The questions of life – food for thought
So, this past weekend on our way back from the lovely Mont st. Michel, I was talking to my friend Natalie about all the random questions we wish we had answers to. Now, I am sure most of these questions have some kind of answer, but it is still interesting to think about them.
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Earth’s mass – If the earth’s mass is always the same, and the population is increasing, what is actually decreasing? Land mass? (Mass is always conserved, the earth doesn’t get heavier with each new person born – it is just a transfer of mass)
Reincarnation – So let’s say reincarnation is real, and that every second the number of living things on this earth increases – which I would think it does – there aren’t enough “souls” to go around, so when are new ones created?
Aliens – I have to say I believe that there is life somewhere else out there in the universe. I mean it is infinitely huge right? So even if the chance of us being alive – the chain reaction of events- is 1 in a million, these odds would be good considering how big the universe is. So you have to wonder if there are planets like ours that can produce life. If so, how different than us would they be? Also, who is to say that our definition of a planet being able to produce life is the only one out there? Maybe there is other life that is just so different from us that even their basic needs are different. (This question is probably answerable by scientists and researchers etc., but I still like it)
Evolution – Are we still evolving? If so (I believe so) what is being improved? Will we gain appendages? Lose them? Become smarter? Personally I could do without my damned ring finger. That thing is annoying, it is too attached to the movement of my pinky. Grr
Ghosts – So, we were both talking about how we have no idea what happens when we die. And that maybe nothing happens and you are gone forever. If this is true though, what are ghosts? Usually they are spirits that died violent deaths and don’t want to move on, or have unfinished business. I would say that I would probably rather be a ghost than nothing. And if they are only here because of unfinished business, then there must be something afterwards right? What would be the point of finishing your business if you just become nothing?
Theory – I read an interesting theory in a book once. It said that you go through stages of “life” . So right now we are in a first stage, and when we die, we go to another stage of life. Another dimension or something maybe? Who knows. Maybe the whole point of this life is to not know what happens after.
Anyways, as the title says, this is just food for thought! Interesting questions, and I would love to hear any of your views on any question! Or even other crazy questions!