Originally posted by drsmooth23
Also, you cant really do a balancing act with believing stuff like that and science in the same thought bubble, it just doesnt add up.
oh, I fully disagree with that on principle. Actually, I find the people believing in a chaotic universe to be more religious than those of a ordered
The universe is reacting simply as a matter of cause/effect. on a grand enough scale, everything is perfectly in order and predictable. in the same
way that you can determine how balls will move on a pool table, so can you predict the movements of a solar system, galaxy, universe, atom, and
everything in between.
There is no magical chaos in this system...electrons dont decide to turn left and then right the next go around..even our concept of free will is a
simple natural force of resource growing and consuming. that sudden jump off the cliff, on the grand scheme of things, is perfectly predictable and
set in stone.
we are just living on a ball on the pool table and see only chaos of all other balls flying around for little rhyme or reason.
Do we currently have the tech to discover this grand order of things? no...but certainly we can see microexamples of it by using simple rules of
physics, and admitting our science is not yet complete.
or you can simply give up and say its all chaos and unpredictable...but thats one step short of saying "cause god wills it to be like that".
So, how does one balance hard science and the plausability of seeing the future? quite simple. how do some people feel tremors of a earthquake before
others do. they simply do...they have a more enhanced perception (be it feeling it, or hearing it, or something else...that gut reaction might be
simply em fields tweaking out your oversensitivity to such fields hours before the actual effects, etc).
Do we have the ability to "tap into" this grand order of the universe? doubtful on purpose...I would think even the brainpower connected by the
planet could...but a person may get the odd wave here and there..that moment of clarity quickly gone. I would be skeptical of anyone saying they
could do it purposefully or always accurately, but to simply dismiss all claims because the universe is chaotic and random is perhaps the most
unscientific and religious thing a person can do.
[edit on 19-1-2010 by SaturnFX]