“What a long, strange trip it’s been”
Blind Faith in Reality
Having faith is fine, it gets you through hard times and gives many people a restful thought that death may not be the end of all things; that you don’t just stop existing, and that’s all she wrote. But blind faith? That’s not giving any account to any other possibilities out there, only the one that you believe in.
But, to think about whether or not there is such a thing as reincarnation, or at the same level, life after death, let’s consider these points, all based upon sound, scientific facts;
1) The Universe is traveling.
Where to? The Universe is supposed to be all that there is, the limit of existence. But, what’s on the other side? If there is no “other side” then there would have to be a wall, an end to the universe. Where is it? When will we hit it?
As the universe travels, the Galaxies within are traveling as well. So, we have Galaxies traveling within a traveling Universe, sort of like running on a moving bus, or walking on a cruise ship. On an ocean that is circulating, on a planet that is moving, in a Galaxy that is traveling, in the Universe, which is traveling. (we must be going awfully fast when we run!)
Where is our galaxy traveling to? What happens when we get there? How long until we get there?
2) The Universe is Expanding.
Into what? When water freezes, it expands, that’s easy to understand. It expands into walls, into pipes, and breaks them. Easy enough to follow. Our universe is expanding. There is nothing other than our Universe.
So, where or what is the Universe expanding into? Nothing? You can’t equate nothingness, even space (as in “Space, the final frontier”, not the space between your ears, or the space between the fridge and the wall) has something going for it. If the Universe is, as they claim, all that there is, again, just like it is traveling and where is it going to (and where has it been? Did it take pictures? Use coupons? Book in advance?), we have to consider where, or what, it is expanding into.
The rubber ball / balloon effect?
When you blow up a rubber ball, it will eventually explode when you reach the critical mass juncture. When the container can hold no more, it goes kablooey all over the place. So, with our Universe in a constant state of both travel and expansion, what happens when there is nothing more to expand into? Will the whole thing do like stars do and just implode? Go back to the pre-“Big Bang” state?
This reminds me of an extended acid trip in the late 70’s…
Now, let’s say that the Universe will eventually implode, and go back to the state it was in before The Big Bang. What then?
Would the whole thing start over again? Another Big Bang? Would the Earth be lucky enough to have the same asteroids land on it, carrying RNA? Even if Earth was formed, would the same events occur that managed to form an oxygen-based atmosphere be repeated exactly the same way? Would homo sapiens evolve again?
If so, would we all get to live our lives again? Would we be the same people, doing the same things, making the same mistakes? Would we have the same diseases, the same handicaps that we’ve had in this life? Would we know that we’d lived before?
Is that what Deja Vu is?
Have we actually done this before? How many times?
Pass the mushrooms; the acid’s blowing my mind.
Where are you going with this?
Time. Space. Existence. Death. Nothingness. Void.
What are things I don’t get, for $200, Alex?
When you look at the overall picture, with “The Big Bang” having formed all that there is, that must have been an awfully big bang! But, where did all of the mass that is rock come from? Planets, moons, asteroids, etc, are all formed of rock of different types. Well, and gas. But, where did they come from? If the Big Bang created all that there is, what created The Big Bang? Two molecules colliding.
I know, I read the Scientific Journal, too. But,where did those molecules come from? What put them in motion so that they would collide so violently as to make about a trillion, trillion, trillion times bigger of an explosion than every nuclear bomb ever made going off at once ever could? More than the combined power of every sun out there exploding at the same time. From two molecules.
* (spoiler alert – I am not saying that “God” exists or doesn’t exist, this is theoretical in nature only)
Please don’t say that “God” created everything. Whose “God” would that be? The Catholic? Which version? The Hindu? Which version? The Muslim? Roman? Norse? Which versions? Whose “God” created all that there is? Who created him/her/it? To the victors go not only the spoils, but the history books. Each religion has seen their doctrines (Bibles, etc) rewritten many times, some with many sections discarded, after major conflicts.
A “God” is a benign thought, a belief, a ways and means of controlling the masses. Think of the Spanish Inquisition (oh no, not the soft pillow torture!), the Catholic Crusades or, ahem, the “Middle East”. Always with religion in mind and fear of their” God”, they blow themselves to smithereens, usually killing only themselves, to ascend to Heaven where they live with 72 virgins at their beck and call. That must have something to do with why they kill so many females at young ages. But, here’s the rub; when last rewritten, their holy books actually told them that those 72 virgins would be of their same sex…
The God Particle?
The world’s top scientists nowadays are trying to recreate the “God particle”, that event which started the whole Universe. The spark that lit The Big Bang, if you will.
Just imagine what could happen if they were to succeed? They could create their own little, microscopic Universe. And, of course, since we all now know that Universes travel and expand at the same time. I`m sure they figured out what to do once their little Universe became the size of our Galaxy!
It would make every nuclear bomb ever made going off at the same time, in the same place, look like a firefly sitting next to our Sun.
Would it cause the end of everything? Makes me wonder if they will find that “God Particle” sometime around December 22 of this year?
Would it be like deja vu, all over again?
Talk about a gawd-awful day!
For now, let’s leave “God” out of the picture, and concentrate solely on the scientific nature of the Universe. Okay?
The Universe is expanding, and traveling. What? Please, explain, if you will, is the Universe expanding into? Where is it going, and where has it been? Any ideas? Your thoughts are welcome. *(acid trip not required)
What’s going on? What is Deja Vu? Do you believe in Deja Vu? Do you believe in life after death? In reincarnation? In evolution? We all have our beliefs, but science is fact, right? Almost all “holy books” were written long before we knew even that we needed an ozone layer to live. Before we knew that Stars were other Suns, not popular people.
Science is telling us that;
1) The Universe is constantly traveling.
2) The Universe is constantly expanding.
3) The “God Particle” will be recreated in Switzerland at the BERN nuclear collider, possibly in late 2012.
4) The Universe started with “A Big Bang”.
5) That “Big Bang” is what they are trying to replicate.
6) The Mayan Calendar ends later this year, just when that mini-me Universe is supposed to be formed.
Maybe we should go back to thinking that Heaven was on top of the clouds, that the Earth was flat and all that there was. Sounds a lot more simple, a little more sane, and a whole lot easier to grasp, doesn’t it?