. Instead, it was [natural doll and selection doll quivering, causing] the appearance of space [space doll] everywhere in the universe [universe doll], researchers have said. According to the Big Bang theory, the universe was born [dolls R born] as a very hot, very dense, single point in space [space doll and universe doll are hot, dense, and single].
Cosmologists are unsure what happened before this moment" (Space).
So, the hot doll, a.k.a. universe doll, banged but did not explode, but the doll scientists do not know why it didn't choose to explode (gay dolls?).
Then the universe doll and space doll looked around at the environment [environment doll] and decided that the best thing to do was to change and become a gas or two while having an expansive feeding frenzy:
"When the universe [doll] was very young — something like a hundredth of a billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second (whew!) [the time doll was not conjured until shortly after that] — it underwent an incredible growth spurt. During this burst of expansion, which is known as inflation [inflation doll], the universe [doll] grew exponentially and doubled in size at least 90 times [what about space doll and environment doll?]."
Fig. 4 First Doll Uterus
"The universe [doll] was expanding, and as it expanded, it got cooler and less dense [enlightenment]," David Spergel, a theoretical [doll] astrophysicist at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., told SPACE.com. After inflation, the universe [doll] continued to grow, but at a slower rate [diet doll]."
"As space [doll] expanded, the universe [doll] cooled and matter formed [matter doll]."
"Light chemical elements were created [light chemical dolls] within the first three minutes of the universe [doll's] formation. As the universe [doll] expanded, temperatures cooled and protons and neutrons collided [proton and neutron dolls] to make deuterium [deuterium doll], which is an isotope of hydrogen [of course dummy]. Much of this deuterium [deuterum doll] combined to make helium [helium and shelium dolls]."
"For the first 380,000 years after the Big Bang [bang doll], however, the intense heat [heat doll] from the universe's creation [heat doll was hot] made it essentially too hot for light to shine [it's dark inside hot dolls]. Atoms [atom dolls] crashed together with enough force [force doll] to break up into a dense, opaque plasma of protons, neutrons and electrons that scattered light like fog [fog doll]."(Space)
"Every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars [star dolls]" (ScienceDaily, emphasis added)."
(Quantum Biology - 9). Yes, it is true that quote in "Quantum Biology - 9" laid on the sarcasm quite thickly.
I did so because the science commentariat reporter really doubled down on the gimmickry, so the transparent barriers of high priest Latin words did not protect the usual synthetic fantasy.
The synthetic essences of the science doll really came through.
But I by no means have an exclusive viewpoint on synthetic science:
"Science, technology and the social sciences today function on "unintelligible frontiers," Boorstin writes. The great deeds of science are less than half-intelligible to most of us. "Facts," even scientific facts, have lost their touch on the American public, giving way to convenient, fabricated information and shinier, ambiguous images. Many scientific events and achievements have become fabricated and even synthetic."
(Science and the "Pseudo-Event"). Thus, it is an honor to be on their hit list, just as it is an honor to be on the hit list of Oil-Qaeda (Oil-Qaeda & MOMCOM Conspire To Commit Depraved-Heart Murder- 6).
V. Closing Comments
You have now been here:
Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions
Are they lost or are they found?
Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon?
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend"