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    science is trying to unify Relativity with Quantum Mechanics in order to create a Theory of Everything? How about a theory that unifies animate and inanimate matter?
     
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    I think that at the heart of this is the idea of choices. Inanimate objects supposedly cannot make their own choices, making them predictable. But animate objects can. Or is this an illusion? Because if the theory of time splices is real, then everything is predetermined and we really don't have free will, therefore eliminating the idea that we have choices, making us just like inanimate objects.
     
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    The theory that our lives are literally made conscious in the moments of our death is interesting - everything in our lives being simply memories we recall in the moments before death. Things speed up in the later years because we retain less of what happened during those years
     
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    What is consciousness? I know that I'm conscious. But how do I know that anybody is? I can only confirm that I'm conscious.
     
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    But are you aware that you’re conscious in the moment, or is just memories of things that happened during your life?

    It would explain déjà vu
     
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    Yeah, memory is a tough one, lol, to grapple with.
     
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    Very much so. Nobody really knows anything about the universe, what’s inside it, or beyond it. There are lots of theories and plenty of conjecture, but we humans learn through experience and create fantasies to explain the inexplicable. Problem with that being, when we find solid proof of anything that conflicts with what we believed to be true our brains are wired to protect us from change, so we deny proven things to protect the fantasy.
     
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    But perception is reality.
     
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    Or so we believe
     
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    I mean for each individual, his or her perception is his or her reality.
     
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    Or... we perceive it to be, but human perception is a flawed thing
     
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    What does reality mean to you?
     
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    Probably a very similar thing to what you see as reality. Unless one of us is clinically insane.

    What if insane people go crazy because they accidentally see something real that we weren’t meant to see
     
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    Do you think that everything boils down to vibrating strings?
     
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    What if those vibrating strings are made up of universes?
     
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    Maybe, since it seems that when it boils down to it, the very smallest thing are just possibilities, lol.
     
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    Physicists have moved on to p-branes.
     
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    True, and the largest too. We really only comprehend things close to our own scale, but that isn’t a guarantee that we don’t live in a universe that’s actually someone else

    Or that our molecular structure doesn’t look like a universe to someone living on one of our atoms.

    It would be an explanation for spontaneous combustion though - bomb test gone horribly wrong by some dumb scientist living on one of our atoms with an atmosphere and science
     

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