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Meet and Greet Citizen Null, the new member of Agnishatdal!

Who, or what, is Citizen Null? From the East Coast of the United States comes a shadowy figure, but who uses their ability for good, not evil; shining light on the people, places, history, and other matters of their beloved country. In the growing darkness of national turmoil
and divisive, bitterly partisan politics, Null is here to make things clear in no-nonsense terms.

Think clearly. Love the Good. Be vigilant……and be excellent to each other!

Citizen Null is watching.

Editorial Fridays by Troy David Loy 23.6.17 Squirrels Crossing the Street and Selective Thinking

On my way to work this last Monday, I couldn’t help but notice that it seemed as if squirrels at the side of the road would wait until the van was almost upon them before rushing across the street in a mad suicidal dash.

Would it be valid to think that the local squirrel population was hell-bent on destroying itself, or that the presence of an oncoming vehicle made them risk their lives in this manner, to become road pizza? I suspect not, fortunately for the majority of the urban tree-dwelling wildlife gene pool.

It turns out that I was engaging in a sort of self-deception known as confirmation bias, and since the sight of small animals running across the street stands out more than the vast majority that don’t rush out in front of oncoming traffic, it’s easier to notice and remember, as per the following observation by Francis Bacon:

It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives.

Events that are more cognitively important, and forgetting, for not having paid much attention to those fauna that stay off the road, is a typical example of this error.

Confirmation bias is a form of selective thinking in which one remembers, closely considers, or looks for information that affirm a belief, and forgetting, dismissing, ignoring or downplaying data that contradict it. It’s the human tendency to ‘count the hits and ignore the misses,’ and something we all do if we aren’t careful.

So, if I document my observations of the road on the way to work more carefully, and go back over them later, it speaks much better for the survival instincts of the local squirrels that they aren’t risking their lives to become roadkill as much as they seem to be through casual observation.

Agnishatdal 19.6.17

Ashar or June Agnishatdal and Agnijaat were published on 16th June.

Hope you have sent me your works for Shraban or July Agnishatdal already, if your answer is no then hurry! Send it today! [agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com] or send it anyways I will publish it in next month! DO REMEMBER ONE THING, AT PRESENT I CANT PAY YOU ANYTHING, YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE YOUR WORK FOR FREE.

If you want a copy VISIT Troy’s Blog https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com.

ALL OLD COPIES (EXCLUDING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERLIES) ARE IN HIS STORE FOR SALE. ALL NEW ISSUES WILL BE AVAILABLE THERE TOO, INCLUDING THE FUTURE QUARTERLIES.

The creative group Ashar Agnishatdal, 16th June:
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Citizen Null
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Juliette Roques
https://helsinkibudapest.com
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Agnishatdal (lotus of fire) and agnijaat (fireborn) were published on due date, and were sent to those who asked for them, I have them as pdf files with me, if you want to read them write to me- agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com but do give me a critique. Please! Help the struggling Ezine(s) to get a foot-hold (or you can buy them from Troy’s Blog)

You can simply leave it as a comment here:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
and email them to me in my addresses, or make me happier by posting them into your blog, if you do, please do another favour- tag them too, that is if the critique is of Agnishatdal then add its name in the tags, if it is of Agnijaat do the same favour.

You will find the bios of authors of agnishatdal in/under this main page:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/

The skype and hangouts ids of the ezines, indie adda and sharmishtha basu for you: A request to the creative group of Agnishatdal- please join me there if you can! All of you have my invitation from Hangouts, if you are in Skype then please send me your invitation, I am not much expert in any of them- skype or Hangouts. Hangouts is NOT DAILY USED ANYMORE.

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com (for OFFLINE MESSAGES ONLY- I AM NOT USING IT ANY MORE CEBAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS THERE.)

If you want to buy the quarterlies from Amazon :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Editorial Fridays by Troy David Loy 16.6.17 Lyapunov’s Children The Matryoshka

Jupiter is no more, dismantled for the Project, itself ongoing for over a century now. It was stripped of its atmosphere and its metallic hydrogen inner layer, leaving only its rocky core, that being heavily mined for materials as I speak.
Saturn will soon follow, along with Uranus and Neptune. Soon, maybe within my lifetime, there will remain only the small rocky planets, dwarf planets, and planetesimals.

Even the sun has been mined, its store of fuel greatly reduced along with its mass. It is now an M-class red dwarf star, with its luminosity diminished and its lifespan vastly increased. It should last for trillions of years more.

My name is unimportant, but what matters is the completion of the Project: the species has embarked on this venture, to construct a series of concentric shells around the sun, tap its energy, and use this to power the largest single habitation and computer humanity has ever seen. The power output will be beamed across the solar system, our ability to process data beyond the wildest imaginings of millennia ago.

But with the larger worlds to be dismantled, what of our heritage? What of their value to science?

We shall build our first Matrioshka brain, a computer surrounding the sun, layers within layers, sustained by its light, powering our civilization, housing billions of virtual worlds, and built on the corpses of planets.

But at what cost despite the benefits? What of our sense of wonder and exploration, the spirit, the soul, of our race?

Or it is to instead become our soul, enclosing the sun and damping its radiance forever?

Agnishatdal 12.6.17

Ashar or June Agnishatdal and Agnijaat will be published on 16th June.

Hope you have sent me your works for Ashar or June Agnishatdal already, if your answer is no then hurry! Send it today! [agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com] or send it anyways I will publish it in next month! DO REMEMBER ONE THING, AT PRESENT I CANT PAY YOU ANYTHING, YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE YOUR WORK FOR FREE.

Jyeshtha or May issue of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat were published on 16th May.

If you want a copy VISIT Troy’s Blog https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com.

ALL OLD COPIES (EXCLUDING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERLIES) ARE IN HIS STORE FOR SALE. ALL NEW ISSUES WILL BE AVAILABLE THERE TOO, INCLUDING THE FUTURE QUARTERLIES.
The creative group Ashar Agnishatdal, 16th June:
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Citizen Null
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Juliette Roques
https://helsinkibudapest.com
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Agnishatdal (lotus of fire) and agnijaat (fireborn) were published on due date, and were sent to those who asked for them, I have them as pdf files with me, if you want to read them write to me- agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com but do give me a critique. Please! Help the struggling Ezine(s) to get a foot-hold (or you can buy them from Troy’s Blog)

You can simply leave it as a comment here:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
and email them to me in my addresses, or make me happier by posting them into your blog, if you do, please do another favour- tag them too, that is if the critique is of Agnishatdal then add its name in the tags, if it is of Agnijaat do the same favour.

You will find the bios of authors of agnishatdal in/under this main page:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/

The skype and hangouts ids of the ezines, indie adda and sharmishtha basu for you: A request to the creative group of Agnishatdal- please join me there if you can! All of you have my invitation from Hangouts, if you are in Skype then please send me your invitation, I am not much expert in any of them- skype or Hangouts. Hangouts is NOT DAILY USED ANYMORE.

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com (for OFFLINE MESSAGES ONLY- I AM NOT USING IT ANY MORE CEBAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS THERE.)

If you want to buy the quarterlies from Amazon :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Editorial Fridays by Troy David Loy 9.6.17 Lyapunov’s Children: Beyond the Ganges of the Sky

Sandeep woke for another day, his home for ten years now a small farming colony on a planet in the halo, far above the galactic disk.

It had taken many generations in relative time even at near-light velocity to travel this far out from the ancient home of his distant ancestors, and there was much danger along the way.

But the massive colony ship, even with the repairs needed as parts wore out or were damaged by accident or collision, somehow did its job of getting its crew there.

This world was the moon of a brown dwarf, a failed star more massive than even long-lost Jupiter in the now fabled solar system of Old Earth.

The sky was dark, but warm, and supported the crops that so far have sustained the colony, cultivated forests of engineered fungi and others not dependent on the visible light of a host star to grow and flourish.

It was morning for Sandeep, and he greeted each morning with a look skyward, beholding the entire disk of the galaxy in its full glory.

Sandeep rolled up the sleeves of his coveralls. He began the day, as always, with a sight he never tired of . . . a morning filled with four hundred billion suns, and a wistful glance toward a home long ago left behind.

Time to go to work!