Sunday June 20, 2004

OMG! A com(m)e(n)t!!

Category: Opinionated | 2 Comments | Posted 22:16

So what's the greater mystery? The incomprehensible infinity of the universe or the incomprehensible intricacies of the human mind?

Really the 2 remaining great mysteries of science are this. The universe... the brain. The incredible vastness... the tiny human skull. Which one is more pertinent to us? Which one more likely to be decoded? Does either really matter?

The universe reminds us that we are nothing. Vermin. Parasites on a planet that didn't really cater for us. A coincidence of evolution. Maybe even a mistake.

And then our minds, aaah... they tell us that we are everything. We are the centre of the universe. And we really are aren't we. How can we be anything else to ourselves but the centre? Because you see, I can be cynical and detached all I want - I am only ever able to see the world through my eyes. It's the only perspective I have. That is the centre of the world for me, whether I want it or not.

But I digress. Will we ever understand how the human mind works? What makes people act the way they do? Human psychology... conditioning and subconscious and behavioural patterns and whatnot. Even Freud's drives and id and ego etc. It's possibly all rubbish but definitely very interesting. And more immediately relevant to us than whether the universe will keep expanding or not.

But quite possbly understanding (thereby making it predictable) would make it all boring and uninteresting.


I dunno.

Right now I wouldn't mind understanding.



Is this in any way related to my entry? Or just... coincidence.

Posted by: The BML at Sun June 20, 2004 23:48

No it was in part inspired by it I admit.

Posted by: Clarissa at Mon June 21, 2004 0:13