If Animals Could Talk Updates
Two Owls talking about a third Owl:
"Turned his head all the way around and it got stuck there."
"Now he has to walk backward everywhere he goes."
Two Owls talking:
One Owl says: "How was the party last night?"
Second Owl says:" It was a hoot."
First Owl says: "Guess I should have seen that one coming."
Two Owls talking about a third Owl.
"What happened? Turned in his University Hat."
"Got 150k in college loan debt and decided to come back to the forest and live cheap."
Two Blue Jays talking:
"What happened to Bob, he has completely lost his color."
The other Blue Jays says: "Damned Chickadees put bleach in his bird-bath."
Mother Chipmunk talking to teen Chipmunk:
"Now I don't want you to eat your nuts standing up like your father. Sit down here at the table and eat like a civilized rodent."
A Vulture went to the mountain to talk to the Vulture Muse asking:
"Oh Muse how can I change my life?"
The muse replied: "You have to stop eating dead things."
"Oh." said the Vulture.
Two Cows talking about a third Cow:
"She is so rude. You'd think she was raised in a barn."
"Moo" said the first Cow.
Two wild horses looking at two saddle horses:
"Look at that, first they get your trust, then they jump on your back trying to ride you, then, get this, they want to you chase cattle for no reason whatsoever."
Two Ants looking at two Praying Mantis:
"You know after mating she will eat him. That is the Mantis Way."
Second Ant: "Tough Love."
First Ant: "A Valentine Gone Bad."
Female Praying Mantis to another female Praying Mantis:
"You know I really loved him. He was delicious."
Father Lion to Teen-Aged son Lion:
"Have you tried to maul, kill, and eat anything in your entire life?"
One Spider to a black Widow Spider:
"Why do they call you a Black Widow?"
"Because after love making I just go crazy and eat my lover."
The second Spider says "Thanks for the tip. You're cute but not THAT cute. Let's just be friends."
Two Antelopes talking:
"Our best hope is to get on the Endangered Species List."
Two birds looking at line of Crows sitting on a telephone wire:
"I swear they look like undertakers waiting for someone to die."
Two Eagles talking:
"It was horrible, they captured him, melted him down, and put him on their money."
Moby Dick to a Whale friend talking about Captain Ahab.
"When we first met he told me he was a surfer."
Two Prairie Dogs watching two Buffalo mating:
"Those two ought to do that in a burrow like we do.
Two Birds watching two Doves billing and cooing:
"Those two just ought to get a room."
Two Female Lions talking:
"Tried to tell her but she wouldn't listen-bikini's just don't look good on Lions."
"Look that top just won't stay up," said the second Lion."
Two Lions talking to other Lions: lining up for the hunt:
"Ok, sorry folks can't do the hunt today: we are all out of sun-screen."
Two Ostriches talking:
"Saw this truck, got frightened. Put his head in the sand in the middle of the road.
He's ok now. But he is re-locating his head hole."
Two Birds talking:
"We were having a dispute and then he flipped himself over on the tree branch."
"He was flipping us the bird!"
Two spiders talking about a black widow spider:
"Did you and she date for a while?" "Yeah, but she starting talking about how she was hungry and wanted me for dinner."
Dad dog to son dog:
"Its not natural son. You just can't have a cat for a girl friend.
Two female dogs looking at a male dog sniffing a female dog:
"Supposed to have a terrific sense of smell yet every time he has to get up real close."
One cat to another:
"Master's kid put him in the dryer. Now he looks like he has a afro all over his body."
Two female dogs looking at and talking about a male dog
"Considers himself so suave; and still drinks out of the toilet."
Two cats talking:
"The cat food this week is horrible. I threw it up."
"No worries, the dog will come along and scarf it all up."
Two Robins talking about an all Crow Jury:
"That Bird is dead; they all are undertakers on that Jury."
"And they look it" said the second bird
Two Monkeys talking:
"When they said Monkey Bars, I was thinking school yards."
"I ended up "the Monkey Behind Bars" at the county jail."
Two Snakes talking"
"It ain't easy being green, but worse why did we end up being the Phallic symbols of the world."
"Yeah, hard to explain to the kids."
Two Male birds talking looking at a female bird:
One bird says: "She isn't so hot."
"I donno," says the second bird "she flits those tail feathers and birds for miles around fall out of the trees."
Two Antelope are talking:
"What happened with Bob?
"Got caught cheating on our 1,000 mile migration."
"What did he do?"
"Took the subway."
Two Male Vultures looking at a female Vulture:
"Didn't you and she date at one time?"
"Yeah, but we had a bad fight over some carrion."
"Just sad that dead meat drove us apart.
Two Birds sitting on a branch with their wings over their ears looking at a third bird:
"Who told that Crow he could sing?"
Two Birds watching a woodpecker pecking:
"All that head banging has made him daft."
"No listen. It is Morse Code."
Gazelle to Lion looking to eat him:
"I wouldn't; I got gas and just had Chinese. You'd only be hungary again in an hour."
Two Rabbits looking at two humans:
"I wish they would give up the "lucky rabbits foot" idea. Got lots of limping Rabbits from all that."
Yeah, said the second rabbit-lucky for whom?"
Two Parrots attending their first Board meeting:
"These people have stolen our act, they mimic everything they hear."
Two Dinosaurs talking:
"Asteroid? What Asteroid?"
Two Lions talking:
The Antelope are making me sick. I am leaving going to become a vegetarian:
"Oh, really says the second Lion?"
"Yes, indeed, do you know the way to Vegetaria?"
Bird of Paradise to the Guru of Complaints Bird
"People never listen to me."
Guru: "What did you say?"
Two mother pigs talking:
"Sent him to his grandmother's house
He is three years old and just hasn't caught the hang of wallowing yet."
Fly to the Guru of Complaints Bird:
"People say I complain too much."
"Yes," said the Guru of Complaints. "I agree with them, buzz off."
Two maggots talking:
"Just you wait and see one day when I grow up I will sprout wings and fly away from all this and go out into the world and infect something."
Two Seahorses talking to a third Seahorse:
Yes you are a seahorse, true, but still a saddle on a seahorse makes no sense whatsoever.
Two Horses talking about a third horse:
"What happened to Bob, only half of him is there?"
"His front part, as you can see, is fine, but, his rear-end got elected to Congress."
Two Vultures looking at Lions hunting:
"Actually hunting for them would be a lot easier if they did what we do: Simply wait for something to drop dead."
Two Vultures talking looking at a female Vulture:
"Didn't you and she date at one time"
"Yeah, bad breakup. Told me she wouldn't marry me if I had the last piece of rotting carrion on earth."
Two Vultures looking at a Zombie:
"I wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot beak."
Mother Vulture talking to teen-vulture:
"Don't do that. Now you've got blood stains all over your beak. Here wipe it on this Antelope carcass."
Two Antelopes talking:
"What's up with the Lions? They are acting crazy today."
"Well a bunch of Antelope ate a whole bunch of Loco Weed and dared the Lions to eat'um.
The Lions then went nuts.
Couldn't figure out what to do."
Second Antelope: "Where can I get me some of this Loco Weed?"
Two Antelope talking looking at a Lion flying by over head:
"What is going on?"
"Oh, that," said the first Antelope "every year the Elephants hold a Lion chucking contest."
"Awesome." said the second Antelope.
First Antelope. "Quick duck!
Two Lions complaining about the hunt:
"It is crazy. The antelope are wearing camoflouge and packing heat. This is nuts."
Second lion: "Some are wearing bullet proof vests too. Broke a tooth on one of those things."
Lion in therapy:
"Donno, chasing, mauling, eating and gouging has just lost its thrill for me."
Lion in therapy:
"Donno doc, baby Lion kept asking me how I could go out and maul, kill and eat Bambi every day. Didn't have an answer for her."
Mother and Dad Antelope to son returning from Antelope College:
Now tell us how could you fail running and jumping class?
Two Antelope talking:
What is up? The Lions are really grouchy today.
The humans put a fence around the coffee plantation yesterday. The Lions are three hours without their coffee fix.
Lion whispering to an Antelope: You know I really like Sushi.
Antelope: 'You talking to me?"
Two cats looking at a third cat:
"When she gets upset she won't look at you, turns around, tail up, walking away showing you the cat one-eyed salute."
German Sherpard dog to another German Sherpard dog:
"I donno Hans, a poodle-cut just doesn't look good on a German Sherpard."
Two dogs talking:
"Next time the door bell rings we rush the door and pass out the hostage note."
Two ducks flying in formation:
"Embarassing: This formation, from the ground, I tell you, looks just like a flying wedge-of-cheese. Uncool."
Two Huskies after winning a thousand mile race in the snow in Canada:
"We run a thousand miles, win the race, and all we get is this hunk of seal blubber?"
Two Kangaroos talking looking at a Wallaby:
"Always has to be different. Can anybody tell me the difference between a Kangaroo and a Wallaby?"
Tourists talking to the park police about Racoons:
It was horrible they stole all our peanut butter and wore masks so we couldn't see their faces.
Paranoid Chipmunk to himself:
"They're all after my nuts."
Two snakes talking in the Garden of Eden lookng at Eve.
"She blamed it all on us and we don't even eat apples."
Two Egyptians looking at a Pyramid being finished.
"Why is it pointed at the top?"
Second Egyptian: "Matched Pharoah's head."
Eagles Flying over a group of Indians:
"First thing, we swoop low and triple beak that one called Chief Big Eagle Feather. That was my nephew."
Two Robins talking:
No, lets skip the worm today, have you tasted worm? No, lets go for the bird seed instead.
Crow to a Crane with long legs:
Why the long legs?
"I'm in politics, I'm always knee-deep in a lot of crap in my job."
Two Crows looking at a scare crow:
"What is this? Do they expect us to be fooled by a scare crow wearing last years fashion?"
Two Alligators talking:
"Where is Bob suddenly getting all this money these days"
"When to Tiffany's opened his mouth wide disguising himself as a handbag, waited for the change over from the old purse, and then he ran like hell."
Two Alligator handbags talking as two ladies paused to chat:
First alligator handbag: "The perfume in here is stiffling and the lip stick has smeared. Now I got two big red lips."
"Humiliating." said the second Alligator "I have this Fru-Fru dog butt in my face all day."
Two Cardinals sitting in a tree watching a Cardinal football game.
"Took our name and we have to watch the game from a tree."
Satan watching a TV basketball game:"
There is no such thing as a Duke Blue Devil, I should know and even if there was, he would not be no Duke. But they are still my team. "Go Devils." I like saying that."
Two Animals talking:
"What is going on?"
"The animals are upset."
"All these basketball and football teams have taken our names and we don't get a dime of the TV residuals.
"Hello! Bird seed is getting expensive out here."
Skunk on a Train as animals hold their noses and look away from him.
"Sorry I suffer with a gland ailment which is not in my control."
Skunk thrown off a moving train.
Skunk in therapy:
"People just don't like the way I smell."
Elephant to a mouse:
"Run up my trunk one more time and I will sneeze you to Mars."
Ostrich in therapy:
"People keep saying I am the ugliest bird on the planet aside from Big Bird and Vultures."
Two Female Antelopes talking looking at a male Antelope:
"You're pregnant? What happened with him?
Told me he was a gynocologist."
Two Flowers talking looking at a male Humming Bird looking to suck some nectaur:
"Girl, he is a player. Sucks all your nectaur and leaves you dry. Quick close your petals."
Two bee drones talking in a bee hive:
"Incredible; they are claiming that we are bombing innocent civilians in foreign countries."
Two wild horses looking at a saddle horse:
"He tried to join the herd but didn't know the secret pass word."
Two female birds looking at a male bird bobbing up and down courting them.
"What is he doing?"
"Trying to dance, but can't dance a lick."
"He expects to get girls dancing like that?"
"I guess not. But he does have a big bag of bird seed hidden in a tree."
"Really, well, he is looking cuter."
Two male birds courting a female bird:
One says: "She'll choose me. I got coupons."
Two chickadees talking:
"What's up with the Crows carrying batons?"
"Outrageous! They are now saying that flocking is illegal."
Two snow-birds flying south to Miami:
"First thing when we get there I am going to get me some serious beach time."
"Word." said the second snow bird.
One Parrot to another Parrot:
"What are you doing?"
"I am perfecting my Me-Too speech for the stockholders meeting next week."
One duck to another:
"I'm just saying I don't see what Mother Nature was thinking when she gave us this nose.
"Right," says the second duck, "let's flock over it and protest."
Hippo to Ducks:
"Stop complaining: Have you seen a Hippo butt lately? Who thought that was a good idea?"
Female Snail to Courting Male Snail:
"You are just not slimy enough for me."
Two flowers looking at a handsome humming bird:
One says: "He can suck my nectaur anytime."
Two Birds are sitting in a tree at night looking at a third bird:
"That bird was banned from the tree last night when we are sleeping."
Second Bird: "Why?"
"Sings in his sleep."
Two Birds listening to a Rooster crowing at 3am in the morning: "Somebody needs to get that chicken a watch."
Two Female Tortoises talking:
"Five years of dating and he never came out of his shell."
Baboon at the zoo looking at tourists:
"No way am I related to these people. Their fashion sense is horrible."
Mother Horse to Teen Horse:
Stay away from the Clydesdale Horses over there; drunk as skunks.
Two Buffalo standing outside a restrauant:
"Ok. We go in and we tell them point blank: Look, we don't have wings."
The last Duck in line as Mother Duck tries to get them to walk down the pond to learn to swim:
"I'm not going in there. Nothing but pond scum and pollution."
A Goose attacking the pant leg of a stroller in the park:
"Really fed up with your people shooting my people. And where, by the way, is Charles?"
Two Lions talking:
"You know the hunt just isn't worth it anymore. The "lopes" all now have cells phones. Can't sneak up on even the old ones now."
Two male Vultures talking:
"Why are you looking at me like that. I'm not dead."
Two deer looking at two buffalo:
"First they have no necks like football players, the back legs are too short, and get this they have the nerve to wear goatees."
Einstein: Time -Space and Literature
April 5, 2010 Einstein, Time-Space and Literature
The most profound thing Einstein said is that time is taffy, malleable.
And so is space.
If I do it correctly I can leave earth and see me coming back again younger than I am today.
Now practically, this means that the car ahead of me on the highway is pushing both time
and space ahead of itself and I am in the rear observing my own future since I and my car
will soon occupy a future I can see outside my windshield; one that will occur as soon as I reach
the spot where that car ahead of me is now, or was, when I was in the rear observing that
car moving through what was clear to me was my future. More, I was, (am) in the present behind him
pushing space in front of me creating time-space as I proceed and if my speed is at the speed of
light I can compress both time and space in doing so and increase mass to something approaching infinity. So a car moving much slower behind me is actually existing in a different relationship to
time and space than I am; so different so as to be almost in another dimension. So lets assume I am moving at the speed of light; that much slower car behind me probably could not even see me or be aware of me because for all practical purposes I exist in a separate universe from my much slower moving compatriot. But the larger point Einstein says is that you and I and everything exists in time and space simultaneously living both our past, our future, and our present. That is, all these dimensions exist together.
Look up at the stars and we see what was going on millions if not billions of years ago because light
takes that long to get here. But note that other stars also exist in space in our future, so do we; so all three dimensions exist simultaneously in the time-space continuum. Space-time is a fabric and if we shake one end of the fabric ripples happen all though the fabric.
Now in the Tibetan Book of the Dead the same point is made a different way in that when we die and get reincarnated we come back again probably using Einstein's time space continuum.
Well, Christians also believe something very similar in that after we die we simply enter into another time space continuum and our atoms, our soul, or what ever, are merely transformed from matter into another form of energy. Hello Einstein again.
Wonder what want he was reading.
So there is agreement then between religion and science on these things and therefore what is the big disagreement about? Nothing but institutions fighting over money and adherents in time and space so to speak.
Now the quantum folks come along and they say 'Wait a minute Einstein, nice theory but that is not the way things work down at the atomic level. Time and space are not linear like you imply and you have not recognized the import of your own idea that time and space, past, future and present exist simultaneously.
If that is true, and it is at the sub-atomic level, what we get there, and in the heavens, are small black holes in one and big black holes in the other, and to booth all things existing at the same time is not true. Things at the sub-atomic level come in an out of existence.
Therefore, things are not stable at all on either level, and at both levels, things pop in and out of existence, our universe popped into existence from nothing (the big bang) and we can see parts of our universe popping out of existence into black and white holes everyday in space.
Therefore, therefore, on the sub atomic level the cat is made up of atoms which, too, pop in and out of existence. It is just that we can't see it very clearly from our vantage point but we use this fact everyday in computers in the way that every electron popping into and out of existence tracks with its counterpart where ever that counterpart is any where in all of the universe. That is how a computer works. Change the charge of electron 'a' and electron 'b' will instantly change its charge and the gate is open and the computer works. It is called electricity.
Now out of all this comes String Theory (look this up) which says that atoms have no intrinsic characteristics by themselves. All properties of everything we know in the universe are generated by atoms vibrating at different frequencies and with different numbers of them around the nucleus.(This is the periodic table and note most elements are spontaneously decaying and losing electrons.
So red is merely matter vibrating at a frequency we perceive as red.
Change the frequency and red becomes blue. Change the vibrations of the atoms in a cat and the cat is dead. Change the vibrations back and the cat is alive; we know this is true because the cat is made up of atoms, true?
Thus simply stated all existence is potentiality, and probabilities and this comes into and out of existence routinely on a potentiality basis. Now add to these factors one more: "M" theory or Membrane theory. This idea is a progression, from quantum theory and initially stated that there were many dimensions, more than three or even four.
After much theoretical wresting these folks decided there are 11 dimensions, because the math worked. But the implications of all this grew very quickly because it also became apparent that how can these 11 dimensions exist in the same time and space? Tricky huh? Well, the answer is that they exist side by side often just centimeters apart. We may have whole other dimensions and membranes floating in our same time and space, such membranes containing entire universes floating in the great nether.
Contemplate that for a moment. A parallel universe may be centimeters from my face and I cannot perceive it. This theory explains the relative weakness of gravity (I can lift my arm and defy the entire pull of planet earth. Why? Because there is a parallel membrane universe centimeters away and, in fact, our gravity in this membrane universe in the "residual" gravity from that one explaining its weakness in our membrane universe. Further, if two of these universe membranes collide, this would explain the big bang, the volatility of our universe, things popping in and out, etc. My how theory can bake a beautiful cake. And this is all consistent with Einsteinian views.
Let's take a concrete example of membrane theory . Fish swimming below the surface of the ocean live in one universe but fish-world is separated from our world by a thin membrane called the surface of the ocean. The fish are not aware of the air-breathing world yet both exist in the same time and space. Simple. So I will give you a moment to catch your breath to see if you buy into all of this.
All of this can be very confusing, but I promise you that people believe this enough to put billions in the Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
Humm, if all everything does exist simultaneously and we move between these existences, it explains why my Physics professor was so weird. He definitely was not from this planet.
But more profoundly it explains how I can create this very poem from my very own future where it already existed. And more I can access all of my various selves, past, present and future and use the skills I did, have, now have and will have in my future. It may be that in a parallel membrane universe existing right now inches from my face, ideas can hop back and forth between myself and my other poet self in an adjoining universe. So we can have our Einstein and eat it too.
This, by the way is the way of Buddha who says this exact same thing. Buddha says we can access all of these states of mind through meditation. It is Indian theology as well. There is the world of the unseen and mystical. And in existing we pridefully demand to be able to understand it but that is an impossible dream. We are formed by this universe and are not equipped to sense or really interact with these other worlds. We can only go on faith or test the boundaries which is what the Hadron experiment is doing, literally looking to interact with another parallel universe through particle explosions initiated at the speed of light where these particles disappear; the presumption is that they, like gravity, have gone to that close-by universe.
And in the end no one has an answer to the unknowable question who or what started all this, and more importantly who or what maintains it.
Faith becomes the admission we ain't that smart to know that answer and will never be smart enough to know these answers. Both religious people and scientists now agree on this point.
Well, the more things change, the more it seems like that what we are all saying is the same.
Got to go.
Time for a little meditation.
New update: April 5th 2010 -Einstein
Now if, as I am fond of saying, things literally pop in and out of existence, how then does this exactly work? Now keep in mind this is no random problem. Billions have been spent, and billions more, at Cern in the Hadron Collider to answer this question.
Let's take an example of how this works;
We exist in a dimension like the surface of an ocean. The surface of that ocean, as Einstein said, is the fabric of space-time. The surface separates the water world from the air world, and both exist in the same time-space but are unaware of each other. Fish don't know we exist and in our example, we don't know the fish world exists. At the intersection of these two dimensions (there can be many--up to eleven dimensions) the surface has little waves which pop up onto the air world and then fall back down into the water world. The surface forms the boundary between the two dimensions and we are seeing that indeed, water is composed of part oxygen and evaporation occurs at that surface and therefore there are exchanges between the two worlds. Now in membrane theory, (see above) the idea is that this is precisely the case between our universe and another "membrane" universe abutting our own. This explains the weak gravitational force, (gravity here is reduced because gravity is actually coming from an abutting larger universe, hence by the time it reaches our universe it is weaker. It explains why I can lift my arm and defy the entire gravitational pull of the earth. Gravity is very weak in our universe for the reason stated above.
So far so good.
Now just as our world has more to it than water and air our universe model has more to it than just two membranes. (Note that collisions between membranes, in this view, caused the big bang.)
But we have bigger fish to fry here. We want to know the nature of dark matter and dark energy. We now know that in our universe only 4% of the universe is accounted for in what we are able to see. There is no question what so ever that dark matters exists. We can't see it but we have measured its effects. The same is true for dark energy. It rules the universe of the stars but we want to know it's role as well on the sub-atomic level.
Stay with me now. The unseen medium in which dark energy and matter exists we shall call Ether, the unseen. It is all around us yet invisible. The search is on for this ether or particle at Cern where such a particle is called the 'gravitron" and/or the Higgs Boson. Why all the fuss?
Well to discover such a particle is to discover how mass comes into being and hence the interplay between mass and energy that Einstein describes. We want to know what imbues mass to objects.(Notice we have come full circle here)
But even more importantly a discovery of this particle will have implications way beyond physics. Here is my view..
1-A discovery would mean that the world of the unseen and the not directly detectable exists. Humans may simply be unequipped to see or directly experience 96% of the universe. The unseen and the unknowable is, therefore, most of the world and our universe. What is the nature of this unseen?
2-No one knows who or what created this huge mechanism.
3-The existence of other universes means the potential for other life forms beyond our comprehension.
4- Popping in and out our universe means that our universe has a basic instability to it. It is mere "potential" as quantum physics discovered. We are constantly interacting with other universes and therefore our universe is constantly changing. It is analogous to the latest gene theory where genes are now seen as merely starting points for the human being but malleable and can be changed by interaction with the environment. They are not immutable, and unchanging.
5-Finally, such a description of the universe would explain some of the greatest mysteries of all- a. how can all particles in the universe be in touch with every other particle in the universe regardless of time and distance b. how can a particle be in two places at the exact same time c. how can the universe at every level be in touch with itself at every level, the sub-atomic and the galaxy level?
The answer takes us back to Mr. E who stated that time-space is a fabric. So if I tug on a piece of fabric on one end, the other end of that piece of fabric moves from my tug on this end of it. Now imagine the fabric in question is our universe floating in space as a thin membrane where a tug at one end of it, no matter how slight, now matter what size and what is produced is a reaction at the other end of the universe. Time-space is a fabric.
Once again we can now have our Einstein cake and eat it too.
April 7, 2010 Einstein
Now, here I take another theoretical leap. Suppose what we have here are two membrane universes which have not only collided but merged-- and are now passing through one another. The larger more dominant universe-membrane is invisible to us yet affects us. This idea would solve a lot of theoretical problems:
1-It is the source of the gravity problem described above.
2-It is the dark matter and dark energy sought by so many
3-A merged universe membrane idea with each universe having its own differing physical laws explains mysteries such as black holes etc. and why one is is not detectable by the other.This is the source of dark matter and dark energy as well.
4-A larger, merged passing-through universe in the 11th dimension partially explains the space-time fabric issues. Space-time is a fabric because it is being tugged and pulled by another invisible universe and both membranes have ripples in them, thereby creating clumps of matter which we call galaxies.
5- A last point, how can the universe be constantly expanding and growing, yet remain in touch with itself at all points in space and time at the same time. Answer: This is a characteristic of a living organism. So next time: Is the universe alive" Is it a living organism? One man says so.
April 8. 2010
Well the idea that everything in the world and in the universe is alive isnot exactly a new idea. Animists, new age people, Buddhists, and many others have proclaimed the existence of a spirit world. Even Christians believe in constructs like "the holy ghost." The soul itself is not material. Therefore, the idea is not new. The new startling idea, for me, is that undetected, there might be particles that are in touch with one another just as cells in the human body are in touch with one another, because they are part of the same living being.
Think for a moment on this. If true it would explain how space can be created. Cells create "space" by their very growth. We can argue all cells in the body are in touch via signals from the brain and even such cells are also in touch with the external environment, (the eye cell for example) As the Buddha says we see miracles everyday and do not understand or recognize them as such.
Therefore, the question is what if the universe is a living organism and exists as Nietzsche says "exists only in the mind of God?" Such a conclusion, would, therefore, not be entirely new. What would be new is its application to physics and it surely would have implications for religions of all stripes. If the universe is alive then who is that alive entity we are part of?The concept of God enters the conversation with pardon the pun-a big bang. More tomorrow.
April 9.2010 -Einstein
Of course, such a God by definition will likely not be comprehensible by us, especially given the premise that such an entity is part of another parallel universe, of which we are just a tiny cell in the celestial body. Do cells in the human body comprehend the human whole? Likely not. And likely will not ever.
Therefore, we as human beings, will likely never comprehend God or what ever entity, and must live a life of being affected but never truly understanding. We are likely in a position of getting hints by tinkering at boundary of our ability to comprehend and that larger world beyond us.
Of course, all religions since the period of Greek and Roman Gods, make this exact claim. God is other and not of this world and not comprehendable. The implications of this are many:
1-If God is not comprehendable then what do we do with those who claim special knowledge of God's nature and intents?
2- If the premise is true, then, we are limited in how far and how much our intellect can be useful in the enterprise to understand God. We will fail. If so what is to be the resolution of failure itself? Do we abandon interest since the attempt is futile? Do we fill in the gaps of our capabilities with "faith" or some other means? Do we retreat to simplistic materialism--that is believe only in what we can see, smell, touch or taste or otherwise comprehend. Will this be our new God? It has been in the past in many cultures.
3- Do we enshrine the attempt at understanding even though it might fail in its ultimate goal--understanding the divine? Do we like Socrates enshrine the question, rather that the answer?
4- Finally do we have any real choice in all of this? Human-kind is the striving animal and will not stop in its quests for understanding. So there is no real choice. Since striving is not a question, then failure as well is not a deterrence. We are the animal that follows its nature like all other animals do.
But what does this have to do with literature?
April 14, 2010 Einstein and Literature
The capacity for literature depends that capacity which combines consciousness, imgaination, idea and ideology formation, and the physical brain's interation with itself and its environment. The capacity to form an idea is of course, related to the physical brain in that it too is formed of these same atoms we have described as popping in and out of existence, as having the capacity to be in two places at the same time, and as having the capacity to have two electrons in contact with one another across the known universe.
These elements must also now be seen as existing in an muliti-verse environment where many many variations of the writer may exist. This is so if you believe the physical experimenters at Cern. Therefore, ideas may exist not merely in the individual but among a number of individuals sharing ideas across the universe barriers, all of this existing in a mileu where 96% of the universe is dark matter and energy and virtually unknown.
It is singularly anomalous that the main driver in human history, the idea, is unknown in its origins and functionings in the new physics. Literature here becomes mystery.
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