Nov 15, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Hi everyone, after being away for quite some time I have some new insights to share. Thoughts & opinions on this are always welcome.
Can we design reality?
What a strange question, but one worth considering. Is it possible for us to design reality? To create an entirely different reality with its own set of rules unlike the ones of this universe?
Thinking about this requires that one looks at current scientific theory about the formation of the universe. Aka, the big bang.
Now consider this question. Why does reality behave in the way it does?
Why do things react in the way they do rather than in some other way? Some people think that how atoms interact with each other has to do with the big bang. So perhaps this universe and the laws governing it, are something of random variation.
Meaning, if the big bang were to occur again, it could perhaps lead to an entirely different reality and cause it to work in a completely different way. Hard to imagine, but of course its hard to imagine the universe as anything different than what it is now. Its the only thing we've ever known.
So with this in mind, the universe is not something consisting of set, unmovable laws. Rather it may be no different than a chemical reaction, except this reaction causes atoms to interact with each other in different ways.
The idea is that under super immense force, such as the sum of the entire universe acting on itself. That the fundamental interaction between atoms can change.
Naturally, this is of course theory. However if this is true, then perhaps it is possible to engineer a reaction between atoms in a undefinable space, so that they interact with each other in a way that is different from how the atoms in our universe interact.
Just imagine the possibilities...
Nov 16, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Joined: Feb 07, 2006
From: Markham, just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 4838
YOUR INVITATION TO BE PART OF A GREAT MOVEMENT TO HELP OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
I repeat: As a unitheist and interested is helping create a new reality, I admire people, including atheists and agnostics, who really can--and I don't mean those who pretend they can--live moral, ethical, useful and happy lives on the basis of physicalism:
BUT ISN'T PHYSICALISM ENOUGH?
Physicalism is a philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things. The term was coined by Otto Neurath in a series of early 20th century essays on the subject, in which he wrote:
"According to physicalism, the language of physics is the universal language of science and, consequently, any knowledge can be brought back to the statements on the physical objects."
Physicalists are those who choose to say: "I can live quite well without believing in gods, or God, especially the kind imposed by certain religionists." They have every right to do so.
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU A LEMON
But what happens when life does turn sour? More often than not, our lot in life is not a happy one. For most people, atheists included, there are times when we are called on to face evils that cause us much suffering, pain and even the tragedy of death. What then?
BTW, I will leave it to atheists themselves to tell us how they handle life when it turns sour; when evil circumstances--often inflicted by the so-called Bible, Koran, etc-believers--seem to immerse their lives in pain and misery.
THE PROCESS PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
Meanwhile, as a unitheist--that is, one who is very critical of traditional theism, deism and pantheism--I am proud to be one person is a great movement known as process philosophy and theology (PPT). Heaven is not destiny; it is a process.
PPT is dedicated to developing a new kind of reality based on a rational faith and an open theology. It is one which is not afraid to explore that which is beyond reason, but it does not advocate going contrary to it.
THIS MOVEMENT IS GROWING
Some very brilliant male and female minds, many professors at our great institutions of learning,have come to the conclusion --dreamed of long ago by the great prophets of all the great religions--that we live, move and have our being in an infinite and eternal universe--which I call GOD--a kind of quantum computer, which is just waiting for us to connect with it and tune in to its unlimited supply of god-like knowledge, wisdom and power, which is available for us to use and begin the creation of a love-based reality.
BTW, no one is insisting that god-talk must be used by those who, for personal reasons, find it uncomfortable to do so. This being granted, why would any rational person interested in being part of creating a better reality conclude that the philosophy of physicalism is our only option?
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