Half of your DNA came from your mother and the other – from your father. The result was used in creating your body. When we look at that process we can clearly see that your creation is very random. If you have a brother or sister from the same parents, even though you may look similar, you also probably have a lot of differences.
This process is similar to what we call imagination. Taking pieces of information that exist in your mind, linking them together and creating another piece of information. How is this done? Think of a dog. Now think of the same dog but replace it’s tail with elephant ears. Congratulations, you created something new.
Of course the process of imagining new things doesn’t have to be just with pictures. You can do it with sounds, smells, tastes… In fact musicians and cooks who make up their own recipes do this all the time.
Secondly, you don’t need to do it all in your head. You can create new stuff buy mixing them in the real world first. That’s how we are created as well. Passion, love, bam bam and we have a baby. However, there is a problem with this… can you guess?
You don’t know what you’re going to get in the end. The process is very random and often can have catastrophic effects. Such as when I tried to cook my first meal…sure I was being creative, but the result…wasnotyummy…
This is the power of imagination over a simple creative process of trial and error.
Because imagination lets you make outrageous linkages between things that if left by themselves will never be connected. How likely is the possibility of a laptop just appearing out of nowhere in the universe? Even in a hundred billion years? Not very likely, huh? But see, the fact that we as species exist is something even crazier than a laptop just appearing on earth by chance. Living organisms are far more complex. And yet some people doubt intelligent design. Of course we can’t know for sure, but we can know if a laptop would have existed if somebody with imagination didn’t create it.
Why is imagination the next step of evolution?
Because with the help of it we can create things that could have never existed. And even if they did, it would take billions of years just to connect those pieces. We are in power right now, and the solution to all the problems of the world lies in your head. Now the question is, are you going to be a consumer like everyone else…or create the next best thing. I know what I will do.
You have one of the most powerful things in this world right now. Your brain.
Do you remember how I said that we are probably creations of intelligent design? Of God? I bet that bugged some of you atheists out there. That’s okay. The idea is that you have the same process in your mind. You’re god. You’re a creator. No actually. You can be a creator. You just have the potential. Are you going to use it?
My question is, is there another process? A more powerful process than imagination? Maybe a next level? There probably is. But since we have imagination, we can find out about it and use it, can’t we?