posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by Idonthaveabeard
I believe everything is fractal. The same thing repeated, infinitely. But as we see things from our limited perspective, we can only see the details
in our reality, which are shades of everything else.
I mean, if we were the scale of an atom, and tried to understand the distance from us to the centre of the sun as it is on this scale, it would be
infinitely far away. Yet from this scale, it's easy to see the sun. It takes 8 minutes to see it.
When(if) we understand the higgs field, I think science will change. But now, we're too limited in what we know to know what we don't. And I don't
think we'll ever fully understand the mechanics of reality. No more than a painting can understand the canvas, or the light that can shine through it
on a bright day.
Reality is simply an appearance. So we're trying to make sense of things that we can only see the outcomes of. We can no more test reality than we
can guess the outcome in a came of chance. In a game of heads or tails, we're likely to be right half of the time. But the more complex the
'chance' - or the more we try to test quantum theory - the more we just guess at why there is a difference.
Everything does orbit. And we claim gravity is why. But the wind-sock follows the wind, which is caused by much more than the air around it.
Obviously if you think about it, there are many different galaxies that orbit a centre. And from that, every centre is likely part of an infinite
number of other centres that orbit a bigger centre. I don't think there could be a single point that is where it all started. I think we were just
not able to consider infinity so we look for absolutes. And that is why theory exists - to allow the infinite possibilities to exist, but not denying
the absolutes we currently find work for most of the things we know.
Who knows.. fiddle the maths a little more and invent a new reality. Or simply accept that we'll never know and have another cuppa coffee..