Sunday, 27 March 2011

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Logical inevitability..... every, and any, conclusion is a result of logical inevitability.

Nothing Exists: Looking into anything that we perceive of as having substance will reveal that there IS nothing there of substance.  And if you think about it, it is logically inevitable that everything can only be made of nothing.  Because if something existed as the base material from which everything else is composed, it in itself, would need to be constructed of something, and a 'something' can be only be made of smaller 'somethings' ad infinitum, until you end up with something so infinitesimally small that it doesn't exist at all.  It might sound impossible that everything is made of nothing, but if you follow the logic, it can only lead to that conclusion.

Nothing Doing Anything: There can be no cause - otherwise that would have to be caused by something.  God - what created God?  Big Bang - where did the matter or energy come from to cause the big bang?  If all of existence came from an explosion, where did the explosion come from?  What was it made of?  Supposing a cause, presupposes a cause of the cause.  So the logical inevitability is that there can be no cause.

No separation: if there is separation, i.e. more than one thing, then those two things must stand apart from each other, which means that one of those must be outside of reality. Anything outside of reality can't be known, so it wouldn't exist. Therefore, there can be no separation.  Furthermore, if everything is made of nothing, then there's nothing to BE separate.

It's all inevitable, and every conclusion ends up there.

I love one of the dictionary definitions of inevitable: irresistible.  In other words: CANNOT be resisted.  It HAS to be.

And what has to be?  This.  However and whatever seems to appear, IS.  In the final analysis, that is the only reality.  The only thing that cannot be argued with.  Cannot be denied.

Can NOT be resisted

And although it's not inevitable that I finish with a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, since I live in the town where he settled after his second marriage, it is fitting: -

When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes,
The Blanched Soldier

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