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A genius' take on It All

  1. Dec 23, 2005 #1
    If you read this, you might want to read it in order because I'll be building my thoughts throughout.

    I'll Start with Free Will vs. Fate.
    An excellent work by Voltaire on the subject: http://history.hanover.edu/texts/voltaire/volliber.html
    My interpretation was that everything we do, we do for a reason.
    Quarks (or the smallest unit there is) -> Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons -> Atoms -> Molecules... -> Humans.
    Through action-reaction, we can find exactly what quarks will do given a certain situation. Therefore, we can determine exactly what Electrons, Protons, and Neutron will do, therefore, we can deterine exactly what molecules will do, etc, etc. Our mind is nothing more than a bunch of reactions. Chemical, electrical, or any other kind of reaction can be determined ahead of time because we know exactly how everything involved will react.
    There is no such thing as true randomness, even from within our mind. Therefore, we all have Free Will because with our mind, we can pick and choose how we will react to different situations. But at the sub-microscopic level, everything is just action and reaction.

    All time really is is action-reaction. A state of time is just EXACTLY what's going on at that instant of time. Take a picture. everything in that picture is just like a time state. everythiny rigidly defined. Everything exactly where it was at the instant that picture was taken.
    If someone managed to go back in "time", then that just adds them to that time. That state of time is now that state of time. Their matter and energy is just added to that state of time. If they killed their parents, they wouldn't disappear or die or something stupid like that, they'd just be there and continue to act.

    Everyone's Immortal
    Your brain right now is just a collection of the tiniest particles of the universe in a specific order. Eventually, they'll come together again in that order and you will exist again.

    What's Already Happened
    Bearing the above in mind, suppose you werw shot in the back of the head as you were reading this and sometime in the past, the particles of you, the Earth, and everything that would affect your life had come together exactly the same as at the precise moment before the guy pulled the trigger except, in the past, the guy wasn't there and you didn't die while reading this. You live happily for another 40 years then you die a peaceful death. Was what happened in the past real? If not, does it only become real after your death now? What if what happened in the past had happened after your death in the present? What if what happened in the past had started sometime during your lifetime? (These are all rhetorical questions.)

    The Meaning of Life
    The entire meaning of life is just to learn and know and become intelligent and F-ing love it. Most "Utopia gone wrong" scenarios are all about keeping humans from thinking. If we allow our ideas to stagnate, then there's no point in living. If we are just forced to think, then our natural curiousity will die. Being naturally curous and following through with our curiousity is what human conciousness is all about!
    Jared Blood
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  3. Dec 23, 2005 #2


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    There's too many disparate topics here for there to be a coherent and flowing discussion. Please try to focus on one topic per thread. And in the future please present stronger arguments for contentious claims rather than just stating your opinion.
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