Now, if you actually want to question things I claim, I'll say the following so you can really hate away, but it relates to this forum...
What makes you, you? I can postulate that what makes you yourself is simply a cluster of energy, with material organs that give you capabilities to process, store, and retrieve information and act out on that information in your own way. Since I can say that information is stored spread out on energy, and energy can store boat-loads of information on it; I can say that you don't require a 'spirit' to control you, as some would say. This is because any organism effectively does the same thing you do.. Can you issue commands to animals - and do they respond to those commands based on information processing, retrieval, and action? Yes.
Now, to further that idea, let's say that since what makes you yourself is simply energy and information and matter, let's point to the fact that the way you store information in your brain isn't in one location - it's spread out throughout that energy in certain areas of the brain that are better equipped to handle certain types of information. When we recall something, we don't navigate to a certain node in the brain, but rather the memory is spread out throughout an area of the brain. See the following for starters:http://brainconnection.positscience.com/topics/?main=fa/memory-formation4http://www.coolunknown.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2782:scientists-think-consciousness-is-separate-from-the-brain&catid=52:your-mindhttp://gpsworldtraveler.hubpages.com/hub/Really-Does-Our-Brain-and-the-Universe-Function-Like-a-Hologram
So now I can take you back to one of my early posts on here and say - where does this energy that makes you up go to when you die? Your matter may decay, but the energy doesn't. And since your thoughts and experiences are imprinted on that energy, what actually happens?
Now look at 'the egg theory' one more time. Does the basic premise of it make just a little sense, disregarding the details of the story?
I would say, yes.
Now let me further the discussion. The question in the universe shouldn't be 'where did all these objects and matter come from?', but rather; 'where did all of this energy come from?'
In the simplest terms of everything we know, I can break everything down to one thing - the interaction of energy. That's the simplest description of our universe and reality that I can give. Now, if I were to say one theory that accurately describes the universe in summarization, I would simply state 'c2
.' It's as simple as that.
Now roll that up, smoke it, and pass me the nachos, because what I've been trying to tell you guys this whole time is this:
I've been paying attention in this place. I've noticed that something is drastically wrong. It's called society. My potential is almost entirely wasted in this place, almost considering the internet's capabilities. Why am I spending most of my time doing simple-to-me programming tasks to do some small thing for some business, when I could be doing things that would give us much more benefit?
I see so many people with their heads in the wrong places - just because of religion. Then, in the absence of religion, they lose their sense of purpose and morality, due to lack of proper information.
What I've wanted all this time is this: Stop thinking about what you want, and what you need. Start thinking about what everyone needs. Start doing things that fulfill the objective that everyone has what they need. Also consider our environment - everything needs to be in a stable environment to survive. And I want humans to survive long enough to at least say 'I understand all of this'. I wanted people submersed in knowledge, thinking for themselves - imagination is more important than knowledge - that is how we create new things, and come up with new ideas. Forget what you think you know, and start learning for yourselves. Start thinking for yourselves. I wanted to show you how to collect the information and solve everyone's problems...
Now what are the real problems? We spend an awful lot of time on things that aren't actually problems, believe in things that aren't real, and dis-believe things that are real and are a major problem.
Take climate change. If you're still doubting that this 100-year-old scientific fact is real, then I would say we have lost our environment to stupidity. We have to solve this problem in order to sustain life. This requires people to give a shit about themselves, other people, their offspring, and their surroundings. Start giving a shit. This one problem may force us out of existence well before natural time would allow us to survive here - why do something like that to ourselves?
Also, nobody is always 100% correct. But, through open discussion we can be closer to 100% correct. It can also make us 100% wrong. But at least a concensus was reached. Do you want to bring about world peace? It requires all of you to understand human needs, and why each human needs it. It requires you to put together a lot of information about humans, and the different species of the world - give a shit about it - and come to a common agreement that peace is the correct option to progress society.
Additionally, we don't have to keep living within the confines of society as we know it. If the math no longer works - it's time for a new equasion...
Now if you can understand what I just tried to tell you, then maybe you'll understand a lot of what Einstein was saying:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."
"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."