Funny Thoughts To Conjure With: » If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented? If people from Poland are called 'Poles', why aren't people from Holland called 'Holes?' Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack, anyway? Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't they be wearing nightgowns? If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? When someone asks you, 'A penny for your thoughts, 'and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny? When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say? Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist? Why are a wise man and wise guy opposites? Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things? If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible? Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one? There is no shorter sentence in the English language than 'I am'. Readers point out that actually, 'I do' is the longest sentence? Think about it! If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed? Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as '4's'? Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure? Why do they display pictures of criminals in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the postmen can look for them while they deliver the mail ?
+2I refuse to believe that this is all there is. There is life beyond our known universe. We don't need science to tell us that.
Is this argument on equal ground with the Kalam Cosmological Argument? Mine. Premise 1: Nothing that begins to exist can come from no things, Premise 2: The universe came from either something, or no thing, Premise 3: The universe exists, Conclusion: Therefore the universe began to exist out of something. The Kalam. Premise 1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause, Premise 2: The universe began to exist, Conclusion: The universe has a cause. Definitions: Universe - the totality of all existence, time, space, energy, matter. No thing - absolute absence of existence. (All other definitions are their dictionary definitions, to my knowledge.)
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+7Isn't it beautiful, and awe inspiring, when you look up at the vast expanse of space in the night sky, and you think that all the stars you see, are just a few of the billions of stars in the galaxy in which you live, and that galaxy is just one of trillions of galaxies in the known universe. Then you think about how life, could only, potentially arise in less than a percent, of a percent, of a percent, of a percent, of the matter in the known universe. Then we think about the vast expanse of time stretching 13.8billion years back to the Big Bang, and inconceivably into the future, and that this moment will be gone in an instant, never to be experienced again. This is where meaning in life comes from, not from beliefs, but in making each moment we live our insignificant lives, a better one than the one which preceded it, filled with more happiness, joy, and love. It makes the problems of the world seem so small, and it's where I derive my own personal morality from.
-2Stephen Hawking: God particle is becoming unstable and that could wipe out the universe. I personally think there's a "supermod" on here who is unstable and she will wipe out this site. But that's another story. I'd like to focus on the universe as it is more significant. Do you people think that the universe can be destroyed?
+68Being on an airplane looking down at how tiny everything is makes you realize how very, very tiny you are compared to the vast universe we live in, amirite?
+28The universe works in the same way as a brain. We live in an incomprehensible multidimensional fractal...