Poll Is the universe conscious? and making intelligent decisions?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by think, May 15, 2020.

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Does the universe Have Awareness? and or consciousness?

  1. I am not aware of this .. therefore NO.

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Yes, we know this because the universe knows this.

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. NO, because I don't want to.

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. yes, the universe is a kind of God!

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. If the universe were Conscious then it would tell me so. NO it has not "yet" told me.

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. The universe just told me it was conscious and said also, to know this is true.

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. I don't Care either way. Whatever.

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. I don't know, maybe?

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. Quit it! with these polls "think"

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. I don't answer polls so you will not get a choice from me.

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
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  1. Asbo Zaprudder

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  2. rahullak

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  3. Asbo Zaprudder

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    The Wikipedia article also states:
     
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    Someone removed the part about Midi-chlorian counts. ;)
     
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    George Lucas probably based those on mitochondria? Perhaps the silliest thing he did with The Force was trying to rationalise it.
     
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    I wonder.. if the universe is conscious, could one knock it unconscious.. maybe black holes are the result of a hangover.. :biggrin:
     
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    If the universe is conscious, it has to be laughing its ass off at us.
     
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  9. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Just another form of teleology - a belief that the universe has a goal or purpose. If everything that can happen does happen, perhaps some instantiations of universes can appear to have motivation and sapience as can entities that are part of them. No overarching plan or cause for the multiverse though, methinks.

    "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?"
     
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    I want to look at the universe's browser history. It's seems kind of freaky.
     
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  11. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Maybe it's savvy enough to use private browsing.
     
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    I think --- maybe the universe's browser is all porn right hehe .. no the universe would have us. me -- as part of that -- thing so it may be all our browser history's that get put in that -- ?
     
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    I think even Gardner could have been discribed as a “Fidelist” by some.

    Those from Egypt once believed that each of us had seven parts—of which the last was only one aspect.
     
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    I think Futurama answered it?



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    I just completed Asimov's excellent Foundation's Edge where they speak of creating a Galaxia, a single macro-consciousness of which every thing in the Milky Way is conscious and is a part of it. Galaxia would be an extension of Gaia which is a single planet which has achieved planetary-level consciousness.

    Perhaps a universal consciousness may have to be created/evolved?
     
  17. Asbo Zaprudder

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    In Christianity, that's akin to the dualist or gnostic heresy of the Cathars who identified their evil and good gods with the old testament god and Jesus.
     
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    The Demiurge (Old Nobodaddy).

    Borges’ short story about the masked Dyer of Merv had an interesting theology