posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 04:07 PM
What this article is implying is the theory of Eternal Recurrence, made famous by Nietzsche.
And trust me...I've given this topic thought out the arse, and always came back to one conclusion: It's illogical. I can safely say that Eternal
Recurrence might be the least credible of all after life theories. Even Nietzsche didn't buy much into it himself.
Look at these factors when considering Eternal Recurrence:
Number one- Time would have had to exist, truly. As in, the universe was created at one point, and will end at one point...which means it is not
expanding indefinitely. Which would mean there would have to be a creator somewhere.
Number two-If their was a creator, persay, what satisfaction would he get out of an Eternal Recurrence? Is he just doing it for laughs and giggles?
Obviously not...I would hope that somewhere there lies a point in the universe other than just simply existing.
Number three- You would have to be a big believer in destiny. Take this quote from Nietzsche to heart:
"What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have
lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon
who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything
I think this goes back to the point that there are so many different combinations possible in the universe, that it is almost crazy to think that we
consciously experience this universe at only one, reoccuring point.
Evolution is like the devil of free will
And Eternal recurrence is the devil of destiny
Both are theories that occur from two possible motives. Evolution is like we are being pushed forward against our will, into an uncertain and
Eternal recurrence is like we are being pushed into a certain and pointless future that we have no control over.
As soon as either theory, or any theory for that matter, can answer the simply question, Why? as in Why are we here? instead of simply just stating
our outcomes...then they have no place for discussion.
Because life is vital to the universe in one way or another, or else their wouldn't be a universe.