I don’t believe in magical thinking.
This means I don’t believe in any of the beliefs listed below.
Alien Crop circles
Angels / Archangels
Chemtrails (other than contrails.)
Crystal power (excepting piezo effects)
Gods (any, all, including the concept of Jesus as lord)
Good luck charms (4 leaf clovers, rabbit’s feet, et al)
(that) Homosexuality and deviations are by choice, not genetics.
Laying of hands
Loch Ness Monster
Lucky numbers or objects
Magic (true, not by performing “magicians”)
Martians (present-day anyway)
Physical representations (Jesus’ likeness in trees, food, etc. Virgin Mary appearances, etc)
Potions and elixirs
Powers of inanimate objects and shapes (crosses, pentagons, etc)
Power of positive thinking
Rituals (purifications, carrying a bride over a threshold, fertility, rain dances, etc.)
Spirits and spirituality
Superheros (Batman, Superman, Spiderman, The Hulk, etc.)
Superstitions (stepping on a crack, four leaf clovers, under a ladder, black cat crossing, throwing salt over shoulder, knocking on wood, et al)
Tea leaf reading
The Easter Bunny
The Tooth Fairy
None of these beliefs above have any solid evidence of existence yet provided for.
No religions either: Including Christian (all sects), Islam, Buddha, Hindu, Taoism, Scientology, Zen, etc, etc,
Certain beliefs I have are real, but limited.
For example, chiropractic, accupuncture/accupressure, etc.
Below is what I DO believe exists, yet are all unseen by the unaided human eye (except for light and certain lasers).
Atomic and sub-atomic particles (quarks, electrons, protons, neutrons, etc) (unseen)
Atoms and molecules (unseen)
Cells (blood, plasma, cancer, stem etc) (unseen)
DNA / RNA (unseen)
Electricity (unseen- closest natural sighting would be lightning)
Electromagnetic inductance (unseen)
Lasers (can be seen or unseen depending on frequency or type)
Life on other planets (unseen)
Radiation (infrared, radio frequencies, microwaves, x-rays, atomic, nuclear, cosmic, gamma, etc. (unseen)
–Kevin Lightner, 6/19/2014
My idea would be to make a configurable modular.
Identical panels with controls and jacks, but hi-speed A/D and D/A and internal processor inside. Possibly DSP.
Made cheaply using surface mount techniques and with having to design only one panel, the modules could have their function defined by what program they’re set to run.
Make one an envelope, make one an oscillator, cascade several and make a sequencer, etc. Redefine as needed and upload future new programs and ideas.
Done right, they wouldn’t cost too much and they could have their programming info made public, so others would offer new functions.
Panels could be offered in 1/8″, 1/4″ and banana jacks too.
January 10, 2003, 5PM