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One question is 'Where does the concept of the absolute come from?: it seems far-fetched'. There is really nothing new about this concept. We can trace this line of thought from Zeno, Protagoras, Plotinus, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Geulincz, Bolzano, Spinoza, Bruno, Leibniz, Hegel, Fichte, and the mathematician Cantor, through to physicists like Einstein, Finkelstein, Bell, Stapp, and Bohm. The author has devoted a great deal of thought and time to the development of the logical implications of the 'absolute'. If existence is absolute, each of its parts are also absolute ... and our living species is absolute ... and all is one integrated absolute being.
An associated question is 'If every individual person is an absolute being, why are most individuals limited as to their abilities and achievements?'. The absolute manifests in infinite variety. Its powers, means and abilities are variously distributed. Each and every quality is expressed in every possible degree. The absolute is wholly present in each one of us, and each of us is truly absolute ... playing an absolute role in an absolute creation ... and, being absolute, each one of us has the potential to express our absoluteness without limitations ... and we are not limited to a physical body, for we are absolute, eternal beings.
Another question is 'You seem to assume that our species will upgrade itself genetically, but there is much public resistance to such genetic engineering. How do you think this resistance will be overcome?'. Gene pill-therapy, for asthma and other diseases, will become quite common within 3-5 years. Let's look at this from a practical point of view ... will most parents refuse to give gene pill-therapy to their child who is suffering from asthma? ... No! The acceptance of gene therapy will be followed by acceptance of other means of genetic modification.
As far as geology is concerned, the following question arises 'Why are you the only one to maintain that there has been a thermonuclear explosion in the Earth's core?'. I am not the only one. Many Earth-expansion geologists have asked what has powered Earth's expansion. Some have posited that the inner-core is a hydrogen-plasma. There is general agreement that, as early-Earth cooled, more and more solidifying material accreted to the inner-side of the mantle, gradually constricting the core-plasma to smaller space and sending up its temperature-pressure to higher and higher levels. I am probably not alone in thinking that the increasing temperature-pressure finally caused a thermonuclear explosion of the inner core.
An obvious but good question is 'You say that there are no other advanced species in the universe ... but, if existence is an absolute, why shouldn't it create other species as well as ours?'. The absolute has no exclusions and, as it is wholly in each part, each part is integrally one with each and every other part. The creativity implication is that each created part is integral with each and every other created part. The creative process is one, and there can be no other separate species creations.
An associated question is 'You say that our species not only creates itself but also the entire universe. Isn't this a far-fetched concept?'. It may seem so, but our absolute species is all-powerful and totally inclusive. Total inclusivity includes and comprehends the entirety of creation.
A nicely pointed question is 'If our species has created itself and its environment, why would it create a home planet which is designed to become uninhabitable?'. The absolute is keen on dialectics and conflict. It continually sets up barriers and obstacles for itself in order to pre-empt complacency and to compel effort and achievement: it prods, kicks and goads itself the whole time. Our race would never colonise the universe without being confronted with a 'burning of the boats' type ultimatun. Our species has to move on, and we can't go back ... and this situation is, transfinitely, of our own making.
Another good question is 'How can nanobio assemblers make water out of sand?: this just doesn't seem to make sense'. We are now entering the nanobio age, when organic molecules will be programmed to carry out a great deal of our product construction for us. In the past, we have synthesised by the use of heat, cold, pressure, forming, electric power, radiation, ionisation, mixing, acids, reagents, and catalysts. Much of this has been relatively unintelligent and expensive. microbiologists have now gained extensive and detailed knowledge of bacteria, viruses, DNA, RNA, ribosomes, enzymes, disassemblers, assemblers, and a host of special-function molecules ... and now much progress is being made with nanobio computer programming. By 2050, nanobio technology will enable the watering and fertilisation of desert areas. Nanobio disassemblers will release oxygen and elemental hydrogen from silicates, and nanobio assemblers will combine the oxygen and hydrogen to produce water. It may sound too good to be true, but it will happen.
Readers are entitled to know that, ten years ago, the author's researches indicated that humanity was heading along a course of self-destruction. However, his more recent researches have convinced him that our species will survive and flourish. Key points, in this view-change, are as follows
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