I tend to agree with Silent Thunder. If we do not posess the ability to comprehend and quantify "infinity" or Timelessness(which is a form of
stagnant "infinity" which is a contradictio in terminae to be honest..) understanding wil not be ours.
Maybe we are destined to some day rise above this "finite" Time-bound body and mind, ascend so to speak, maybe thén and only then, will we have an
inkling of the way The universe really functions. Already it is more weird than any sci-fi writer, or scientist ever imagined...
We are Time-bound creatures, as such we percieve time only because we are wired like that. An infrared camera will not show You the real colour(let
alone the "realness"of any colour..different discussion..) of an object, simply because the receptors for it are not there. For all I know, time
could be just a staggered range of single, multi-dimensional, infinitely small, non-moving moments..
"What's our framerate" I once asked my physics&Philosophy professor..he couldn't tell, despite the fact he just explained the dependability of
time's existense upon our perception.(both in a metaphysical, and a purely mathematical, and to me completely baffling, incomprehensible, way..I am
NOT a good mathematician, or physics specialist. I might even be the most rotten example of both, humanity has ever spawned
)
Maybe time is thousands, millions of moments in stasis, strung together in parallel, and our brains "choose" the next "moment".
Infinite parallel universes are a mathematical possibility, if one accepts 11-dimensional mathematics.(that's what I understood from some lectures
about quantum mechanics..) However, it is still an abstract "tool" that egg-heads use to make sense of the universe and everything (wasn't that ,
like, 43????
) Not some Prophesy about our "Godlyness"as f.i. "What the Bleep" dissolved into..(shame they couldn't leave the
dubious "channeling"sect-leader out of it..)
If the basic premise of that "tool" turns out to be wrong..we are in a heap of trouble, and all nice, shiny theorems will fall apart..no mor
"branes"no more "strings" no more parallel universes...all will falter...
Look at it this way:
On a discussion about "infinity"among peers, someone stood up, walked to the flip-over and drew a circle, stating:"Here, Infinity. No end, no
beginning.
Someone else scratched his beard and dryly remarked, :"Soo, You are God now...You "created" Infinity...., however ,You drew the circle first, so it
begins with You..still not infinity. Infinity goes both ways, it is an intrisic, if not the only quantifiable value of infinity"
Sure enough the whole discussion derailed into a quarrel about "God-->creation-->infinity" contra "order out of chaos out of nothing".
Well, it was great fun anyways..
[edit on 10/9/2009 by diakrite]
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