Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by BBalazs
Well yay. But this is off topic.
Suffice to say, If you've read enough, you know I change my opinion on a dime when something new comes up.
I don't have a whole many great number of beliefs. Because belief entitles sureness of correctness. I don't believe I am correct. Because things
change all the time.
good, good. i also don't believe i am correct. if i believe anything about myself, it is the fact that i can think and create systems, and can
overview them pretty quickly. from what i read, to me you seem to be the person whom i can learn the most from in an intellectual capacity (and
possibly vice versa)...although i will check out your advisories comments too.i know this is off topic, not pertaining to this discussion, so what do
you suggest, are you interested in my vision (which is off course not fact) pertaining not the the no being-being, but outside it?
i also think that to change ones opinion is a good thing. we must not be to entranced to our opinions, as we will become hostages to our own thoughts
and limits. critical thinking is perhaps the method, with theories and speculation the fuel for creativity. what is truth we may never know. what we
will know if a theory works, which doesn't make it true, just accurate enough to work or explain things.
off course faith and what we believe are in reality not debatable, as they are just that: faith. however some people do tend to believe things which
are not systematic, flawed in logic. this is unfortunate, as these things unravel quickly. without a sound mind, and system ultimately (even with
faith) you are a hostage to someone else's thoughts. but enough of introductions.
and more importantly faith can be blind. faith in itself is not good or bad. i am sure the child killers, had untarnished faith. faith is a matter of
personal preference, but when you have a faith that is precise to our current observations (and beyond), it is probably on higher level.
if you would be so kind as to share your views as to how the aztecs produced a calendar (astrological one at that) so complex, and so precise it has
only been fully understood recently.
Sure you can argue that it was important to them, but I still ask why?
For crops to grow, to predict stuff? this is one aspect..
All evidence for the exact applications of their findings in astronomy, point to that they didn't need to go into such depths, not at all. i would
presume a lot of their findings had no real life applications, and seemed very much in conflict with their lifestyle. So why? Where they looking for
something? What made them look, and how exactly did they reach their findings, when we as a moderns have only been able to observe a lot of phenonoma
with more knowledge (i am simplifying) and much more powerful equipment.
It seems that all humanoids looked to the stars as soon as they stated to think more complexly. This is natural, logical and understandable. This
would make sense for a number of reasons. But in this case the aztecs went far beyond and deeper, much much deeper...what would make them search the
stars (and with what exact equipment)? How do you feel about this, surely there is at least some mystery there....
And to stay on topic: Go ron paul. Although I have to admit I have no idea who he is, or if I knew, i would support him.
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