Macrocosmic communication

Our understanding, fragmentary though it is, examines our universe from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic, revealing structural similarities at vastly different scales.

On the quantum level, particles interact with each other — in ways that we only vaguely grasp. Atoms are formed because the parts that comprise them interact with each other. And molecules, likewise, and so on up: at the uppermost extent of the cosmos we can (currently) perceive, we know that gravity is one means by which the globs of matter we know as ‘galaxies’ interact.

Our minimal understanding of interaction at the quantum level suggests that the mechanisms here are very different from the human scale; physics seems to undergo a kind of phase shift. Might there not be an equivalent shift in physical laws at the macro level?

In James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, the planet Pandora is portrayed as something akin to a conscious entity. It is known to the sentient inhabitants by the name ‘Eywa’. Such a consciousness must surely be lonely…

If we picture another such entity — let’s call it ‘Gaia’ — the loneliness of each is only relieved if there is a communication channel between them. The question is: how might Eywa and Gaia communicate? Even if we cannot identify such a mechanism, absence of proof is not proof of absence.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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2 Responses to Macrocosmic communication

  1. Eric Alagan says:

    absence of proof is not proof of absence.- very true – negative hypothesis

  2. Mrs. Mystic says:

    Reblogged this on Shamanism à trois and commented:
    Another whisper that we might not be alone in this. We’re surely not the only ones thinking about it.

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