What differentiates living things from non-living things? They are both made up of elemental particles, they are both held together by some bonding force, and they both "exist" in physical reality as observable things. And yet, the idea of "observable" and "thing" is something we take for granted. If not for our mind, the distinction between living and non-living would not exist within our terms. But what exactly is "mind"?
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As humans with a creative and active consciousness, we are always seeking ways to "spend time" in existence. Due to technological and social advances, we no longer spend the waking hours simply surviving, whether it's for food or shelter. Children, no matter the living standards or period of history, have always spent their time in play whenever they could, but the adults, no longer satisfied with child's play, sought other experiences, but at a higher level, it is still play. If you consider what play is at the core, it is the desire to experience (imagination, creation, exploration), which in turn generates emotion.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The concepts of good and evil have been a major force that drives people to action. Good is interpreted as being beneficial while Evil is interpreted as being harmful to existence. Where did the concept come from and how did it get their interpretations? I want to explore these ideas and see why these beliefs exist.
Friday, April 6, 2012
While watching the TV show Ancient Aliens, the episode was discussing how ancient civilizations have erected colossal monuments at very specific locations around the earth such as the Egyptian pyramids and South American pyramids. They attributed the feat as being some lost power or assistance from alien races. They also referred to a geometric pattern that is formed when specific locations around the Earth that emanates strong electromagnetic energy are connected. Known as "The World Grid", these monuments were established upon vertices called Vortexes, formed by the geometric pattern. Plato described the mathematical pattern as Platonic Solids. The interesting thing is what Seth from the book Seth Speaks describes regarding this matter.
Everyone has their own beliefs regarding the notion of "God". In terms of group beliefs, the religions each have their own ideas of what "God" is, non-believers or those unsure have their ideas on the existence of a "God", and even I have described my own beliefs of what "God" is. So is there a "right" belief and if so, which one is it?
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Most people go about their lives without ever considering the basic functions of the human body. Unless there are some issues or defects, the majority of us do not consider how the eyes work, or how we are able to hear, etc. We take for granted the life science classes that describe how the sensory organs work, never considering how they shape our ideas of the world around us. I want to describe in basic terms how our sensory organs affect our views and beliefs and why it is important to understand in order to judge what is and isn't real, which ultimately shape our beliefs.