The problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking
with which we created them. — Albert Einstein
In order to address questions related to some of the most important issues mankind has faced since the dawn of civilization, we must consider the relevant scientific and philosophical perspectives.
Philip DelRe puts it this way: “Try to imagine nothing exists. [Imagine that] there are no sun, no moon, no stars, and no galaxies. There are no elements such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, or oxygen.–There are no such things as time, space, matter.–There is no universe, no God, nothing! If there ever was a time when nothing [but absolutely nothing] existed, then nothing would exist now–therefore something must have existed”
At the onset of our journey there are two important principles to define and to keep in mind when seeking for fundamental truths:
1) Are there flaws or wrong assumptions in our basic understanding and perception?
2) and is the information we base our observations and concepts on supportable?
There have been times in history when popular opinions defined and shaped different perspectives of reality. For example, there was a time when the majority of all people sincerely believed the earth was flat. While sincerity is an admirable quality, a basic understanding of genuine certainties is needed.
I would say that the majority of the people of the world today have been exposed to methods of evaluation that are long rendered obsolete. — Jacque Fresco (considered by many to be a modern-day Da Vinci)
Facts are based on objective information. When engineers discuss an engineering project they do not ask for individual opinions or subjective interpretations. They use mathematics and a defined script or system of information. Without such objective basis, the engineers would not be able to build airplanes, dams, or any engineering marvel. Similarly, a doctor writing a prescription and usage directions for a patient uses a specific language that can be universally read and followed in any pharmacy around the world. Precise language and information is required for universal acceptance.
The discovery of information regarding the origins of both the universe, and life itself, is what makes this observation so important in today’s world. Modern scientists are realizing that the universe is formed of matter, energy, and information. This is replacing the teachings of the nineteenth century, which defined the universe as being made up entirely of just matter and energy.
As University of California at Berkeley law professor, Phillip Johnson, states,
“Information is not matter, although it is imprinted on matter. It comes from elsewhere, from an intelligence.”
Same thought continued in next post “Every Book Has an Author”