NOTE: this is a thread I got writing from a post about the TV Mini-series called the LOST Room, but it talks about where we are and heading in our growth as a species
We are all curious about what is beyond our 5 senses that we are taught exist. Anyone I have ever heard who claims to be "Gifted" says that we all have psychic powers, but we are channeled (no pun intended) into thinking our gifts stop at sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. If only we were encouraged to keep our imaginary friends as children and if only we had the insight that dogs and cats do, we would indeed be more tuned it to the remarkable parts of the Universe that we are so separated from because of our upbringing.
But there is a cry-out for television that shows the possibilities - although much of it is babble, so much is possible when we allow it to happen. And now that we are allowing ideas that are out-side the box, even under the guise of entertainment - I believe it is opening the minds of many people that we are not alone in this mortal plain, we are surrounded by loved ones and knowledged in events (never forget Woman's Intuition" as a real and physical thing.
I'm just a firm believer that humans are capable of unlimited greatness and unimaginable horror - the difference is in the soul of the person using the skills for good or evil. We can dream of something today and tomorrow have a working version, we can set our minds to greatness and succeed beyond the initial creations we dreamed of - nothing is impossible, it only takes a mild break-though and an avalanche of technology will always follow.
Back to the LOST ROOM - I have used Window's Media Center Edition for nearly a year - I scroll through the on-screen guide (roughly 2 weeks of listings ahead of time) and click on anything that interests me. I then forget about it, not paying any attention unless it tells me a CONFLICT of SCHEDULING occurs - then I'll choose which I want to record and again, forget about the show.
Each day, I open Media Center and click on the recorded show listing - I'm always pleasantly suprized at what was captured, often I forget about a show that I highlighted for recording and there it is ready to watch at my opertunity. What a magical option (very much TIVO for the PC) but the image quality is supurb and the ability to skip through commercials can often reduce the time it takes to watch a show by 20 to 25 percent - wow!
I rarely watch TV on their schedule, maybe flip channels and watch educational stuff that usually would conflict with stuff that I otherwise would be a slave to. I have about 30 programs in my record series list, plus an always changing number of one-time movies or specials.
As more and more Sci-Fi and supernatural stuff fills the air-ways, it becomes obvious that humans enjoy these programs and I believe it is because we are in a developmental stage in history where we are crying out for the TRUTH - is there stuff out there our govermments are afraid to tell us, assuming mass panic, have we been visited many many times and whether or not exagerating, do these abductees or observers have a sub-story that is filled with truth?
A guess or a theory more precisely is that we are evolving as a species. Every few hundred thousand or so years, humanoid creatures find a need to adapt to the changing world and we evolve ever so slightly. Sometimes, a whole new species pops up seemingly over-night as Homosapian did, leaving previous man-like beings in a blood-bath to exstiction. That surely could happen to us, either the childred will someday look and think differently than their parents, or during puberty a whole new dynamically different creature could over-take us as we sleep. This is not a whacked idea of what could happen, but more likely a sample of what would happen if evolution itself is a BIG-BANG of physical adaptation: all creatures must adapt or perrish, no matter what the cost.
I've never understood how theology and evolutionist have trouble understanding that evolution COULD be part of God's design. Afterall, who better than God to design millions of species ALL capable of adapting to eviromental changes? I don't think that science alone can answer such miraculous things.
Man, I know this is a strange thread, but I'm at work and writing often helps my night go by much faster. I just think that the more advanced we become, the closer to understanding the Big-Picture should become too. We can see billions of years into the past with both land based and space based telescopes, the further we go the more we realise that the great voids of space fill into something called Dark Matter, which is literally thought now to compromise a minimum of 80% of all the Universe. Dark Matter even has weight and mass and all objects with mass have gravational pull, thus Dark Matter itself (an invisible and immeasurable presence) has effects on everything throughout the Universe, moving solar flairs in odd directions as they shoot from our own Sun and countless others. Someday, when Dark Matter is fully understood, it could be a missing piece toward FAST space travel, equaling or surpassing (Einstein said nothing CAN PASS) the speed of light.
The fact is, we cannot get THERE from HERE, even a trip to Mars requires a radiation proof vessle, nine months to get there, 18 months there while the planets realign for the shortest return trip AND nine months home. That's 3 years just to go to our nearest neighbor, a likely candidate for the origin of life on Earth, but long dead (at least on the surface).
A trip to distant start groups where we know planets surround these Suns could take literally ten thousand years at conventions speed, and many light-years at the speed of light, which I have never heard anyone state they have viable theories on doing. I spend a lot of time listening to the most knowledged people in space exploration on several pod-casts and everyone agrees the only way is for THEM to find us, not the other way around This means (as we all need to agree on) that we are infants in the world of technology. It doesn't mean they are genetically a longer lived society, although that may be true - it more likely means that they think differently than we do or/and have different raw material than we do. We look at the periodic table and swear that this is the stuff that everything in the Universe is made of - I think that assumes a whole lot of bologna.
We are coming into some strange cycles now, our solar system is bunching up together around 2012, but more importantly, we are in a galactic cycle where large clusters of galaxies are grouping to gether along our sector of the Universe. Imagine a huge gravational collective assembling in a relatively single spot in the Universe, gathering as it must have done cyclically a few million times before - the difference of course, we are around THIS TIME to observe and feel the effects if there are any.
Those who beoieve in the end-date of December 21, 2012 (the Mayan Calendar's last chistled date in their rock calendar) see it NOT as an end time, but generally as an AWAKENING to the NEXT PHASE of HUMANITY - a rebirth of spiritual Consciousness and a time of GREAT growth in the mindset of man. I do not fear that date, I welcome it and ponder what it has in store for us all. As with everyone else here, 2012 is just a blink away and I wish us all to be here on that date in December to see what and if anything miraculous occurs.
I think the Earth is sick of war and death, I believe Earth is a living and breating entity that needs to purge itself of the evil that flows across its surface. Humans can cohesively inact a powerful force intent on weening the bad and propagating goodness, but the fight of good against evil has always been faught and still is today on all corners of the Globe. We cannot continue to polute the Earth as we have done, wisely in the US we have made GREAT STRIDES to improve all this over the last 4 decades, meanwhile China has an INDUSTRIAL GROWTH unheard of in all man's history.
I have heard numbers of 70 to 100 TIMES the expansion of industry relative to the US at its most polutive state. The amount of polutants that now fill the atmosphere from China is the stuff that makes Global Warming Theorist cringe as it should all of us.
I still believe that we are going into a cycle, heading toward another Ice Age after a warming that will be obvious to much of the world, but not as obvious to other places.
It is like the difference between RECESSION and DEPRESSION: A Recession is when YOU NEIGHBOR is out of work, a DEPRESSION is when YOU are out of work. That is true with Global Warming too. Unless you are directly effected, you may not believe it is happening. My only thought and I believe it to be true is that Earth may have been through thousands or even millions of Global Warming Cycles, there just wasn't any record keepers to show the true cyclical nature of the events.
Which leads my to think of ICE CORE SAMPLES and CARBON DATING and there accuracy - there surely is no way to prove that 1)compression of ice is uniform enough to predict events like Rings on a tree or 2) that Carbon degrades so accurately that a million years ago it was as stable as it is now.
A good example, imagine a clay pot dug up from a ruin and carbon dated at 100BC. Sounds good, now ask that scientist what the clay pot is made up of and he/she says various soils, clays or material natural to the area. Then ask HOW OLD is the soil and clay used to make the pot and he claims MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD. I see a strong contradiction in something pinpointed within a few years of 2000 years old and the material it is molded from that is millions and possibly billions of years old - the material is the same.
We live in a world where weather forecasters evacuated Houston, Texas at the threat of a major hurricane shortly after New Orleans was devasted - meanwhile, Houston was spared and more people were in the path of the actual weather the further they moved North of the city. We patiently await a 10 day forecast on the weather channel, meanwhile they say it is terrencial down-pours in your area and a quick look out the window proves it to be sunny. MAy is not a good judge at predicting the future, they rarely get the past right, yet we still depend on those who supposedly understand things better than we do for answers.
I think soon we will find the answers within, not externally. Media with be for entertainment and not for news as it is today. Soon, we will have a shift in thinking and it will be from a developed inner skill that we find the answers - and man will finally know the voice of God.