Posts Tagged ‘physicist’

Who Hijacked Reality / #392 The success of any delusional thinking depends on keeping it a mystery.

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

 

 

Journal Entry #392

March 27th, 2011

Once the veil has been lifted and the aura of the mystery is identified how can one continue to accept delusional thoughts as real? The answer is they cannot and that is why the mystery must be maintained and promoted. I see it frequently. My job is to remove this mystery by offering credible evidence as well as demonstrating that the claim is not valid. The hoops one has to jump through to do this seem endless.

A great example of this is on the show “THE BIG BANG THEORY”. Sheldon is considered a genius even by his own mother. He denies the existence of Jesus and yet his mother who considers him very smart still denies his conclusion.  The character will not face the facts. I know this is a TV show with fictional characters but I can easily see this scenario being played out in real life. In fact I have witnessed it myself many times.

I often say in regards to any gods that are claimed that if that particular god where to just present themselves and verify that they are who they claim to be then the matter would be settled but this would take away the mystery. There is nothing like actually having proof to put an issue to rest.

We can see that science daily offers explanations that then become verified for many of the mysteries we wonder about. Once it is a fact we move on to the next one. The problem with mysteries like gods or anything related to these esoteric concepts is that they are currently beyond or reach to be able to give a definitive answer; they deal with the big questions. Still we are ignorant and in denial if we do not accept the knowledge about these concepts that we already know and that is exactly what happens.

There are plenty of mysteries that are based in reality but unfortunately the answers or the possibility of getting an answer seem beyond our grasp. As the physicist Brian Cox says “if you just hold up a dime towards the sky in that spot there are 10,000 galaxies” I am paraphrasing from a quote I read.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zdhtg Now if that does not offer mystery I don’t know what does. If we could just understand that when we don’t know something the very first answer we need to give is “I don’t know.”

I have covered the many reasons we engage in delusional thinking and the reasons that as a society we accept those delusions as normal but I would hope that we continue to as I and many others  focus on what is probably true and not keep filling in the blanks / mystery with manmade concepts that are steeped in mystery.

I consistently see people try to fill in these blanks and when challenged they do everything to a void actually facing the challenge. I see k the truth and this should be the goal for all but right now it is not. They believe it is and of course feel I am the one that is delusional because I do not engage in the fantasy of the month but I hope this will continue to change. I see this change slowly happening but it is happening.  I am going to repost a great video from Michio Kaku on our chance of moving on as a species. This will directly relate to the reason mystery and how we approach it is so important.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/24407  Will mankind destroy itself?    

Mystery and the wonder of seeking out what we do not know is fantastic but that search must be based in reality dealing with the process that science and reason has given us to verify truth. If you just speculate and take as true the answer you feel is right without verifying it or even basing it in reality then you are probably dealing with delusional thinking and this really needs to stop.

Each mystery we unravel brings us closer to a sane world.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie

Who Hijacked Reality / #372 God is so small and the universe is so very big.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

 

Journal Entry #372

March 7th, 2011

Over the past year I have been speaking out on my blog, through my music and art and the more I engage in conversation the more I see a few constants. God is so very small.

The believers I have talked with over the last year all over the world have one thing in common, they believe in god because it fulfills their desires. It allows them to feel they will get what they fell they need even though those needs cannot be filled in reality. The world, the universe does not work the way they want it to but that doesn’t stop them from trying to make it work within their beliefs.

The one thing that is consistently lost and ignored is the truth and how we determine it through the process of reason and science.

The Universe is so very, very big almost beyond anything that we can comprehend. Science has shown us so much especially in the last 30 years. Throughout all these discoveries we have watched the gods of man shrink daily while the universe we live in expands in both scope and beauty. There really is no good reason to accept any of the gods of man as real, there is no evidence that is credible in any way and each day the reasons people believe become smaller and smaller.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbRSd2THTUQ

BBC Wonders of the Universe Episode 1 : Destiny 2011 [HD].

There are so many great documentaries and other videos available that show the wonders of the universe, the wonders science reveals to us. The beautiful thing about all these films and all the information available is that it will be based on truth, on reality not on some supernatural nonsense.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cox_(physicist

I am going to listen to people such as Brian Cox to tell me about the universe. You can choose who you want to listen to but I would hope they are dealing with reality.

With each discovery the gods of man will disappear, they will have no place in this brave new world. It will not be long now until we discover life on other planets and it is this discovery that will and should change everything. At that moment the gods of man need to completly disappear and I hope they do. We need to realize that the universe could not care less about humanity it has bigger problems.

If you believe in god in some form or another it really is time to accept the truth in this universe. Will it be what you want to hear, probably not. There is no point in me offering you a science lesson as the above video will provide that much better than I ever could.

My message is clear; the gods of man probably and again I say this with a very high degree of confidence are not real. It is time as a species we embrace and acknowledge reality and all it has to offer. This will be humanities finest hour if we do this. We as a species being aware of our existence and able to look beyond the moment and our needs for that moment have never been in a position where we have given reality and truth the opportunity to guide us to be better.

The truth will surely set us free and the lies will surely imprison us.

Seek the truth always

Gary David Currie