Sunday, September 25, 2005

Changeable Reality

The nature of things can be seen differently depending on how you look at it. It can be solidly material, persisting through time, an objective world that’s “out there” and goes on after our deaths. But it can be evanescent, if seen subjectively, evaporating moment after moment in the vanishing present. Or, if seen subjectively in a different way, very solid if we stamp the ground. Or almost immaterial, if seen objectively as physicist do, on a subatomic level in which matter is coming into and out of existence moment to moment.

So if we give up the notion of a or one way in which things are, except for practical purposes, then we would have to focus on how we create our conceptions of things together.

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