On Friday, November 1, 2013 4:20:45 PM UTC-4, JohnM wrote:
> liz wrote (Oct. 24) to Craig:
> *What are inorganic atoms? Or rather (since I suspect all atoms are
> inorganic), what are organic atoms?*
> What are 'atoms'?
> (IMO models of our ignorance (oops: knowledge) about a portion of the
> unknowable infinite explained during the latest some centuries of human
> development 'science'.
I agree that atomic theory is not automatically a description of 'what is',
but I would say that an atom represents the smallest body part, or the
smallest sense organ that can be detected (indirectly) by our public facing
Beneath that level of scale, I propose that the organs and bodies
themselves no longer cohere to our inspection, and are revealed
increasingly to adhere within the inspection itself. This adhesion vs
cohesion ratio begins to be seen at the atomic level, as 'electrons'
represent interatomic adhesion rather than cohesive bodies/shells/orbitals.
Molecules are only made of atoms in the sense that words are spelled with
letters. The molecular word-ness is not only an emergent property of the
letters (it is that also, as syllables are atoms of words and letters are
atoms of syllables), but the meaning of the world is not emergent, it is
divergent, from the top-down. The sense of the word can also be seen to
radiate (figuratively) from the center-out. Atoms build molecules, cells
build molecules, and molecular expression is fulfilled as both cellular
activity and atomic activity. It all fits together (because it is all
divergent from pansensitivity (*another neologism that I might like =
Does that sound conceivable?
>> > wrote:
>>> Looking at natural presences, like atoms or galaxies, the scope of their
>>> persistence is well beyond any human relation so they do deserve the
>>> benefit of the doubt. We have no reason to believe that they were assembled
>>> by anything other than themselves. The fact that we are made of atoms and
>>> atoms are made from stars is another point in their favor, whereas no
>>> living organism that we have encountered is made of inorganic atoms, or of
>>> pure mathematics, or can survive by consuming only inorganic atoms or
>> What are inorganic atoms? Or rather (since I suspect all atoms are
>> inorganic), what are organic atoms?
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