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There is an understandable frustration of those who require their logic to be linear and without gaps when it comes to conversing with those of us who have leaped off the edge of the Abyss and gone swimming in the cloud thinking of the Universal Hive Mind. The left frontal cortex needs all the whys answered, all the t’s crossed, all the i’s dotted,  while the right brain is content to know with absolute certainty that a thing just is.

Hive mind thinking, that place we go in our minds in which all information exists simultaneously, is not diametrically opposed to logic despite its appearance of  being unorganized Chaos. The certainty garnered there becomes the seed for all avenues of logical exploration, after all.

Consider Aristotle. He was the first to collate the existing philosophies of his time and come up with a unifying theory. The theory was based on observation. Life, it seemed, sprang up spontaneously from things like mud and rotting meat.  This theory held sway for more than two thousand years. It was not until the invention of the microscope and the studies of Louis Pasteur that science and philosophy finally caught up with reality. We like to laugh about it now. How silly our ancestors must have been, to believe that rotting meat could spontaneously generate maggots.

But consider the nature of the belief from the view of the Universal Hive Mind. Without knowing anything about the role of bacteria in decomposition, or the that the life cycle of the house fly goes from egg to maggot to pupae to adult fly, all one knows is that if meat, left to its own devices, becomes maggoty. Without knowing anything about the life cycles of frogs, one could honesty not be faulted if one believed that if you poured water onto earth that eventually tadpoles would form. (I would venture to guess that the understanding of the natural world was a little more complete than what was written by philosophers and scientists. Great men of the intellectual bent tend not to discuss their avenues of study with the illiterate. But small boys and old women who live upon the land surely could have helped them flesh out their theories with a lifetime of observation.)

Spontaneous Generation was not a bad theory considering the level of scientific understanding at the time. It was cloud thinking. One asks a question, leaps off the edge of the Abyss, and falls into a swarm of answers, none of which are obviously connected to the next and then one comes back with answers that seem crazy. Like meat creates maggots. Like mud makes frogs. A fool would shake his head and walk away from the gift of truth. Someone who is fearless would share the truth, despite its apparent insanity.

You would think that as small as this planet seems, with so many humans operating solely out of the logical left brain, that there would be nothing left to discover. Nothing could be further from the truth. The planet and the universe beyond still manages to surprise us. Experts still scratch their heads in confusion, trying to sound learned while they scramble to come up with logical explanations to things that seemingly, on the surface, defy explanation. The real danger in listening to the supposed experts is that if we think there is an answer, we stop asking more questions.

Consider the ocean of air above your head. Do you think you know all there is to know? What more is to know? It is transparent and can hide nothing. We look through it to see into space. But only now do we think to turn our instruments on it and look without blinders.  Surprising answers are filtering out of the scientific community.

Listen to the cloud thinkers. Do not laugh when they tell you that maggots come from meat and frogs come from mud and that there are frontiers we have not yet explored. We ignore their wisdom at our own peril. If the Universal Hive Mind wants to give us an Answer, then it seems imperative that we find the right Question.


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