Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Cogito Ergo Sum

I've been thinking a bit about thinking - and I've come up with my latest poem.......



Des Cartes

I think therefore I am
I thought therefore I was
I’m not thinking at the moment
So does that mean I’ve ceased to exist?

We think too much
Processing electrical signals in the brain
Trying to make the universe
Make some sort of logical sense
Quantum mechanics, string theory, uncertainty principle
Behavioral psychology, neuroscience, brain plasticity
Bible study, comparative religion, theology

It’s all in a cloud somewhere
As we pick bits out
They become real
Only to vanish again
Back into the uncertainty
When we move on to the next idea

The reality of sanity
Depends on
How many ideas
We can hold in our heads
At any one time
Before they vanish
Back to heaven
Through the quantum tunnel

The more ideas
In any single moment
The closer to
The divine 
We come

But it hurts!!!


Then I thought I'd better do some research on Rene Descartes who (as I found out long ago from Monty Python) came up with "I think therefore I am" - and I found this wonderful video on you tube which pretty much sums up what I've been thinking lately (especially the bit about the proof of God - which despite having thought about it for quite some time, still makes sense to me) - maybe theres hope for me after all and I'm not as crazy as I think I am - or maybe its just that the rest of the world is as well !



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