I hear you Doc.thedoc wrote:It depends on your frame of reference. We are the only culture that we are aware of, so in that sense we are the center. We have the only religions that we are aware of, so in that sense we are the center. Physically we are on the outskirts of an insignificant Galaxy in the midst of many other Galaxies, so in that sense we are not the center, or in the Big Bang theory everywhere is the center. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
I for one can only see, that to answer the question the most truthfully, can only be achieved, from the absolute universal perspective that was once devoid of humanity. When I apply human concepts of it, I'm careful to remove as much of humanities bias as is possible. As it surely seems, at least to me, that it is humanity that is the child of the universe, not that the universe is the child of humanity. While many would knock the conceptualization of the universe by humanity, believing it incomplete, I would argue that the conceptualization of the parent by the child cannot be that far off, as the child is the progeny of that parent, thus it is made up of the parts of the parent. The better we know ourselves, the better we know the parent. The problem is that many deny knowing themselves, because they fear admitting the truth, as the peer pressure would be unbearable, such that they burry the truth of themselves through denial. I see that knowing ones self can only ever set one free, as the truth always does that. The ones denying themselves the most are the most insane of the lot of us. They also have more of a need of creating the most fantastical reasons for things, more steeped in mysticism.