posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:39 PM
Originally posted by daskakik
Scientific proof? Depending on the true nature of reality it may be impossible to prove scientifically, even if true. I mean astrologists and
cosmologists have to infer the existence of dark matter to account for their observations. So they are left guessing even in regards to the material
universe. I don't think googlemaps will be giving you alternate routes and estimated times any time soon.
I agree that it might be a built-in quality that makes this impossible. That's where I have to come clean myself and say I have faith that it is
explainable. If this were 1900 and we were having this conversation, people would be saying that Newton & Co. had things pretty well wrapped up. If I
had broached the subjects of Schrodinger's Cat, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, or Branes I pretty well would have lost all credibility--and any
academic position I had.
You know how well that worked out. And today I see we're back at the same place. The physicists are saying that they're pretty smart guys and just
about have this thing figured out. From Planck's Constant to Brane Theory they've explained the small and the large, and it looks like that elusive
General Systems Theory is within reach.
You said that "cosmologists have to infer the existence of dark matter to account for their observations." The key point is that they have
"observations" they feel must be accounted for. Their observations are very careful, and the pieces appear to be falling together like a jig saw
puzzle waiting to be solved. The math is working.
We have observations of the 'other side,' too, but because they are personal and anecdotal, despite their remarkable similarity, they aren't
accepted as valid. These observations are unacceptable first because they are personal and anecdotal, and second, because they fall outside the
beliefs of reductionist scientists who believe such a place cannot exist. So they never get to the stage of trying to account for these observations.
Googlemaps is essentially a pre-Renaissance era tool. Ironically, the Vatican has the 15th century equivalent in its museum, a complete and detailed
map of Italy, with every town and streanm carefully drawn in. Googlemaps is not intrinsically any different.