A new look at life by Eric Barnes
After bypass surgery and extra emergency surgery, I had good reason to consider the
event of death in some detail. As a technical analyst my thinking proceeded as follows.
The vascular system fails to supply the fuel , oxygen, to the brain. So thinking stops.
After some minutes, the brain cannot restart without resuscitation. Without this
resuscitation, deterioration sets in and will continue to include the whole body until
death is established.
When interred, chemistry of the whole body is absorbed into the soil. When cremated,
its gasses are absorbed into the atmosphere and the ashes are scattered onto the soil. In
the case of promesion the cadaver is frozen, crumbled and scattered on to the soil.
When buried at sea, what is not eaten by fish and crustatia is absorbed into the water
and what is residue settles to the bottom.
The atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the terrosphere can be considered to be seen as
an organosphere. That part of planet earths surface where all life, both flora and fauna
So what is life? The dictionary tells us that life is change! When did it begin?
Archaeological science puts it three to four billion years ago. We do have a religious
estimate which puts it, between five and ten thousand years ago. However those
religious leaders did not have the knowledge of astral reality that we have today.
/They knew that the earth was flat and that the sun circled the earth/ So why oh why
are we under the influence their ideas today? Would you be happy if they were at the
controls of your aircraft?
Community memory or public opinion is a strong influence in politics today and is a
legacy of those who have gone before.
At the dawn of homo sapiens, it is not unlikely that some were more equal than others,
and that those who were more equal, took advantage by creating the notion that they
were agents of the creator. How better to control than through the fear and enticement
of the idea of hell and heaven?
We can see today when these notions are charismatically and firmly sold, we have
suicide bombers now used for political and terrorist purposes
Let us examine what life really is. The dictionary tells us that life is change. At
death we become the soil nutrients, which is taken up by a thousand other species of
both flora and fauna. All these in turn die, return to the soil, to become new life. None
of the chemistry of a new borne baby exists in the ten year old. Our body chemistry is
renewed on a regular basis, at less than a decade. Memory is the only function that
remains linked throughout life. The rest is recycled chemistry and a single cadaver
may be absorbed by a thousand other species, and may come from a thousand other
species. We are then, in the organosphere, closer to each other than our own family
members. A human life exists only in memory between birth and death.
Look into the night sky and consider the extent of our universe. Our nearest star is
over one hundred and fifty years flying time by concord at two thousand miles per hour.
Other stars are many millions of light years more distant.
I have but a few more years left and the foregoing notions give me great contentment
to realise our place in the great continuum of life
Eric Barnes. Jan 2008