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19th june 2010

as an ambassador of love/life you will need to arm yourself with the facts

to convince or persuade other people of how things really are is not too difficult to do

improving the conditions here on earth doesn't come from cajoling or berating people

it comes from ideas, scientific truths, a love-felt regard for others and the ability to pass on this knowledge in a way that other people can grasp

these bits of knowledge aren't just any old pieces of information

contained in this knowledge are the essential facts a person needs to know to make their way into the future

there are half a dozen or so really important points

possibly the most powerful idea is the arithmetic proof of life after death

one or two tries to explain them will soon hone your technique and in no time at all you'll be converting people all over the place

the writer finds his unsuspecting victims in different places and different times...

in a cafe, in the bus queue, on the train, on the plane, the phone operator, the shop assistant, auntie, uncle...

the way the writer does it is to start by saying...

i can prove to you that there's life after death

( emphasize the word prove )

if the circumstances are right and if you say it right most people are interested in hearing someone prove there is life after death

as often as not the person you're saying it to is expecting an half baked bit of logic

little do they know what's coming

the opening line is...

how many times can you flip a coin before the same side comes up again?

you might have to coax the person into arriving at the answer

make sure that the person is absolutely convinced that the answer is three

in fact have a coin ready so you can demonstrate it

when the person is satisfied that the maximum number of times is three then the next thing is to say is...

how many times can you roll a dice before one of the same numbers comes up again?

it's important that you don't tell them the answer if they're having trouble getting it

if you do the thinking for them it doesn't have the same clarity and conviction as is does when people get the answer for themselves

if necessary go back to the example with the coin and explain how the first time the coin is flipped it can be either heads or tails

the second time it is flipped it can be heads or tails

and on the third time it must be either heads or tails

when the person realizes that the maximum number of times a dice can be rolled before one of the same numbers comes up again is seven you should be able to make the point that if there were a dice that had 8 or 10 or 40 or 100 or 1000 sides it would just be a matter of time before the numbers start repeating

then the next thing to say is...

you may not know this but the maximum number of ways the genes can be combined within the dna

( actually it's the nucleotides but keep the language in a form that ordinary people can understand )

is 1^214

( most people will need to have 1^214 explained to them )

carry on the conversation with...

if we make the assumption that we

( mankind )

continue indefinitely into the future sooner or later previous combinations, that is you and i, not only can, not just might or may but must happen again

you will find that any reasonable person will get the point

 when people realize that there are implications for themselves one of the first thoughts they have is " when will my genetic combination re-occur "

to answer that question we have to go into ethics

to give 1^214 a perspective... there is something like 1^30 individual bacteria alive on earth

more simple to explain is the definition of life as in axiom 3

some people have difficulty in seeing the obvious

it's simply a matter of asking the person if she/he has ever seen a pregnant woman

and then ask if the pregnant woman got bigger or smaller

and then ask if the woman put on weight or lost weight as the pregnancy progressed

then say...

so the pregnant woman got larger and heavier for nine months and when the baby was born the mother of the child lost weight and size whereas the baby started to put on weight as she/he grew as the days and months past

and if necessary point out the same is true with children as they grow

again, any reasonable person will take your point

 those who are sceptical about people who believe in god say...

you can't prove it

it's true, the existence of god can't be proved, equally it can't be disproved

it can't be proved but it can be demonstrated through the anthropic principle that reality is saying that life isn't a fluke

the universe needs us to exist and we couldn't exist without the universe

the three most popular phrases that sum up the anthropic principle are...

intelligent design, designer principle universe and finely-tuned for life

the way writer tries

( and this one can be a real labour of love )

to do it is to start off by saying...

you know what electricity is

well the electricity that goes around the wires in the house is made up of millions and millions of individual particles called electrons

every one of those electrons has exactly the same amount of electric charge as every other one

for the purpose's of this conversation let's say the amount of electricity that each electron has is 1^-40ergs of energy

if the electric charge of the electron was 1^-39 or 1^-41 we wouldn't be here

and it's the same for the values of every particle in the universe... they all have to be exactly the way they are or else we wouldn't be here

and it's not just the specific values of the individual particles

the amount of matter in the universe has to be just the right amount or we wouldn't be here

the rate the universe is expanding at has to be just the way it is or we couldn't be here

if the stars or galaxies didn't exist we wouldn't be here

and if any fact of nature that we depend upon for our existence is explored it will be found that it is, itself, dependant on the other things mentioned

and further...

we occurred at the earliest moment in the history of the universe when planetary life could have occurred

( in breach of the law of averages )

it appears to be the case that the size and the weight of the planet as well as the distance it is from the sun has to be just so

also we ourselves have to be the size and weight we are

also, the ozone layer, the magnetosphere, the salinity content of the oceans...

then there's the carbon consideration

there's a little over 100 elements in the universe

if you add up the number of ways carbon can be made into compounds it is more than all the rest of the elements put together

which, as carbon based life forms, gives us incredible versatility and scope

how could a purely random event

( which is what those who wont entertain the idea of god believe )

produce carbon-based life-forms

and then there's the chemical combinations...

to arrive at the right chemical combination for the molecules to begin the life processes, life had to pick the right combination from 1^113 possibilities

( 1^113 is 40 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 times bigger than 1 ^20

( 1 ^20 is the number of all the stars in the entire universe )

to get the right combination it would mean having to try a million combinations every second of every day for 1000's of millions of years

how on earth did life know what the right combination was

it's getting to the point that those who don't believe in god are the looney tunes

there are two or three more points that are crucial

when they have been simplified this title entry will have a new date

if you went to see the doctor about something and while examining you he noticed that there was something else seriously wrong with you and didn't say anything you would be able to take him to court and a court would find him guilty of a crime

love/life doesn't take you to court

his terrible love is the equivalent of a court's mercy

the mechanism of reality brings about the persons own rewards and punishments

go to a fete or any organized open-air event where you can put up a stall or a tent and have a sign that says i can prove to you that's there's life after death and see what sort of reaction you get