Philosophy?

December 18, 2006 at 5:27 pm (Uncategorized)

Since the beginning of time, I… nah. Not since the beginning of time, but for the last couple of years anyway, I’ve done a lot of thinking about the universe, the larger picture and all that jazz. I’ve come to some conclusions. Here are a few of them, if anyone’s still reading.

In the words of Iron Maiden, “What you see is not real”. What we see and perceive, in my opinion, is not really what “exists”. Our perception is limited by our senses. We can perceive only three spatial dimensions. We feel time pass. We can’t say that there are only three dimensions of space and one of time. There could very well be many more spatial dimensions, more of time, and dimensions of a completely different parameter. We feel that we are moving in space and time. In reality, we could be moving in a lot more “things”.

A small note here. I find it impossible to discuss the universe without using vague terms like “things”. My apologies here.

What we perceive is a “component” of reality in what I shall call “our perception domain”. All the laws that humans make explain happenings in our perception domain. If the laws work under all the prescribed conditions in our perception domain, they will be valid for the component of any event in reality in our perception domain.

We are not yet in a position to explain all of what happens in our perception domain. Unless we expand our perception domain by a phenomenal amount, we will not be able to realise our dream of formulating a GUT (Grand Unified Theory). Remaining humans as we are now, we can design the component of the GUT in our perception domain. If we do, indeed, design a full-fledged GUT, we won’t be “us” anymore. We’ll be evolved life forms and not Homo Sapien Sapiens anymore.

There might not be life outside Earth in our perception domain, but there might be life outside our perception domain. Don’t think of outside as in outside in space though.

Damn, my mind’s doing flips. Think it’s time to go to bed.

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