Re: For the agnostic or athiest or anarchist
We definitely still have a long way to go to understand why everything is here, and how it all works. Like most of you guys I tend to look for a scientific explanation to it all, I'm afraid I just can't get my head around the idea of some grand architect or creator. The problem with that argument is - who created the creator?
Originally posted by krupted
What i wanted to ask was, whats this life to you? do you take this like a matrix type deal, or are we really here for a plausible reason?
For some reason i like to lean on the idea that not much of this is very real, too many variables and somehow holding steady, barely, but were hanging in there.
I believe many people forget, or overlook the fact that this place we are trown into is something straight from the wizard of oz. to me this place is fukcin nuts
anyone with me or the rest of you just gonna burn in hell? :D j/k
I recently read a cool book called 'The Universe Next Door' , it has some pretty cool theories in it. One thing that scientists have shown is that if they create two electrons, they can then separate them by any distance and reverse the spin of one of them. When they do this, the spin of the other electron changes at exactly the same time - even if they were at opposite ends of the universe. So there must be something linking them, a kind of ghostly cat 5 network cable, maybe :p
It's a fascinating book, and has loads of stuff like that which makes you realise how little we still know about the universe, despite the efforts of Hawking, Einstein, Heisenberg, etc.
To be honest, I don't think we'll ever fully understand how (or, more importantly, why) everything began.
As for where humanity is headed, I hate to sound pessimistic but we're overdue for an Ice age, a supervolcano and probably a collision with a rock the size of Texas!! I think we'll be around for a few thousand years yet but the insects and bacteria will be around millions of years after we're extinct.
What do you reckon happens when we die? I reckon the lights just go out, but then I do kinda believe in ghosts as well !! :rolleyes:
edit: just noticed on Google that there are a number of books called 'The Universe Next Door' - the one I read was by Marcus Chown