A Complex Universe of Remarkable Simplicity
2 - Intangibility
At this stage, we are tempted to picture everything as made from minuscule grains. But what may be the size of Eternons if it takes so many of them to make a single of these grains? Is there any way we could sense it?
Let us start by observing atoms. Those of our body, for instance. We know they form a compact mass. We feel it when we press our flesh or try to enter a needle into it. When we plunge our hand in a bucket, it does not absorb water like a sponge. We have no doubt that we are made of dense matter. Yet, it is an illusion.
Our atoms are far smaller than the smallest dust of the finest talcum powder, and they are immensely distant one from the other. If we could grow so huge that our extended arm would touch the sun, almost 100 million miles away, our gigantic body would appear to be made of speckles floating at thirty feet from each other. These speckles, measuring a mere one hundredth of one inch, would be the nuclei of our atoms.
Even magnified so gigantically, our body structure would not reveal any Eternon. Continuing to grow, we would eventually see countless subatomic particles, many not yet discovered by physicists. Even then, we would still be unable to behold a single Eternon.
All this, because Eternons are not material grains, but specks of energy. By our common standard, Eternons have no size and occupy no space. We only perceive them when they are assembled and materialized into the particles that create the manifest world.
Eternons are intangible bricks that make our tangible world. This accounts for many of the puzzling and apparently paradoxical aspects of life that we explore in this site.
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