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72 More Mind Games
I’m not letting go of eternal life! The
mind games of article 61 and
article 62 continue to haunt me and beckon me to exist
forever. Let us add one more thought to those articles.
Metaphysics of eternal existence
The articles together probe existence
beyond physical manifestation. This follows Plato’s form of the
good in which an idea extends without, or before and after, the
presence of a tangible object. Existence extends beyond physical
Inadequacy of physical resurrection
The articles recognize that the
simplistic appeal of physical resurrection is not an answer to
end all questions. What we now understand as a physical body does
not provide for endless survival. Let us not be overly literal or
overly limited. Personhood is intelligence obeying a fundamental
law of physics: matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed,
but merely changed from one form to another.
Physics analogy to the unseen
An interesting article in Quora
points to something deeper than surface appearance. It speaks of
a capacitor, a device consisting of two electrodes (for example,
metal plates) separated by air or a spacer, that can hold
electrical charge. It is said to be energized when it is charged
up and can do work upon being discharged. That is, it
stores energy. It is expected that the charged capacitor
has more mass than the same capacitor when not charged.
Other experiments demonstrate that
electrons, usually considered particles, can behave as waves.
Decades ago, I read a speculation similar to the capacitor story.
The writer declared that if one of two identical springs is
compressed (made to contain energy) and the two springs are
separately dissolved in identical batches of acid, the acid
around the energized spring will reach a higher temperature.
While the above types of energy are not
obviously visible, we can at least in theory detect them
indirectly. I use this analogy to argue that existence goes
deeper than what we can presently observe—especially existence of
I call on you to think beyond physical
observations in order to drive home a point about eternal life,
article 52 defines godhood. While you can reconstruct
anything from the plans which cannot be extinguished,
article 62 says that the essence of intelligent continuation
is sentience. An indestructible formula for me does me
no good unless I am aware of existing.
Therefore, I added today’s stories about
unseen energy. I am positing future sentience which is not yet
proved. Do not dismiss the higher orders mentioned in
article 50 simply because you have not realized
them yet. By the same token, do not limit them to what you
can presently imagine.
NOW the vital issue
Have all my sequential and
cross-referenced articles contributed any idea that is new to
you? Are you surprised that cosmology is not the purpose of the
My aim was to stimulate new
thinking for all kinds of believers and non-believers:
religiously devout, science dedicated, theist, non-theist,
atheist, and all variants of free thinkers. I persist in
persuading everybody to exist eternally.
My purpose was to teach tolerance.
The unifying thread is civil discourse among people of all
article 66, readers may criticize me in good faith and
sincerity. As co-teachers, you are participating in collegial
dialog. We agree on some points and disagree on others. We have
grown together without threatening or injuring anyone. The world
is happier because we are tolerant.
By teaching wild speculation beyond the
mundane, I have been taking us above life’s menial discord and on
to the discovery of our shared intellectual expansion. Thank you
for growing with me!
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