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Posted on 2006.06.26 at 21:36
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There comes a time it comes to mind
Where fact and fiction differ
What you must do before you poo
Is consentrate on this'er:

Think first on things you know
To be true, although
Those things which you don't ponder
Will take you much much longer

What you think you know you don't
What you know you know you won't
It's not a question of history
Rather more of subjectivity

For Einstein's best
Was just a guess
Though highly and often lauded
He was mostly just applauded

Why? Just because he thunk it
Doesn't mean you can't debunk it
Wiser men shall arise
Foolish men will brand them lies

But everything will be revealed
A banana being peeled
Mob of people simian apes
Will soon begin to imitate

And act a fool like they always do
As you just begun your poo
And they will never hesitate
To love all the things you hate.

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(Anonymous) at 2006-06-27 07:08 (UTC) (Link)

poem

Who wrote that? Did you? Funny I was thinking along the same line when I entered your Blog. In a nut shell what is Battlestar Galactica about? Fiction becomes reality?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 12:58 (UTC) (Link)

Re: poem

And I was thinking of you, when I wrote it.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 15:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: poem

The twelve colonies are named after the astrological signs of the Greek zodiac; for example, Scorpia (Scorpio), Caprica (Capricornus), and Aquaria (Aquarius). Several of the characters in the series have names corresponding to significant characters in Greek mythology, including Apollo and Cassiopeia. The word "Adama" in Hebrew (though pronounced differently) means "Earth."

In the 1978 pilot episode, the president of the Colonies referenced that they were "approaching the seventh millennium of time." Some Bible scholars assert the seven days of creation described in the Book of Genesis occurred in the fourth millennium B.C. If the universe began then, the 21st century would have marked the seventh millennium.

Less apparent are references to the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (more commonly known as the Mormon church). Original series producer Glen Larson is a member of this church. Parallels include:

  • Central to the plot of the series is a legendary thirteenth colony, somewhere far distant from the twelve that are known. In Mormonism, there is no doctrinal or cultural reference to a 'Thirteenth Tribe'. But there are some parallels that may have inspired this 'Thirteenth Tribe' idea:



    • In the Old Testament, Israel had twelve sons. As Israel's favorite son, Joseph received a double inheritance. Therefore, when Moses led them from Egypt back to their promised land, they are divided into thirteen tribes for purposes of inheritance.

    • In The Book of Mormon is the teaching that during the reign of king Zedekiah (about 600 BC), two separate groups left (Helaman 8:21, 22) Jerusalem and ended up in the Americas (Helaman 6:10); a remnant (or 'thirteenth tribe') of the twelve tribes of Israel.


  • A Council of Twelve, headed by a president, governs the colonies. A president who is assisted by two counselors and a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles preside over the Mormon Church.

  • Marriages in the Battlestar Galactica mythos as well as in the Mormon religion are sealed for eternity.

  • The beings on the Ship of Light say, "as you are, we once were; as we are, you may one day be", a parallel to the Mormon belief that even God was once a human being.

  • The system which is believed to be the original home of the human race is Kobol. In Mormon theology, the star closest to the Throne of God is called Kolob.

  • The Battlestar Pegasus was commanded by the ruthless Admiral Cain, who shares her name with the Cain of Judeo-Christian mythology and religion. This is significant as a possible reference to her "murder" of her fellow humans, when she stripped for parts and abandoned the civilian ships travelling with the Pegasus. Interestingly enough, there is a Pegasus bridge officer with the surname Abel, who was still alive at the end of the second season.

  • The series often refers to the Gods. Mormon theology often refers to the Gods, referring to the Godhead, in reference to creation.

  • In the 1980 series, a character says "The Glory of the Universe is knowledge." This mirrors the entry to Brigham Young University, which says that "the glory of God is knowledge."


Other mythical references include:

  • The gods predominantly worshipped by the people of the colonies, the twelve Lords of Kobol, appear to mirror the Twelve Olympians of Greek Mythology (the twelve principal gods in the Greek pantheon). This is drawn from references by the characters to worshipping such deities as Artemis and Apollo.

  • An important plot point in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica is that the humans of the Twelve Colonies worship a pantheon of gods, similar or identical to the Greek pantheon, whereas the Cylons worship a single god.

  • The show's concept, that of a group of refugees searching for a new homeland and led by a famed military commander, could arguably have its roots in Virgil's Aeneid, part of the mythology surrounding Rome's beginnings.

drax0r
drax0r at 2006-06-27 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Truly a masterful job sir. Well done, and thanks.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2006-06-27 17:22 (UTC) (Link)
Great poem!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 17:34 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
galinda822 at 2006-06-27 18:19 (UTC) (Link)
You never cease to amaze me!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 18:35 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-06-27 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy which studies the nature and scope of knowledge. The word "epistemology" originated from the Greek words episteme (knowledge) and logos (word/speech).

Much of the debate in this field has focused on analyzing the nature of knowledge and how it relates to similar notions such as truth, and belief. Much of this discussion concerns justification. Epistemologists analyze the standards of justification for knowledge claims, that is, the grounds on which one can claim to know a particular fact. In a nutshell, epistemology addresses the questions, "Do you really know what you think you know?" and, if so, "How do you know what you know?"

There are different approaches to the theory of knowledge. Recent studies have re-written centuries-old assumptions, and so, the field of epistemology continues to be vibrant and dynamic.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-27 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
Egocentrism is the characteristic of regarding oneself and one's own opinions or interests as most important. The term derives from the Greek egô, meaning "I." An egocentric person has no theory of mind, cannot "put himself in other people's shoes," and believes everyone sees what he sees (or that what he sees in some way exceeds what others see.)

I guess the reason I post that, is because truth & belief have to do more with one's individuality that even some proven science (and more often that not just theories) which will not persude otherwise. However, one can contain the understanding of one thing, and beliefs in another. Understanding alone doesn't require belief.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-28 05:10 (UTC) (Link)
What were you thinking, releasing such knowledge upon the world!!!!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-06-28 16:59 (UTC) (Link)
It's a gift...and a curse.
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