Interesting post. Well, I think I will just go back to the garage and work on perfecting my cold fusion bomb.
DaVinci was a polymath and brilliant artist...some of his ideas didn’t work but we still call him genius.(my last name is mathis but I’m not “miles”...I claim no brilliance of scholarship...ahem)
Some folks exist as what I call SIG’s...or “seminal ideal generators”. They come up with intuitively brilliant and perceptive thoughts, theories, and can generate on the spot solutions to vexing issues that a working group has given up on(ie...why a door(to a medical pyxis cabinet on a nursing floor) with interlocks won’t open when the digital mechanism has unlocked it...my solution..”an object inside the box is pushing on the door from the inside keeping the interlocks engaged. By pushing on the door from the outside and disengaging the digital mechanisms again allowed the door to open and for me to look like a magician)
A true SIG does that sort of thing all the time but often receives no credit for anything or real attention as he or she may not be the most degreed or pompous person in the world. Since their work and contributions enhance the world around them in useful but not ostentatious ways, others often take the credit for when things ultimately go right because of what a SIG has done. A Biblical example of such a SIG is found here...notice how such a person sinks back into the shadows after he has saved the city....
Ecclesiastes 9:13”This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: 14There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: 15Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. 16Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. 17The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. 18Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good”
SIG’s are all around, many are plain sorts, not pretty, and many of them are Christians.You wouldn’t take much notice of them on the street.(quite a few are very good auto mechanics, I believe). Some are like that solitary man or woman in a church who run the sound board “just right” or do the most amazing flower arrangements for the church and when they die the sound never sounds right anymore and the flower arrangements just go back to looking store bought.
There’s always that one wise person that not a lot in a group associates with but one where a wise pastor often stops to have a chat with because he knows that that particular SIG has a good bead on things and the pastor, needing a good lead for upcoming sermons, will often garner a good nugget of insight from that SIG.
SIG’s are often content in themselves and will help without the wish to be helped, often to their detriment. I think they are often mislabeled as having Asperger’s but a good exam would reveal that the criteria for such a diagnosis won’t neatly apply to those folks.
When the Rapture comes, a lot of those SIG’s are going to disappear and with them much of the savoring salt that makes life on Earth liveable if not bearable with the loss of their touch of whimsy!
I think he is right about “through charge”. Everything is an electromagnet from the building blocks to planets and stars. It would make a lot of sense towards explaining the orbit of the horseshoe asteroids.
I read a bit from the conspiracy theory blog posts. Everything is a hoax. Spoiler alert: it’s the Jews.
I do think that Miles is somewhat of a loon and gets a lot of things wrong; his theories on the interconnectedness of various families that are part of the criminal activities that are ripping off the nations blind can make one blind reading through them. Even CS Lewis and his writings are, according to him, part of a decades long CIA plot, including his marriage to Joy Davidman in 1947(who was Jewish, and tangentially related to the CIA’s founder...Miles’ emphasis of the fact) and in 1947(!)(the founding of the CIA...again his emphasis)..all as an attempt to undermine religion and morality(Miles says “not that he was worried about the destruction of Christianity per se”).
The issue with this guy is that he posits some very brilliant ideas as well as some loony stuff. He is a SIG but must be taken with huge grains of salt and he appears hostile to religion, labelling just about everything as “fake or false”. He appears stuck in a Cartesian rabbit hole....he can trust his own experience of existence...he exists because he thinks, but he thinks that the “camera obscura” that transmits data to his personality matrix has been tainted. Thus all knowledge is faked and he is not even sure about his neighbor!
Mathis is brilliant but a total paranoid.
And from the comments above, a wise decision.