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Survey anonymous 16/04/25(Mon)18:29 No. 12516 ID: 0016ca

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On a scale of one to ten, how much do you believe in higher intelligence?
Higher intelligence can be God/Allah, or even aliens.

Anonymous 16/05/01(Sun)11:21 No. 12533 ID: e9fb03

For humans in general, I'd say 10.

Unless you mean higher than myself, in which case it's around 3. I won't discount the possibility, but the Universe seems so far to be a painfully stupid place.

Anonymous 16/05/06(Fri)23:13 No. 12546 ID: 5fce82

I think that the Universe itself has some level of consciousness as in the end sentience is just matter and energy. Since all sentient beings exist in and are a part of the Universe, I believe that overall this definitely grants the Universe some kind of intelligence.

So i'm 10/10, essentially, the Universe is so vast that I believe higher intelligence MUST exist somewhere

Anonymous 16/05/06(Fri)23:13 No. 12547 ID: 5fce82

I think that the Universe itself has some level of consciousness as in the end sentience is just matter and energy. Since all sentient beings exist in and are a part of the Universe, I believe that overall this definitely grants the Universe some kind of intelligence.

So i'm 10/10, essentially, the Universe is so vast that I believe higher intelligence MUST exist somewhere

Anonymous 16/06/10(Fri)05:25 No. 12587 ID: db4072

0 since there is no reason for me to believe there is just because of the vastness of the universe. Especially not a God.

Anonymous 16/08/23(Tue)23:28 No. 12658 ID: 471300

The word "universe" has no meaning at all. There is the term "observable universe" which means all we can mesure on scientific ways.

That said, amongs the possibilities we could be less than a microscopic life form on an organism that could have higher intelligences than ours. They could have been proteting us from treats we are not aware. An only because we are on the same organism, like leukocytes protects all the system. Our big bag could be one of many.

Who knows? We have limitations. I could have told another story and I could be right. Or not. There is no difference since we won't be able to prove it scientifically and will be stuck forever on ignorance.

Anonymous 16/08/23(Tue)23:30 No. 12659 ID: 471300

Just read what I wrote. Don't mind the typos and grammar mistakes. I just never write in english.

Anonymous 16/09/26(Mon)08:21 No. 12674 ID: ef422e

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A few years ago I would have given a much lower score because directly observable evidence wasn't as plentiful. Now that laws around here are changing, I'd give belief in higher intelligence a 10.

Anonymous 16/09/27(Tue)11:15 No. 12675 ID: 9de038


Anonymous 16/10/05(Wed)01:59 No. 12676 ID: 072c97

7 - More than quite sure there's more. Struggle for a fixed decision on what it is though. God/Allah (y)

Anonymous 16/10/05(Wed)15:14 No. 12677 ID: 858dc5

Higher intelligence relative to myself and humans in general? 10 of course has to be more intelligent creatures.

Higher power, that abides by the current laws of physics? 10, I assume something or someone has learned how to harness large amounts of energy and power that would be on par to what we think of as a god.

Higher power, that breaks the current laws of physics? 5, On one hand I will allow myself to believe that a creature can be above what we understand but on the other hand who is to say that we will not understand it in the future. 300 years ago microorganisms were obscure. 30 years ago we didn't fully understand how cells made energy. 3 years ago...i don't know many current events.

So yes, 5

Anonymous 16/10/11(Tue)09:29 No. 12679 ID: d78ba2

Zero. I can't think of any reason to believe that, and the further this world of appearances continues, the more I'm convinced there simply can't be any "higher power". The only higher power is the void, far as I care.

Anonymous 16/10/17(Mon)23:01 No. 12687 ID: 27c313

Obviously zero.

How could anything ever exist and be smarter than me. Hur hur.

Anonymous 16/11/05(Sat)08:15 No. 12699 ID: d78ba2

Zero. There is no evidence for any such thing, whether it's a deity or aliens. I think there is a higher statistical probability of aliens, but that doesn't mean my belief in them is raised at all. I can barely manage to believe in the universe half the time; trying to believe in something with no evidence whatsoever is impossible for me at this point.

Anonymous 16/11/05(Sat)08:16 No. 12700 ID: d78ba2


Anonymous 17/04/23(Sun)21:12 No. 12910 ID: 4dadc4


Think about it this way: even if there are no gods and no aliens, the universe itself is an infinitely recursive system of life. The cycle of life, as we know it on Earth, is a subset of a much larger system--but like any fractal pattern, also a template of the larger whole.

From single-celled organisms swimming in puddles to human migrations out of Africa, the whole of life on earth functions as a single unit--the actions of every living thing affect the planet, just as the mechanics of every cell in your body affect you.

To demonstrate how interconnected, and how similar, the systems of our bodies, the cycle of life on Earth, and the universe itself are, consider how the most minor of nodes in each system can affect the whole. One damaged cell won't kill you--unless it becomes cancer. One mutated microbe won't change anything--unless it becomes a plague. One stray asteroid doesn't make a difference, unless it deposits essential organic compounds on the right planet.

Our planet itself is a lifeform just as we are. As life has evolved on it, the planet has changed dramatically--the planet itself is going through a life cycle. Our oxygen-rich atmosphere is sustained by plantlife and the atmosphere in turn keeps the planet warm and life-sustaining.
As for the celestial cycle of life, we are aware of some facts: stars have a life cycle, and one day the sun will burn out and likely explode; galaxies spin on the axis of a massive black hole which will one day consume them; galactic clusters are held together in a lattice formation that extends far beyond our capacity to observe and the universe itself is expanding--just as any vital organism does.

The universe moves, grows, recycles waste, and may even one day die.

There is a higher intelligence, we are part of it.

Anonymous 17/05/03(Wed)02:20 No. 12918 ID: 188690

No. I don't. Obviously as someone with legs and thumbs there is nothing in the infinite universe that is slightly smarter.

Anonymous 17/05/15(Mon)03:10 No. 12932 ID: 489598

I don't agree with everything that you said, but that was beautiful

Anonymous 17/06/09(Fri)05:59 No. 12977 ID: f7f96a

I've followed the path of righteousness.. there must not be anything that much smarter than me.. There is only one God, really, and he's Jesus also for some reason. If you don't believe me ask the holy ghost.

FuckStickFunFuck 18/06/21(Thu)12:11 No. 13555 ID: 0249b6

its all within U! Just look @the pic u post. not fuckin getting it?!

Anonymous 18/06/24(Sun)21:00 No. 13558 ID: 270056

WE are GODS this Earth is OUR < Its just most are enslaved.

Anonymous 18/06/24(Sun)21:24 No. 13559 ID: a521d4

10/10, but considering how humans love to abuse their intelligence and my continual growing distrust of humans and particularly of those with great intelligence that abuse it for manipulation makes me that much more likely not to listen to a higher intelligence unless they approached me in a very specific manner that not even I know of.

Voltairine+de+Cleyre 18/07/21(Sat)06:57 No. 13570 ID: ee23ac

The possibility is there but the probability based on current understanding is quite low.

eh?? your f u c c i n g mom 18/08/04(Sat)22:31 No. 13591 ID: 0a48be

I mean, seeing as though early Christianity, early Buddhism, classical Cynicism, and maybe Taoism all oddly enough hold enough water to actually benefit humans on an individual level, I'd like to think that *something* inspired these guys to invent those systems.

Otherwise, those guys were high as f u c c and accidentally made up something genius.

Anonymous 19/03/05(Tue)21:13 No. 13917 ID: 52162d

I would risk saying 5 out of ten? I reject the belief in such things. Belief is not something supported by strong factual basis. We can toy around with many assumptions, but in the end they should remain as such, and not become some kind of blind certainty, a faith.

We have extremely limited knowledge about this world. It's certainly very propable that such entity/entities could exist, but so far we didn't see any direct and irrefutable signs of their actions.

We should maintain an open mind and be prepared to question everything we know if a sufficiently solid proof would come into spotlight. So in my own personal opinion it's best to stick to a healthy balance between more grounded outlook on the life and quite lofty views that are not always supported by evidence.

Anonymous 19/03/14(Thu)06:31 No. 13932 ID: 400ff0

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Confucius' temple is at the top of mount Tai.
A few years ago I climbed all seven thousand steps, and found wild cannabis growing there.

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