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What is the most important part of the universe?


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

What do you think is the most important part of the universe?
I think the most important part of the universe is the consciousness that observes it (humans, and other living things)
Before you say it.... I did think of this before I read Dan Brown.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

:thumbsup: I'm just kidding you :flowers:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:51 PM

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#4 Ryan 3000

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:51 PM

I did like the witty responses guys, honestly I chuckled at both. But I'm looking for a serious answer: do you think the universe is worth anything without consciousness? :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:57 AM

Something to really think about?

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/interstellar.html

Why can we not translate what is being sent back now?

Maybe we are just little Fish in a Huge Ocean, so to speak?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

Without consciousness, there can be no observation. Without observation, there can be no deduction that there is a universe. Without knowing that there is a universe, there can be no deduction of where is the most important place in the universe. Hence, your 2nd question is meaningless.
To answer your 1st one, you need to actually define the question as where or when (space-time etc etc), I would answer it as the proto-galaxies that were formed billions of years ago.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:49 PM

without thinking really deeply into this question like some... the most impartant part of the universe is the planet Earth, without the planet earth, there wouldnt be anyone to even ask this question. ( that we currently know of)

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

:thumbsup: Yeah sorry I kinda made an answer you couldn't refute so, perhaps we can change subject slightly :)1
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:15 AM

Your question is based on human thought so the answer must be human consciousness.
Not to get too Sci-Fi but races of beings that have attained self awareness tens of thousands of years longer may ask the same question in a way we could not comprehend.
Providing that they have not annihilated themselves along the way.
Humans are amazed at a savants ability with music, math, or any number of very specific mental tasks. What of a race that had this ability as the norm? What thoughts would they have on the most important thing in the universe?
Not to get off topic but I have a hard time when I think about the “Big Bang Theory” I know all the great thinkers have equations and theories supporting this and I don’t necessarily dispute what they propose. In our world as it exists we can not ( or only slightly) compress a liquid or solid. In the “Big Bang Theory” we need to accept that everything in the universe was scrunched down to the size of an atom. Just can’t get my mind around this. Don’t read this as a back door “Creationist” argument. That has more questions then answers also.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:39 AM

Observations point to the existence of the big bang. You don't need to believe in facts for the facts to be true dearie.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

Wiser men then I say it is so. So who am I to argue?. Although I wish someone would theorize as to the origin of the force necessary to compress the billions of galaxies down to the point of an atom. Or, if the beginning point was created from whole cloth and expanded to what we observe, how did this beginning point come to be?
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

Why does it matter what the important part of the universe is? 42 works for me. How would knowing this answer change your life.. you still have to go to work, live your life.. it wouldn't change anything. At least I don't think so. What would you do with this knowledge and how could you utilize it? I cannot take the question seriously to be honest.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

The most important part of the universe, at least to me, is the little patch of real estate I call mine.
It's where I spend time with my family. It's where I see my 2 year old grand-daughter discover the world around her, where I see her smile and listen to her laugh and watch her do new things everyday.
It's where I feel comfortable and content.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

the inside of our brains. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4WmmvD/www.m...TC-0D6B48984890

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:27 AM

*What do you think is the most important part of the universe?*

The 'magic' that each and every one of us believes in. No matter how you define it, that holds it all together. Regardless of how much we humans try and destroy it and our little parcel within it.

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