Thursday, February 24, 2005

Blogchain from Freedom Sight

Thanks to Jed, I have an excuse to post this stuff, which is very dumb out of context, from Our Sciences Ruled by Human Prejudice, by D.G. Garan, Philosophical Library of New York. This is one of my favorite books, along with The Key to the Sciences of Man by the same author.
Homosexuality is easily inferred from the paranoiac's excessive need for general love. Of course, unconscious, unfelt conflicts and symbolism cannot possibly cause the physiologically deep paranoiac reactions. Nor does anybody learn or pursue ideas to torment and scare himself.
Hope you all enjoyed that.

Oh yeah, the rules for posting:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Stickwick's Turn

An Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei by Bradley M Peterson, Cambridge University Press.
It has also been suggested that the lower-power (FR I) radio sources might be related to BL Lac objects (Urry, Padovani, and Stickel 1991). This picture is consistent with the known properties of the two classes, their luminosity functions and space densities -- BL Lac objects have weak emission lines and show little evidence for cosmological evolution, as with FR I sources. It is clear that the parent population of the OVVs must be different from that of the BL Lacs, and indeed the likely candidate is the FR II sources (e.g., Padovani and Urry 1992).
Pretty dry or what. The rules don't say I can't explain what this stuff means, so just for kicks here is a key for all those mysterious acronyms:

FR I: Fanaroff Riley Type I radio source -- galaxy with a compact radio-emitting source, usually residing in the nucleus of a galaxy.

FR II: Fanaroff Riley Type II radio source -- galaxy with extended radio-emitting regions, like double lobes resulting from a powerful radio jet.

OVV: Optically violent variable -- a highly variable type of active galaxy.

BL Lac: named after the prototype object, BL Lacertae -- a type of active galaxy related to OVVs -- characterized by a lack of strong absorption/emission lines in their spectra.


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