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.