Is There Any Thought Which Has More Than Only a Momentary Existence?

Someone asked the question:
Is there any thought which has more than only a momentary existence?
My answer:
Nothing is fleeting, and everything that exist shall always exist in one form or another. If you accept that thoughts are "merely electrical impulses" then you must accept that they are made up of the fundamental components of matter. Matter and energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but can only be transformed from one form to another. Since this is the case, any thought you can have has actually always existed and always some form.

Conversion of one type of matter into another are always accompanied by the conversion of one form of energy into another. Usually heat is leveled or absorbed, but sometimes the conversion involves light or electrical energy instead of, or in addition to heat. Many transformations of energy, of course, do not involve chemical changes. Electrical energy can be changed into either mechanical, light, heat or potential energy without chemical changes. Mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy in a generator. Potential and kinetic energy can be converted into one another. Many other conversions are possible, but all of the energy involved in any change always appears in some form after the change is completed.

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can change its form.

The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and never any more or less.


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2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

God has always existed....isn't that concept pretty close to being a tautology?<br />
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But then again tautologies will always be with us because there have always been tautologies, right?

Great story - I did know about the energy, that it is not lost, just changes forms, etc. but did not know about the fact that the energy would never be lost.<br />
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And the wet paint - gets me each time ...