Skepsos's skepsis

Out of time

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 24, 2010

Today, when I was shitting in the toilet, I had quite a marvellous idea.
I don’t think time exists. At least: not in the way we percieve it.
For example: we sometimes ask: what was there BEFORE the universe came into being? The latest reply is that it’s quite possible a multiverse exists and that we are only one of many. Our universe may even have come about because of two different universes colliding, and therefore the collision of two different sets of laws-of-physics.
This makes me think that the nature of our universe and the nature of time as we know it, is not a definate.
We might never be able to test this hypothisis, since we and our instruments are made up of a  certain mass, weight, energy and… time. We cannot step outside of our own linear time.
This is another thing: if time DOES exist, perhaps time is not linear at all. It may be repetitive or spiral shaped.
In quantum physics we’ve found out that there are particles who can be in a different location at exactly the same time. But what if that ‘exactly the same time’ is not the same time at all? I’d like to see astronomists, physists and mathmeticians putting that into their equations and something beautiful might come out.
If time is not linear, our universe has no beginning or end. And that means we could be living in an infinitely small unmeasarable segment of time.

And if there is no beginning, there is no creation or creator either.

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The fluxus of socialising

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 14, 2010

‘You can reach all you want in life’ – is nasty bullshit. I don’t like it for two reasons.
One: it sort of implies that people who haven’t reached all they want, are losers and it’s their own fault. But we very well know there are plenty of boys and girls who were born in really bad neighbourhoods, or in poor countries, or countries that are at war, who won’t have that opportunity and will always stay behind even if they do escape their descent.
So it totally disregards society and circumstance.
Two: the second reason is linguistics related. If you say ‘you can reach all you want’ it also implies you already know what you want, without any outside influence. But that would be horrible and totally unrealistic. Everyone meets others. Other people can inspire you and make you change your mind, if only ever so slightly. Everyone is formed, not static. This means there is no standard recipe for being a ‘selfmade man’ or for ‘having it made.’
People who know what they want and never ever change their mind are less likely to consider other peoples’ views and needs.
When saying ‘You can reach all you want in life’ you’re omitting outside influence, the importance of exchange.
And you know what: a hermit doesn’t get close to himself. I don’t think people can ‘find themselves’ through solistic meditation.
I have learned who I am only by interacting with others.
This fluxus of personality, I’d like to call it, seems to be quite the taboo in modern day capitalist society.

The unbearable ant theory

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 8, 2010

If all things are made from atoms, i.e. the same particles, would we be able to construct a living ant out of correctly placed marbles?

Since atoms mostly contain empty space, it would quite possibly require a marble construction the size of our galaxy.
Hm… Perhaps we are already living in a giant ant model?

Worms

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 6, 2010

The life of an earthworm is just as valuable as the life of a human. They are both the result of millions of years of evolution and they come from a very long line of chance survivors.
In fact you could say a rock is equally important as a human. Because we both came from the big bang. However: I tend to be nicer to living creatures than I am to most rocks.

New fascism

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 4, 2010

We should stop to compare wrong policies with fascism, because bringing Hitler into it makes everyone a victim of the Godwin rule.
I think it’s far more sensible to simply compare bad policies to religion. Since religion also turns rigid beliefs into rigid rules.

Auto-eye

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 3, 2010

I used to call myself an agnosticus, because I thought we cannot know everything.
I think that we, with our limited physical abilities, are so very much part of the system, that this universe is, that we will never be able to step out of it, take a distance from it and observe it unbiased and absolute. In other words: an eye cannot look at itself.

However: these days I think: we may never know everything, but we pretty damn well know now there is no guy with a beard on a cloud, there are no muscled deities on the Olympus, and mummified Egyptians are still here on this earth and not with Osiris.

Capitalism I

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 3, 2010

Capitalism is just an economic form of fascist darwinism.

The survival of the fittest doesn’t mean the weakest must die.

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Hello nontheist world!

Posted in News, Skepsos by skepsos on March 1, 2010

What will this blog be for?
I like to be helpful, so here are the keywords: philosophy, evolution, science, ethics, atheism, secular, agnostic, skeptics, religion, debate, spirituality, emotions, bright, Hume, Darwin, Marx, Aristoteles, experiment, Art, culture, queer, gender, sex, identity, activism, emancipation, morality, humanism, computers, internet, future, past, now.

If you like what you see here: feel free to quote me! But please, mention my name. Skepsos.