posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 09:40 PM
Yea, I've considered similar possibilities. Everything is relative, and our perspective of reality is certainly limited. This kind of reminds me of
the "mind at large" theory, as well as the theory of reality simply being one of many layers in (or containing many layers of) an elaborate hologram
(Read "Our Amazing Holographic Universe" I think it's called). Plato's allegory of the cave also comes to my mind...
If you consider our minds and our own perspectives of life and reality, then try to consider that of a small mammal, or even an insect, it is quite
mind boggling. Compared to a termite, we are godlike beings, exponentially greater in size, intelligence, understanding, etc. Then consider that
humans have only been around for such a short, insignificant amount of time, from a geological or cosmic standpoint. Intelligent life could exist
somewhere (even in another dimension?) that started trillions of years ago, and in comparison to these beings, we might not even be comparable to a
termite, from our own perspective. Just as we are capable of comprehending and understanding things that termites, or any other animal on eart, ever
could, we could never comprehend or understand the things that these more advanced beings or entities can. Our understanding of reality could be so
limited, we could very well be the energy "producers", small and insignificant, like many of our plants, that power something much greater.
The Men in Black ideas are very interesting also, like an entire galaxy being the size of a marble. And for all we know, our entire universe could
span for trillions of light years (to us), but might just be contained inside of some sparkly, cool looking piece of stylish jewelry, hanging from
some other being's neck, a cheap fashion statement. In our understanding of physics, objects such as planets all interact with each other in a
precise, deterministic manner. But from the perspective of an outsider, everything going on inside of our little earth world could just be a random,
chaotic, mess...similar to how quantum physics views the subatomic world. (Eh, I haven't had physics in a while, so maybe I'm confused about
Anyway, yes, very interesting to think about, and something I have always wondered. Reality is all about perception.
[edit on 12-2-2007 by Shoktek]