Is there something that we are missing?

A fanciful little presentation about nothing

In early 2013 I wrote a pocket-sized booklet entitled “Big-Picture Reality – Is there something we are missing?” I referred to the work as being a fanciful presentation about nothing. The booklet was 48 pages in length and its contents were about reality as I “sensed” it might be at that time. There were very few references in the presentation and it was written in a rambling undisciplined style.

When I recently rediscovered this work on my computer, I noticed that I had made it clear at the time that I saw it as being pseudo-scientific and that I just make guesses with my ideas. Furthermore I was not a scientist. In other words there was no pretence on my part that the document was any more than a story and it should be read accordingly. I also made it clear that I was not seeking to prove anything. I never circulated the booklet because I belatedly decided it was a bit of a joke and therefore it was worthless.

Today, however I think that I was a little too harsh on myself for making such an arbitrary decision. With the benefit of hindsight I see my effort at that time contained many of the beginnings of my science related line of thinking and activities today. This includes what I believe in about science.

I am posting the original text in a blog today exactly as I wrote it. This is because I feel that it might contain material and ideas that could provoke students of science to look beyond [over the horizon] the content type and style of science that they might be commonly exposed to in educational institutions today. Other readers may find it to have interesting content as well. The link to a refined PDF version with the same information of the document immediately follows:

Big-picture reality

The importance of the Lockwood memoirs in respect to understanding Australian Labor Party [ALP] politics

Gary Lockwood’s political memoirs offer deep insight into the “raw” nature of the Australian Labor Party “machine” at probably a deeper and more revealing level than any other political historian ever has.

Gary became a member of the Shop Assistants Union at the age of 15 in early 1950’s. From those early days in his political life he has been both a witness and a player in some of the greatest upheavals and changes in Australian Labor party history. This is more so in respect to South Australian ALP politics.

I believe that you will find Mr. Lockwood’s 2011 speech to be both historically fascinating and politically compelling.

Speech to Flory Sub Branch in 2011