There is a level at which Annie and I come from two different worlds. Her concerns are at a very 'domestic' level and mine go off in many varied and different directions. These are things we know and understand about each other. In the last 31 years or so, we have evolved techniques for coping with the differences between us. Essentially, I think these deep thoughts and Annie makes fun of me until I come back to Earth. These are some of the things that I think about - once in a while:
Life on Earth began, according to some scientists, about 500,000,000 years after the formation of the Earth. And for 3,000,000,000 years after that, life was essentially singled celled. Why did multicellular life suddenly and irreversibly arise? Why did it take 3 billion years for whatever happened to happen? We won't go into why life evolved in the first place - oh wait, yes we will, sorta.
In the bible, the story of Adam and Eve says that Eve was created from Adam's rib. This story actually predates the rise of Jewish culture and comes out of Mesopotamia, most likely. If you consider that the story must have been told 5,000 years ago, it had to have been told in a context that the 'common' people of the time would understand. So, rather than say to these people, that when the first cell split, it set life on a course that lead to man, the story was set in allegory, and Eve was created from Adam's rib. The same allegorical method was applied to the creation story that shows up in Genesis. What I want to know, is who told these stories in the first place? Who was smart enough to know this stuff?
In Africa, there is a tribe that worships Sirius, the Dog Star. This tribe knows that Sirius is actually a double star. And it knows the period of the orbit of the small companion star, around Sirius. This small star cannot be seen except by the most powerful telescopes on Earth. The orbital period of the smaller star has only recently been determined by astronomers. The worshippers are right. How?
And there's all kinds of other stuff I like to wonder about - dreams, and their origins ... I wonder if this exotic 'dark matter' that science concerns itself with these days isn't a manifestation of extra-dimensional space - a 4th dimension which exists on a scale beyond our comprehension, yet physical 'stuff' in that 4th dimension may well exhibit gravitational effects in our three dimensional space ... I wonder at the complexity of the human body and have trouble believing that the way we are made is an accident and yet I absolutely refuse to become a Creationist. The only thing that makes real sense to me is transpermia. Once the first virus is found in space then the issue may well be settled. Especially if the DNA fraction of the space-born virus is recognizable - actually, all that spacer would need to have to settle this issue is DNA. Period.
That's what it's like between my ears. Sometimes. There's also family stuff and SEX and work and SEX and computers and SEX and Sports and lots of SEX.
If nothing else, I like to keep things interesting.