Monday, March 13, 2017

Roosters, Eggs and Chickens Come Together

Everyone has heard the riddle, "What came first, the chicken or the egg?"
The way this question is posed exemplifies the problem of modern science.
Should one answer the question as asked, without identifying it's false premise,
one will encounter strange phenomena, like time going backwards.
Lets say that the chicken comes first, for whatever reason we do.
Probably because to be fully understood, things must have a beginning.
Well if we encounter then an egg that becomes a chicken,
either we recognize we were wrong about the chicken coming first
or we witness time flowing backwards, something we know it can't do.
If we say the egg comes first and then encounter first a chicken
either we recognize we were wrong, or again time flows the wrong way.
But even if we recognize were are wrong, we will encounter the same dilemma,
the first time we encounter a reversal of what we expect.
Now every complete egg laying chicken has a potential egg inside it
and every complete chicken egg, has a potential chicken inside it.
Whether one encounters this or that, makes no difference,
once one comprehends that chickens and eggs are one and the same
but only look different because we can't see them both at the same time.
Just as we can't see both sides of a coin at the same time,
the coin is always both heads and tails, one and the same coin,
but can only be seen in its entirety, in a sequence of observation
that can start on either side, it doesn't matter what comes first.
The chicken and the coin exist outside of time as an idea.
They have a narrative which is the same in both directions,
because they are both complete unto themselves
and immutable as abstract ideas that exist in the common mind.
1+2=3 is just as much true as  2+1=3  as 3=1+2 or 3=2+1
these are ideas that exist outside of time and space as a singularity.
An idea that can be perceived with the sequence being inconsequential,
but can only be perceived in a sequence to be fully understood.
Left to right or right to left is the same thing in an equation.
Top of the coin can be either heads or tails
as long as one looks at both sides
before making up one's mind about the picture on the coin.
Same with the chicken.
One can only understand chickens after seeing them emerge from eggs
and then see them have eggs themselves.
One can only understand eggs by seeing them emerge from chickens
and then see chickens emerge from eggs.
The world inside our minds is made of timeless ideas with no location
but in our minds. Ideas about objects of all kinds
and the symbols that represent them.
Things both real and imaginary. Real like the thought of a kiss,
and the tender feelings on one's lips, or imaginary= like a fairy,
one can see with one's own eyes. But no one else can.
Our minds are full of objects and ideas that can only be conceived
if we hear about them in the telling of a story.
If we hear about them in a sequence of impressions in our imaginations,
words that represent ideas that represent objects,
objects that come together and then become something else.
No chicken can have a chicken producing egg,
without a rooster to come together with! And roosters are chickens too,
but they don't have eggs. And some eggs  become roosters
and roosters are chickens that don't lay eggs.
A little bit here and a little bit there,
the greater the context, the more we understand.
We should never freeze our minds into graven images
of how things just have to be.
Doing so causes heartbreak and despair,
because we cling to our incomplete ideas,
and try to stop them from growing into chickens
because we make a living selling eggs.
Or we run out of chickens because we eat them all
before they have laid us sufficient eggs.
Now a narrative is always just a means
to understand a greater story.
And no story is complete without a lesson learned,
and a moral that stays true, long after the story is over.
An infinite number of stories can have the same lesson
and the same moral learned.
Morals are like equations, they are always true.
If you learn a lesson that says you know before you look,
you certainly haven't heard enough.
Scientists think they know how things should be,
but now they find that things just aren't what they know.
It's either this or that or both depending what you look for.
But they are really both, one and the same.
Timeless ideas that exist no place but in the mind
and  those  give shape and form and sequences of time,
events that happen in synchronized rhyme.
Its more than just music, its the story of your life.

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