I did some digging and I came to a conclusion.This can be continued infinitly bigger and smaller.From the tiny cells in our body to the galaxies beyond.
Maybe just like the viruses in our body,we are the virus in the body of the universe.And if we don’t change our ways we’ll get extinct by the immune system of the universe.
Like the Dinosaurs? I wonder what they were doing that was harmful to the universe.
Sorry,bear with me.It’s pretty late here and I just had a cup of coffee.
Humans acting badly is cancerous. Ghandi ain’t no global carcinogen, he was like a laser; cutting off the rest of the human specie’s body from the metastasis of hate and violence.
I’m studying biology in college right now alongside with medical terminology and I have to say that its just proving to me that everything is alive as one huge organism. Even the earth is small, everything is alive just like the small processes that keep our bodies in homeostasis, nature outside of “life” has equally or more complex ways of operating and ways that it keeps itself from throwing itself out of whack. I find it amazing!
Earth has a few bacterium though.
I take that back I guess organisms are technically non-organic. Organic is an illusion of matter – so you could very well classify the universe as an organism. Every star and planet are kind of like organs interacting. Up close nothing significant seems to be going on much like if you zoom in 10,000% on a cell. If we could perceive the entirety of the thing, maybe it would become apparent that the universe is ordered to somehow function as a whole.
@misssunbeam, So humans are different from other animals because we manipulate our environment. Have you ever seen a beaver build a dam? Have you ever seen a bee build a honeycomb? Have you ever seen one of the millions of species of birds that build nests. Over 75% of the animal kingdom manipulates its environment in some way. Humans just do it better. We are also more self destructive than other animals can be. This may come as something of a shock to you, but humans are quite possibly the least self destructive animals on the planet. Let’s look at the Foxes and Rabbits experiment. When the rabbit population goes up, the foxes get more potential food and their population goes up. This means when the rabbit population drops from being over-hunted, the foxes will die out from starvation. Humans are different because it occurs to us to save excess food for times when it will be less plentiful. Only a handful of other animals do this and none do it the way humans do. A squirrels may gather and store acorns, but he’ll only do it in preparation for winter. Humans do it all year round.
Of course, humans are still animals like Lions, Zerbas, and Kangaroos. They’ll horde food and be selfish and shortsighted like any other life form. But were any other animals to be given the chance to have the capabilities of a human being, they would behave no differently than we do today. In fact, they may be a whole lot worse.
@danfontaine, What you said just makes a lot of sense to me. WE ARE fractals of the bigger thing. I think it’s just the limited definition of life and intelligence that is confusing people. Plus it’s hard to understand when you are a zoomed in and in a “microscopic” small point of view. But also taking medical classes is giving me this glimpse that life is made up from the same properties of everything else. haha I just never thought of a fractal before :)
I just looked at your last post and you’re pretty much saying the same thing.
@danfontaine, Would I agree with it? Well, the holographic principle makes total sense to me. It is seemingly apparent everywhere you look (if you know where to look). But it would be foolish to say that I know for sure.
For all intents and purposes, our universe and reality as we perceive it could very well be a black hole. Even stranger, it could be a black hole within a universe which is ALSO a black hole within a universe, and so on.
In all honesty, I made a bit of an error when I said “period” after stating that the universe is a hologram. We just truly don’t know with 100% certainty. However, that being said, I do believe it is a hologram.
@danfontaine, “Organisms are the image of the universe. Fractals yo. So in a sense yes. Is the universe organic though? No.”
The initial wonder of starting a college bio class and learning about all of these new mechanisms at work and then comparing it to science and what I know about the universe. Its crazy how far we have gone with science into both of these fields and even spiritually but also super fuckin crazy how we also know so little. Haha I think it is a lot ‘like’ a fractal. :) I’m not sure if anyone mentioned earlier in the tread but there is also a theory I’ve read from stumbleupon that our brains work as a hologram and that the universe may also be that way with particles being connected impossibly far away.
Maybe I can find the article later and post it because I see it was just mentioned above…
” NOTHING” Does not exist. (Self evident)
ONE THING (Consisting of everything) Does Exist.
There is nothing outside of the ONE THING
The ONE THING is worthy of a name
Lets call it GOD
Therefore everything including You and I are (collectively) GOD.
Shout it from the hilltops. ” I AM GOD AREN’T WE “