Fdesilva wrote: ↑
January 14th, 2019, 1:35 am
Category 1: Minds
I exist, and I am a mind. Therefore, Minds exist.
Category 2: Matter
I have feelings. These feelings originate from sensors in what I call my body. The sensors are receptive to stimulation from events created from within my body and from events created from outside my body. The stuff that bring about these events I shall categorise as matter. Thus, my body is also made of matter. Therefore, Matter exists.
Category 3: Space
My body needs Space and Matter in general needs Space. Matter can exist only in Space. Therefore, Space must exist.
Category 4: Time
My body needs Time to change and Matter in general needs Time for change. Matter can change only in Time. Therefore, Time must exist.
From the above observation I conclude that these four categories permeate each other and exist equally with none more abstract or less abstract than another.
Now to the question of the origin of these categories
Could it be that any one or more of these categories can be made from any one or more of the remaining categories? Could these categories transform from one to another?
Matter needs Space and Time for its existence, therefore without Space and Time, Matter will not exist, as such Matter could not have been the origin of Space and Time.
From physics it has been observed that Space and Time can give rise to Matter spontaneously. As such Matter maybe a result of a localized change to Space and Time.
So then, could Space and Time be the origin of everything else?
Again, from the theory of the Big Bang all Space, Time and Matter originated from this singular event. Therefore, Space and Time could not alone have brought about the other categories.
Since the Big Bang was an event, could it be that all things are made from events?
Where there is Space, Time and Matter there is always an event.
There can be no Space, Time or Matter without events.
In an instant all of Space and the Matter is nothing more or nothing less than a set of events. So then Space, Time and Matter is one and the same as a set of simultaneous events from one instant to the next.
From this observation the four categories can be reduced to two categories
Category 1: Minds
Category 2: Events
Now then, can Minds exist without events? We know that simultaneous events give rise to feelings in Minds. We know from special relativity simultaneous events cannot give rise to anything physical or material. Therefore, feelings cannot be physical or material. Now as feelings are a part of Minds, we must conclude Minds are not physical.
Now can the Mind exist without feelings OR
does feelings create the Mind, that is one and the same as the Mind?
If feeling create the Mind then as feelings are created by events then Space, Time and Matter which we have concluded is the same as events, must also have feeling and thus be one and the same as a Mind.
Thus, we would need to conclude a rock has a Mind or is part of a Mind to the same extent that my brain is a Mind or is part of a Mind.
This conclusion is not palatable as such let’s consider the OTHER
Now if a Mind can exist without feeling then we also know that the Mind can create events (e.g. throw a rock, move a finger).
So then given that the mind can create events then the Big Bang (The Event)
could have originated from The Mind
in order to evoke feelings in other minds.
These other minds may have also been created by The Mind.