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Blow My Mind!

Published by Don C in the blog Don C's blog. Views: 95

People who pursue philosophical answers to questions are generally endowed with enough intelligence to know that an answer lies out there somewhere. Unfortunately, they are not gifted with sufficient intelligence to know that the answer is impossible to find. And what intelligence would it take to find the answer. Super computers? A think tank of brilliant humans? Metaphysical insight? The combination of these things?.....

No, none of this works. Such quests invariably lead deeper into a complex maze that gathers more questions than answers. If all the computers on earth were networked and tasked to find an answer to ANY specific question and were programmed to continue answering each question arising from the deductions of the previous question until the most complex part of the maze was passed (that being the middle part), and the complexity began to diminish toward the one final answer, IF such could be done, (and I personally find it amusing that such an attempt would ever be made because the middle part of the analysis peaks beyond the extent of human knowledge and WAY beyond the extent of human intellect) and IF the machines somehow divined the right unknown path to take by deducing all the possible paths and discarding those that deviated from the logical flow, and IF somehow an ANSWER, the one final answer, was ever arrived at - IT WOULD BE THE WRONG ANSWER!!

Man in his haste to become Godlike is incapable of understanding the final answer, because the final answer would - of physical necessity - lead right back to the question that started it all, and the computers would whir through the process forever, circling from the start to the end over and over, a billion times, a trillion times, forevermore into infinity. (Isn’t this proven when we look out into the heavens, and inward to the atoms? All things are circular, all things follow a circular path, all things end where they begin then begin again where they end.)

Clear your mind, go back, waaaay back to the cavemen, further back, as far back as can be gone through your genetic inheritance, all the way back to when your species, and all other species, began as a one celled creature (assuming that actually happened!). I would suggest one step further back, but I have no idea what came before the one celled creature and will not get into the scientific and theological debate about that...... The one celled creature is very close to the ANSWER though, I feel that as a certainty. Lack of intellect to that degree is the greatest intellect that ever existed in life forms. (There’s another circle - almost nothing is almost everything, yet everything is almost nothing.....)

Cheers my friends... Don’t think too hard on this. I almost blew a few synapses in my attempt to write down what cannot be written, so if this comes out a little garbled - what could you expect? My brain has neared the edge of infinity, and to cross over into infinity..... would totally BLOW MY MIND!!!!!
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