File - Ponder This
2011-02-01 10:06:26 GMT
Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
environment where we live?
OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.
I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.
Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.
What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?
Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.
Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
do not know.
What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
won't be so insignificant after-all.
* Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.
* Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
in other media, such as the medium of digital computation
AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?
Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml
TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
The WormHole - http://pnews.org/