Two noted, "HIV/AIDS researchers" discourse on the nature of time.
Kary Mullis on "The Cosmological Significance of Time Reversal"
While still in graduate school, Dr. Mullis had this scientific correspondence, of which he remains to this day extraordinarily proud, published in nature.
Bialy on "bialy/s"
One of the galleries in my on line, interactive, multimedia museum ("bialy/s") is mostly devoted to AIDS insurgency exhibits that have come into existence because of one or another internet adventure of the past year and half or so. My personal favorite, and one which has been downloaded thousands of times since February (according to the usage stats at the bottom of the right hand sidebar) is called: The Book of the Bllog
Charles Stein: And another, other thing : "Everything is True by Inversion"
There are of course no molecules. And atoms—that twentieth century idol—have fallen into their archaic emblem and are logged as such for all eternity. As is the case for every phenomena, rendered to scale. There are of course no phenomena. What?! You say this? Certainly. No. Phenomena.
When the Aeon dawns, it will be the fixation on all and every assertion of determinate being that will be the first wicked thing to dissolve. It is that, that is Bo-r-r-r-ing: Enthralledness unto Belief that anything whatever is SO. The distinction between true and false is simply drawn in the wrong place. If we are to retain those tired old horses, black and white, tugging at the reins, we will have to have it that the False is the Form of the True. But we don't have to have. Those. Tired. Horses. Money has an enemy.
For anything to be so there must be a decision that places the scale on which that object shall be rendered discernible on one side of a distinction and every other scale—of which there are transfinitely many, and a BIG transfinitely many—on the other side of the distinction. The trouble is, that in any transfinite realm sufficiently large enough to satisfy THIS inspector of DISTINCTION, distinction itself is sourly indistinct. It isn't the least bit funny. It is not possible to distinguish where you are. Here is neither here nor there. Unless HERE awaken absolutely without distinction. In any case, the ultimate failure of distinction is our secret hope.
And another thing.
"Everything is true by inversion."
Charles Olson did say that.
Which is to say, a thing and its inverse forms a form. And it is that form which is divided by a distinction from all else — all other similarly paired inversions. Each form is a bubble. As transient as maybe.
Now, our science seeks to render reality invariant over scale and frame of reference. The latter is well understood but the matter of scale is more difficult. We want to know what something is independently of what the scale is at which one takes its information, or better, we want to know what it is at ALL possible scales of reference. Superstring to mega mega galaxy, ie whole post-singularity this universe. Generalize over the zoom function. But how far can you carry this procedure? Are there discrete levels that are relevant only? Is there a limit to how far out you can travel your zoom or how big you must imagine the total field? For surely at even the smallest infinity all finite objects disappear.
And even within the finite, if there is a continuum of scales—and it is hard to see why there shouldn't be such—the transfinite reappears within the finite. And even within the finite there would be scales beyond the present universe. But that makes no sense, doesn't it? There is also this difficulty: there are perfectly relevant forms that are already invariant over scales and cannot be found among them.
Charles Stein is a poet, scholar and translator. His newest work, "Persephone Unveiled", is described by Peter Manchester ("The Syntax of Time") as "the most auhoritative book (he) has ever read on the nature and consequence of divine revelation". (Otis)
By: Marcel Girodian
INDIANAPOLIS - Truck drivers call it the Trucking Crossroads of the World. But public health authorities are increasingly regarding the intersection of Interstate Highways 65 and 90 as the AIDS crossroads of America.
"I can't say for sure which trucker infected me, I been with so many of these North American truckers," said a Muncie prostitute with HIV who wished to remain anonymous. "Coulda been any one of them. But it's too late for me now. I got the virus that causes AIDS."
AIDS experts say that HIV is being spread at a frightening pace by North American truck drivers, who often have sex in their cabs while parked at the Stucky's truck stop in Muncie, or sometimes at Denny's. They pick up HIV from prostitutes and spread it to other prostitutes and eventually their wives as well.
The spread of HIV is made easier by the unconventional sexual practices of the truckers. AIDS expert Dr. Robert Gallo explains:
"These truckers often rupture a prostitute's abdomen when they lean their bloated beer bellies against the woman," said Dr. Gallo. "The internal bleeding finds its way to the vagina, and this gives HIV a much greater opportunity to infect."
HIV gains an additional advantage by the fact that the truckers' penises are often average-sized and frequently have hairs growing out of them. "Those hairs irritate the woman's vaginal lining, creating tiny tears and abrasions that are the equivalent of rolling out a red carpet for HIV to enter," said Dr. Gallo.
What's more, many truckers are reported to engage in "Miller Dry Sex." While drinking a dry lager, the men get so drunk they are unable to put a condom on correctly. And sometimes they use the neck of the beer bottle in foreplay with the woman. "Often the glass breaks, and this causes bleeding in the genital area, which facilitates the spread of HIV," said Dr. Gallo.
The situation is made worse by the common trucker practice of putting peanuts in their bottles of Coke. The peanuts get into the woman's vagina and provide a place for the HIV viruses to congregate and plan their assault on the vaginal membranes.
"Them darn peanuts are probably what let the HIV virus get into me," said the prostitute. "I know I should have said no, but I didn't want to lose a good customer."
It has also been reported that many North American truckers have engaged in sex with chickens, potentially exposing themselves to CIV, the Chicken Immunodeficiency Virus that is thought to be closely related to HIV. Once inside the trucker, the CIV mutates into HIV, and the cycle of infection begins anew.
"The fact is, many of these truckers are insatiable, and have sex six or seven times a day, with a different prostitute each time," said an indignant Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Many times they don't even clean off the seat before inviting another prostitute into their cab. They get prostitutes to spank them, thinking that this will soothe their aching buttocks. Also, many of them rape underaged girls, believing that if they rape a virgin they will have an orgasm and feel powerful and important."
Indiana state troopers have quadrupled their patrols in Muncie since the Centers for Disease Control warned that the city was becoming a HIV epicenter. Arrests have mounted, of both prostitutes and truckers. But AIDS specialists warn that more severe measures may be necessary.
"We've got to deal with these issues of male domination and the victimization of women," said Gallo. "We have to start talking about the fact that we're not going to curb this epidemic unless we take stern measures, such as making sex without a condom a crime punishable by not less that 15 years imprisonment. Or perhaps even more severe measures are needed, such as making all sex between unmarried persons illegal. Congress must take the initiative--we need legislation to cut truckers' salaries so they will not be able to afford prostitutes. And we need to put all the prostitutes in jail for life. I'm sure this is something that women's groups can get behind--it's just part of the continuing struggle for freedom and human dignity for all the world's people."
© 2006 Marcel Girodian
Marcel Girodian is a satyr -- I mean a satirist -- who specializes in objective reporting about the "scientific community." His application for a $5 million grant to write about the AIDS establishment was recently turned down by the NIH. (Otis)