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  1. #1 The Universe is a Superbeing ? 
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    This is not my theory but one proposed by my dad so I'm just wondering on comments. Personally I find it fundamentally flawed nonetheless it's an interesting concept.

    What if the universe is the brain of a superbeing or body of a superbeing. What if the suns are analagous to neurons in our brain. And what we perceive as physics are just the mechanics of the brain...?

    The more I think of it the more farfetched the idea. But some strong arguments would be nice so that I can debate with him would be nice...

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    What if the universe is really a giant watermelon and the stars are its seeds. The argument just doesn't carry much weight, it's completely arbitrary.


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    That was my initial thoughts also and I proposed that argument to my father too but I'm wondering if anyone has anymore...

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    Well, we cannot exist on our own, we need the biomass of the planet, the planet cannot support life without a star, a star cannot form unless a mass of debris fromother stars in huge clusters exists. Galaxies would not be there without th ebig bang.

    SO the universe is alive, we are it's conscious part other parts are it's food energy stores.

    Can you really seperate you from the universe?

    Just a slightly different slant.

    we are held back by our own definition of words, we define life as creepy crawlies ergo the universe is not alive but think past this definition...

    But if you think our solar system may be a single atom in the small intestine of some larger being, then I hope not. If all the solar systems were of uniform size and composition (as atoms are) and equidistant then maybe but they are not.
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    Watch this video from 8:57 onwards

    I guess the message they are trying to convey is there could be a bigger picture.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pH5WXIsgHo

    Quite funny I thought.


    also the simpsons tried to do it aswell. Which is hilarious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBY2EpVAWow


    So i guess people have thought about this for a long time.
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    Barry: A couple years ago, in one of my few *new topics* I wrote of a *Tiny Universe*, which got a good response. The premise of the thread was we are a unit in size and a comprehension of it is only to our minds.

    If you could reduce your size to the trillionth power of a trillion trillion, you could very well be part of something where you set. The computer, a book or in my thread a speck of dust. The reverse of this could place you in a similar position where what is reality to us, could be anything. The brain of a super-human, a fence post or a portion of that speck of dust in a much larger existence.

    I don't remember why, but I do recall in the 50's and 60's many of us interested in such things discussing this possibility. Big Bang was not the dominate theory and we as students, were taught to use imagination when the known is not known.

    I do disagree with MB, to a degree. Whatever the universe is or how it operates has nothing to do with our existence. We are simply life forms which seem to have an intelligence and exist only for circumstances which have allowed it. Whether by chance or design, these conditions probably happen many times over many trillions of years and have spawned life to our level and likely much greater. Going back to the brain thing, this would be true in those dimensions as well.
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    It's actually a very interesting argument. However, I think this needs to be in Philosophy, and not here.
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