Nov 15, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Joined: Jan 24, 2006
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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 30, 2008, 12:46 PM
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Joined: Feb 07, 2006
From: Markham, just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 4838
TL, have you heard of the book by Dr. Norman Doidge?
The Letter below was published in
The National Post, Nov. 28, 2008
BRAINS AND SPIRIT
Re: The Death of Neurological Nihilism, Norman Doidge, Nov.26.
After reading Norman Doidge's interesting article, (Wednesday, Nov. 26) I am moved to ask: Shouldn't the title of his book [The Brain That Changes Itself] really be: "The Self, Or Spirit, That Can Change Our Brain and Body"?
Interestingly, when referring to human nature, the languages relevant to the Bible use words which distinguish between soul, or mind--that is, animal consciousness, and spirit--or, self-awareness.
For example, Hebrew has the words nephesh for mind, and ruach for spirit. Greek has psyche for mind, and pneuma for spirit. In Latin the words are anima and spiritus. St. Paul writes about our need to be whole, "in soma (body) psyche (mind) and pneuma (spirit)." There are similar distinctions in other languages, including modern ones.
With the latest discoveries by neurologists, perhaps it is now safe to argue what theologians have been saying for a long time: We are human and spiritual beings, who happen to have minds and bodies, including brains, which, if we use lovingly, will help us be truly humane ones.
[BTW, in the 1960's, those of us involved in the PNEUMATOLOGY lecture series predicted this would happen.]
Yours pneumatologically (that is, spiritually),
Rev. Lindsay G. King
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