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Of truth more fantastic than fiction.
Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 9:49 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I believe in the impossible. Because virtually anything can be. If our cosmos exists. In the magnitude and dimension described by physicists and astronomers. Including the late Albert Einstein.  Here we are. On a tiny speck of a planet. In the Milky Way galaxy. Containing billions of stars (suns). So vast a galaxy, I’m told, that it would take 50,000 light years (traveling at 186,000 miles per second)  to cross. Furthermore, in this cosmos, there are billions of other galaxies.  Plus things called black holes. Which suck up parts of creation that get too close. With gravity so forceful. That nothing escapes. Not even light. Now I read. In the lead story of today’s New York Times, that scientists have proof. From captured gravitational waves. That two black holes have collided. But fear not. Because this is supposed to have occurred in a place some billion light years away. I’m flabbergasted. Just trying to imagine. The vastness of creation. Makes me wonder. How the heck we earthlings can be sure. Of truth more fantastic than fiction. --Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:26 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


As a kid. I wanted to become an astronomer. Not knowing what that all entailed. Turned out. That I wasn’t too good at math.  Or the fine detail work required for a career in astronomy. So I took the easy way out. And became a writer. With a vivid imagination. About the stars. And the cosmos. Turns out. I can concoct science fiction. And see all that fantastic stuff coming true. --Jim

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:26 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Life is thriving. Throughout the limitless cosmos. And much of it is far more intelligent. Than life on Mother Earth. I believe this. Can’t prove it. But doesn’t matter. Because I am free to believe anything.  Of course, I also believe in other dimensions. Including a non-physical spiritual realm. Where living spirits matriculate and converse with each other. Could be that the real me is a spirit. Temporarily locked inside a physical container called a human body. Sent here to get a feel for the physical life. After my so-called physical death, I’ll catapult back to a body-less spiritual state. Fantastic stuff, indeed. But no less fantastic than the undeniable fact that I am a very alive and conscious being. Now. At this very moment. --Jim

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 1:10 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


We humans think we know a lot.  That we are the most intelligent beings in the cosmos. And some of the religiously inclined, suggest that the creator singled us out as special. One of a kind species. With no equals in all of his creation.  I don’t buy into that stuff. Instead, I’m assuming that there are many, many other forms of intelligent life  Far superior to humans. I certainly hope so. Even if that qualifies me as a member of a relatively stupid and inferior species. --Jim