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Old 02-20-2018, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnConstantine View Post
Hmmm -- I'm smelling David Icke in there somewhere.

Believe he's on tour, tickets selling fast!
Nope, not that nuts... yet... stick with me here, the universe is so many billions of years old, give or take, and so many light years across, give or take, and while this is interesting and, for example, a cosmologist can make a career from this, is this in any way relevant to our lives (Goldilocks theories aside)? We can live happily not even knowing this. But say if you or I do not pay our taxes, we be fucked.

So there is a relatively disproportionate effect that i) the Universe has on us (our lives), and ii) what society has on us (our lives). Ergo, questions such as, Who built society? Who runs society? How much agency do we have within society? These questions are more to the point w.r.t. our Universe, the one in which we live.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas
-George Bernard Shaw
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