Philosophical Observations 19
Instead of trying to be perfect, give your flaws a little style.
The intellect is the servant of emotion which is the servant of spirit.
It is amazing to me that the atheist refuses to admit that we have already encountered a miracle (something from nothing). If there can be one miracle, there can be another.
The value of uncertainty is novelty.
Deception is an ever present, pervasive influence on the social fabric, generating illusions and expressions that mystify and bewilder. Most do not understand what they are looking at or simply ignore the ramifications, that we are somehow involved in our own deception.
There can be no magic without the magician, these material expressions are the result of intent, which is an echo of a previous intent.
Robots have a limited range of behaviors. They are very accurate, very fast, and very stupid.
We need to consider the nature of information. Things like meaning and relationships, along with any value or application within a context. Also the material world might be all there is or it might be an expression of something more fundamental. Immortality would require precise relationships, any variation would need to be constrained by a perfect law that retains the form or relationships so that randomness is never allowed to reign. I think the energy comes from the difference between randomness and precise relationships in some way so we would need a different engine.
At the end of the day, all we have are the relationship of measured things and incomplete descriptions. Science is divided into the empirical and the forensic, and as it turns out both are limited to some degree of resolution.
How can action occur on a hologram? The hologram stores information that is updated by behavior. It is the behavior that has location. The information about a particular particle is stored everywhere. When a behavior occurs the information is updated everywhere.
If we think of God in terms of a legal system, and the Bible as a legal document, we can explain evil. Satan is the god of this world, he stole it (tricked by deception) from Adam and Eve. Jesus purchased it back but it is still in escrow. The reality we perceive has deception built into it. The structure of reality is a fractal probability distribution. This is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Men always try to take a man centered approach to religion. Spirituality is not an achievement it is a relationship.
If all of the information stored in the universe is stored as relationships then, meaning becomes an essential component and truth is relational. If it doesn't apply it isn't true. When the philosopher makes a statement that can be both true and false, he should realize that the statement has no application. He is not being clever, nor is he being wise. A pointless pursuit is always pointless. Thus we should simplify for clarity and application. Simpler is almost always clo