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'.. Atoms - little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.' (Feynman)   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Feynman tells us 'To illustrate the power of the atomic idea, suppose that we have a drop of water a quarter of an inch on the side. If we look at it very closely we see nothing but water - smooth, continuous water. Even if we magnify it with the best optical microscope available - roughly two thousand times - then the water drop will be roughly forty feet across, about as big as a large room, and if we looked rather closely, we would still see relatively smooth water - but here and there small football-shaped things swimming back and forth. Very interesting. These are paramecia.' Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Mindbogglingly, the scientist tells us 'if an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.'

 

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Removal of resistance: Now look around you at the world. Consider the black and white, rigid ideas you are used to, consider the rigid forms through which most of your information comes, consider the rigidity of a lot of your life, your work schedule, the way in which ads are shown to you, the ads themselves, the decisions you make, the time you spend each day doing and thinking and saying things you consider 'real'. Unification: Now compare all that for a moment to what is really there. Think of each thing or moment in your life - and think of it simply as atoms. If you can. Think about what aspects of what you call real are real and what are plainly far into the realm of your own imagination.

A ringtone - what's that? The sounds it is composed of, this 'ringtone' - are all very real. But is a ringtone real? Or do we just imagine for ourselves all these 'tools', whose real purpose, when you face what is reality, is unconnected to reality the way we 'ought' to find it.

If you sit on a rock, it becomes 'a chair' - apparently. Yet you cannot sell it in IKEA - the rock. Well maybe. But as a rock, not a chair.

So again. Consider now how vast reality is, in itself. A droplet of water - is a truly vast thing. An advert for soap or cola - this is very limited in what it is and trivial, next to something as phenomenal as 'merely' a single 'drop' of water. Think about that.
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