posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 01:02 AM
The reason I'm so .. unwilling to accept this..
It's because the.. think about it.
This is a proposed answer to all of our societal and economical problems that exist today. I'm not trying to take any sort of credit for this idea,
because I know it isn't mine. I thought of it without being handed it or seeing it - but I know it's someone elses in origin.
The thing is - the proposal is one to bypass the problems of human behaviour, and the only objection raised is that there are problems with human
Though the situation is more complex, the best analogy I can find is this:
"The following should fix your car, sir. Just apply it."
".. But.. my car is broken."
"Well, this will fix it."
"Pft, not if it's broken."
-- That's the way I feel about it. It just pains me. I've always been the sort that thinks agnostically, with a twist. That there's no physical way
to prove the existence of any sort of creator figure or benign overruling force, and that there is not even any sure bet that there is one - but
(here's my twist, which isn't that uncommon) - If you can 'figure it out' and manage to just happen upon the answer, or to just stumble upon the
reason we exist, or the reason they exist, or some piece of knowledge like that - that it would be sort of like the lottery had just been won.
Suddenly, a ray of light would shoot down, or at the least the skies would open in the mind of the finder, and all would become clear.
A booming recognition that "An answer has been found" would come to them, and once they knew the answer, all they had to do was go do it.
Of course this is a silly notion, and I don't advocate that it has any firm backing or makes any sort of theological or idealogical sense. It's just
crap that I'm typing at 2:00 AM when I'm running low on sleep, and it made sense a month ago when I was speaking about it with people.
The point is, given that religious idea, which I happen to enjoy, because it gives a logical agnostic view with a sense of hope. But in reality, when
the idea is applied to humanity, it fails out.
Even if the answer is found, no one can just suddenly act upon it.
It's .. sad.
(Post Script: Please, if what you've read in this post offends you or is confusingly written, or is just stupid, then I'd like to remind you first
that I'm sorely sleep deprived, and second that I'm not some nut who thinks he has all the answers - I just like thinking about them, because
they're the most interesting things to think about aside from physics. As Hawking put it in Brief History, "The search is to know the mind of God"
- more specifically and scientifically, to know the fabric and make of existence itself. At present, physical and theological means are both equally
viable paths to arrive at conclusions, with the major difference being that one path is relative to the observer and the other is objective within the
universe. I don't claim to have found my personal god, but do claim to have thought about this more than I need to. The sleep-needing crap ends now,