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#7 - ninjabadger (07/24/2013) [-]
The human mind cannot hope to comprehend the entire universe... anything is possible.

Hell, we're so afraid to die and enter complete nothingness that we created a hope that there existed an afterlife.... and with that came religion.

Personally, I believe there has to be something turning the machinations of reality...
something had to create the spark that led to everything that exists now. But that's just the humble opinion of a small insignificant organism on a small planet in a small galaxy.

We certainly are peculiar creatures aren't we...
User avatar #8 to #7 - sinonyx (07/24/2013) [-]
yeah, i belive that if there were a a single god, he started the big bang and is just watching to see what happens..
#12 to #8 - Rascal (07/24/2013) [-]
How did that God get there?
User avatar #14 to #12 - ninjabadger (07/24/2013) [-]
That's the part where everything goes awry in our small minds...

It's easy to argue that some immensely powerful being could start the universe... but as to how it came to exist... that's just asking for a headache. I'm afraid we will most likely never know that answer...

User avatar #15 to #14 - Zeigh (07/24/2013) [-]
That's what pisses me off. People will say the universe is too complex to have come into existence on it's own, but imagine how complex something would have to be in order to create an entire ******* universe, with all the matter and physical laws that entails.
User avatar #16 to #15 - ninjabadger (07/24/2013) [-]
Any way you look at it... the creation of the universe is far, far beyond our level of comprehension. I guess that's a downside to being sentient... we seek answers to understand our universe that sadly cannot be found.

It's quite the conundrum.
User avatar #17 to #16 - Zeigh (07/24/2013) [-]
Why are you putting a limit to our cognisance though?
Simply because we don't have the answer now doesn't mean at some point in our development we won't find an answer.

If I am to believe anything it is the astounding capability the human race has for innovation.
To quote MiB : "1,500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was flat. And 15 minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow."
#18 to #17 - ninjabadger (07/24/2013) [-]
It's an interesting point that I considered...

But in all likely hood, the time it would take to understand something of that level of complexity (we're talking the answer to all things here) is far beyond the time we're likely to exist.

See, humans (because we're the only true sentient beings we've ever truly witnessed) have that ... how should I put this... "superiority complex" where we believe we are capable of anything. That's a nice little belief, but it just can't be true realistically. Think of the mind as a kind of super computer (not the best metaphor, sorry), we will have a limit to brain capacity and cognition.

Please keep in mind, I do believe we are fascinating and capable creatures... but we're in over our heads if we think we can amount to anything of that scale. I think the point that we can understand something of that magnitude of power would require us to become ascendent beings...almost godlike ourselves to truly grasp how everything came to be.

Nothing is infinite, the concept of infinity is even beyond our grasp. We can picture something that goes on indefinitely, but we can't follow it down that path because it never ends... our minds aren't infinite.

Although, perhaps you are right in some way... again... these are all speculations of just another small insignificant human who doesn't have the answers. That's why we have so many notions of our existence today, we're all different. Some are realistic, others follow blind faith. Which is the right path for us, only time shall tell.
User avatar #19 to #18 - Zeigh (07/24/2013) [-]
You're forgetting that this isn't our final stage. We're still evolving and growing, who's to say that in some million years or so the need and benefit of even greater minds doesn't become commonplace?

Hell, who knows, maybe some alien race that has already developed some kind of faster than light travel will meet us in five years and send us barreling towards even more advancements.

But more to the point. Just because we don't know, and can't conceive of a possibility doesn't mean we can't try.
#20 to #19 - ninjabadger (07/24/2013) [-]
Damn straight we're going to try. That I can't disagree with.

Only thing that I'm saying is... we might not exist as a race long enough to find the answer (as I already stated). It's a morbid thought, but if we don't pick up the pace we're doomed to become extinct. Living here may become impossible if we don't find some way to really sustain ourselves here (and our Sun is going to get bigger/die in time anyway). I don't know if we're capable of actually moving to a realistic new planet either, for various reasons.

But yeah, as I said... we would need to become ascendent beings (basically evolved to greater understanding/sentience). Maybe if we find some way to make it that far, we will.

That would be grand...

Also... I suppose I should put more trust in the saying "You don't know what lies ahead". Possibilities are endless, but chance might not be on our side.
User avatar #13 to #7 - cwarrider (07/24/2013) [-]
I'm impressed by your ability to speculate as to the existence of higher being while also being humble enough to admit you don't have all the facts. Cheers.
#1 - ganjalf (07/23/2013) [-]
>Implying that's the actual shape of the universe.   
>Implying we know the shape of the universe
>Implying that's the actual shape of the universe.
>Implying we know the shape of the universe
User avatar #3 to #1 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
We've got telescopes and ****
#9 to #1 - Rascal (07/24/2013) [-]
that's the actual shape of the universe, at least as far as we can see.
#5 - theaaronlester (07/24/2013) [-]
We are just a made up story in the back of something bigger's head.
User avatar #2 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
Some call this creature God.
User avatar #6 - lordlucifer (07/24/2013) [-]
Definition of a living organism:
An individual living thing that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, and maintain homeostasis

The universe does all these things
#4 - unfitninjuh (07/23/2013) [-]
This is a THEORETICAL structure of the universe. Unless we can travel faster than the speed of light, we may never know the true structure of the universe
User avatar #11 to #4 - dissectedtesticle ONLINE (07/24/2013) [-]
anal.
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