Read With The Gringa “The Stranger in the Field”, Chapt. 12’s Conclusion


As we wrap up chapter 12 of “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, we find out if the rabbits decide to visit the other warren.

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Read With The Gringa “The Stranger in the Field”, Chapt. 12, Part 1


We continue together with “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. Hazel and Blackberry meet an intriguing character.

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Read With The Gringa “The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah”, Chapt. 6


Together we continue the story, “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. Part 1, “The Journey”, rolls along with chapter six where we hear Dandelion tell the story of how Frith taught El-ahrairah a couple of lessons in humility, compassion and love.

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Read With The Gringa “Squirrels in the School”, Chapt. 13


Join the gringa as we conclude this delightful squirrel story by Ben M. Baglio. Find out if Pepper is reunited with his family and discover Miss Ponsonby’s weakness.

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Read With The Gringa “The Notice Board”


We begin a new long read of “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. In chapter 1 of part 1, “The Journey”, we meet Hazel and Fiver of the warren.

 

Read With The Gringa “The People That Lived In Hiding”, Part 1


Let’s read together part 1 of Chapter 6 from “Prince Caspian” which is Book 4 of “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis. Caspian hikes through the forest with his new friends and meets many of Narnia’s talking creatures.

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Read With The Gringa “Squirrels in the School” Chapt. 6


The gringa continues the tale authored by Ben M. Baglio. In chapter 6 Mandy helps with a hedgehog family rescue.

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Read With The Gringa “Squirrels in the School”, Chapt 4


This sweet book continues and in this chapter we find out if Sammy the squirrel pulls through his terrible shock.

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The Infinite Possibilities of the Unobserved


Quantum physics is, perhaps, the craziest thing for the gringa to try to understand. Recently the results of some very interesting time experiments have been publicized when a physicist, Yakir Aharonov, published a paper on the curious things he has discovered. Since it all seems utterly impossible and to simply state the results would sound like the ravings of a gringa gone mad, I will begin at the beginning and explain the “double slit” experiment.

Tiny pieces of matter (such as atoms, atom sized objects, electrons or photons) are propelled toward a screen containing two slits. A camera is set up on the back side of the screen which records where the “bits” land.

Sometimes a scientist will close one of the slits and the camera will predict the expected pattern of where the bits will land as they shoot through the remaining open slit. (Sounds pretty simple so far.)

When both slits remain open, something called “interference pattern” occurs. That means that instead of acting like projectiles shooting forward in a straight path, the bits begin to behave in wave-like patterns (They begin to behave unpredictably. The bits is misbehavin’!).

When bits begin misbehaving in a wave-like interference pattern, crazier things can happen. A single photon goes through both slits at the same time. In other words, a bit interferes with itself. And sometimes the bit doesn’t go through either slit. What occurs to the bit on a quantum level is that the bit begins expressing a “wave” of potential possibilities. It actually expresses all the possibilities and that is why it seems to be interfering with itself. The bit gets shot toward the slits and as it approaches it says to itself, “Well, I could go through the right slot.” (which it does)  Then it says, “Or, I could go through the left slot.” (which it does) Then it says, “Or I could do neither.” (which it does) And it performs all three available options at the exact same time.

This seems impossible but Aharonov’s documented experiment proves that it does happen. What the heck does this mean for humans? Why would something like this matter about matter?

Before the gringa answers those questions, let me share another conclusion of the experiment that will blow your mind. As soon as this non-sentient (is it?) bit of matter realizes it is being observed, the wave-like effect of expressing all possibilities coalesces into one path. When the bit realizes it is being watched and measured, it makes a choice and sticks with it. Just like how someone misbehavin’ straightens up when they realize someone is watching. (Matter has a naughty streak).

Conclusion #1 – Unwatched matter enjoys every possibility of existence.

Conclusion #2 – Once matter is observed, it selects a single possibility of existence and maintains that choice.

Conclusion #3 – The simple act of observation affects how matter behaves.

Conclusion #4 – The reality that we see potentially does not exist once we are no longer looking at it.

The consciousness of humans and animals may be responsible for creating our world as we know it. Subatomic particles are responding to the visual cues of humans and animals to create the world of matter surrounding us. Although it feels and seems very real it is an optical illusion of our own creation because subatomic particles are choosing one state of existence in response to being aware of our collective consciousness’ being aware of their existence.

On a much deeper level, quantum science can then prove that the conscious efforts of humans can then shape the future and reshape the past. But that is fodder for another interesting, mind-boggling gringa discussion.

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Read With The Gringa “Squirrels in the School” Chapt. 3


As we continue this fun tale by Ben M. Baglio, in this chapter James and Mandy help out with Sammy the sick squirrel.

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