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Two Possibilities

 

There are only two possibilities. Either there is an existence underlying the

world which we see in time and space, or there is not.

 

If there is such an existence, there's only one possibility. It must be

changeless, infinite and undivided, since it cannot be changing if it's not in time,

and it cannot be finite nor divided if it's not in space.

 

If there is such a changeless, infinite and undivided existence underlying

the world which we see, there are two possibilities. It might show through in what

we see, or it might not.

 

If it does show through, there are two possibilities. It might be obvious, or

it might not.

 

If it's obvious, it must be well known in our physics, but lacking an

explanation.

 

But this is true for gravity, electricity and inertia. We know how things fall,

not why they fall. We know how things coast, not why they coast. And as Einstein

observed, we cannot comprehend on theoretical grounds why matter should

appear as discrete, electrical particles.

 

Why, if the particles are minute, do they have to be electrical? Why, if

they're dispersed, do they have to fall? And why, if they're moving, must they

coast? Why must they resist changes in their states of motion?

 

And why, in our physics, do we have no explanation for any of this?

 

Just a suggestion.

 

John L. Dobson, February 6, 2006

1946 Vedanta place, Hollywood, California