Originally posted by adam_weishaupt
I ask this question: can anyone put forward an alternative origins theory beyond the two much discussed?
Sure. How's this? The biggest problem that people run into is that they automatically envision time as always running from the past through the
present and into the future. It's the way we naturally perceive the world as animals, and it's what we're used to having been taught Newtonian
physics. However, more modern physics doesn't place any particular limit on the way time flows, if it can be said to "flow" at all.
What this means is that the notion of there being some point in the past where things were "created" isn't necessarily accurate. Maybe a more
accurate way of looking at things, particularly in a macro- and micro-cosmic scale, is that things tend to constantly and simultaneously pop in and
out of reality. It's not that suddenly your chair can vanish into virtuality, but it's not entirely impossible. In fact, little subatomic bits of
your chair are doing just that. You just can't see it, because those bits are almost instantly replaced by other bits.
So if we aren't tied to that whole idea of something in the past being the source of creation (or atomic manipulation), then it could happen any
time, including right now, or in the distant future. It's all the same to time.
Another interesting component of contemporary physics is the idea of observer states. That is, things are in an indeterminate state of existence
until something or someone observes it. If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to observe it, it doesn't fall, and it doesn't even
really exist. (Of course, in real life there are other trees and birds and bugs and bacteria all around to make the tree "real.")
Anyway, rather than there being a need for a Creator Intelligence (God) at the beginning of time, it's perfectly reasonable to imagine that every
living thing in the Universe -- including you and me and every blade of grass and bacteria and flying squid on a planet millions of light years away
-- all contribute to defining and sustaining the Universe from moment to moment, into both the future and the past, by being alive and observing it.
What do we mean by observing? Consciously participating, including imagining. After all, what is imagination but pulling an image from virtuality by
Where did life come from? Basically, we imagined it, and it came into being in the "past." We pulled the necessary molecules together with our
thoughts and intentions and they became alive. Think of it as "bootstrapping." Or maybe a temporal loop, except remember, time doesn't really
move in a way that could be "looped."
What are the mechanisms? These are a little difficult to define right now, but they may be related to what we know as Out of Body Experiences
(OOBEs), remote viewing, telepathy, and maybe most importantly, telekinesis. The ability to move things by intention, and regardless of time frame.
It could be as simple as that. When you think of a red apple, and form a picture of it in your mind, you're actively moving all kinds of atomic bits
around to make that happen. How? We don't know. But it happens. Is Stephen Hawking or some other supergenius on a distant planet "creating" the
past by thinking really hard about it? Maybe so.
How do we evolve? By observing our environment, and making subtle changes to our molecular structure that allow us to survive when that environment
changes. We may even get a little bit of a boost from living creatures in our "future," who manifest changes in our DNA and guide it toward
survival and higher levels of intelligence and consciousness, using the mechanism above.
Anyway, you asked for an alternative theory. The nice thing about this one is that it doesn't rely on some kind of powerful Grandpa God in the sky
to suddenly bring the Universe into being, and it doesn't rely on pure chance to have things evolve to get us where we are today. Another good thing
about it is that everybody and every living thing in the Universe gets to participate to some degree.
The bad thing about it, of course, it that the mechanism is hard, if not impossible to prove. There has been some good research into "psychic"
phenomena that suggests there may be something to it. Even the Army thought so. But the results have been very questionable.
However, it's as clear as the red apple in your mind that consciousness is absolutely and unquestionably capable of directly manipulating matter --
photons, neurotransmitters, etc. -- at least on a small scale. And maybe there's an alien superbrain(s) out there somewhere in the Universe that's
a lot better at it than we are. When we're dealing with subatomic particles and molecules, being manipulated in non-linear time, maybe that's all
we need to get the ball and keep it rolling.