posted on Feb, 23 2008 @ 10:14 PM
Hi John et al. I’m another new guy from England trying to find answers to the meaning of life and everything. This particular thread grabbed my
attention - I hope you don’t mind me joining in.
As we often say ‘The Truth is out There’ and most likely, somewhere along the line, we stumble across it without knowing and carry on looking.
Information should be absorbed and assessed without discrimination. Apply Occam’s Razor if you want a quick answer. If you need proof, first
consider what kind of proof you would really accept. Even if we knew all the answers, what would we do next? However, I love a debate on complex
questions where anyone’s intelligent and valid opinion could be accepted. I suppose the trick is to ask the right questions in the first place.
Are we an Alien Experiment? Fascinating question – though perhaps we should reconsider the terminology. Surely any species that was here before us
would be considered indigenous, not ‘alien’. An ‘experiment’ generally requires an end result and subsequent analysis and conclusion. If we
were to ask are we here by intelligent design for some as yet unknown reason, then I would have to say that based on all the currently available facts
- it would appear so.
As John rightly says, though many would not have the guts to say so, religion is a ‘crutch’ and a convenient means of mass control. Religious
belief systems should not be allowed to obfuscate other issues. Though of course, they always will.
So, on to the ‘soul’. Is it an electronic instrument? I get the feeling that John’s meaning was slightly misinterpreted. All natural activity
within the human body is either organically mechanical, chemical or electronic. Not wishing to be presumptuous, but I think what John meant was that
the ‘soul’ is a cognitive effect of the electronic activity in the brain. It is common to all of us and therefore must be instrumental to its
It has been said that a great percentage of the human brain is dormant and that much of our DNA is unused. I find it hard to believe that this could
occur by natural evolution. Perhaps we are ‘Beta’ humans?
Why are we here? Now that’s a tough one. It appears that the main aim of any life form is to procreate. In order to do this successfully, it
would have to adapt to its environment in the most successful way possible. When certain life forms emerged from our seas, they adapted legs to crawl
around with. I’m sure if they had genetic technology available to them, they would have done it a little quicker. Maybe we are the result of some
other life form’s attempt to establish themselves on a planet that wasn’t entirely suited to their current physiology.