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Firstly, dreams aren't magic.
Secondly, just because autism is classified as a disorder doesn't mean that you aren't functioning. It just means you share a lot of commonalities with people that can't function as the majority of the population (which by definition, defines normality for better or worse).
Originally posted by TheIrvy
We only have data from our part of the back yard. Are the laws of physics different closer to the centre of a galaxy than on it's rim? We don't know until we get there and study it. We do not understand what the laws of the universe are yet. We preceive the universe from our own perspective, and we assume that what is constant here is also constant everywhere.
There's plenty of alternatives. One theory that I particularly like is that the physical realm is created by the spiritual. Life does evolve, but according to a pattern, it's not random. Apparently we have plenty of DNA options that haven't yet turned on. We're only just at the beginning of how complicated our bodies will be.
Absolutely, it doesn't mean that at all. It also doesn't mean it's anywhere near right. That's my point.
Again, you're missing my point. You also don't know enough about evolution or you'd know the glaring problems with the theory. Evolution just takes God out of the equation and replaces him with long periods of time and a heck of a lot of random occurances, all tying together to make an ordered planet with an interdependant eco system.
When it comes to things that happened thousands of years ago, all we have is guesses and interpretations based on our perspective. We don't know who built the sphinx or why or how, all we know is that it's there.
How do you know that fiction has existed since the dawn of time? Where you there? It's equally possible that after the invention of writing, a very powerful tool, that only true accounts were deemed worthy of being immortalised in stone. We just don't know.
You don't have a 2 foot penis? (sorry, bad, couldn't resist!)
No, it doesn't mean it happened. The commonalities between them all make it unwise to discount them though. At best I'd say that the writers recorded either who they thought the entities were, or who they were told they were (which may or may not have been true), or they just happened to make up the same stories as so many other cultures everywhere else. Again, I'm not trying to say what did happen, just that it's a conceit to believe that we've got it right thousands of years later at a guess.
Gravity won't likely be dispelled, but it may have a nature unlike anything we have imagined.
Originally posted by TheIrvy
What are they then? What is magic? Why am I able to work out an amazingly complex storyline with amazing visuals whilst I'm unconscious, and apparently do it in a split second, when it takes me hours to come up with a good story when I'm awake?
And secondly, just because we class autism as a disorder doesn't mean it is one.
xelamental, you have managed to completely miss the point of my original post, and instead have come in to bash me over the head with your "facts". I'm not telling you how it all happened or didn't happen, I'm trying to open your eyes to the notion that we really don't know, and just because we rule a thing out doesn't mean it's not involved.
[edit on 5-10-2009 by TheIrvy]
Originally posted by PrudentThinker
Good point! With all things that require questioning the popular belief and common understanding, it is good for one to be wholly unbiased and rational. One can neither deny nor completely accept an idea until he has accurate, reliable information.
Evolution is one possible theory of how existing life forms came to be, but that doesn't make it a scientific truth... only a possibilty.
Think about it, we've excavated forms of extinct life, but does that honestly prove evolution? How do we know for sure? We've never seen an animal evolve.
We live for so short a time that we can't look back that far. Human kind has only recently kept written record compared with the amount of time evolution requires to actually make a visible difference between two species.
Even if there was some visual proof, there is always another explanation. On the same hand, it sounds like a very good theory. I think evolution could be possible, because 'evidence' such as bones and fossils do not disprove the idea.
My point is, though science is correct until disproved, it makes little sense to just believe a common theory without valid physical evidence.