Sunday, October 19, 2008
What is real? (If you say Santa Claus then you are my hero)
It's midnight, i'm bored, so i'm gonna post! I have no idea what i should post about. I don't really feel like posting about my day. I have the attention span of a toaster so that gets boring for me after awhile lol. O i know! I'm gonna tell you what is real.
Ok, so for an Earth Science quiz, we had to answer a question. One question. It was the freaking hardest question i have ever had to answer! The question was: What is Real? Sounds like it should be simple, but when you are as nerdish as me, it can really give you a headache. I mean, how are we to know that we aren't all just figments of our imagination? That what I think is happening right now is only my perspective,that all the people i have ever met are just a part of my own world. Wow. Dreams, thoughts, memories, hallucinations, whose to say which are real and which aren't? Maybe right now what we think is conciousness is actually a dream and what we think are dreams are actually glimpses into reality. Maybe parrallel universes are created everytime a dice is rolled, everytime a thought is made, everytime probability chooses one path and all the other paths are chosen in the parrallel universes. Maybe order is the essesnce of randomness.
In the end, i decided that reality has a basic construct, with a foundation and middle that constanly warps and bubbles and distorts to fit around the ever changing contours of realities basic outlines. I say quantum mechanics display the chaos of reality more purely than the order of what we believe to be life. I say gravity, energy, and atomic forces are the most basic portrayals of reality. Emotions, thoughts, ideas, they are all the pressure that causes our universes design to shift a trillion times every billionth of a second, so fast and sudden that our eyes see the unstable design as solid.
That's all my scientific stuff. Now how about religion? i won't get too much into it for fear of offending somebody (though if you are that over sensitive then maybe you should go read up on the first amendment. JK!!) But if we were to mix in some faith with the rest of realities strange ingreidients, then we would end up back to perspective. Some people believe God exists, so He is real to them. Does that prove He is real? Some would say yes. I say He is, but i can't prove it, so you have every right to doubt that He isn't. See how confuzzling this is? I think i need an aspirin. or four.
So now that you have my view, i want yours. Tell me. What is real?