Question by marcin p: could the moon be responsible for human consciousness?
bare with me here, this might seem little far out.
First off, our moon is really big considering the size of the earth and therefor has a significant amount of gravity. So the moon is pulling up on us a little bit every time the earth rotates.
now, gravity effects everything, even on the quantum scale. So if the moons gravity shifts every single particle on earth just a tiny tiny bit, those particles gain a tiny tiny bit of kinetic energy.
here’s the kicker: when the particles return to their original state that kinetic energy becomes stored as potential energy.
my question is, where does all that energy go?
i’m saying maybe that stored potential energy is the fuel of our consciousness. maybe the moon is what makes us think!
now, if this were true, that means ‘intelligent life’ elsewhere would not only need H2O and a livable climate to progress, but also a gargantuan moon like our own. so maybe we really are alone in the universe!
alright, i know it’s a bit silly man, but it’s hypothetical… especially with all the things we don’t know about the universe (including the source of our rational thought).. which is what the question is really asking.
however, i suppose this would work out better in the philosophy section eh?
Answer by rufsketch1
ummm. no. i’m pretty sure potential energy has nothing to do with our conciousness.
there isn’t anything potential about our conciousness, it’s constantly releasing energy.
if what you’re saying is right, then our minds would be feeding off of potential energy. which means that when the moon comes back around, nothing would move again because it has no more potential energy…
and why would we need to run on potential energy, when glucose works perfectly fine?
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