Re: virus: Limiting

Sodom (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:41:41 -0500

Marie Foster wrote:

> It is easy for me to remember that there is really only one thing
> everywhere. Then mankind gets busy dividing it up. I allow really
> only
> one division before I shout stop. Let us then divide the known from
> the
> unknown and call it even. I am no different from you in that regard.
> I
> am always pushing my nose into the unknown with the hope that I will
> see
> better and add more in my *known* column.

Marie, This sentiment is really common in your writings. I propose that
you look at this concept a little differently. I think we can all agree
that there is only one "set" and it is called Universe. Dividing
Universe up into parts is necessary for human understanding of the
details of Universe (So far anyways) but aside from the connection of
sharing spacetime and the connections and pulls of the particles, all
other effects of the connection are speculation at this point. Since I
cannot tell the future I use experience in my next statement: I would
guess that we will find a great deal more local effects of this
interconnectedness. It seems that on an emotional level, you are opposed
to the division of the Universe, but I think in this emotional decision
you forget that this division is only for studying purposes, not any
"real" division. Remembering that the division is imagined and useful
for study, eliminates the need for distaste over the division, for it is
not real.