Friday, December 18, 2015
The Origin of the Universe
There cannot be an infinite series of conditioned realities. A conditioned reality is a reality which is dependent on other things (component parts) for its existence. A hydrogen atom is a conditioned reality, because protons and electrons must exist for hydrogen atoms to exist. Since matter cannot be infinitely small, and since motion arises from the bottom of the component layers, there must be an ultimate bottom--an unconditioned reality. This ultimate reality generated the universe from itself. I have no reason to believe this ultimate reality is merciful, loving, angry, or conscious. However, I believe this unconditioned reality facilitates collective consciousness, and it may be possible for the patterns of our consciousness to be uploaded to this essence, this unconditioned reality, and transferred to other parts of the cosmos. Evidence for this lies in the fact that particles may "pop into and out of existence." It is not logically coherent to say that particles ACTUALLY cease to exist then come back into existence. Many aspects of the universe are counterintuitive, but since mathematics can be used to quantify the universe, and mathematics is never logically incoherent, then the universe is not logically incoherent.