Where Does Every Thing Begin?

Scientists, theologians and philosophers exhibit the same urge to define everything as a formula, possibly a way of reducing complex relationships to a common denominator capable of being delineated or expanded by the average person. Another motive may be to control the level of information as a source of authority over others.

Calling something a “thing” is like using an x in mathematics. Its meaning is variable, something that isn’t anything specific and yet it can also be very precise when conditions such as an equation is given that specifys patterns of order from chaos.

Movement from point A to B, a potential line begins the direction. Part of the problem is that many factors encountered along the way won’t be known until they appear. Every step taken becomes an opportunity for reassessing what is being sought, especially when uncertainty is magnified by confrontation, enabling it to be transformed into growth.

Attaining goals (“things”) depends on what one considers the outcome of all the energy that has been applied, especially when the effort leads either to a point of conscious thought or an inner consensus based on experience about the path that has been undertaken. A stop while considering reflection, if deliberate, can focus and alter direction,  rather than being moved helplessly, trapped within the current’s motion.

How an instinctive reaction to them plays out depends on self-confidence with inner security in the ability to master uncertainty when bombarded by all that is occurring. Being a  multi-tasker could be very useful if the talent could be adapted to balance the “things” that happen at the same time.

The origin of any object (“thing”) can begin with the thought that it does in fact exist if only in potential. Any invention that is created out of “nowhere” would not be possible if it wasn’t capable of being perceived by someone. The inventor becomes the conduit for its realization, but the stream of idea potentials can be tapped by anyone . Some “things” appear out of nowhere, artistic skill originates from that same stream of idea potential. Uncertainty in this case becomes the basis for curiosity that fans the flame of the creative impulse.

Events, also “things” surround us whether we know they are there or not. They will affect behavior often in subtle ways that defy any definition except to acknowledge that something is in the surroundings which can be sensed but not seen in the classical sense of the definitions or explained by language.

On other levels, scientists have tried to develop a Theory Of Everything which attempts to connect all the fundamental interactions of nature using a single model. How those elements correlate, remains the focus of much debate. Often suggested by “String Theorists“, it’s the ever emerging view of a different form of cosmic construction than the standard model of particle physics, using eleven dimensions.

Others claim that biological processes are far too complex to have evolved on their own. Proponents claim that there must be an initiator who began the impulse that appears to have existed forever. This is also the basis for The Theory of intelligent Design. According to its proponents, Intelligent Design disputes Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution using what they claim is a scientific approach.

The problem with this theory is that it is not scientific. The phrase, “there must be” is a leap of faith not proven by a methodological approach to establish the existence of an initiator, but begins with the initiator as its starting point. A valid approach, but one that is better left to theologians, not scientists.

All this brings us back full circle to, Where does everything begin?

Wherever one thinks it begins, since any starting point is arbitrary, marking the place at which a boundary is chosen to consider what elements comprise any “thing.”