reply to post by DavidEspinosa
I've considered this possibility, but it's hard to grasp. Why would something harvest human minds to eat or consume them? How would it do that? What's
it made of?
Maybe it harvests ideas or memories. It eats thoughts like we eat food.
I don't enter into this idea with the preconception that there's a human soul. In fact, from the get go I assert that we do not have a separate or
immaterial soul, but instead our mind is physical and tied to its atomic structure. Another words, when we die, we truly die. That's because our mind
is tied solely to its atomic structure. When we die, the atomic structure transforms in response to the rapid decay of flesh and bone. This, in turn,
kills the mind since it's reliant on living flesh and bone.
But what if something harvests our mind before we're completely dead? And what if it allows us to live and wants us to live so that it will have
memories and thoughts to consume in our mind?
What's this other thing? Is it immaterial? Does it even live in our dimension? And why wouldn't it harvest the minds of animals? I see no reason for
it to only harvest human minds.
I don't discount the idea of higher states of being that can exist here alongside us without us being aware of it. Something like a spirit or
psychogeist or angel or demon, as we would term it. However, I believe that these beings would have technology just as we do and would have science as
well. They couldn't explain everything to us because we probably do not have the mental faculties nor the time to understand. I don't know how
something like this would come about, but I don't see any reason to disregard it as a possibility out there amongst the 300+ sextillion stars in the
observable universe and spanning across billions of years of time. We do not know everything.
Let me just say we're not equipped to understand it, if it exists. We can only speculate. Visualize yourself as a crab on the ocean floor attempting
to comprehend human civlization. The best we can do is apply generic human and/or animal concepts onto these higher states of being, if we want to
have any hope of finding something. Otherwise, it's very much like a ocean living crab trying to learn high-level physics or trying to understand a
way of living that's extremely far removed. What we find will never be much, just as a crab would never fully grasp everything that we're and
Me, I tend to view all of this without emotion. I'm convinced that we're like crabs on the bottom of the ocean, always moving about and doing our
thing, but always ignorant too. We can fight and love and snarl and grieve and fear and explore and so on, but it won't change the fundamental reality
that we live day to day. We have to cope with our inherent weaknesses and limitations. So in my view, emotions in response to things that're probably
impossible to change are a waste of time.
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