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by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5847

Re: Why life does not really exist

For those who don't know about equilibrium, here is an explanation from a chemistry perspective. In a chemical reaction, chemical equilibrium is the state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.[1] Usually , this state r...
by Buckwheat
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why Christmas annoys me
Replies: 53
Views: 5317

Re: Why Christmas annoys me

My aunt is a therapist. Apparently Christmas is good for business. :console:
by Buckwheat
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5847

Re: Why life does not really exist

This is my understanding of entropy in relation to cosmos: The universe is moving from higher order (entropy) to lower order. Eg: Say you build a house (higher entropy) then the house will be destroy due to time (lower entropy) The same way universe is moving towards lower entropy so the space and ...
by Buckwheat
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Western Poetry for Buddhists
Replies: 12
Views: 1713

Western Poetry for Buddhists

I'm looking for some western poems to read that will appeal to the Buddhist side of life. I will not give any guidelines to determine if your poem "appeals to the Buddhist side of life" other than to say that if you are on this website and feel like posting it here, its probably close enough. To sta...
by Buckwheat
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Impermanence illustrated
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Impermanence illustrated

I want to get a piano that looks like one of those but that still plays.
by Buckwheat
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5847

Re: Why life does not really exist

Spiny Norman wrote:
Buckwheat wrote: Life does not violate entropy because we are not closed systems.
Does entropy actually apply to life - I' not sure?
If you are asking about the great mystery of consciousness... I haven't the foggiest idea. If you are asking about our bodies and brains... yes.
by Buckwheat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5847

Re: Why life does not really exist

In physics it is said that the overall condition of existence is that there is a continual decrease in the orderedness of the stuff the universe is made of..........life seems to be a process which violates that decrease......life seems to be continually taking materials with little orderliness and...
by Buckwheat
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 7934

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Greetings, And backing up even farther I have noticed that the people who cling most tightly to the view of external world are also the people who are absolutely convinced that how they see that external world is correct and true...... Actually, on a slightly related note, the Meyers-Briggs distinc...
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On W

HIT THE GROUND... IT'S A.... PEACEBOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:guns:
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 7934

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Though quantum mechanics seems to have explored a range of possibilities about how an observer affects "reality": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness_causes_collapse#.22Consciousness_causes_collapse.22 There are other possible solutions to the "Wigner's friend" thought experiment, which do n...
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What is the best season to visit Metta Forest Monastery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2517

Re: What is the best season to visit Metta Forest Monastery?

If this topic is in the wrong place, I invite the mods to post it elsewhere. I was not sure where I ought to put this question. I am seriously thinking that I ought to go and spend a month at some stage at Ajahn Thanissaro's monastery and meditate / get some advice personally. If I am going to make...
by Buckwheat
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 7934

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

I like quantum physics because it clearly shows that the way things are is not as obvious as the typical worldling thinks. chownah I agree. It is really fascinating to see that the world can function in mind-blowing and odd manners. However, it is very dangerous to apply quantum ideas to real world...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 7934

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Spiny Norman wrote:I mean would these natural patterns have any meaning without an observer?
Meaning is a totally different discussion. The theory of biocentricity goes so far as to say that time/space would not even exist in the absence of consciousness. I see no evidence to support that bold assertion.
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Positive thinking is wasted on the brain
Replies: 20
Views: 2555

Re: Positive thinking is wasted on the brain

I see the problem here not with positive thinking or not, but with the fact that so many people, especially new-agers, believing in the law of attraction. To think that a positive thought generates a force in the world that will generate good fortune in one's life is foolish (Edit: as Mahat points o...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 7934

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Invoking conciousness is not necessary to explain such experiments mathematically and seems to me to simply add unnecessary baggage to the explanation. Though without consciousness there wouldn't be the maths, the experiments, science, theories, us discussing it - any of it. Maybe not, but I see no...