I am always thinking. It used to drive me nuts sometimes, and I wrote pages of explanations to myself to understand life.
Since I have accepted that consciousness is it, and I did that long before I read Lanza's book, everything is much easier.
Where is that consciousness situated? That is what Susan always is on about, as she is a materialist. For her there is no spirits, and it is difficult to pinpoint "where" mind and consciousness is situated. Materialists say in our brains. But people on operation tables with no brain activity, "dead" in the clinical sense, some, many? have come back to life with stories about what it was like to be dead, and also that they saw and heard everything the doctors and nurses said and did, and saw other places in and out of the hospital.
So how can a dead brain do all this? There must be something else.
And how can people a long distance away from each other experience the same thing, most often danger or severe pain? Call it telepathy. It is so common, not at all unusual.
At the same token, we can't see all these waves, wavelengths, from our numerous devices, remote controls, phones etc. it is so clever of those who discovered all this and started making use of it. Electricity, well, you can see sparks from it sometimes, but that is not the electricity itself. Magnetism, you can't see it, only feel it. I have some very strong magnets, but nothing to see!
I am not so sure there was a Big Bang. If everything has always existed, no need for it. Besides, there is no time, so they say, the clever heads, so there can't be any before and after the Big Bang.
Your book: No look in those blasted handbags. No explanation how they lifted all those heavy stones. Atlantis. So, should I believe in it, after all? I have been on and off over the years!
Interesting with Egypt and Greece being so close, culturally.
About when our planet was born, all the rest of the universe might have been watching! Look, a new planet!
I find the facts about the moon more amazing than anything.
> If you really get it Gerda I envy you because I
> don't. For me the sound of a falling tree happens
> anyway, regardless of someone's presence. I simply
> cannot imagine how it could be any other way. This
> concept seems so hard for me as infinity.
> Here is my thought on this: 4,6 billion years ago
> when Earth was being born there was nobody
> watching. Even further back when the Big Bang
> happened, there was no one to watch the birth of
> our Universe. So, if nothing happens when nobody
> is watching, then nothing should ever happen in
> the first place. But then how did it all start?
> The only way to get out of this mess, is to accept
> there is a "God" watching. But for a person like
> me, this seems to be the easy way out and I hate
> the easy way out...