Monday, April 09, 2007

Jack vs Locke Re-inspired

crazy idea for now
science and faith

faith, god, bible, religion is our way of making sense of that which we do not understand. It used to be stronger when we understood less. Science is trying to find the holes that exist and figure out a way to explain it all.

the whole science being a threat to faith is REAL because as science uncovers the truths about reality, it leaves one less place for religion, hope, faith, belief to exist.

However there are elements that science can still not explain (thoughts, love, emotional connections unrelated to conditioning or causality, impatience, random, and what we still call irrational behavior)

science has only explored the logical side of things, maybe one day there will be some way to uncover those things that are more abstract. But for now we rely on religion to create morals and values and ideas about what is right and wrong. we use religion to guide us to what we dont understand.

humans have always had a fear of the unknown, and therefore had the need to assign some sort of idea to that Dark Matter. Those black people are inhuman, those weird people with feathery hats are savages. Even the romans called the german's Barbarians.

knowledge is being uncovered slowly but surely. we are still trying to bite the apple. I dont know what will happen when we have eaten the whole thing. Thats a scary thought that i have been wondering about.
What happens when we know all, know all that he, it, she, they know?

will we all just live the perfect life? will there finally be peace?
or will we get too powerful for our own good? capable of manipulating life ourselves? (cloning, genetic modification)
will we get there before we all destroy ourselves, or the sun destroys us. After all we talk about global warming but in the end isnt it the sun's power (back to sun being part of universal energy aka godly energy) that is hurting us? The sun is still getting hotter and eventually it will be too hot for human life, with or without global warming.

this little nuclear-fused idea came as i was sending an email to my grandfather talking about the yoga class i did last week. It was seriously such a cool experience. Not just the yoga but mainly to experience it in the american style. it hit me hard in the gut.

In india they have been doing yoga since about 5,000 years ago and have always known it has been really good for the human biological system. Knew that breathing right gives ur brain oxygen and sitting in a certain way is good for digestion and stretching is good for keeping fit and in shape.

But doing yoga here it was explained in explicit scientific chemistry/biological detail. To levels where the lady was like, u guys cant understand it unless u take science but ill simplify it for you.

BUT fuck
talk about a cathartic moment.

crazy? i think so.
so thats why i think about this whole science seeks to explain things faith assumes. Hey but some of the assumptions are very accurate, some might be off like any one forecasting, predicting, guessing or concluding based on their detailed observances of human interaction.
fucking neat stuff no?

enter Angels and Demons (which i loved for this very reason)


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