Walls don’t always block. They can funnel, intensifying the flow of the river.
Growth. I mean physically speaking. Many things grow, accrete.
Something that reproduces itself? Ah, that is argued to be one defining aspect of life, yes. They acknowledge one more.
Breath? Respiration occurs in simple chemical compounds, the basic process at least, so not breath.
Converts energy? Ah, literally everything converts energy.
Being able to respond to stimuli and initiate stimuli is the second factor. Reproduction and signalling.
Now beyond that process, according to science, there is nothing more to life. The rest is all subjective nonsense though lately they are nearing the conclusion that even particle theory is ultimately nonsense. Unnatural is a word going around a lot. Thoughts?
Why do they think particle theory is nonsense?
Are you familiar with what they said about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) effort? It’s basically the best we can do. Anything higher powered than that will be outside of the physical limits of our technology, right?
Yes, it would have to move at the speed of light. Yes, which right now we cannot do. We don’t even have a clue on how to start.
Well, they have confirmed they found the Higgs. That’s scientific fact as far as that goes, but it’s too light, and they aren’t confident that the second session of the LHC’s operation will reveal any further Higgs like particles. What this means, if they don’t find any more particles, is that matter in our universe is too fine tuned to exist according to our understanding of physical laws. Basically, this leaves us saying “just because” rather than having a complete physical theory. What do you think?
I think they will eventually find more. I won’t be surprised if they fail to find more. They need to move on from particle theory.
Perhaps our machines for perception simply aren’t up to it.
I think the particle paradigm will have to be thrown away. Not thrown away to my view, but it will have to go the way of Newtonian physics. Fine and functional for some things, but not literally true.
They can learn from the old eastern mystics. As they say, matter is illusion.
It’s possible that all of our particles, every particle inside our bodies, are in fact just tight little knots of space-time. What do you think of that friends?
Are you suggesting that we need other dimensions – besides those of space-time, I mean? Yes.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.