A is to B as C is to D…

Causation is an analogy drawn from personal action, and, in a similar mode, objectivity is an analogy based on selfhood. Our knowledge of and power over objects is a sign of God’s image in us, insofar as He, in a sense, ratified the creation of the world of things by creating the order of selves, both angelic and human.

Discuss.

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One Response to A is to B as C is to D…

  1. Theodore The Studite says:

    Discuss? Ok
    The whole notion of what matter and non matter are is completely misunderstood. Consider that we swim and exist through energy. There is a sea of energy along the entire spectrum of waves. It appears that both Lucretious and Democratus ( who did not have a mass spectrometer, or the ability to make minute measurements so they reasonably failed to understand the nature of matter.) rather than Peter van Inwagen (who believes that matter is able to be passed right through which spiritually is possible but not physically because we a bounding off of ( really misunderstands the nature of matter), in that matter is simply energy. What type of energy (based on these elemental forces) is based on HOW those elemental forces came together and are not “nothing”. . They are not randomly assembled quarks or even tinier things that exist. ( or according to Inagwen do not exist.)
    It is all energy and how it’s arranged and what each reacts to and how they attract and repel. Further, as they do their “dance” is how they create matter- and how they exist AS matter. The big EMc2 actually means that matter is energy and energy is matter. It is dependent on how each reacts to the composition it finds itself in. Even THAT is not random. The most simple atom, say a hydrogen atom – has an electron, a proton and a neutron ( the core of an atom) which are composed of even more elemental forces ..those elemental forces are energy- the forces were forged into each one of those respective components by cosmic events, i.e. Big Bang.. or collapsing star…and were created during these liberating cosmic events, and put into motion by THE First Mover.
    OUR influence is only affected by our mere presence not by anything that WE do. We are hopelessly clumsy compared to the actual composition of these elements. To consider more than that is simply egoistical.
    This is the same ego which creates notions of “Global Warming” and the like. :p

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