"Morphic field" is a term introduced by Sheldrake. He proposes that there is a field within and around a "morphic unit" which organizes its characteristic structure and pattern of activity. According to Sheldrake, the "morphic field" underlies the formation and behaviour of "holons" and "morphic units", and can be set up by the repetition of similar acts or thoughts. The hypothesis is that a particular form belonging to a certain group, which has already established its (collective) "morphic field", will tune into that "morphic field". The particular form will read the collective information through the process of "morphic resonance", using it to guide its own development. This development of the particular form will then provide, again through "morphic resonance", a feedback to the "morphic field" of that group, thus strengthening it with its own experience, resulting in new information being added (i.e. stored in the database). Sheldrake regards the "morphic fields" as a universal database for both organic (living) and abstract (mental) forms.
That a mode of transmission of shared informational patterns and archetypes might exist did gain some tacit acceptance when it was proposed as the theory of the collective unconscious by renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung. According to Sheldrake, the theory of "morphic fields" might provide an explanation for Jung's concept as well. Also, he agrees that the concept of akashic records, term from Vedas representing the "library" of all the experiences and memories of human minds (souls) through their physical lifetime, can be related to "morphic fields", since one's past (an akashic record) is a mental form, consisting of thoughts as simpler mental forms (all processed by the same brain), and a group of similar or related mental forms also have their associated (collective) "morphic field". (Sheldrake's view on memory-traces is that they are non-local, and not located in the brain.)
Essential to Sheldrake's model is the hypothesis of morphic resonance. This is a feedback mechanism between the field and the corresponding forms of morphic units. The greater the degree of similarity, the greater the resonance, leading to habituation or persistence of particular forms. So, the existence of a morphic field makes the existence of a new similar form easier.
Sheldrake proposes that the process of morphic resonance leads to stable morphic fields, which are significantly easier to tune into. He suggests that this is the means by which simpler organic forms synergetically self-organize into more complex ones, and that this model allows a different explanation for the process of evolution itself, as an addition to Darwin's evolutionary processes of selection and variation.
Morphogenetic fields are defined by Sheldrake as the subset of morphic fields which influence, and are influenced by living things.
The term [morphic fields] is more general in its meaning than morphogenetic fields, and includes other kinds of organizing fields in addition to those of morphogenesis; the organizing fields of animal and human behaviour, of social and cultural systems, and of mental activity can all be regarded as morphic fields which contain an inherent memory.
—Rupert Sheldrake, The Presence of the Past (Chapter 6, page 112)
The term morphogenetic field generally referred to a "collection of cells by whose interactions a particular organ formed" in 1920s and 1930s experimental embryology. "The genetics program of biology was originally in direct opposition to the concept of morphogenetic fields... an alternative to the gene as the unit of ontogeny." Due to the success of genetics, the term fell into widespread disfavor in the 1960s, although it could be still be found in developmental biology literature regarding limb and heart fields. "In such instances, no claims are usually made other than that these areas of mesoderm are destined to form these particular structures". Sheldrake commented on the distinction between his usage and that of the biologist, whom he said uses the term "morphic field" as a heuristic device, which is conceptually distinct from his own use of the term. He says that most biologists regard morphogenetic fields as "a way of thinking about morphogenesis rather than something that really exists."
Rupert Sheldrake talks about his work on morphic resonance and the morphogenetic field as well as his studies on telepathy in this interview in London.
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Two sites in south-east London are being considered to base ground-to-air missiles in case of a serious security alert during the Olympic Games.
The Ministry of Defence said it was preparing for every eventuality and worst case scenario in its security plans for the Games.
Lean back, enjoy ( and watch in HD! ) The song is "Ryan Farish - Full Sail" from the album "Beautiful". A collection of pictures that were taken by the Hubble telescope, they were taken from www.hubblesite.org . The video does include nebulae, galaxies and stars.
--How big is our Universe--
In the visable Universe ( the parts of the universe from where us already reached the light ) there are about 120 billion galaxies. One of them, our milkyway, has estimated 200 billion stars. With that size the question has to be where is other life out there - not is there other life at all.
Nebulas are the leavings of a star that ended his life with a super/hypernova. They can be shaped by cosmic radiation and sunwinds.
--Hubble Space Telescope--
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Hubblecast 30: The Hubble Space Telescope - Rebirth of an icon.
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After more than three months of calibration and testing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is re-opening its rejuvenated eyes to begin probing the Universe once again. Dr. J reveals the stunning new images and the fascinating science behind them.
• ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser, Colleen Sharkey & Lars Lindberg Christensen)
• Visual Design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
• Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Greg Bacon (STScI)
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• Written by: Colleen Sharkey & Ivana Horvat
• Host: Dr. J (Joe Liske)
• Narration: Gaitee Hussain
• Cinematography: Peter Rixner
• Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Will Gater
• Music: movetwo & John Dyson from the CD Darklight
• STS-125 Footage: NASA
• Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
• Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
• Acknowledgement: Ray Villard, Cheryl Gundy, Lisa Frattare, Zolt Levay and Donna Weaver
Dr. J is a German astronomer at the ESO. His scientific interests are in cosmology, particularly on galaxy evolution and quasars. Dr. J's real name is Joe Liske and he has a PhD in astronomy.
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Beautiful orrery(solar system model) avaiable in : http://www.orrerystore.com/orrery_sale1.html .Science & Reason on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ScienceReasonHubblecast 22: Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut.The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by a colossal belt of gas and dust, and may even have rings more impressive than Saturn's.---Subscribe to Science & Reason:• http://www.YouTube.com/Best0fScience• http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceMagazine• http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceTV• http://www.YouTube.com/FFreeThinker---Credit:- ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)- Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser- Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Luis Calçada- Web Hosting: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ)- Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida- Written by: Lee Pullen & Lars Lindberg Christensen- Host: Dr. J- Narration: Bob Fosbury- Cinematography: Peter Rixner- Music: movetwo- Footage and photos: A. Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey 2, NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley). Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)- Directed by: Lars Lindberg ChristensenDr. J is a German astronomer at the ESO. His scientific interests are in cosmology, particularly on galaxy evolution and quasars. Dr. J's real name is Joe Liske and he has a PhD in astronomy.Hubble European Space Agency Information CentreGarching/Munich, Germany• http://www.eso.org• http://www.spacetelescope.org• http://hubblesite.org.
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The Hubble Space Telescope Is Back - Better Than Ever! Final Servicing Mission.
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"Improved Hubble Shows Evidence of Dark Matter"
"When Hubble Opened its New Eyes"
"The Hubble Space Telescope - Rebirth of an Icon (Hubblecast 30)"
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the space shuttle in April 1990. It is named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Although not the first space telescope, the Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.
The HST is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, and is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Space telescopes were proposed as early as 1923. The Hubble was funded in the 1970s, with a proposed launch in 1983, but the project was beset by technical delays, budget problems, and the Challenger disaster. When finally launched in 1990, scientists found that the main mirror had been ground incorrectly, severely compromising the telescope's capabilities.
However, after a servicing mission in 1993, the telescope was restored to its intended quality. Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely sharp images with almost no background light. Hubble's Ultra Deep Field image, for instance, is the most detailed visible-light image ever made of the universe's most distant objects. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.
The Hubble is the only telescope ever designed to be serviced in space by astronauts. There have been five servicing missions, the last occurring in May 2009. Servicing Mission 1 took place in December 1993 when Hubble's imaging flaw was corrected. Servicing missions 2, 3A, and 3B repaired various sub-systems and replaced many of the observing instruments with more modern and capable versions.
However, following the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident, the fifth servicing mission was canceled on safety grounds. After spirited public discussion, NASA reconsidered this decision, and administrator Mike Griffin approved one final Hubble servicing mission. STS-125 was launched in May 2009, and installed two new instruments and made numerous repairs.
The latest servicing should allow the telescope to function until at least 2014, when its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is due to be launched. The JWST will be far superior to Hubble for many astronomical research programs, but will only observe in infrared, so it will complement (not replace) Hubble's ability to observe in the visible and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum.
I've recently discovered an animation that was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image.
I've written a short script that leads you through a quick history of both deep field images and this video ends with a fly-through of the Ultra Deep Field.
Every galaxy in the image is in its proper distance as viewed from the telescope line of sight.
As if this image wasn't amazing enough.
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Beautiful orrery(solar system model) avaiable in : http://www.orrerystore.com/ .The Hubble Space Telescope: a conduit to the cosmos from which we spring.On September 9, NASA released the first calibrated images from the Hubble Space Telescope after the Servicing Mission 4. This video shows the impressive improvements on the telescope's optics.
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