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stephen thompson
Posted over 1 year ago
Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.
The main point is that i don't give the mind metaphysical abilities. Although we can imagine a lot it is still a physical instrument not much different than a microscope,a thermometer or a telescope. It will give us only so much data and thats it.. There are MANY, people that are smarter than me and so "imagine" more than i do. An infinite universe that exists in it entirety right now, without borders,or a container...... well i just can't imagine that! And if infinity exist some other way i can't imagine that either. There is a school of thought that asserts nothing exists without an observer.That we create the universe by observing it. I say that is nonsense. The mind (we) evolved as a reaction to outside the mind events, For example mutations, sexual selection,and the enviroment.acting on US! We in other words are a subset of the universe, a part of it, Not the creators of it by the mere act of observation.( or measuring it as in quantum phenomena) Having the ability to define reality by choosing a reality might mean we only see that reality but the others are there whether we observe them or not. I get the feeling this is were these conversations are going... the mind as magic.
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stephen thompson
Posted over 1 year ago
Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.
Hi Adriaan. The reason i don't accept "divine" interpretations is because of lines like "there can be little understanding of divine providence...and we cannot understand anything about the divine life..."ect. I, a born iconoclast,has to ask, who is it that understands this and so gets to claim i don't.. The answer is a man with a pen. My premise is that we can.t know, yours is that you already do. My answer is you do not. But i respect your right to be wrong.
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stephen thompson
Posted over 1 year ago
Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.
Its' precisely this ego,this false exagerated view of our powers as humans to comprehend these things intelligently that inspres people to say things like ego limits imagination. That comment is a reflection of an a "dragon" that is not slayed. Dont get me wrong , I love the topic,the conversation was good until the all knowing sages chimed in. The "absolutist " that just "know". No ,the mind is not infinite it's your ego that tells you so. Further, our minds have nothing to do with it. Infinity either exist or it does'nt.