Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Friday 17 May 2024


 Having just read the novel called 'origin', written by Dan Brown I thought I might comment on his two basic questions posed in the novel; where do we come from and where are we going?

'Where do we come from?' is a question that has exercised mankind from earliest days particularly those who fall into one of the two camps,. science and religion. To the religious minded they already know the truth. God created the heavens and earth; the Bible says so and then created Adam and Eve. Simple.

For the scientifically minded, the consensus seems to be that life came into existence from a primeval soup starting with the chemistry/physics/ biological chance formation of single cell lifeforms. The problem here, though, is from whence came the laws of these disciplines in the first place. Who or what made the laws?

In conventional science there is no answer because scientists claim that in all current theories there can be no knowledge of what happens at time zero. Even Einstein struggled to explain the infinities etc. however, I think I have a solution and it involves absolute nothingness.

When nature decreed that the square root of one had two, not one, correct answer it validated negative numbers. By this simple ruse it was possible to identify nothingness as a balance of positive and negative values paving the way for a dual universes. Something from nothing.

Clearly, it is necessary to have the correct recipe to create viable, functioning universes but in the infinite nothingness that is reality, there are an infinite number of combinations or permutations. When they occur these serendipitous conjunctions, which must include time and the essential constants, spark a creation process. Remember that everything needed for a viable universe is already part of the infinite nothingness.

Once the new universe is created one of natures prerogatives is achieved. Nature abhors  nothingness as it abhors a vacuum and therefore once started the new universe  continues to expand converting nothingness into more something, a duality, the universe we know and exist in (Plato's 'phenomenal')and another we cannot know (Plato's 'noumenal').

The universe will therefore continue to grow into the infinite nothingness I call the pleroma. But what of mankind? In the book, Brown takes the view we came from a single cell creature born in the primordial soup. By the end he suggests that we will be part mechanical, humans fused with robots with an enhanced brain capability.

When we ask what is the future of the human race, survival of the fittest will still be the prime consideration. The human brain will not be able to evolve as rapidly as technology enhanced hybrids and humans will eventually become extinct.

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