"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates

Friday, January 14, 2011

Living in a World of Impossibility

The first law of Thermodynamics states, "The internal energy of an isolated system is constant". In other words, nothing cannot create something, and something cannot be reduced to nothing. This is physics. It's the conservation of energy and is not something philosophical or debatable, but factual.

This being the case, how are we here? What is this existence all about? How did we get here? What is here?

We live in a physical world; a world based on the laws of physics. This is what we can see, study, test, and agree upon as fact. It is for this reason we must assume that the energy on this physical level of existence always has been, and always will be. This brings me to the question of Absolute Truth. Is there an an Absolute Truth?

This again is an answer that is not open for discussion, as nothing could exist without an Absolute Truth. But can someone know this Truth. No. It is impossible to know the Absolute Truth of our origin on this planet, and the origin of this entire realm of existence containing what we call the Universe. It is impossible because in the world we know, we have laws of physics; something cannot come from nothing.

This brings me to the question of God. The term G.O.D. has been used so much in our modern society it has lost any meaning it could have once held. Therefore, I will use the term Creator for that energy that always has been and always will be. I believe in a Creator, as does everyone including Atheists, defined as a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings. If a collection of atoms were to explode in outer space, you need to make some assumptions, and accept that atoms once created what we now know as the Universe. Looking at those believing in a "supreme being", something or someone created what we now call planet Earth and the Universe. This belief also requires assumptions, as any belief would.

Based on this common sense thinking, it is undeniable that no matter what you believe about this level of existence, assumptions are required. Theories. Beliefs. But I ask, if the Universe created the laws of physics, who or what created morals?

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