Originally posted by Mr Green
Is this not different from sending and recieving energy though?
No, it isn't. Everything
is energy, so if anything
is "sent" or "received" then an energy transmission has taken place.
Even in physics, the most mechanical and sure-footed system, it's becoming more and more recognized that information
ordering are forms of energy. Just like the old analogy, if you have a bunch of marbles and they're already organized, then you jumble them all
together, you have introduced entropy from mixing them alone and you have lost energy.
It makes sense on a human level, too. Think of technology. The more we know, the more energy we have. It isn't a tangible or measurable form of
energy yet it nonetheless makes a huge impact and difference.
If you are thinking of some kind of energy like electromagnetic energy, that "somehow" streams from the poster, to the screen, to your body, I
ask, what do you think is actually happening here? Why does it only hit you when you read the post, and not when the poster posts
Because until you read it, the energy has not reached your brain. The words, the information, the ordering, the pattern, is
It causes a specific effect in your brain that was intended. That's it.
The poster may think s/he is imbuing his post with some other form of magical energy but I would be interested to know what effect exactly he/she
knows this to have. I know there is much fuzzy mystical thinking, and I love mysticism myself, but I don't like fluff, superstition or superfluous,
fuzzy thinking and I am a very practical person.
When I say science and mysticism are one, I really mean it. It IS a beautiful thing, but if it can go one way then it can go the other as well.
Everything is one.