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Is the Universe a Brain?

04/20/2018 9:16 AM

Looking at the web of dark matter/energy that forms the structure our universe,it is uncannily reminiscent of a brain and it's neurons and connections.

Is it possible that the universe itself is a huge brain,and that it may be communicating with distant parts with "spooky action at a distance" or something even more exotic?

We would not be able to detect this communication,because it is faster than light,requiring zero time to communicate between nodes.

"That which is writ small is also writ large.."---unknown philosopher

I know this sounds preposterous,but so have many ideas that eventually proved out over time.

Constructive Thoughts and ideas on this are welcome.

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04/20/2018 9:27 AM

the similar coincidental caparisons is rather interesting.

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04/20/2018 10:19 AM

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. - Niels Bohr

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04/20/2018 11:52 AM

Then we might wonder, whose brain? I'm sure there are lots of opinions on whose brain is composed of so much empty space and a very small known amount of intelligence.

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04/20/2018 4:39 PM

Let's try to keep politicians and blondes out of this,OK?

If a human brain was scaled up to the size of the universe,would it be the same ratio of voids and neurons?

Perhaps the "Universe Brain" communicates along the "cosmic strands" that compose the connections between the "cosmic neurons".

The method of communication between cosmic neurons across the cosmic web is so far beyond our level of comprehension that we will never be able to detect,much less understand what is going on.

We cannot even understand our own brain.

Someone once said:"If our brain was simple enough for us to understand it,we would be too simple to understand it."

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04/25/2018 6:39 AM

Have you considered how the animal brain might interact with this Universal brain to communicate with other animal brains ?

ESP perhaps .

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04/25/2018 7:11 AM

this is getting far fetch, but... still appears to match the OP.

Have you considered how the animal brain might interact with this Universal brain to communicate with other animal brains ?

  • Yes, as in how migratory birds navigate, using stars or from earths magnetic fields.
  • Or trees talking to each other by the use of underground fungai networks.

to name a few,... but continuing on, it'll become philosophical or discussions of Edgar Cayce will soon appear.

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04/20/2018 3:26 PM

Another philosophical question, eh?

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04/20/2018 4:41 PM

Or.... maybe the universe isn’t a brain,.... instead, it’s a dust speck...

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04/20/2018 9:55 PM

Everything is subjective,nothing is truly objective.Our universe is defined by what we perceive as reality,and everyone's reality is unique.

WE cannot even agree on the color of dress.

https://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/

It is impossible to escape our human perspective,no matter how hard we try.

We are stuck at our level,and our ability to observe reality is limited.

Our visible universe is not the limit of the universe,and we have no idea what lies beyond that may be influencing our visible universe,such as dark matter,which may be gravity leaking into our dimension from an adjacent dimension,likewise with dark energy.

Perhaps our universe is like a bubble rising through a liquid,and the external pressure is decreasing as it rises,and accelerating the expansion rate as it rises.

No need for an internal source of energy,just a decrease in the outside "pressure" (for want of a better word) that confines our "bubble".

Some claim there is nothing outside of space time as we know it,but how do they know? Perhaps space time is expanding into "Something" that we cannot imagine or fathom.

Anyway,we may just be a synapse in a thought process that is far beyond our imagination.

Crazy?I used to think I was,then I read that a truly crazy person never thinks that he is crazy,so then I realized I was not crazy after all...but then by thinking I was not crazy,I realized that I was crazy,but how could I be crazy if I thought I was...Anyway,I stayed up all night thinking about this and it finally dawned on me.

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04/20/2018 9:01 PM

I suspect that nzur may be willing to discuss this in detail.

I'll continue to worry about more Earthly problems. So many problems, so little time.

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04/21/2018 3:03 AM

G'day all, I have also wondered if the universe and everything in it are just atoms (suns, stars), the earth could be a neutron, or proton if you are thinking positively.

Everything making up a body, immensely huge. If so, then earth, with all its wars and hates may be seen as a cancer. This might be cut out of the system if found to be the case.

My ideas only..... Prove me wrong please.

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04/21/2018 11:03 AM

This is where physical stuff and concepts meet. Are concepts physical? I doubt it. Therefore, I think it's highly unlikely that studying the physical aspects of a "scientific journal" will explain the "brain" behind it. That journal is just a physical manifestation of the concepts that produced it. That "journal/universe" could have many reasons for its existence. One could be for use as an "artificial memory" so that one doesn't forget. Another could be for the communication of those concepts to another entity. Therefore, that physical "journal/universe" could exhibit the properties of a consciousness, without actually being a consciousness itself. But, whatever the reason, the existence of that physical journal/universe is still a manifestation of a non-physical consciousness/entity.

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04/21/2018 11:15 AM

To muddy the water of reality a little further,Check out this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualia#Zombie_argument

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04/21/2018 11:32 AM

Interesting. Don't know what to make of it yet. That's new to me.

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04/21/2018 1:52 PM

Living cells require respiration, as far as we know, I don't see any....Do you have a life sustaining theory for this brain?....because without life there is only various forms of energy and the process of order to chaos, life is the reversal of this process, we see and identify life and intelligence, by this earmark...In any case it's on a scale beyond comprehension....and our role as humans would be bootless...

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04/21/2018 2:45 PM

The "heartbeat" of our universe could likewise be on such a grand scale that we could not perceive it.Perhaps atrophy is but half the cycle of the universe's metabolism,and perhaps black holes are a source of energy.In a black hole,everything becomes very ordered..a very simple order of sameness,with everything reduced to it's simplest form,but order,no less.A thought is also energy generated by chemical processes,which are themselves initiated by an infinite chain of processes and ultimately,everything in the universe is an intermediate step in a long chain reaction,for there is no action without an opposite an equal reaction,and there is nothing truly random,only things that we cannot understand on a finite enough level.

We can predict a large group of molecules as a whole,but we cannot predict where a single molecule will be at a given time,as in a cloud.We can predict with a small degree of accuracy where a cloud will go in a short period of time,but not what all of the individual water molecules are doing.

There are untold numbers of black holes in the universe,consuming matter,and spewing out energy.

Perhaps this is the powerhouse of the universe's brain.

We are too limited to understand the big picture.

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04/21/2018 3:46 PM

"We can predict a large group of molecules as a whole,but we cannot predict where a single molecule will be at a given time,as in a cloud." got me thinking about something. I was told that maggots come from fly larvae. But once in early spring, before flies even came out, I found a baby bird being eaten by maggots, and I thought it was dead. But, it was still alive. A strange thought came to me. Since animals are a collection of various sub-systems, which in turn are a collection of other components. I suddenly thought, what if when an animal dies, those various sub-systems/components disassemble themselves into smaller entities, such as maggots. Weird, huh?

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04/21/2018 11:57 PM

Is it possible to calculate, " zero time " ? Quantum physics.

Our only reference for speed between nodes would be :

How fast is the speed of thought.

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04/22/2018 1:40 PM

Does that mean "dark matter" is Cosmic Alzheimer's?

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04/23/2018 6:16 AM

Makes me think of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOVUF-HaDw

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04/23/2018 12:33 PM

Then the big bang was nothing more than gods wife hitting him with a cast iron after a night out that lasted 1200 Billion years and he was home late!

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04/24/2018 3:25 AM

Sorry, God didn't create a wife for himself, had a lot more sense than that.

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04/28/2018 2:49 AM

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