minime » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:13 pm wrote:The Third Man recognizes the Church of the Holy Family, but would never join a church which would have him/her/it as a member.
dada » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:44 pm wrote:But "giving a shit" and "not giving a shit" are things that humans do. What the universe does might be beyond what the dualistic mind can conceive.
I agree that searching for a temporal explanation of life is an interesting exercise. I certainly find it fascinating. Although we have to place time before consciousness to do it. Yet time itself is a product of consciousness, possibly.
The universe may not function on dualistic principles, is what I'm trying to get at. We haven't yet found a way to bridge the gulf between relativity and quantum mechanics. Right now we have two ways of looking at the universe scientifically, both equally valid from their respective points of view. I hate to say it, but it's just as possible that instead of resolving this into one elegant theory, we'll end up discovering a third, equally valid theory. Instead of synthesis, the universe will just appear messier. It's enough to drive a scientist mad.
There's no point in evolution making us able to comprehend the bigger picture,
if there even is a bigger picture and we're not just living in some random, soon to pass perturbation in infinite chaos.
Sounder » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:48 am wrote:Dr Evil wrote...There's no point in evolution making us able to comprehend the bigger picture,
Given the effect that social conditioning has on the depth and breath of thinking in the population, evolution-ally speaking it would seem that 'not being able to comprehend the bigger picture' is being selected for. Yet people still try, with odd assortments of successes and failures, successful failures and failed successes. Both scientists and preachers seem motivated to comprehend a bigger picture, yet it is only later that it all gets seen as 90% conditioning and only 10% actionable information. Maybe 99% to 1%.
Finding that one percent will happen when we adopt different filtering criteria.
I have a recipe for trying to comprehend the bigger picture and it seems to work quite well so far.
Grizzly is right, words matter and ATM the stuff we are congering up with words is fairly ugly.if there even is a bigger picture and we're not just living in some random, soon to pass perturbation in infinite chaos.
Well, what a happy thought.
minime » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:42 am wrote:
I did last night. Why would you reference him/her as the goddess without saying her name, unless you believed that the gender of her divinity (goddess) is all that mattered to your audience. But, you know, there are goddesses and there are goddesses.
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