a reply to: Nothin
Oh sure. I'm old enough to have been in school when Fred Hoyle was still holding the scientific torch for Steady State Cosmology and the beginnings of
Big Bang cosmology was nipping at it's heals. I watched as SS was overtaken by the emerging rush of scientists who climbed on to the BB train and
brought it into the mainstream consciousness. And poor Fred, genius though he was was shunted to the side rails of history.
For me, I can just accept what any of the age old stories tell, earth on the back of a turtle or held by the arms of a very big Atlas. I'm not one to
place much credence in those tales of this guy here or this guy there who made it through the tests of the Gods to be imbued with direct knowledge of
how this all came to be. Especially when we have had with us now for a couple of hundred years, some very smart guys who make it their business to pry
into how all of this works.
But even as smart as these guys are, it seems to me that as far as they can get us is back to the BB and no further.
So at that point I hold that the BB was just a marking point in this existence, maybe like the sand through an hour glass as it sifts from one bulb
though the skinny neck and into another, and BOOM, there we are, right back to the steady state of Hoyle but now with one very big fluctuation.
Did you get a chance to listen to that little song I posted on page one of this thread? Yeah, I'm now at the point of accepting the presence of
Mystery as essential to my soul.
And that roomful of small subjective ''truths''? I think that we all have the Mystery in common, we just need to turn to it and not kill one another
in the journey towards it. So rather than ''truth'' I like to pursue mystery. Well, not pursue it but rather let it engulf me and see if I can make
sense of it as it presents itself to me, like right now.
You and OP have brought some mystery my way and in so doing have allowed me to explore my own thinking to try and present coherence in response.
You suggest ''perhaps we have more in common than we like to admit''. Well I admit it and hold closely to it though that is often tested ''here'' by
the seemingly wide gap between how we do or do not take Trump. Oh damn. I was trying to get through a post without mentioning him. But you see, to me
Trump seems to be a most existential figure right now and the contentions surrounding him either will or will not be a focus of study for at least
Ok, sorry for that but I did say you have brought mystery to me and he and what he embodies as a central figure in our world is for me a mystery to be
gathered in and understood. OK,you have exhausted my brain now. Your turn it you wish to return any of that babble I just put forth.