The Relevance of December 2012 In The Mayan Calendar

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  The ancient Maya Civilization is believed to have established, prospered and declined between 2000 BC and 950 AD around present day Central America and Mexico. Among other things the Mayans invented calendars of remarkable accuracy and complexity. But it is their long count calendar, that led to the famous 2012 doomsday theory. Let us understand why? A typical date in the … Read more

Kryptos Cipher

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  Introduction In the late 1980’s, the CIA base in Langley, Virginia were looking for an artist to decorate their new building. Applications were invited from artists for the $ 250,000 commission along with the expressed desire that the work should also be indicative of Central Intelligence Agency’s work. In 1988 James Sanborn was given the … Read more

All You Zombies Paradox | Robert Heinlein

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The most twisted time travel paradox was arguably imagined by Robert Heinlein in his classic short story “All You Zombies”. It is thus often referred as the ‘All You Zombies Paradox’. 2014 Australian science fiction film Predestination is based on this paradox.

Here is a brief explanation of the ‘All You Zombies Paradox’

Cleveland 1945 – A baby is mysteriously dropped off at an orphanage
This baby, now named ‘Jane’ grows up lonely and sad in the orphanage.

Cleveland 1963Jane meets a drifter. She is attracted to him, falls in love with him and finally becomes pregnant by him. The drifter soon disappears leaving her alone yet again.

Cleveland 1964 – While delivering the child, the doctors realize that Jane is an inter-sex i.e she has both sets of sex organs. To save her life during this complicated delivery, doctors remove a set of sex organs. Jane is now a man.

To add to her… his woes, his newborn baby girl is also abducted from the hospital.
Over the next few years Jane tries to build a career and finally becomes a drifter who makes a living writing confession stories in magazines. He calls himself Unmarried Mother.

New York 1970 – Jane who now calls himself the Unmarried Mother, stumbles upon a elderly and sympathetic bar tender to whom he tells his sob story. The bartender says that he can help Unmarried Mother take revenge on the drifter who had ruined his life, if in return the Unmarried Mother agrees to join the “Time Travellers Corps”.
Unmarried Mother agrees and the bartender takes him to a “Time Machine”

All you zombies paradox gif animation

On the time machine the bartender

a) Drops the Unmarried Mother in 1963 Cleveland where he is strangely attracted to an orphan girl and impregnates her.

b) Goes forward 9 months in 1964 and kidnaps a baby from the hospital.

c) Goes back to 1945 Cleveland and drops the abducted baby in an orphanage.

d) Picks up the Unmarried mother from 1963 and drops him in 1985 to join the “Time Travel Corps”

Now this drifter or the Unmarried Mother works for years with the Time Travel Corps and becomes it’s respected and elderly member. Years later he disguises himself as a bartender and waits back in 1970 to meet the Unmarried mother in a bar.

Jane, unmarried mother and the bartender
All You Zombies Paradox Cartoon Representation

 

So, the ‘All You Zombies Paradox’ is :

Who is Jane’s mother, father, grandfather, grand mother, son, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson?

Jane, Unmarried Mother, Bartender? Yes, and they are all the same person. In fact if we draw Jane’s family tree she is the entire family tree herself.

The Time Graph can be seen as below :

Jane, Unmarried mother and Bartender on timeline
All you zombies Time Graph

 

Do not forget to watch our youtube video for “All you Zombies Paradox’

Penrose Stairs Explanation | Impossible Stairs

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  The ‘impossible stairs‘ is a two dimensional staircase having four 90 degree turns forming a continuous loop. Which means that a person could climb or descend them forever without getting anywhere. This rather amazing illusion is called the ‘impossible stairs’ cause it cannot exist in three dimensions or real life. The concept was first presented in an article in … Read more

The Centennial Light and the Light Bulb Conspiracy

110 year old bulb

  In 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California there is a light bulb that is now being in use for over 110 years. The Centennial Light, as the bulb is now famously referred to, is a four-watt, hand-blown, carbon-filament, common light bulb manufactured in Shelby, Ohio, by the Shelby Electric Company in the late 1890s. It has been recognized as … Read more