“Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being. “ – Ramana Maharshi
Daily Nugget of Gold 1549
Making Something from “Nothing”
It seems to be a popular concept that you can’t make something from nothing. Most of us living in the material world agree with that. True creation would indeed be just that, something made from nothing. Need any evidence that most folks agree with that? How about the popular phrase, “it takes money to make money”? Is it true? Not always. And that’s the fun of being a scientist making a claim (by way of proposing a “theory”) – once a theory is shown one time to be false under some circumstance, the theory needs to be adapted or scrapped.
As Donald Hoffman put it, – Theories need to be precise so that others can attempt to demonstrate where they’re precisely wrong. Theories, in science, are proposed to allow others the opportunity to flesh out their weaknesses with the goal being that we expand our knowledge in the process.
Getting back to the idea of making something from nothing, oddly enough, Napoleon Hill who wrote Think and Grow Rich, the world’s best selling book on the subject of personal financial success, pointed out in the book that ideas often have far more value than anything else. Ideas. Not a “physical thing”, but thoughts.
For now, in today’s world, it seems that we haven’t advanced much in how we regard making “something from nothing”, although fortunately- if you did it today, you aren’t as likely to be burned at the stake for it. Ridiculed? Absolutely. As your author writes this piece, he has come to grips with what is likely the crux of the problem for people today- they, of course, don’t regard information as physical nor do most of them believe that you can make (a better word, “create”) some sort of physical object from information alone. That’s why what the physicists are telling us today about our world is so hard to comprehend- even for them! As John Wheeler pointed out, however, it does seem that what comes into creation only does so with our help, our participation.
A rather obvious observation here is that we don’t actually have to actively participate, meaning- we don’t necessary need to willfully and thoughtfully lend our support, if we just open our eyes or merely touch with our fingers- and here it is- they physical world.
Man, we thought we would have arrived at a point of conclusion today, but we’re not quite there yet. Give us another chance to wrap it up, okay? Thanks for taking this journey with us!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What is the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow?”
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