Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday Morning Post - Ideas


I was reading something recently that asked how do we measure the dimensions of an idea? How much does it weight? What volume or space does it take up? How many molecules are in a thought? 

If an idea, is in writing, we can measure the letters, words, pages.  If it is printed the number of pages.  If it is electronic, how many electrons are needed to store it.  If we burn the printed pages, or scramble the electrons, does the idea go away? 

If the idea is in my brain, does the idea go away when my brain ceases to function.  

With the struggle to measure an idea, or thought, why should one idea or thought weigh more heavily on our brain, than another idea or thought? 

These are deep questions. Things to think about when I have nothing to think about.  

Why do we think about deep and unanswerable questions?  Sometimes these conversations with yourself lead to deeper understanding of self, or we draw parallels to other questions in our world.  

So what do you think? And how do we measure that thought? 

11 comments:

  1. We can have big ideas, so our minds must have some idea of the size of the idea, but can it be defined? My father never satisfactorily answered my childhood question of what is there after outer space ends and I still don't know. Good luck with measuring ideas.

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    1. Speculation and theory tend to take over where observation ends. Good question,

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  2. Oh my God my head hurts. Lol

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  3. I, too, was thinking my head hurts from thinking about electrons ... which I first misread as elections and still could make neither heads nor tails about it!

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  4. Oh my, it's way too early in the morning to think about such things.

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    1. I was channel surfing in a hotel recently and came across an episode of "Young Sheldon" where he challenged his professors to prove the existence of zero, how can we prove nothing? Somehow I love this stuff.

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  5. I must have gone too deep, below average on the number of comments. I will try to do better.

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  6. I am more comfortable with the questions I can't answer, than the questions I can.

    Sassybear
    https://idleeyesandadormy.com/

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