Rosa Park

DIRECTOR of DEVELOPMENT, Pink Shirt Day Panama

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Impossible thinking.

Maybe there's something that human brains cannot think of.. Simply impossible to think of. How scary would that be?

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    Jun 7 2012: It would/is not (be) scary, for it would/is (be) unkown.
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    Josh S

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    Jun 9 2012: We can't be scared of it because even thinking of the concept of being scared of the unknown shows that we know that there is an unknown and that we can think of it. If we can't think of it, then we don't even know that it exists, or does not exists. We would have no idea that we can not think of it (sorry to be wordy there).
  • Jun 9 2012: I'm sure that there is. It's like saying "Teach that ant addition" An ant does not nearly have the brain capacity to understand the concept.
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    Jun 9 2012: There is one thing we cannot imagine, and the very thought of it terrifies me beyond imagination, and that is nothing. We cannot imagine nothing because we have never experienced it. We live in a universe of matter, sound, and light. Even blackness is something. It is outside the realm of our human minds.
  • Jun 8 2012: Isn't everything we still don't know is still impossible to think of, until we're at its door?
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    E G

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    Jun 8 2012: You can't think of how scary would that be .
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    Jun 8 2012: An idea that I haven't had yet.
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    Jun 8 2012: In my opinion, al these things we can't think of are, simply, fascinating, a great empowering for thinking! ;-)
  • Jun 8 2012: The important question is, how scary is it for you?

    Someone once pointed out that if everything were red, we would have no word for red, and would be completely unaware of redness. Suppose there is such a quality, quality X, and everything around us has this quality, and we are completely unaware of it. Is it scary that we are unaware of quality X?
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    Jun 7 2012: .....
    Unbounded Time - Eternity.
    Unbounded Space - Infinity.
    Unbounded Presence - Omnipresence.
    Unbounded Power - Omnipotence.

    Our thoughts only really work for things with a box around them.

    :-)
  • Jun 11 2012: Isn't this a paradox? Here we all are, describing things we can't think of.
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    Jun 8 2012: But stepping toward the unknown is the heart of what makes adventure adventure. Something we can never really wrap our minds around is how we will think/see the world 1,000 years into the future from where we are at a given time.
  • Jun 7 2012: Before the Big Bang.
    North of the North Pole