The Fairies of Cornwall (1)

We humans live short lives and then we die. At that point, because of our short lives, we have learnt nothing definite of any great significance to answer our most basic of questions. “Why are we here??”

We have not managed to find a single concrete, scientifically testable, answer to this most basic of our questions. We have not managed to find a single conclusion that will convince the scientists in their laboratories that we have made any real progress.

Why are we here??

Some answers do seem to make more sense than others, though:

At least with this poster, you can see where they’re coming from:

Why do we exist?

Every single answer we have found so far can just be handed back to us and they will say “Well, that’s just what you think. Nothing more. All you’ve got there is opinions, not facts.” or “How is this anything more than just belief and blind faith? Where’s your proof?”

We have discovered nothing that will make those scientists read our conclusion, nod sagely and say:

“Well, well, well, the Great Pumpkin is what it was all about after all!!”

Some people think about the world and find new questions to ask:

“Where were we before we were born?”

“Where will we go after we die?”

Some of them may actually sound very scientific:

“Is our world just one dimension of a hundred million others?”

“Are we in a huge computer where every single thing that happens to us is designed to test us out, to see if we are good enough to move on?”

“Is everything pre-ordained so that we cannot escape our inevitable fate?”

Are we free to do whatever we want, subject to any man made rules we have established for ourselves?

Well, nobody could have put it more succinctly than Johnny Nash:

And don’t worry about all these posts concerning fairies. They are not the same fairies that Walt Disney had. Far from it.

And this is all leading somewhere. Honestly. It is.

And we’ll meet those other fairies next time.


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18 responses to “The Fairies of Cornwall (1)

  1. All very intriguing John. I hope there’s an answer to the big question at the end!

    • Well, I’m not too sure that I can answer the great questions in life, but I have found one or two very strange connections, where bizarre events which are very similar to each other happen but they are separated by thousands of miles and centuries of history. I was just struck by how very strange the whole thing is.

  2. We are here so that Amazon can run our lives for us!

  3. Oh, I believe you are heading somewhere, John. There is always a method to your madness, eh? 🙂

    • Well, yes, there is, to a certain extent.
      I’m going to establish that none of us knows what will happen to us after death, in the same way that we all know that the element ruthenium has the electrons per shell of 2, 8, 18, 15, 1.
      This lack of awareness is because of our short lives and the fact that we can’t communicate with people in the past who have discovered things.
      But how would it change it if we found that the people in the past were repeatedly finding out and recording the same thing? What then?

      • Oops!
        Frankly, I’ve always wondered how ancient civilizations could have such talents and intelligence and then POOF it disappeared and that area of the world starts over again. Egypt is a good example, mathematical and architectural geniuses – then what?

      • I think war destroys a lot of civilisations, but you are quite right. How often we see programmes on TV which prove that the Egyptians could do this and could do that and yet we’ve only just discovered it now. Other good examples would be the enormous building blocks used by the Incas, or the fifty ton stones at Stonehenge. How on earth did they move them and position them accurately without huge cranes and specialised equipment?

      • Exactly. The most accurate calendar was Egyptian. And how come the Egyptian pyramids look so much like the Inca/Aztec pyramids?

  4. Chris Waller

    Perhaps indeed, as Ecclesiastes says, “What has been will be again … : there is nothing new under the sun” and “… all is vanity …”. We, homo sapiens, are just the latest in a series of evolutionary experiments, as were homo heidelbergensis, homo neanderthalensis and a host of others. I shall be interested to see your conclusions.

    • I haven’t got any earth shattering conclusion to offer you, I’m afraid. On the other hand the similarities between the fairies and today’s aliens are enough to convince me that somewhere, somehow, there are “superior beings” who like to interfere in our lives. Why they do it or who they are, I do not know, but they may well know why we are all here!

  5. Very interesting questions.

    • Thank you. I am just hoping to point out something strange that I have noticed in my reading, and, hopefully, it may help us take a tiny step forwards towards understanding at least one of these questions.

  6. Very thought provoking post John, then we could include the Spiritual aspects of the same thinking mate, two different scenarios, one the physical and the other Spiritual, in the end I think Death provides our individual answers mate.

    • I hope so! I know a couple of people who have had Near Death Experiences. They both fitted into the general patterns described by others. One scenario was of floating above the team of doctors trying to save her life and they succeeded and she came back. Another young woman walked into a flowery meadow where her dead grandfather beckoned for her to follow him. Luckily for her, she turned back away from him and returned to our world.
      Even the surgeon said it was strange how so many people seem to recount the same story when they wake up from a difficult operation!

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