posted on Dec, 27 2005 @ 06:50 PM
What you're saying devalex is the monkey theory - that we are nothing but pre-programmed instructions and thoughts with a single or multiple
purposes, such as reproduction and survival. I'm not saying this is a bad theory, it's just the nuts and bolts of it.
So, the reason I like Root Beer is not because I developed a taste for it, not because I just like it, but because there was a pre-program in my DNA
and brain structure that said "Well, this is new, has X, Y, and Z, and doesn't hurt me (much) - let's adopt it as a favourite."
And you may be entirely correct. We may be nothing more than elaborate computer programs, made by nature, evolution, or god.
But then there are parts of us that come out as something fundamentally more. Maybe it's the vanity of mankind, or maybe we have something deep down
inside - like the soul. However, it's a matter in which you must simply take faith in. There are some events and occurances in this world which I can
think can only occur through the will of God, or the will of the soul. For example, every now and then I will have a dream, which I will think of as
impossible or just a dream, but then - approx. 6 months later usually - it will come true. And when it does, I can change what happens if it was bad,
or let it unfold if it was good.
I have heard many argue, perhaps this is simply your brain extrapolating possible events and creating it in your mind, and then being interpreted
through your dreams. However, some of the specifics are just too great - such as language, position of myself, position and shape of others I have
never met at the time, shape of other rooms which I have never entered. These things I cannot chop up to a chemical reaction in my brain. It is
because of this that I MUST believe in something greater in myself, like the soul.
So, perhaps we are just chemical reactions, but then again, perhaps not.