On Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:14:15 PM UTC-5, rclough wrote:
> Rupert Sheldrake - The Morphogenetic Universe 
> What is space ?  

Space is the experience of gaps between public presences, or alternatively 
the distance which can be measured of one object against another.

> There is no such thing as space, there are only fields, 
>     which are mathematical structures.   

What's a mathematical structure? What is it made of? Fields too... aren't 
they really complete abstractions?

> What is matter ? 

Matter is the direct experience or indirect inference of public presences. 
It could be described also as an experience of an obstacle or obstructive 
invariance within a given range of sensory detection.

> There is no such thing as matter, because it is only a field. 
>     There is no such thing as mass, which is why there is no such thing 
> needed 
>     as a Higgs field to form what we call mass. Hence we haven't found a 
> Higgs 
>     or field. 
> What causes a foetus to grow into a baby ? Is it DNA ? Biologists agree 
> DNA does not do that. 

Yes, this is the important question. A foetus, baby, and adult can be 
thought of as one continuous presence with different qualities.There are 
thousands of causes; physical, biological, zoological, anthropological... 

> If these questions puzzle or intrigue you, you might want to watch 
> Rupert Sheldrake's  "The Morphogenetic Universe" 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dm8-OpO9oQ 
> [Roger Clough], [rcl...@verizon.net <javascript:>] 
> 1/3/2013   
> "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen 

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