On July 14th, a good friend of mine PJ, whose blog has been a source of inspiration and hope, put on another significant TED Talk show this time by Matt Ridley. Ridley argues that the spin of human progress throughout the history has been the ‘meeting and mating ideas to make new ideas’ (quote PJ) and that turns to affect lives of everyone on this planet tremendously. Anyway, the show is still on and I recommend you to watch it. As I was watching the show concentrated on passionate voice of Matt Ridley a question suddenly came up to my mind. Let me start by rephrasing that question.
While you’re looking at this comparison may I ask you to answer yourself which one is more beautiful? Wouldn’t you fancy it, if you were a primary human being – let’s say a Neanderthal? Imagine that some advanced beings from another planet dropped it unintentionally where you lived. It was surely so peculiar that should lead your mind to reach the conclusion as there has indisputably been an almighty god (or gods) around.
I’m not saying whatever makes strange to you in nature is coming by some advanced and superior beings from distant millions-light-year civilizations in the universe. You may say isn’t it childish to think that our superior gods are experiencing life in this universe at the same matrix of time with us? Yes, surely it is and I didn’t mean that. I meant the collective brain is responsible for everything we see, experience, perceive and realize. Let’s get back to our picture.
Did the Neanderthals – hardworking stone ax creators – know that one day the Homo sapiens, that is us, will actually invent such a beautiful computer ax? Absolutely not. They didn’t even think of similar imaginations. You may object by saying the timing comparison here was nonsense. Let me ask you this question: do we have one single individual who can truly say on her own how a computer mouse is exactly provided? And I used ‘provided’ on purpose. The answer is, No! because in order to have a complete knowledge you need to know how to excavate for oil to the make and assemble of high-tech electronic chips and of course thousands of other divisions of labor just to make a simple computer mouse all by yourself.
Now, unlike our Neanderthal friend, who was able to produce stone ax all by herself, we can’t make our thing individually but we own it and appreciate it. It’s not by chance that we know it’s very useful. Does god created that for us? ‘Our collective brain’, says Matt Ridley, ‘together made things that we didn’t understand’ in the first place. Collective brain does exist though. It’s made by combination of all consciousness available to the universe (and possible universes). It’s the adding up of all minds universes could provide altogether. That’s the source beyond everything we call life and existence. That’s the ultimate spin of existence in matrix of evolution. It is the creator of everything we perceive around us.
If you call this ‘the God’, no problem, you’re definitely part of it.