The Myth of Matter, p. 9

Matter as Metaphor We begin this section where we ended the last one. Quoting Prof. Max Jammer– Since the end of the nineteenth century physicists and philosophers have been cherishing the hope that all of the problems related to mass could be resolved if a theory could be constructed that reveals what they called “theContinue reading “The Myth of Matter, p. 9”

The Myth of Matter, p. 4

John Wycliffe – Heretic We know him as the first person to translate the Holy Bible into common English.[1] We may also know that he stood in disagreement with the Catholic Church. Today he is known as “The Morning star of the Reformation” because his religious ideas preceded Martin Luther’s by two centuries. In addition,Continue reading “The Myth of Matter, p. 4”

The Myth of Matter, p. 1

We might be pretty sure we know what the word ‘matter’ means– “anything that has mass and takes up space”[1]. As children, we learn that matter can assume the forms of solid, liquid and gas while still maintaining its essential characteristics. If we so choose, we might learn about potential- and kinetic energy, crystallization, specificContinue reading “The Myth of Matter, p. 1”

The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 6

If Darwin and Wallace could co-labor, can’t we? I have certain basic beliefs – Science and religion are both metanarratives whose validities hinge on the way they are acted out. ‘Just so’ stories are not properly basic ever, at any time in any narrative. Everything is a metaphor for everything else. (Therefore) ‘Truth’ may best be encapsulatedContinue reading “The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 6”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”