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vatav My Iranian Pen Pal ( @mohseni52 ) With His Family - This is my submission for the Berim photo contest for peace. http://www.berim.org/photocomp I met my new friend with the Wayfare App. You can choose a pen pal in nearly every nation and be paired up for a week to share your life and culture.
Peace and diplomacy should be our highest priority as a species. An escalation of the wars threaten to provoke a Third World War. This would be devastating to our planet. If we want to end the violence and stop being distracted from the most important issues, #climatecrisis diplomacy must prevail. Think about what we as a species could accomplish together if we use our for war to instead build humanity's first starship and bring the nations together in the heroic journey of space exploration.
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vatav Taking Flight #BirdIsland #Kodo #TaTaku 1d

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  •   bjtaylor777 Ely: Micheal and I watched that movie tonight. The wrath of Con. In his. honor. 3d
  •   vatav @bjtaylor777 - I would like to go up to a Star Trek group in MA this weekend. They are having a Spock marathon. 3d

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vatav Imagine the possibilities of a different timeline for our future! #russia #usa #nonewcoldwar #superpowerbestfriends #nucleardisarmament #putin #obama #noworldwarthree #noWWIII #preventWWIII 7d

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vatav Dog Bunk Bed #dogbunkbed 2w

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vatav Polio has been around forever. But that didn't stop scientists from working against the odds. There must be a cure for the disease of war too! ️🌍 2w

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vatav Wind Swept #windswept 2w

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vatav Oh joy! 3-4 more inches of snow tomorrow! 2w

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vatav Icicle Castle #iciclecastle 3w

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vatav Have seen some disturbing hate on Facebook today between conservatives and liberals. Evil only triumphs if we turn our energies into war against each other. Democrats and Republicans should be working together like a healthy marriage. The right protects the left, it doesn't take a knife to it. And the left inspires the right, it doesn't seek revenge. #liberals #conservatives #leftrightlove #americatransformed 3w

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vatav Snow Shadows #snowshadows 4w

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vatav Huge Flakes Falling! #winterawake by @hawkeye7 4w

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vatav Trippy Sky #skytripping 4w

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vatav Thought experiment of the day: 1) A perfect God created humanity and punished us all for our ancestors disobedience with disease, death, violence and natural disasters. 2) An antiquated and painful form of evolution (compared to what is possible) brought us into existence over the course of hundreds of millions of years. It was all a mistake and another mass extinction will destroy us to reset the process so it can continue for hundreds of millions of more years, tweaking primitive life until it destroys itself again or becomes truly intelligent. 3) An advanced alien civilization created by a more refined and effective form of evolution, tried to emulate its efficiency by creating us. They failed and this accounts for the half baked nature of life on Earth. —— Western science and theology tend to agree that something came from nothing through the birth of the big bang. But what if there is another explanation? Our own life had a beginning but came from another life who in turn came from another in a succession of near endless lives. So why is it out of the question that our universe was born out of another universe within a multiverse of near infinite universes? If our minds are blown by over 200 billion galaxies in our universe, why is it out of the question they can’t be blown to an even greater degree where our universe is one among billions or trillions of others within a multiverse? Perhaps the search for where the great mystery (God) begins and ends will be an eternal affair. What if there is more than one form of evolution in the universe? There is the one we are familiar with that yielded us on Earth, but what if there is another type that is profoundly more beautiful and meaningful on a scale we can’t comprehend? What if this form of evolution created advanced civilizations with powers so profound, we would see them as Gods? And what if they had free will to try and elevate themselves above the creation thus playing God without having the depth of understanding needed to fully understand the intelligence behind the Cosmos. 1mon
  •   vatav And maybe there is a race of beings who tried to emulate the very evolution that gave rise to themselves. But it’s possible their attempts failed and they in turn created us. And maybe this would explain our violence out of control, needless suffering, and death. Who knows where our creators are now, but it’s possible if they returned, they would seek to lord over us the way some parents try to lord over their children. And perhaps the devotion to Gods in the holy books is just an evolutionary mechanism in place to help us survive if a superior alien civilization came to Earth and demanded our full allegiance. If these advanced beings aren’t God, is there a God we can seek out above their authority? Can we commune with the vast emptiness holding all worlds, universes and Godlike beings in place? Can we be guided by the kind of divine ideal affording us the freedom to follow the Tao of the universe or choose instead to resist its will? It would be ironic if a flawed creation such as ours, would be made out of the same cosmic materials that gave rise to our alien overlords, and thus we have an ability to be connected to the vast intelligence of the Cosmos in our own limited capacity, affording us the ideal of compassion in treating vulnerable creatures with love and respect. This perspective gives me peace, because it would explain with greater meaning why life is so horrendous for so many life forms on this planet, who have systematically been mistreated for millennia. There is a lot of beauty and good in our creation, and if it came at the hands of alien super beings, it reflects the good side of our creators. But what is broken and so messed up, must also reflect their dark side and ignorance. This entire thought experiment may fall short from other possibilities not yet considered, but it is the best my brain can come up with now and is more appealing than the absurdity of believing in blind evolution randomly happening or a celestial dictator as creator of us and the entire cosmos. 1mon
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  •   vatav Imagine humanity 20,000 years in the future if we don't self destruct. We would most likely have technology beyond Star Trek. With our amassed knowledge, it's fair to say we could create the biosphere on worlds with all kinds of variations from our own DNA. So who is to say an alien civilization didn't create us? Our world and all living things are very impressive. But there is room for much needed improvement. It's possible there are more advanced forms of evolution that created our creators. And they may be 100x more efficient and not have our same problems like death, disease, etc. the fall from grace of our creators may be much like the story we are familiar with here on Earth; some parents have kids before they're ready. They're young and naive and have no idea how to raise a child. 4w
  •   microbenut @vatav - Makes me think of 1 Corinth 13:12 "... Now I know in part; then I shall know fully even as I am fully known." We can imagine & try to make sense, but I believe someday we will know. And I do believe our minds will be blown! 4w
  •   vatav @microbenut - but our minds can already be blown just by more fully exploring our universe. What if we had 20 telescopes in orbit more powerful than Hubble? We still could build 50 more and still be under the cost for the Iraq War. just that alone blows my mind and I haven't yet gotten to the part about the over 200 billion galaxies in our universe. 4w
  •   microbenut @vatav -my mind is blown every time I look down a microscope! 4w
  •   vatav @microbenut -true, it goes into inner space awe too! 4w

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vatav Imagine if our universe is just one among billions of others and one gave birth to ours just like other humans gave birth to all of us. If our universe is already mind blowing massive, what's to stop a multiverse from blowing our minds even more? And what if our multiverse was born from one among trillions of others? #profoundthoughtoftheday #multiverse #multiverses #turtlesallthewayup #turtlesallthewaydown 1mon

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vatav Shadows on Snow #snowshadows 1mon

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