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Does anybody else feel left out?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mrblackhat, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mrblackhat

    mrblackhat Regular Member

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    I was just sitting down here studying for finals and the thought came upon me. The universe was supposedly created in a matter of minutes, yet we're stuck here on this little tiny spec in the middle of fucking nowhere with all of that unexplored space. If we're here then why is it so hard to believe there is other life out there. Maybe the big bang has happened billions of times, each time creating a universe like ours and after 20 billion years collapsing in on itself. Each time there may be a race just like ours(or very different) living on some planet. Some people say wow! look at that new television. I say pffft, tell me when we can travel faster than the speed of light, then i'll be interested. Hell, we're not even 'supposed' to have all of this extra shit, cars, technology, families, couches, houses, anything of you can think of, we shouldn't really have it. All of us are just supposed to be out in the bushes fighting for our lives against all of the other animal species. Hell, i want to be able to travel across the universe and see what it has to offer. How do you guys feel about this, like our race has barely accomplished anything?
     
  2. Philly

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    its believed that there are trillions of solar systems set up like ours, with trillions of suns, and with 6-10 planets in each of these trillion solar systems mathematically there should billions of planets with equal/similar difference from the sun as earth, which are water based. While its very odd how man evolved, some say we are 1 in a billion. So if there are several billion planets similar there should be a handful of planets that have humanoid creatures. Creepy?
     
  3. shabang

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    somebody once described the sum of human knowledge as being akin to the first word on the first page of a book in a vast library.Our puny senses are very limited.There are particles that pass right through the Earth every second.

    I like Alan Watts observation here:

    It's like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it's dense, isn't it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see? So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang. We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting. But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you're a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don't feel that we're still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually--if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning-- you're not something that's a result of the big bang. You're not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as--Mr so-and- so, Ms so-and-so, Mrs so-and-so--I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I'm that, too. But we've learned to define ourselves as separate from it. "
     
  4. Micallef

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    Further to the excellent piece by shabang which I whole-heartedly agree with, those who study philosophy will know that it is not technically possible to say for sure that one thing is distinct from any other thing. The catagories that we impose on the world seem to impart a special separation from it, as we look back upon it. However, this separation is illusory.

    The universe (the entirety of things) will forever be unfathomable to creatures who "fathom", because to fathom something, one must be outside of it. With the universe, this is by definition an impossibility.