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Monday, August 17, 2009

To Dis Appear

We of life, the living atop the evolutionary creative mechanism, humans, with minds that can create the universe within our many skulls, create a collectively unique universe, each mind similar enough in matter and design, design by what we call evolution, similar in sensors, in scale, so that we can collectively experience similar views, views constructed in our many minds, yet the constructed universe (the all) that is in our skulls is ours, and ours alone. This uniquely constructed universe in our minds exists only in our minds, in our collective human minds, for without a human mind (and all those brain/minds that are evolutionary less developed than humans, for they too view this universe in our uniquely mind-constructed way), this universe that we think we know would disappear -- vanish when the last mind is no more. Oh yes, you may think that time and matter and atoms and stars and galaxies will still exist, but certainly not in the way that our uniquely evolved sensors and minds have created them to appear.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Maybe this, maybe that

"Life in Universe - rare or unique? I walk both sides of that street. One day I can say that given the 100 billion stars in our galaxy and the 100 billion or more galaxies, there have to be some planets that formed and evolved in ways very, very like the Earth has, and so would contain microbial life at least. There are other days when I say that the anthropic principal, which makes this universe a special one out of an uncountably large number of universes, may not apply only to that aspect of nature we define in the realm of physics, but may extend to chemistry and biology. In that case life on Earth could be entirely unique."

--Carl Woese, Microbiologist

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Our Unique Universe

And without the "I" all the other ceases to exist in the unique human brain/mind way, for no other life form has the exact same sensors as well as the unique way that humans unscramble the sensor data and reconstructing it "ALL" in the brain and thereby allowing the mind to take a stab at making sense of it all. And the sense it does make, is a unique sense, unique to how the human brain evolved and how it gave up much of the innate for the malleable, an infant brain "needs" to be shaped, shaped from the inside as well as the "outside" -- by the collective history of the entire universe.