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Are ideas not there until we think of them?
on 17 October 2017
Dear author: I’ve enjoyed your book and am in almost total agreement with it. My take is the same as yours and the guy with the bumper sticker, “I don’t know if God exists and neither do you.” That’s the basic position of us all; whether we know it or not. But when you said, “No brain, no mind.” I stopped nodding agreement. (If there were no brain, there would be no mind. Yes?)
I cannot shake the feeling that I am in touch with something beyond myself. Nothing spooky or religious; just my consciousness and it’s relationship with the universe. Being an atheist has allowed me to look past God, bringing the greater mystery of infinity into focus. We humans are part of it; infinity wouldn’t be infinite if we weren’t. So the mystery is not just out there, up amid the stars, down among the quarks and leptons, it’s in here. In me. In you. So….how infinite are we? Do we survive death? Is our consciousness, as mysterious as anything around, immortal? I don’t know. And neither do you. But, honestly, I cannot see why not….
I’ve given this review one star, (since nobody else has,) in the hope that more people, including you, will read it. Cheek? Yeah. Much love.