Mar 2, 2017

Coffee Break - a pinch of Rube Goldberg with a dash of Carl Sagan

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - *attributed to Carl Sagan

Years ago, I interviewed Carl Sagan about his book Pale Blue Dot. That interview, as it turns out, was shortly before he died. I was nervous about my ability to effectively present the subject matter and intimidated because of my enormous respect for the guest. He was gracious and articulate. I have no idea what I asked but I remember I was very curious to know his thoughts on his book: Contact

Another quote from Sagan, one that inspires continued exploration of space wonders beyond knowing and (for me) the extraordinary PSI stuff begging further investigation: 

"At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes—an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense." - The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark 

Time out for Coffee.

A nod to marketing novelty. The only Rube Goldberg Machine in the world was installed in NESCAFÉ Harajuku in Tokyo.
This fantastic machine debuted in December 2016, serving coffee and playing Christmas tunes. The beauty of this creation makes it a wonder to behold regardless of the season.

"In true Rube Goldbergian spirit, the machine took five months to build, according to Nestlé."
Source: Daily Coffee News  Event Press Release: Business Wire

“Dr. S didn’t notice. “Do you remember the cartoons of Rube Goldberg? An inventor of the most ludicrous contraptions. You know: a lever is pulled, causing a boot to kick a dog, whose bark motivates a hamster to run on a wheel which winds a pulley that raises a gate that releases a bowling ball and so on? Until, at the end, finally, the machine does something incredibly mundane, like making a piece of toast. Yes? Well, as it turns out, that’s the world. All these incredibly complex, inscrutably intertwined Rube Goldberg machines that can only be seen in retrospect when something happens.” - Adam Felber, Schrödinger's Ball

Might be just me but I do suspect some sources are meant to remain hidden - even in retrospect. Call it a divine carrot - designed to seed and instill Faith and higher learning.  

Ascend beyond the need of knowing and you'll know.

Wendy's Coffeehouse Upcoming Interviews: 
 3/5 - PMH Atwater - Proof of God in the near death experience
3/12 - Leslie Kean - New book 3/7/17 - Surviving Death
3/19 - Stan Seba - Kansas MUFON - update on a photo I submitted.
3/26 - Krsanna Duran - UFO Initiation Ultraterrestrial Time Travelers
4/2 - Mike Clelland - The Messengers - Owls and ETs

2017 - Wendy's Coffeehouse Archives
1/22 - Irma Slage - A guide to having your own psychic contact: Smashwords
1/29 - Nancy Talbott on Cognitive Dissonance - BLT Research
2/5 - Hans Wilhelm - Inspired and inspiring vbook - LifeExplained 
2/12 - Kewaunee and Kelly Lapseritis - The Sasquatch People
2/19 - Retired A-List Literary Agent Sandra Martin - Snapshots: Memories and Recipes
2/26 - Richard Gordon - his newest energy healing insight/and more Quantum Touch 

2/26 *Edd Edwards joins in the first break to offer a quick energy demo. Need a boost? Check in.

Just for grins, Doritos bagged with a PK twist.
That's Edd.

My favorite Sagan quote is on the home page of the Carl Sagan Portal:

"We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan Space

Given evolution is part of the process, we are a work in progress. 

*Entertaining the Curious - Wendy's Coffeehouse Podcast Archives