Wednesday, October 9, 2013
How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go? 2
“The universe is mostly empty.”
“We like to think of space as empty and matter as solid. But in fact, there is essentially nothing to matter whatsoever. It’s completely insubstantial. Take a look at an atom. We think of it as a kind of hard ball. Then we say, “Oh, well, not really. It’s this little tiny point of really dense matter right at the center, surrounded by a kind of fluffy probability cloud of electrons popping in and out of existence.” But then it turns out that that’s not even right. Even the nucleus, which we think of as so dense pops in and out of existence just as readily as the electrons do. The most solid thing you can say about all this insubstantial matter is that it’s more like a thought - it’s like a concentrated bit of information.”
“Within all the atoms and molecules, all the space within them, the particles take up an insignificant amount of the volume of an atom or molecule. The rest of it is vacuum.”
**quotes all from the movie What the Bleep do We Know**
So, all of the stuff we see around us that appears solidly created of atoms and molecules, which contain smaller parts inside of them, do, in actuality, contain mostly empty space.
In other words, nothing.
They contain mostly nothing.
So, I’m sitting on a bunch of empty space strung together that somehow looks like a couch and holds me up off the floor, comfortably, because I think it does?
because I believe it does?
What they’re telling me is that what makes up this couch is something less comparable to what we would call ‘A Thing’
and MORE comparable to what we know as ‘Thought.’
Furthermore, given this information, my mind has said,
“Well, then, there are no ‘Things’,
there is only forms of ‘Thought’ and ‘Consciousness.’”
Is that right, I ask myself?
They said, “a vacuum”.......what I know in association with the word vacuum is that it sucks everything around it, to it.
I wonder, is that why it’s so easy to get ‘sucked into’ materialism??
And away from consciousness?
The solidness of the couch is easier to believe and ‘buy into’ (so to speak) than the other.
I wonder if it’s because,
IF the other was true,
that would mean.........