posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 01:56 AM
reply to post by ollncasino
I'm going to say that it is the brain's way of slowing down because all that thinking requires a great deal of energy, more than any other bodily
process. Next is digestion if I remember right, so it also makes sense that people lose muscle mass so that they won't need as much energy.
Also, death has a way of "recycling" things, and so once you've reached a certain age (and have been presumed by 'death' to have passed on your
genes, which I believe is maybe our only purpose on this earth), "life" will turn on you and death creeps in for the kill. A "You've done your
part, now get out of the way of the new generation."
Nothing really lasts forever, right? Things go from one state to another, but even black holes emit energy. Don't black holes start out as stars
(light emitting) then "turn dark" (black holes). I could be way off here, but it seems to me that whatever is once bright or alive or young (all
variations of the same type of thing) will eventually go dark or as G. Lucas put it, "turn to the dark side." It's a metaphor for reality. Our
bodies literally rot and eventually would turn into oil.
I might be willing to say that our solar star Sun is a god, and so are each of certain planets. Ancient people thought so. Saturn's color is
represented by black. Black is associated with death. Life comes from the light and ends up in the dark after its light has burned out. What is
depicted in the art of our Sun / son / "jesus" -- a fire in the center around the heart. Fire in the center. The fiery sun in the center.
Really gone off on a tangent here...