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Posted by Phil.o.sofir on October 2, 1999 05:44:33 UTC

: : Three blind men we led by a scholar to meet an elephant. Each of the blind men were asked to touch the elephant and describe what they were touching. The first blind man touched the side of the animal, and thus concluded that it must be a wall, since the hide was rough. The second man touched the trunk of the animal, and asserted that he was touching a hose. The third man touched the tail and said that I must be a rope.

***The human mind, over time has compessed and adjusted information, over the manygenerations we have been sifting our concept of true reality, if we survive long enough, it seems possible that we could gain complete knowledge of reality, but the odds are against us. It could be entirely possible that some other form of intelligence has already done so, escaping the recycling process of there own megamogus area (there local big bang) It could also be that even if we attained this level, we would never meet, if in fact the universe is infinite. And imagine if we got to that point and you were revived from being frozen in this lifetime, the simularities between us would probably be unrecognizable, we might even see them as evil due to the unhumaness of them. Would even emotions still exist? Compassion could be expanded or deleted entirely...

: Being human severely limits us as to how we can view the universe and how much we are capable of ever knowing. The best we can do is theorize, and make sense of the world through the tools we have available at any one time. Science admits that no theory is every really complete, but strives nonetheless to come closer and closer to what the truth is. Absolute truth may never be attainable.

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