In view of my awkward question concerning the deeper nature of physical movement, in various forums I've received what appears to be unanimous negative responses. Some quite vitriolic and abusive.
It seems then that there is an argument to be made that we're living through one of, or perhaps THE most superstitious era in history.
Many scientists often lambast the church for what they did to Galileo, and prior to him Giordana Bruno. Many argue the demonstrated 'closed-mindedness' of the church held back scientific advancement to a considerable degree.
But I suggest the failure to simply answer the question (below), telegraphs a far more disturbing level of dogma, superstition and closed-mindedness.
That question is:
How to explain movement? If I move a finger 1cm, science says (by way of using infinite-series to calculate its movement) that it goes through infinite contiguous little steps. What's the electrical/chemical/neurological activity that begins, maintains and stops that infinite-step movement?
Science is based on 'strict determinism' -- meaning for each physical effect there is (in theory) a physical cause. If we use infinite-series (calculus) to calculate the movement of a physical object (in this case a finger) we should be able to identify the chemical/electrical processes in the body that 'control' each of those infinite infinitesimal physical increments -- INCLUDING those that occur infinitely shorter than the Planck length.
The first answer which gives clues to a whole new world-view is, obviously, there are no physical processes capable of initiating, continuing and then stopping an infinite-sequence of physical steps. None.
So then what's that 'whole new world-view' that does provide an answer? Easy. The Theory of One and All.
As far as the technical details of this new world-view is concerened, I'm happy to say that the heavy lifting has been done.
Now we can all get on with realising a better world-dynamic.
- Unfettered scientific inquiry? Hardly.
- The modern superstitions of science and religion
- The jig is up