It is said that the mind of World renowned physicist Norton Folgate is a wonderful place to explore and recently we had the privilege of doing just that when he agreed to a frank interview to discuss his latest theory of life.
Folgate's theory, which totally turns all other theories of life on their proverbial heads, is an interestingly one and one which, whilst at first seems totally implausible, leaves you thinking: what if.....
The text that follows is the complete ramblings of Norton Folgate as he explains, in his own inimitable way, how he perceives the world we live in.
"We could be living in the mind of someone. All our lives could just be the thoughts of one person, and as long as that person keeps thinking, we keep living.
They say that if the age of the earth is looked at in terms of human age then the world is about twenty two days old. That's from conception, through pre-history, through history, past Jesus Christ, all the wars and to now.
Well that could be said also for the idea of the whole world existing in the mind of a person.
But what kind of person would it be. I would be impossible to say, because as I am part of the world that is living in this mind, then my mind is ultimately controlled by the mind of the person we are living inside.
Some people believe in fate, some people believe in a god, however it could be that these people all believe in the same the thing because the mind that we live in would be God and fate all rolled into one.
God is omnipotent, regardless of which god you believe in. The persons mind would be omnipotent by default as because we are INSIDE the mind, then the mind is all encompassing. Fate is something that determines our future, well this one is obvious, the mind we live in would obviously determine our future because whatever it thinks, we do.
So there you go. It's not God, or a god, or fate. Well it is, but not how you think. Well ultimately it is how you think, as it is how it thinks that determines how we think.
People who claim to hear voices in their head don't really hear voices in THEIR head, they hear voices coming from THE head. So they are not really mad, not unless someone has annoyed them, anyway. And I mean another someone like you or I, not another person from like the person who owns the mind we live in.
I wonder if we can hear other people that live in the world of the person whose mind we live in?"
Hopefully we will, one day, find out the answer to the question Folgate asks at the end of his interesting theory.