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ran cohen

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  1. Hi Marjus, Thank you for the answer. But i am not referring to the size of the event horizon but to the actual size of the physical material inside. And what does it include exactly?, is it just the elementary particles compressed? Does the physical size increase when more stars collapse to it? I guess no one know for sure but i would like to know what is expected. ps: will the event horizon increase as more stars collapsing? I would expect so. Best Regards Ran
  2. Is that only because the actual physical content of any atom and distance between them is so great? If so, given enough stars collapsing to the black hole, can it reach for example couple of meters? Or are there others laws preventing that? Best Regards Ran
  3. Not sure if creativity can only exist in a "soul". As we explore the AI, it does not seem to require it. But i think there are clues to the dualism concept such as the controlling mechanism. As many believe at "the selfish gene" concept, one would ask: how does the body decides the correct decisions to allow him to progress to the next generation? Although it does not seem to require any such "soul" to activate its own organs, these actions seems to be in perfect sync with our feelings. We feel hungry so we eat, we feel curious so we explore, we feel bored so we get out of the house. This sync seems redundant to the body as he can just control his own legs as he would do to his own heart. Not only that, our feelings reside in parallel, we feel tired, hungry, happy.. all on the same time. No one feeling to drive us to specific action, it seems as our body does not really know what needs to be done, or that he does but easier to have evolved this way. I am curious if any of the things i said made sense to anyone.
  4. I thank you all for your patience and feedback. If any other, i will be glad to read them. Best Regards Ran
  5. Thank you for your response. My meaning of `soul` is in no way religious. Only the existence of something that is beyond the actual body or matter. This "something" is probably in no way "good" or "bad", it might not have any memory or thoughts of its own, it does not have to be in any specific body such as human or bug. To the body, it is only a tool to survive and pass on its genes and i have no clue what happens to it after the body is dead. This theory is based on several assumptions: Our body only cares about its gene survival as described by the "selfish gene" We have limited control over our body i.e. our body have some direct control on its own e.g. heart, ears, hair etc. Our body is generating the feelings e.g. pain or love which are expressions of the physical Our actions based on feelings alone I know assumption '4' can be argued but i believe that is true and can be proven scientifically. I would even go as far as saying that we might only care about the feeling we are having now (putting aside any argue of what "now" means e.g. 1us or 1 day). From assumptions '1' and '2' one can ask himself: if our genes are selfish and if the body can control some functions why not all and why actions (which have direct influence on survival,) are not controlled directly but through feelings? Like anything else in science, it might just be that these questions can also lead to more theories and answers such as where did we come from and what is beyond this world. Best Regards Ran
  6. I believe the “soul” (for lack of a better word) should start being explored by science and no longer be the proprietary of any religion or old ways of investigation. The word “soul” might have significant connotation to religion and the fear from un-balancing the thin status quo, but I believe there is a great science and discoveries awaiting to be revealed through the ways of science exploration. To clarify, the word “soul” is not only meant for humans, I believe every living thing has one and it might as well be the same. Neither do I think there is a “good soul” or “bad soul” as there is no good or bad in science. I believe we are controlled by our gene, driving us from the simplest of tasks to the more elaborate. We eat, we sleep, we marry, we have children, the pattern alone signify control as you would see ants following a line. But it seems to me there are two kind of controls, One is direct, like the heart pumping without any real direct intention (although influenced). The other is indirect, controlled by our feelings. We feel hungry so we might search for food. We feel pain so we might search ways to relieve it. We feel tired so we might go to rest or sleep. The body could potentially just make the legs walk and put food into the mouth but instead, it makes the feeling of being hungry, intensified as food is more required. I believe “our” decisions are governed by feelings but not only one. On any point in time we can feel tired, hungry, in love, curious, in pain, satisfied. Each with its own intensity. But our decisions based (in some simplified way) on these feelings. Our experience and information we get from the world while we try to maximize the total “good” feeling. When looking at the indirect controlling mechanism, I think it is hard to avoid using the word “we” since “feelings” are so far from the act itself. But if so, who is “we”? Who am “I”? This control mechanism seems somewhat familiar as an Engineer. Our body is very elaborate but does not seem to be “smart”. It does not make us tired so we will go to sleep. It does not seem to know the direct path for survival, so he might give us the control for the decisions. But this might only work if “we” only care about our feelings, which I think is true but hard to admit or grasp. There is a new science in Engineering called “artificial intelligence”. In which, hardware can accomplish very human-like behavior like winning the Go champion. Some will say (and I can imagine), that in the future this technology can make hardware more intelligent more than humans. The question seems that if a “stupid” hardware can learn how to be better than humans, how that our body evolved to require “us” at all? Even if any soul is intertwined, why does our body give us such control over it, assuming it only cares about its own gene survival? Which I believe it does. I do not know. But I think the “soul” claim is more than just “I am thinking, therefore I exist”. I think the clues are in the controlling mechanism along with other clues. The direct and specific impact of our actions based on our feelings and that the body generating our feelings but is not focused on only one, driving us for a specific action but existing many feeling In parallel. That might say something about how we and our body interact and give room for science exploration and great discoveries. I thank you very much for your patience and would very much appreciate any thoughts. Best Regards Ran
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