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How do you see?
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windar12q
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Jan 25, 2021
Hello ekrause. Can't you see the futility in making decisions based on faith alone? Where can it lead us, except to a place we would not survive in. Would you really like to be the someone that religion teaches - a person with no free will and if there was free will it would be an extension of the life we already know; the life that you think will be better serving a God that denies giving the evidence, to prove himself? I don't see what your God has to offer. The mysteries thrown our way by science are much more exciting and worthy of our attention - it is forever opening new doors to test our ability and feed our knowledge. In your supposed Heaven you would just stagnate, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Religion makes the most amazing boasts, but has no substance to its claims. We can go on forever making claims that don't hold up to scrutiny. We can make up any story we like to fit with what we don't understand, but that is the dreamer's way out, it's akin to the tales of The Arabian Nights, unless you can demonstrate it to be true. There are two more books of Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time' and 'The Grand Design' they may help you to understand more about the our world, plus the universe beyond and time in particular. I find it very hard to get my head around time; it's lurking in almost everything we do or say and also in the cosmetic mayhem that is not really mayhem; it is all about time. How could anything exist before time, even a God - the mind boggles. If there was no time, then that God would have no purpose, so God could not have created the universe, it could have only happened another way. - it is only time that allows us to have purpose. This is what it would be like in the Heaven described in the Bible, there is no purpose in that Heaven. (Time would be meaningless). The purpose of living in complete harmony may sound promising in theory, but would be disaster in practice. Don't go there! If your God had purpose, why did he wait over 13 billion years to achieve that purpose? An omnipotent and omnificent God could have created intelligent life in an instant and would have done so if he had needed some purpose for his existence. What purpose could he have had before he created the universe when there was no time? Only a natural beginning to the universe fits everything we know. A conscious entity could not function before that. I will never understand why people choose to believe in something that cannot be demonstrated to something that can. Though we cannot show how the universe began, the evidence is stacking up on the scientific side. Keep safe ekrause.
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How do you see?
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windar12q
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Jan 22, 2021
Good! I find a good way to describe quantum physics as follows - if you take a billiard table full of balls and you know their position and momentum, ( mass times velocity) of each ball at some time, then you know all there is to know with the system at that time. With quantum physics this is not known. It's so easy to see why relativity and quantum physics appear to be incompatible, but in reality they can't be, they have to be compatible or it makes no sense. Can you see how exhilarating, the search to find the solution - what wonders are out there waiting to be discovered? According to the principles of quantum physics, which is an accurate description of nature, a particle has neither a definite position nor a definite velocity until these quantities are measured by an observer. Therefore it is not correct when a measurement is stated, the measurement only applies at the time of measuring. It's sounds like a crazy mixed up world, but where would we be without these wonderful conundrums, they are blessings in disguise and we mustn't waste them, because we do so at a cost and that is why the mind must be allowed to wander free from indoctrination. The future of life may be rosier than anything religion offers, but we will never find our Shangri-la, because a closed mind can only lead to a closed place, a place with no way out. Our subconscious and consciousness works in the same way as the attributes of quantum and relativity, they too appear to be incompatible, but the trade marks are there for all to see. Dreams are an accurate description of nature, in the same way as quantum physics, they are not from God,as stated in the Bible. Dreams also can only be measured has they happen to the observer, and only the observer can give a measurement. How do we find the observer? The only way I can find an answer to this is if we conceive that life is a one energy system. Then the observer becomes us. I am 100% sure, that when we find the correlation between Q and E we will be on the next step into a world that can only be accessed up till now, in our wildest imagination. Enjoy your read ekrause and stay safe.
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How do you see?
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windar12q
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Jan 12, 2021
Hello ekruase, the best Stephen Hawking's book if you want an argument against God is Brief Answers to the Big Questions, but what I would like to know is, what made you choose that one? Good choice. Look up quantum mechanics before you read the book, it will give you some insight into the reason why a God is not needed. Like I pointed out in my last post - the pattern of energy is constant and not even a God can change it; otherwise he would have changed it by now. We wouldn't be arguing over the what is right and what is wrong, we would know. The energy of a system, including the sum of kinetic energies, is proportional to its function. This also must apply in the case of quantum physics and Einstein's theory of relativity; the two appear not to be compatible, yet they must be. Whenever there is a problem, there has to be an answer, the one justifies the other. Think of the excitement of eventually coming up with the answer - Eureka! This is what religion stops you from experiencing, the euphoria moment that only knowing the truth can bring. When you think of the buzz that religion brings, it is nothing compared to a demonstrable truth. You won't have to change the facts to back up that which you have no evidence for, your mind will be set free. Finally ekrause, think about this debate and the reasons for it; we are following the dictates according to the laws of nature - we are differing in order to evolve our intelligence. We are all part of evolution, which adheres to the pattern that is set and no one or no God can change that. The energy that drives us forward is also indestructible. Commenting on Romans 3;3- 4. I am not judging you, I am judging your religion and the chains that bind your thinking. What Romans is ordering you to do is don't think for yourself. Goodnight, I am off to bed now. Keep safe.
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How do you see?
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windar12q
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Jan 11, 2021
Hello ekrause, you have got it spot on, we do as individuals see the world differently, but - there's always a but - we even see differently if we are all in the same bubble. Religious people worshipping the same God still have their differences and that is why there are thousands and thousands of different beliefs. These differences are noticeable in the Bible where many of the stories contradict one another - the four gospels are a perfect example. These differences play an important part in our evolving and it is not just religion, the diversity happens in all walks of life. An intelligent species could not evolve without these differences, we need to bounce off one another to feed that intelligence. I know you won't go along with what I say, but just stop for awhile and think what it would be like if everyone agreed with each other - read the Stepford Wives and you will get a pretty good idea. It doesn't matter whether you are an atheist, Christian or a football player competing against others, we are all dictated to by the laws of nature; you can't get away from the logic of intelligent evolving. We need to differ! You are familiar with Einstein's theory of relativity; Mass + energy = 0. All is energy. Our consciousness and subconscious are pure energy and are part of a one energy system. Every individual is a one energy system, even down to its micro existence. A star is the same and so is the universe, all are a one energy system supported by individual energy systems. Evolution as I have explained by its diversity is also a one energy system supported by many other one energy systems. (The Species) This pattern of energy is constant and cannot be changed - bringing in the supernatural to explain the natural is a case of not seeing accurately. We are all on the same side, we are doing what evolution has designed us to do ( differ) it's time to make a pact. You ask if I can suggest any good books, and I hesitate because one man's meat is another man's poison. From school age to when I got married I covered a lot of what were good books to me at that time, I read all Edgar Rice Borough's Tarzan novels, I read all Smith's Biggles stories, along with Tom Sawyer, some Shakespeare which I never liked and still don't , his sonnets were not the surge of expectation that I expected, it left me with a feeling that Will was capable of a little cheating. Apart from the Bible the only supernatural story I have ever read was Bram Stoker's Dracula which I found to be excellent in its orderly dictation of a very complicated format. I did try Shelly's Frankenstein, but found it lacking and gave up. At the age of 25 I got married and except for a newspaper I never read another book until after my wife died, some 50 years later. By this time I was nearly 80 years old and my reading had changed, I wanted to find out what life was all about. This changed my choice of books, I was reading Richard Dawkins 'The Selfish Gene' and The Blind Watchman, along with Stephen Hawkins' A Brief History of Time, plus The Grand Design and I have just finished reading his last book Brief Answers to the Big Questions. I have just read Dracula once more and a few Tarzan stories, trying to capture a bit of nostalgia, but my periods of relaxation now, is cuddling in front of the fire with something more substantial. Keep well and keep safe ekrause.
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Why us?
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windar12q
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Jan 11, 2021
Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well. I have something I would like you to think over and maybe give you some perspective that will give hope without the baggage allotted by religion. I have gone over it in the past and have explained that all life cannot see accurately. (This is scientifically proven). When we come up against something that we can't explain; religion votes for the supernatural and science tries to explain. Not seeing accurately has taken man down many strange paths, leading to myths, magic and maybe religion, just to name three likely false innovations - we can never say for certain unless we have investigated properly and been able to demonstrate, which has never been done. Let us take the demise of the dinosaur and how it allowed the most vulnerable and the more intelligent species to survive. It does not just concern dinosaurs, it is shown in other species that came after their demise. The crocodile, shark. bears, elephants and many more have succumbed to a more manageable size, allowing intelligence to be freed and gain the advantage. Which led eventually to us. The dinosaur's demise is put down to a meteor strike, but is that true? Looking at the evidence of life's other species scaling down makes me wonder - are we seeing accurately? Is it designed to work this way? Consciousness is often used in defence of the soul, but then again our consciousness comes from neuron activity in the brain which orders the trillions of synapses to tell the the eye to construct what it is seeing. It is during this construction where not seeing accurately brings forth a magnitude of false and true predictions - the dichotomy of mental equations that may be prescriptive or just descriptive. Not seeing accurately puts us in a no man's land of guessing which side we belong to. Once we have chosen which path to take, if it is the wrong path then everything we do afterwards will be wrong. Does life have a purpose without religion? Perhaps. The subconscious works 24/7 and in the greater scheme of things it appears the most important. The consciousness feeds the subconscious and is the subconscious using this to guide a 'not seeing accurately' species down the right path, the path to more intelligence? I have explained why I think that life is a one energy system and if this is so and I have evidence to back this up, then what is evolving could be our consciousness and all the rest is the cogs of evolution taking us to a journey of discovery that staggers the imagination and we have the privilege of being part of it. Happy New Year
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Dinosaur DNA?
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windar12q
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Oct 13, 2020
Hi Burrawang, You have got me and many atheists wrong saying we ignore the evidence - the opposite is the case. It is those of faith that do that - remember the sedimentary strata. Let's take a closer look at the evidence of dinosaur DNA. First of all there was no soft tissue found -your first wrong assumption. There is also much controversy over what biomolecules were inside the dinosaur bones. It is most possible it could be from the lineages of bacteria and other microorganisms. That has always been the pattern of fossilization. This is not the first time that religion has twisted the facts - there is no positive proof of what you claim and even if you was right, that would just mean there was another way of preserving DNA over tens of millions of years, that we have still to find. What you do is jump to the conclusion that it was done by some supernatural power, which you have no chance of proving? Can't you see how religion is stopping you from thinking? Could you go through life ignoring all the evidence that surrounds you - of course you couldn't, then why do you do this with the supernatural? You think an afterlife is Heaven, but if you think of the mutations and their source - life is a one energy system, then everything comes from us. (Energy is self serving) Because you have stopped thinking you are slowing down the progress of a man-made Heaven. We have to harness this energy, not worship it. My anger at religion stems from the centuries of suppression endured because of an assumption without any thought attached. I anger at the thought of how far we would have come without this suppression. You have to back up your claims with evidence, but this will never happen, because religion has stopped you from thinking. We are an intelligent species and to stop that intelligence from maturing would mean the end of intelligence. Please listen to logic. Regards
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Dinosaur DNA?
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windar12q
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Oct 11, 2020
Thank you Burrawang, I did manage to get on to it eventually, but it kept freezing until finally it came to a complete standstill. I had to shut down and restart. However I did hear enough to make me hesitate before resuming. If you start with the wrong premise, the rest of what you try to illustrate will also be wrong, let me explain. The scale of evolution as described is wrong if you look at it as a development of species - it's a development of intelligence or energy. Intelligence is energy of the highest quality and needs the room to expand. Room as in energy and not space. The dinosaur's demise is questionable, but its reign of terror is quite imaginable. If intelligence was the premise, then the demise of the dinosaur was inevitable and we see this decline carrying on even after the dinosaur's decline. Then followed Science = evolution. Religion also = evolution. The reason there are thousands of different religions is because of the differences with intellect; that is how an intelligent species react to one another; it gives purpose. This is energy being used in the same way that evolution works. Perhaps one day we will come to realise this and the sooner the better. The lady narrator thinks that religion is evidence and evolution is wrong - I have mentioned before that mass + energy = 0 and evolution is mass and mass is energy. What she is really saying, but hasn't got a clue, is that energy is false. How can energy be false? Can you see the futility of trying to explain when you start with the wrong premise? The micro and macro evolution seems to complicate the reasoning of those who start with the wrong premise and no wonder. Instead of saying they don't know, so God must have done it, why don't they say, I don't know so I am going to find out? I will help them - what they are considering is a one energy system with the same pattern as all energy systems - being a biological energy does not complicate the pattern. Thanks again Burrawang, I did find it interesting. I might try to see the rest of it later.
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Dinosaur DNA?
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windar12q
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Oct 10, 2020
Hello ekrause1406 No I didn't watch it, the time it was aired was too early. I am now turned 87 and need my beauty sleep more than ever. DNA can be traced to the beginning of all life and not just Adam and Eve. When you mention harmful mutations - what mutations are you thinking of? Individual mutations can be harmful, but there has never been a harmful mutated species. It's called a balance in nature. Stars are one energy systems and so are galaxies, black holes, solar systems, a species and also an individual within that species. No system can work oblivious of the function of that system and exceed its limit. Evolution, which evidence is telling us, is a one energy system, will explain the alleles and also the eukaryotic cells are instructed by a natural source to keep the balance and also determines the heterozygous outcome. The genome is subjective to the objective and so is everything else. The heterozygous individuals you mention as a possible reason for diversity is partly correct, but the reason for the diversity springs from a source we have yet to discover. The source comes from way back, before Adam and Eve were invented. By using this as an explanation for diversity is implying it was done by some divine power; that's an excuse when you don't know. 'Don't know' is not in my vocabulary. 'I don't know, so I will try to find the answer.' is what I use. If there is a problem, then there as to be an answer, the one justifies the other. By an answer, I mean a demonstrable one. Can you imagine where we would be if that attitude was adhered to by science - we would still be living in caves. And finally ekrause, if we were omniscient like your God, we would have nothing to live for, knowing everything, is a curse. This is the reason there is no God and no Heaven, both would be a curse unto themselves. If all life reached the same level of intellect that too would be a curse - a one energy system stops that from happening. Consider yourself, you are a one energy system - if all life reached the same level of intelligence, what would there be to do? Keep well ekrause. -
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Dinosaur DNA?
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windar12q
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Oct 08, 2020
I know how much your faith means to you, but if what you believe is not true then you are wasting what could be a very much more constructive life. I had a dream in June 2012 which I had recorded (I am able to send a copy to you if ever I master the technique) I find new technology demanding at the age of 87. The dream was of a snow fall in midsummer and I even predicted the day it would happen - which proves we are connected to the elements. Mass is energy, so mass + energy = 0. We are connected to everything and everyone. There was a four inches fall of snow, and the temperature at the time was in the twenties. I predicted this nine days before it happened. All the evidence points to the first life-form being a dormant one and to survive that life would have had a selective instinct which connected to the elements. (Today we see these selective instincts in migration and hibernation; which are gathered collectively) My dream points not to the future, but to the present; the remnants that allowed life to sustain on its way along the evolutionary path, are still there. If you are wondering why we all don't have these dreams, the answer is we do. In our conscious world we can see and measure ability, but in the subconscious world we can't see or measure ability. I guess I got lucky. Ghosts also belong to the energy that drives evolution - the total energy of a system, which includes the sum of kinetic energies is proportional to its potential energy function. Is evolution just a one energy system with all its kinetic energies doing what energy does? Energy is not always stable, its fluctuation is needed to keep its balance; we see this in a normal star which has hydrogen forming into helium allowing its nuclear pressure to keep it stable against the forces of gravity, but occasionally it has to send out solar flares which help its stability. If life is a one energy system then ghosts are the result of its stability, (solar flares) they are pockets of energy and the reason we see them as ghosts is because we are a biological energy system - the pattern of energy is universal. You mention the genome and the magical powers that rule, but what you are not seeing is a one energy system that is dictated to by its own needs -there is no need for a God. It is so easy to mistake a trick of nature and call it supernatural, but that gets us nowhere, only going backwards. I think its time we should start to move forward. There are 210 dreams in the Bible and perhaps you can now understand why they were thought to be the words of God? Regards
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Book Recommendation: The Case For Miracles by Lee Strobel
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windar12q
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Aug 15, 2020
Hello ekrause, I hope you are keeping well. Of course 'miracles' happen, but not the way you think they do. We see it on the Galapagos islands, with its diversity of life, where there are a variety of finches which are descendants of one species. The Galapagos cormorants are also in the process of mutating from flight to flightless, because flight is no longer needed. This also adds variety, just like the finches, but the variety is by coincidence and not by a divine power. Perhaps one day we will be able to harness this power given by nature and then the age of 'miracles' will be upon us. If prayer worked, we would have no need for science, no need for hospitals, no need for doctors etc, etc. The other point you mention about Muslims dreaming of Jesus, doesn't prove that it is true. I am an atheist and once in hospital under sedation I dreamed of the Virgin Mary. The subconscious is a mysterious place where memories lie hidden then appear to correlate with our situation. This reminds me of someone saying to me something that I hope you will accept in the manner it is intended and not malicious - he asked me a question while watching a football match, when one of the reserve players was called on to partake; the player crossed himself before playing and my friend asked if he was cheating. His team lost by the way, so his cheating didn't pay off. Like the player, we are all susceptible to thinking in this way, but it doesn't make it true. Proof of Jesus has to be demonstrated, or like the football player, we are living an illusion. If we want an age of miracles, we have got to give up this notion of a God and settle down to dealing with the facts. Keep well ekrause.
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the big lie: evolution
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windar12q
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Jul 02, 2020
Hello crtgavrilescu, I have just read your introduction, but not being of faith, I must ask you, why do you think the primates never continued evolving to reach the same level of intelligence as ourselves? These are the kind of questions you should be seeking. It is only by seeking knowledge will an intelligent species survive, because knowledge is the food that gives constructive purpose and without constructive purpose there would be no you or me. It doesn't matter if science gets it wrong, what's more important is that by its mistakes we learn, it is by these mistakes we progress. Your views are the exact opposite - what you have no explanation for, you make a desperate attempt to clarify by bringing in the supernatural - you have stopped thinking logically. Like you, I don't believe all that Darwin wrote, but that is because time has caught up with Darwin and now, new ideas are forming - you can't say that about religion. The reason you can't is because you would have to admit that your god was wrong, but I can say when Darwin is wrong. Surely you must see where your religion is not taking you? It is leading you up a cul-de-sac. Again this is an example of how faith can stop you from constructive logic. To be submissive to something you cannot prove to be true is way beyond my comprehension. If you do reply to my letter could you please refrain from quoting from the bible, unless you can substantiate your claim with evidence, evidence that can be demonstrated? One more question; you mention satan in metaphoric concepts and satan always reminds me of the emotion of hate. I would like to ask you - do you think that the emotion of hate is a negative emotion or a positive one? Regards
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