Well, Russell,

I suppose Vladimir has a point here, though his language is fairly colourful!

We do tend to raise topics of personal interest, assuming that the forum itself is constituted by like-minded people, and that they will be interested in what we are interested in. I'm as guilty as anyone.

Maybe the unwritten rule is that when we do so, we attempt to render our observation in discourse relevant to the forum itself.  So, for instance (this is a personal reflection, not on the one hand a criticism of  others; or on the other, a proposal for a specific action): I would be fascinated to see how this 'discovery' might fit into Erich Jantsch's thesis as to the self-organizing universe (incorporating as he does, findings from systems thinking, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, complexiity sciences and chaos theory, second order cybernetics etc.). 

On the other hand, on recently glancing and browsing a couple of other fora, I think the self-imposed discipline of 'keeping to he point' can often be carried too far, and take us an unnecessary distance from a Paskian conversational domain, and too far toward some sort of impersonal lists of statements, without even personal linkages.

Just some thoughts..........


On 11 Jan 2011, at 12:10, Vladimir wrote:

What the hell are you posting? I'm glad that my English is far from being able to get me involved in cancerous sort of discussions taking place on this forum.

11.01.2011 15:03 пользователь "russell_c" <[log in to unmask]> написал:
> Now that is a news story ... too bad it's 30millions year out of date!
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/11/3110394.htm
> Massive black hole discovered in nearby galaxy
> US astronomers have discovered a huge black hole, a million times the mass
> of the sun, in a nearby galaxy - a finding that could help better understand
> the origins of the universe.
> The announcement by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) said the
> surprise discovery in a so-called "dwarf" galaxy offers evidence that black
> holes - regions of space where not even light can escape - formed before the
> build-up of galaxies.
> "This galaxy gives us important clues about a very early phase of galaxy
> evolution that has not been observed before," said Amy Reines, a researcher
> at the University of Virginia who presented the findings to the AAS annual
> meeting.
> The galaxy, called Henize 2-10, is 30 million light-years from Earth, has
> been studied for years, and is forming stars very rapidly.
> It resembles what scientists think were some of the first galaxies to form
> in the early universe.
> Ms Reines along with Gregory Sivakoff and Kelsey Johnson of the University
> of Virginia and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Crystal
> Brogan of the NRAO, observed Henize 2-10 with the National Science
> Foundation's very large array radio telescope and with the Hubble Space
> Telescope.
> They found a region near the centre of the galaxy that strongly emits radio
> waves with characteristics of those emitted by super-fast "jets" of material
> spewed outward from areas close to a black hole.
> They then searched images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory that showed
> this same, radio-bright region to be strongly emitting energetic X-rays.
> This combination, they said, indicates an active, black-hole-powered,
> galactic nucleus.
> "Not many dwarf galaxies are known to have massive black holes," Mr Sivakoff
> said.
> While black holes of roughly the same mass as the one in Henize 2-10 have
> been found in other galaxies, those galaxies all have much more regular
> shapes.
> "This galaxy probably resembles those in the very young universe, when
> galaxies were just starting to form and were colliding frequently," Mr
> Johnson said.
> "All its properties, including the supermassive black hole, are giving us
> important new clues about how these black holes and galaxies formed at that
> time."
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