If you're talking to me, I said nothing about being bored. If you should happen to read through some of my posts you'll see I'm actually rather wound up about the whole subject.Rainman wrote:What a boring Universe you live in if you conceive it as all one similar thing. Just because the Universe is made up of matter/energy etc. doesn't mean it is boringly similar.
Also, matter is energy. It's thought that divides them in to two.
Exactly. That is how we observe it.I can assume the Universe is boringly similar if I wish but that is not how I observe it.
If you put on sunglasses all of reality would look tinted, that would be how you observe it. If you observe reality through an inherently divisive information medium like thought, then all of reality looks divided, that is how you observe it.
Except, um, you don't exist either. There is no outside observer.Using you example of the pebble making the waves. As an outside observer, you might see the waves as being similar to the rest of the water, but if you are part of one of the waves, bouncing up and down, you see it/observe it differently.
An example. The concepts of up and down are useful human inventions within a limited context, such as standing on the surface of a planet with gravity. Up and down seem so obvious to us that they are taken as an obvious given.
But we only have to go a few miles up beyond the reach of Earth's gravity, and up and down are revealed to be meaningless constructs. In the overwhelming vast majority of reality, there is no such thing as up and down.
Think of how utterly obvious it once was that the Earth was flat and at the center of the universe. It was the simplest thing, even a child could see it for themselves, right? In a similar way, we are trapped within a limited perspective which substantially warps our view of everything. The properties of thought influence everything we see in a profound fundamental manner. In fact, we ourselves literally are thought.
We're like the ancients who were sure beyond doubt that the Earth was flat because they had no way of escaping the limited perspective of standing on the Earth.