THE ULTIMATE REASON

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There is an anecdote, told by Peter Sloterdijk in Neither Sun nor Death, that a rabbi taught that the Creation was attempted twenty-seven times before finally getting it right on the twenty-eighth experiment.

Let us imagine twenty-seven Big Bangs, creating twenty-seven kinds of universes that were all incapable of spawning a life form possessing self-awareness and intellectual perception of the universe that enveloped it. Without such a life form these universes themselves did not really exist and the rabbi would have to trust the Creator’s word that he had actually made these things that were never perceived by anything except Itself. Only the twenty-eighth Creation, this one that we perceive, has been successful, because the primary definition of a successful existence depends quite simply on the existence being perceived.

We are not the end-result of Creation, but the end result may have to come through us, or through us and through other Sapiens species with a similar capacity for sensing, learning, understanding and teaching what is known. The reason behind Creation has to be in its self-discovery – discovered by what Itself has created. This is not a question of intuition of God or of a faith and belief in the dogma of religion, but of a complete and unambiguous understanding of the Universe in which we are.

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4 thoughts on “THE ULTIMATE REASON

  1. Thanks, Paco. I know you were doing cyber experiments with “robot” particles that seemed to organise themselves randomly – creating elementary Elohim’s game universes perhaps. Has that been developed? Do you have any links to other virtual-universe creation experiments? I’m very interested in the anthropic principle and the cosmological fine-tuning of the universe. And yes, your story, “Elohim’s Universe”, is very interesting.

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