After Life

cosmosI like waking up. It’s a confrmation that I’m still alve (whatever that means), and those early moments when my brain is moving from its somnolent state often leads to an explosion of thoughts. My mind, the part which never sleeps, has been working through its compendium and usually wants to tell me something. Often I’m too slow, so the thought moves on, so by the time I sit down at a machine to transcribe from head to visual form I’ve forgotten what it is that needed to be said.

Sometimes they come back. There are occasions when they persist.I call those Eureka. Precious moments that should be recorded because they may change the world. I’ve had one of those recently.

Wikipedia suggests dark matter is an unidentified type of matter comprising approximately 27% of the mass and energy in the observable universe that is not accounted for by dark energy, baryonic matter (the ordinary stuff we know about) and neutrinos. This dark stuff does not emit electromagnetic radiation so is beyond our scopeTAlthough dark matter has not been directly observed, its existence and properties are inferred from its gravitational effects such as the motions of visible matter, gravitational lensing, its influence on the universe’s large-scale structure, and its effects in the cosmic microwave background. Dark matter is transparent to electromagnetic radiation and/or is so dense and small that it fails to absorb or emit enough radiation to be detectable with current imaging technology.Estimates of masses for galaxies and larger structures via dynamical and general relativistic means are much greater than those based on the mass of the visible “luminous” matter.[4]

The standard model of cosmology indicates that the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy.[5][6] Thus, dark matter constitutes 84.5%[note 1] of total mass, while dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of total mass–energy content.

In other words we don’t have a clue about most of the universe.

Can I suggest that this could be the space where science and more ethereal concepts (the sort that religion relies upon) can get together? What if dark matter was where the souls of all living matter go after death? To allow that as a concept can help explain our world. Think of it as a great parking lot where souls are placed to await return to earth (or anywhere else in the universe – there’s a clue that needs exploration).

Death happens, and the soul (for want of a better word), the life force leaves the body and goes to the dark matter. There it waits, perhaps is transformed or modified, before it is reborn again.

This goes some way to explaining the miracle of life. How does a collection of chemicals produce life? Where does that living spark go when we die?

It can be extrapolated. It may be that all sentient beings follow the same pathway – why not? Just because I kill an animal or eat a plant does little to explain what happens to its life force.

Not sure that much more can be said at this stage. The principal has been outlined. Now it should be investigated.

The Future

Two groups got together, in Ipswich, to discus the future. Nobody knew anyone else. One group were teenagers, that was all that distinguished them from the second bunch, who were all over 65 years of age. There were about 30 of us in all, led by Annette and Mark.

It was an interesting and worthwhile experience – that is being repeated elsewhere, and should be developed further. Several members noted it was useful because they never had the chance to talk to folk of a different generation.

Hopefully this was just the start – there will be more, one day.