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An interesting thought provoking post as per usual Neil. It may well be that infinity is something we will always have difficulty in dealing with, partly because the people propagating hypothesis know how other peoples mind work already and manipulate them accordingly.I suspect the paradigm for the Universe bares little resemblance to what the majority of people take for fact today. I still adhere to the evolving planets theory and have no problem accepting infinity in fact I think Infinity is a beautiful concept knowing no boundaries and an endless production line of atoms, meteors, comets, stars, moons, planets, solar systems, galaxies and suns. When I look up at the sky, I am humble enough to accept that there are no limits, never was a big bang, or even a black hole and we didnít land on the moon, but probably will some day. I fink Neil is a lot brighter than he would have us fink
It's also quite extraordinary that we exist now to ask all these questions don't you think ?......do you think we exist now because we only could exist now ?
Quote from: neilep on 10/05/2008 21:28:12It's also quite extraordinary that we exist now to ask all these questions don't you think ?......do you think we exist now because we only could exist now ?Yes. One problem is that we exist for roughly 2 billion seconds! When we are lucky...
One very impressive "science" of primitive peoples that comes readily to mind is the Polynesian navigators and their ability to find 3 square mile islands over 1000's of miles of ocean.
How boring would the world be if we knew and understood EVERYTHING?! I'm still hating the teacher who ruined rainbows for me!
Thank you Andrew for your reference to the nature of my question....in that it provokes thought !.....I value your words and celebrate in the beauty of the concept you enjoy.I do think that as a species that is a part of the Universe, (of which our minds, our sentience and our individuality must therefore also be apart of..)....that we ourselves maybe the barrier that denies us the understanding of how it all works........Who knows ?...perhaps in a hundred years all that will change but as we all know...you answer one question and it serves to ' offspring ' many others....ad infinitum ....as you suggest.Perhaps it's not finding the answer of how our mind works and how the Universe works...maybe that will always be denied us as an impossibility.......especially if your infinite concept is true...but........perhaps...it's the ongoing asking of questions that makes us what we are ?......It's also quite extraordinary that we exist now to ask all these questions don't you think ?......do you think we exist now because we only could exist now ?Oh boy !.....as a sheepy I am just a laysheep.............your inference or implication that I know more than would have ewe think ...I will take as a compliment with a smile.
we are not the be all and end all and are in the unlimited timescales of everything but an insignificant part.