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Offline Mir Alihan

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we are surrounded by mystery.
« on: May 21, 2008, 09:44:43 PM »

The greatest and most profound mystery that we could ever wish to contemplate is the nature of reality. We are all affected by its 'workings' every second of our lives and there is every indication that it applies beyond what we would normally consider 'physical life'.

In spite of the amazing discoveries of science over the last few hundred years, science still does not know what the 'stuff' of our reality is made of, nor does it understand the origins of our universe. The implications of not knowing are so far-reaching, so staggeringly important that scientists have spent about GBP 2.5bn (approx US$ 5bn) and the past 20 years on The Large Hadron Collider at Cern laboratories in Switzerland, the sole purpose of which is to find out what 'stuff' is made of; to find out the very nature of reality.

This may come as a surprise to people who are accustomed to scientists speaking of 'matter' as if they already knew it was some very small and solid 'thing'. People have also become accustomed to scientists speaking of the 'big bang' as the known origin of the universe, but again this is not a fact. Furthermore, there are an increasing number of scientists stating that the big bang theory does not hold up to scrutiny.

Compelling as the 'materialist' view of reality may seem, it simply is not supported by the latest evidence; just as religion's view of an all powerful and loving creator god is not supported by evidence. So where does that leave us? Surprisingly, it leaves us in a more liberating and optimistic situation than that offered by either of the other two views.

On the Nature of Reality Course, you will gain new and penetrating insights into the true nature of reality that are supported by cutting edge science and the ancient wisdom philosophies. These insights are presented in everyday language and offer you real practical benefits.

Reality is truly stranger than you can imagine.