Solidity is ultimately an elaborate illusion
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force.
Quote; The scientist of today must rely on emerging patterns and hints experienced at the relatively macroscopic level of the particle accelerators, and finally on the aesthetic beauty of the mathematics itself to help establish which direction to take toward truth. This brings to mind the famous words of John Keats: “Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.” (from “Ode on a Grecian Urn”)
Strangely enough, aesthetics and intuition are more than ever guiding the intellectual community in their quest for understanding the most fundamental principles of the Universe The most mind-bending realization to come from modern physics is the fact that there is some sort of connection between quanta that completely ignores spacetime separation, even if the quanta are at opposite ends of the Universe. These are called nonlocal connections
The times they are a-changing…
Strangely enough, aesthetics and intuition are more than ever guiding the intellectual community in their quest for understanding the most fundamental principles of the Universe. It is at least satisfying to know that these “new” visions of reality are fundamentally simple and intuitively beautiful. It would appear that we could say, Beauty is indeed Truth, and physics has become metaphysics
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”–The Kybalion.
What is known to us as metaphysics is what Aristotle called “first philosophy.” Metaphysics involves a study of the universal principles of being, the abstract qualities of existence itself. Perhaps the starting point of Aristotle’s metaphysics is his rejection of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In Plato’s theory, material objects are changeable and not real in themselves; rather, they correspond to an ideal, eternal, and immutable Form by a common name, and this Form can be perceived only by the intellect. Thus a thing perceived to be beautiful in this world is in fact an imperfect manifestation of the Form of Beauty. Aristotle’s arguments against this theory were numerous. Ultimately he rejected Plato’s ideas as poetic but empty language; as a scientist and empiricist he preferred to focus on the reality of the material world.
When Alexander died in 323 B.C., Aristotle wisely retreated to the pro- Macedonian base of Chalcis. He was reportedly trying to save the Athenians from sinning twice against philosophy (the first sin being the execution of Socrates). He died there in 322 of a disease of the digestive organs. Following Socrates and Plato, Aristotle had a great wealth of knowledge and wisdom to build upon, but he left no successor who could surpass him. His work changed the direction of Western learning and continues to play a very real part in modern studies. His work in the sciences would inevitably become obsolete, particular in natural philosophy. But his contributions to biology would remain unsurpassed for centuries. On the other hand, his work in the humanities and social sciences continues to provide the basis for debate and guide academic learning. Moreover, he essentially created the field of logic and devised the syllogism. The one major subject that he did not seem to have a large impact on was mathematics, on which the Academy generally led the way.
Aristotle’s talents showed both depth and variety. As a scientist he was endlessly scrupulous, always grounding his work in observation to a much greater extent than Plato had. Plato’s idealism culminated in his Theory of Forms, which Aristotle flatly rejected as empty language, for he preferred to deal with the material world. Beyond the skill of observation, he was also armed with keen insight, able to detect patterns and draw conclusions with discernment.
What drove Aristotle was a desire for wisdom, knowledge for its own sake. He sought what philosophers and scientists are still seeking today: the fundamental principles that govern humanity and its universe. The pursuit has changed in many ways, particularly with specialization. No one today could have the all- encompassing jurisdiction that Aristotle did, but even for his time, his success was remarkable. More than any single figure in Western history, Aristotle was the embodiment of knowledge and learning. His works continue to provoke, inspire, and inform.
”Quantum physics now states that matter is merely an illusion and that everything is energy at a different frequency in vibratory motion. This is something that science has only started to take seriously since the turn of the last century. However, this was something Hermes Trismegistus (the founder of the hermetic teachings) taught as one of the 7 principles of existence and recorded history of his teachings have dated back as far as the 1st century AD”.
The Hermetic Teachings are that not only is everything in constant movement and vibration, but that the “differences” between the various manifestations of the universal power are due entirely to the varying rate and mode of vibrations. Not only this, but that even THE ALL, in itself, manifests a constant vibration of such an infinite degree of intensity and rapid motion that it may be practically considered as at rest, the teachers directing the attention of the students to the fact that even on the physical plane a rapidly moving object (such as a revolving wheel) seems to be at rest. The Teachings are to the effect that Spirit is at one end of the Pole of Vibration, the other Pole being certain extremely gross forms of Matter. Between these two poles are millions upon millions of different rates and modes of vibration.
Modern Science has proven that all that we call Matter and Energy are but “modes of vibratory motion,” and some of the more advanced scientists are rapidly moving toward the positions of the occultists who hold that the phenomena of Mind are likewise modes of vibration or motion. Let us see what science has to say regarding the question of vibrations in matter and energy. – Luke Miller
The Rigveda is the celebration and manifestation of Universe. It describes the evolution of the cosmos. Vedic Science accepted the continuous conversion of matter and energy into each other. It tells us clearly about the point particles (Bindu Kanas) and about the different stages in the transformation of point particles into energy and Vice Versa. According to Vedic Science.
Actually Vedic sages have seen what ever can be seen in the universe.
S’iva Tandavam : Creation and annihilation is a continuous process. Every where in the universe this process is going on. The vedic sages envisaged this process as a cosmic dance of creation. Us a is represented as dancer. Later it is represented as the Cosmic dance of Lord S’iva who is also called Nataraja. This dance is the creation and annihilation of matter and anti matter. It is wonder that modern scientists described the movements of flying quark particles is like an amazing dance.
Thus Vedic Science and modern Science both tell us that there is a continuous dance of creation and annihilation of particles every where in the universe. In Hindu mythology it is described as S’iva Tandavam.
The philosophy behind this is the transformation of matter particles into energy and energy into matter particles. This creation – annihilation of energy has a very special place in the Cosmology of Rigveda.
The Scientific Revolution following the Medieval and Renaissance periods ushers in a wave of new scientific discovery. Through Christian tradition, science as natural philosophy is a part of philosophy, and therefore scientists must match their new findings to the metaphysics of the Church. Divinity is an integral element of natural philosophy and those who do not conform are excommunicated, jailed, or sentenced to death. In response, Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, Bacon, and other thinkers of this time endeavor to remove theology from natural philosophy. However, with the removal of the parts pertaining to meaning—as in theology, metaphysics, and ontology—natural philosophy lacks significant associations between observations of natural phenomena and their effect on a human’s daily life. Science no longer concerns itself with finding meaning in nature, and its focus becomes an object-centered system of measurements. Thus, modern
empirical science is born.
From ancient times through modernity, this thesis has analyzed the history of natural philosophy from its balanced origins in combining metaphysics with natural science, through its current status in modern empirical science where its goal has been reduced by mechanical philosophy to the study of only matter. Natural philosophy began
with varied sources for information such as revelation, mathematics, logic, observation, reasoning, and metaphysics. The blending of these various concepts allowed for a comprehensive interpretation of nature and the relationship between humans and nature.
However, the utilization of the concepts that give meaning, such as revelation, reasoning, and metaphysics, diminished over time. Modern science has arisen from the empirical, data-driven side of natural philosophy. Metaphysics has been removed entirely and relationships between humans and the objects of study are no longer relevant. Thus,
purpose and meaning are lost. Humanity now struggles with a massive influx of experimental data, with no real significance to daily life, making it difficult to connect with nature, or anything else for that matter.
Metaphysics must be reintroduced to modern science so that science may better serve humanity through providing answers for questions pertaining to meaning and being—bringing the role of humans back to participating as an active part of nature, rather than just a detached observer.
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