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is it likely that the earth/galaxy and as far as we can see, are microscopic cells inside a much bigger body?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    The idea is very useful from a philosophical perspective and is part of Buddhism in some ways. That which is small is large and vice versa. In the literal sense is it scientifically valid? No, not at all. I prefer to believe (since nobody actually knows) that our universe is something resembling an apple on a monumental tree in another, greater reality. But that's just philosophy and quite unprovable.

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  • 8 months ago

    It doesn't appear likely. At least, not yet.

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  • 9 months ago

    That would be nice

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  • 9 months ago

    There is a sense in which this planet can be seen as alive, and in fact the only living planet we know of. If life on celestial bodies is common and the life on them interacts with life elsewhere, that might be seen as a superorganism. Olaf Stapledon wrote about this in 'Star Maker'.

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  • Bill
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    9 months ago

    Based on what we currently know about the universe, the movement of matter and energy in that bigger body would be limited by the speed of light.

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  • 9 months ago

    Consider our galaxy is like a microscopic cell to our visible universe.

    Not what is considered a small place.

    Besides, our solar system is just a tiny speck of light within our galaxy.

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No, not really.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    We may be God's fart for all we know..

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  • 9 months ago

    No, it is not likely.

    The Proof: Only those who have

    very inadequate and restricted thinking tend to believe it.

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    • Climate Realist
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      An open mind would admit to a possibility. But, having an open mind and being skeptical are not mutually exclusive. A skeptic can have an open mind if it could be changed with evidence.

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  • 9 months ago

    like men in black? Everything is small compared to something larger

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