Who watches the watcher, is watching this.

  • Bono (68) April 19, 2013

    not really…

  • Peace.in.Pondering (11) April 19, 2013

    Then a particle physicist colliding atoms is a group of atoms murdering other atoms.

  • Nat (2) April 19, 2013

    Wow, thank you for sharing this. It deepens my understanding of the concept of being the observer. As simply as that.

    • PeaceRiot (178) April 20, 2013

      Thank you for commenting that. I literally felt a burst of kundalini as I read and contemplated what you commented.

  • James (121) April 19, 2013

    We are the universe experiencing itself.

    That is why we are here, that is why everything is here. We are the evolution of the very universe itself. We are the complex from the simple, heading towards the ever more complex until everything that can happen and be experienced has been.

    We are but one infinitesimally small variable that has evolved for the universe to better understand itself. Everything inside and outside of us arose from the same thing for this very purpose. Everything that is, ever was, or ever will be, is quite literally the same thing. It is all one.

  • Sat0 (1) April 20, 2013

    This is a great opportunity to discuss EMERGENCE from the perspective of complex systems theory. Emergent properties essentially refer to the idea that the sum of a system is greater than its parts. For example, you can’t just throw together a pile of all of the parts of a car and expect it to be drivable–they must be assembled in a way that give it that emergent property: locomotion.

    So my point is, one pile of atoms is not necessarily identical to another. One particular assemblage of atoms (such as into a living being) may give it emergent properties (such as consciousness or the ability to break apart other atoms). So I agree with Bono. And the idea that the universe exists just to experience itself is a teleological argument and thus very limited.