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"To which he replied, "Death seems to hold one of two possibilities: the ascension to a higher level of conciousness or it will be like going to sleep. Either way I don't see any reason to fear it.""
"It is because of fear of the unknown that we even have such concepts. These concepts give is a 'good feeling'. Maybe death isn't the end because of 'insert assumption here'. People didn't understand natural weather phenomenon and so subscribed that it must be the work of gods, do you also subscribe to that belief?"
"Mankind evolves as both wave and particle."
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
Here's a thought:
Just a bit of trivia...
Imagine for a moment, if we were to present an empty drinking glass to a child and ask....
“What is in the glass?”
The child will answer,
I know we can be smart and say there is air in the cup, but if you want to know the truth, you will understand understand the point I am making!
But as you can see, we can identify "Nothing", by the use of our senses, such as sight and touch!
For us to be able to do this, then Nothing must in fact be something, or we would Not recognise it, or be able to Identify The Nothing!
I am referring to The "Nothing" as being a component in abstract form.
Interesting don’t you think?
But there is more than this to Nothing!
Now let us ask the Child...
“What Shape is this Nothing in The Glass,and if the Glass is round, you can guarantee the child will say...
"It is Round!"
Funny that! Did you know that Nothing can have shape?
Now ask the Child....
"how deep is the Nothing?"
The child will indicate its depth, by pointing to the bottom of the
Isn't there a saying somewhere....
"Out of the Mouths of Babes"?
Interesting! Did you know that Nothing can have Dimension?
But when we are sensible about this, we all know the shape of the Glass or container, gives the shape to the Nothing in it!
So I guess that "Nothing" is Something or we would Not have such a word, now would we.
The Matrix Traveller
Are you referring to negative space as in art? I'm pretty positive that is an entirely different concept when compared to absolute nothing. You can't describe absolute nothing, you just can't. There is nothing there to describe and if it were to be contained in a finite container of sorts, your not describing the nothingness, your describing the boundaries of the container. So even if we played into his analogy, he still hadn't described the properties of the nothingness, he only described the properties of the boundary separating nothingness from something. The guy is a full out crank."