A Complex Universe of Remarkable Simplicity
3 - Assembly
Eternons interact and gather in structures. Atoms, cells, stones, trees, humans, stars, all are structures. Complex structures are made of simpler substructures. For example, a cell is composed of a membrane, an internal fluid, various inclusions, and a nucleus. If we observe, say, the nucleus, we see that it has its own membrane, its own internal fluid, and its own inclusions.
Every structure is an assembly of smaller structures, which are themselves an assembly of smaller structures, which are themselves... and so forth. Eventually, as we end our descent into the microcosm, we meet basic Eternons who are pure energy quanta and are made of nothing else.
This organization of encased structures is a common trait for everything in the universe. As humans, we are made of systems, in turn made from organs made from tissues made from cells. Ultimately, we are made of Eternons, we are Eternons. Even our society, whose complexity is greater than any of its individual members, may be considered an Eternon megastructure.
Some like to picture such arrangements as pyramids. The base, the simplest level, has many elements. The top, the most complex level, has a single one. A more appropriate representation of Eternon structures would be the nesting of spheres within spheres. As they become smaller, these spheres concentrate more information and consciousness. At their center, is a single Leading Eternon: the most conscious of all.
The striving of Eternons to combine their energy is the fuel for creation. It leads to the construction and materialization of elaborate structures. Yet simple principles suffice to explain all we see in the universe.