The Human Concept

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    Prof.Bruttenholm Well-Known Member

    The Human Subject:
    The human subject, mammalian and bipedal, capable of thought on a complex level. The Fermi Paradox states, to put it simply, that we exist and therefore other lives must exist outside of our planet, there are suns, stars, worlds that must, statistically, be like our own. The numerous reasons to why contact has not be reached or interstellar colonization is not a reality are staggering but it comes to a concept of the extreme rarity of life. Life is an unquantifiable anomaly by which the universe creates something so tiny on something relatively tiny in an ocean of giants.
    There are approximately 7 billion humans, yet there are more stars and planets than people. What purpose do these 7 billion serve?
    If we exclude the existence of all other forms of life; bacteria, plants, animals and focus solely on human existence it becomes all the more odd as to why a single entity would require the complex thought to question it's own existence and in turn be able to question the existence of other intelligent beings. The other animals which populate the planet earth do not need to question their existence, some of which is so short in relative comparison to that of humans that it could barely even be called one, the may-fly for example lives for 24 hours and yet it continues to reproduce. The human can live, depending upon its environment up to 100 years of age and even slightly beyond, but this raises the question as to why, why would a species need such a lifespan? The nature of human thought has allowed it to transcend the need of incredible brute strength of its evolutionary cousin the Gorilla and instead develop complex methods of maintaining food supplies, health, safety and its progeny. However, the human is a species which notably when given choice that does not ultimately reflect its survival has more often than not chosen wrong/selfishly. The human is exposed to the process of multiple animals, the bear which hibernates after ingesting large quantities of food to survive the winter, the squirrel which stores its food, and yet the creature which it shares the most similarity to is that of a parasitic organism feasting upon a single host, in this case the earth, to its gluttonous delight. Yet the human species which is fully aware of other planets which could support it and also has proven itself capable of leaving its own habitat chooses not to, returning to the proof that when the human race is given a choice it most often chooses the wrong one.
    The value of life is one of question as well, this is all life, plant, animal, bacteria. What could it add to the universe? What does it do to such behemoths as planets, moons and suns that it could affect it in anyway and in such a short time? The sun which is in part responsible for life on earth has and will exist for millions of years and yet by comparison a single human will not see any age to said sun whatsoever. If life is so rare that it occurs in such a finite nature as one planet per several million then ultimately what purpose can it be said to have, if any?

    The Multiple Dimension Theory; the theory by which there are numerous parallel worlds that mirror our existing one and vice versa, various theory exist around them but one prevailing one is that choice/action can cause a new dimension/world to come into existence. A simple example: On our earth, Hitler attempted to enter Art School but was turned down, choosing a life that would lead him down to the path of Fuhrer. On a mirror-world, Hitler attempts to attend but the same person who ultimately had the deciding factor in his college career said yes rather no, this means Hitler never met Eckhart, Eckhart never had him speak on behalf of the National Socialist Party and the Nazis may never have risen to their power or even existed as we know them.
    This creates a question of the value of anything, choice or life. If all life and worlds are determined by a choice we make then how do we know our world, our earth and our lives are not simply the sum of an equation of choices made by a parallel us on a completely different dimensional plane?
    You chose a certain color shirt today, a certain way to comb your hair and to talk to a certain person.
    On the other world, you did not.
    If this line of thought is followed, all decisions are meaningless because on another world we either did or did not make them.

    Good and Evil:
    An argument which has plagued the minds of so many for so long.
    Are people good or evil?
    The truth is evil and good are just ideas, concepts by which the human retains a healthy mind to allow itself to live comfortably and happy, unplagued by the whoa of what its conscience may think. The conscience itself may be constructed based on nature or nurture but none the less, exists on some level.
    Good or Evil however are just ideas; example, you find a $20 bill on the ground, no one is around to claim it and you even do what society tells you is right or good and take it to the police station, after X number of days the police say it belongs to you because no one claimed it, so is that good? For you, the individual receiving said money, yes it is. Now the inverse, that money fell from the pocket of a man, you don't know them and never will, but that money fell and was lost, the wind absconded with it to inevitably land at your feet. The money the man lost was part of an amount meant to pay a bill, perhaps a parking ticket, he had done all he could to save up and pay it off. That $20 however was not there, he was short, unable to make up the difference he paid what he could but the bill kept going up and he could never afford that difference, eventually his car was impounded, his license revoked, without either he could not go to work to make money to pay the bill and ended up in prison. Is that good? Is it evil?

    The world is not fair or unfair, it simply is.
    That is at best, what life is.
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