posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 01:48 PM
Consider the following.
Consider that every action you make is controlled by your brain. Consider that your brain, biologically speaking, is a bunch of cells interpreting
chemical and electrical signals and sending similar signals throughout your body as a result. Consider that these cells are, themselves, made up of
chemicals, and that if you go down far enough, your brain is made of the same materials as a block of wood, albeit in different proportions.
Consider that chemical reactions are predictable. Burning two parts of hydrogen in one part of oxygen (assuming complete combustion) would result in
one part water vapor. Predictable and consistent.
Thought is not predictable in the same way. One cannot predict with certainty the way the human brain will react to a stimulus, not in the same way
one can predict that chemical x plus chemical y reacts to form chemical xy.
Although the brain is chemical in nature, it does not act accordingly. Otherwise, every action right down to the last breath has been determined since
birth. Human interaction would be extremely rare because it would involve stacks upon stacks of coincidences.
This has led me to believe that we’re missing part of the picture. If free will exists (and it does, as shown by the ability of humans to react to
outside stimulus in creative and unpredictable ways), there must be something else responsible for thought itself; for logic and creativity and
pathos, for all the emotions and for all the “keys” of the mind.
Consider a clock. No matter how many fancy dials and gauges are driven by the clockwork, the fact of the matter is that without an outside power
source, it will not function. Thus, early clockmakers discovered that a tightly-coiled spring and accompanying drivetrain of gears and levers, would
drive even the most advanced clock.
Therefore consider this; there is a type of particle, probably subatomic, as yet undetected by humans, which provides the “power” of the brain.
And, much like the orientation of the spring relative to the clockwork, the orientation of this particle relative to the brain would change the
actions of the individual. Like all particles, it is in free motion; explaining free thought. However, like all particles, it must interact with other
Consider what humans call “chemistry” when talking about a relationship. The way two people seem to “hit it off”. How they feel
“connected”. Consider that in a relationship, even the loose relationship of a workplace or classroom, the views of others have an impact on your
own. It could be that this is caused by a property of what I’m going to call the Thought Particle, similar to hydrogen bonding. The TP has some sort
of charge (not EM, or we would have detected it by now) that causes other TPs near it to change their direction. Naturally this effect would be more
pronounced in large groups; the so-called “mob mentality” being an extreme example.