Is everything energy? Is everything united? If I look around right now, I see a laptop and the table on which I’m writing this book, a window, and behind that window a garden with flowers, shrubs, and trees. These are all individual forms and things. Yes, everything is one, because everything consists of the same matter, but in this “solid” truth I see an incoherent number of phenomena rather than a unified whole. At school, I learned that matter is made up of molecules. Molecules consist of atoms. Atoms consist of a nucleus with electrons circling around it. All are parts, fractions, and particles, but at first sight, there is no whole, no unity. Nevertheless, appearances are deceiving. Solid reality turns out to be less solid than it appears. Science has proved that matter is 99.999999999999 percent empty space. That’s twelve nines after the decimal point! If you enlarge the nucleus of an atom to the size of a pinhead, the first electron would be at a distance of 160 feet. In between, there is only empty space. That means that the book you are reading now, the chair you sit on, the house you live in, the earth you live on, that so-called solid reality consists for the most part of empty space. If there is so much empty space, what is left in terms of solid matter? A quick calculation shows us that the solid part of an atom is only 0.000000000001 percent of the whole atom’s mass. It is inconceivable that solid objects should consist of so little solid matter. And in fact, even this “solid” matter is not solid.  Read More:

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