Newton's laws of motion take inertia for granted. "Corpus omne
persevere in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum
nisi quatenus ilud a viribus impresis cogitur statum suum mutare."
(Bodies all persevere in their states of quiescence or of motion uniform
in direction unless by forces impressed upon them they are compelled
to change their states.) Newton's laws of motion take inertia
General relativity takes gravity for granted. "Matter tells
space-time how to bend; space-time tells matter how to move." But
gravity is taken for granted.
Quantum electrodynamics takes electricity for granted.
Mathematicians usually take space and time for granted. Their
problem is whether space and time are continuous or discrete.
physicists and cosmologists seem to take non-existence for
The Big Bang cosmologists want us to believe that nothing
o , of nothing.
I am not wining to take all this for granted. With the mystics,
observational grounds, I take existence for granted. I see it.
we take existence for granted but leave out space and
time, can we,
from what remains, get a Universe of gravity, electricity
That is the problem.
First, what remains when we leave out space and time? What can
not have in the absence of space and time? We cannot have change
time. We cannot have division without space. And we cannot
finite without another to limit it. So we are left with the
the infinite, the undivided. Can we, from that, get a
change, made of minuscule particles, and divided into
can we get from the changeless to the changing without
changeless? How can we get from the infinite to the
fencing it, without limiting it? And how can we get
from the anditided
to the divided without dividing it?
That is easy. We simply mistake the one for the other