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Patching up the universe -- eventually, we need to scrap it and buy a new one.

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 13, 2015 at 14:49

Hi, Waz.

I commented on how the universe seems to not be in equilibrium. Of course, we are a work in progress, like a chemical reaction. When equilibrium is reached, it's like being fully reacted and neutralized. The equilibrium state of this universe appears to be eventual heat death: not much to look forward to.

Right now, our spirits are moving around with our bodies, bodies which are part of this universe. When we die, our spirits will be freed to live in a different reality.

You said we somehow "balance" the universe from within. We certainly do affect the shape and direction of things from there, though this will not stave off the ultimate doom of this place. I think it's telling, that President Obama is unable to deal with the situation in the Middle East, but all the while he presumes that he can eradicate climate change. Even if he could do this, I dare say he cannot stabilize the expansion of the universe. This world we live in, is something like a car. We can keep on fixing it; but eventually there comes a time when we need to have it towed to the wrecking yard and buy a new one.

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