I am free to no longer just believe what I have been told.
Dr. Gore’s lecture began with, “In the beginning God created Math…” Imagine my reaction. Having grown up extremely religious, and very scientifically inclined, I had always kept the two separate. And in one sentence, I found myself curiously speechless.
What we proceeded to learn was how to prove that 1 + 1 does NOT equal 2. Contact me for details, but the heart of the exercise was that, based on your assumptions, you can prove almost anything.
Whether you are talking about Science, Religion, or any social construct, if you peel the layers of the onion enough, you’ll always find some assumption or definitions at the core that are most likely based on theory. Few of us consider the validity of our assumptions.
Over the course for our lives, the number of things we take to be true without further exploration grows. It’s as if we get lazy and let others do all the exploring for us. Religious books “tell” us all we need to know. Scientific journals “tell” us of the experiments others have done to prove things.
We sit in pews and listen to preachers or we watch TV shows that explain all the mysteries away.
STOP! GET UP, GET OUT, and DISCOVER some “thing” for yourself!
Sorry for the excessive caps, but our humanity is at stake.
Spiritual people, all your spiritual founders had journeys that led to enlightenment. Please take your own journey. We need to hear your authentic & unique stories too. Scientists, challenge old assumptions and look at old experiments with new perspectives, and share what you discover. If you fall in neither category, I’m sure you have plenty of assumptions that you can re-examine too.
There are so many ways I can take this, but I will stop and hope I meet some of you on our journeys of discovery. I look forward to hearing what you have discovered for yourself and trust I’ll have a couple of interesting stories to share too!
Remember, if I can prove that 1 + 1 is not equal to 2, what else might you be wrong about?