This isn't a philosophical exercise. This is the way reality is, and why you perceive it the way you perceive it. I'm posting this so that I can
refer to it whenever I get into a debate concerning reality and the issue of perception versus objective reality.
The Unitary Basis
In 1900, Max Planck discovered that physical action could not take on any indiscriminate value. Instead, the action must be some multiple of a very
small quantity (later to be named the "quantum of action" and now called Planck's constant). excerpt -
While this observation proved to be true, the idea was pretty hard to conceptualize since the
"quantum of action" was necessarily smaller than what exists as a result of its organized structure. And yet, the notion of Planck's constant is
reflected in the fact that everyday objects and systems are also made of a large number of things. In fact, when one examines anything that exists, it
reveals itself to be composed of a large number of lesser things regardless of what it is. And each of those lesser things is revealed to also be
composed of smaller things. We know this already, but no one has ever been able to identify the smallest and most primordial unit of material
Back to Max Planck and his theory of action. While Planck was focusing on a sub-structure to explain the consistency of action, suggesting that it is
the result of identical, indivisible units of action, his theory revealed a much more fundamental truth about the nature of progressive organization
that seems to be obvious at higher levels of expression - structure requires consistency, and structure fails if consistency is absent - but that is
generally overlooked at the primordial level of expression.
Consistency is what establishes the dependability displayed in Planck's "quantum of action", and we can see that it also provides the dependability
in atoms, molecules, cells, and literally every other expression of material existence. Consistency is ubiquitous, and let's face it, the only
free-wheeling, inconsistent thing in existence is the human perception of what does and doesn't exist as real. The rest - including the brain that
allows the human being to perceive at all - is relentlessly consistent, and regardless of how far down you pick something apart, you'll find
structure, structure and more structure. This suggests that at the very bottom, you'll find the identical, indivisible unit - just like Planck did
when he took action all the way down. After all, it was the identical, indivisible unit itself that caused Planck's Constant to be constant. It's
inescapable. Consistency of unit size and quality is how structural consistency is accomplished, and it was proven with Planck's "quantum of
action" theory. The material world, therefore, is clearly based on the identical, indivisible unit as well.
But, What Is Material Existence?
Here is where the truth about reality starts shifting from traditional notions, and yet, it retains quite a bit of what we just went over. In fact, it
retains a lot more of what we just went over than you might expect, and that's where the novelty concerning material existence starts revealing
You see, Max Planck established more than he'll likely ever be credited with, and more than he actually understood with his theory. In establishing
the consistency of action, he also established the sub-structure of material existence, even though he'd have rejected such a claim if presented with
it. But then Max never took the impact of human perception, the actual generation process that creates human perception, and applied how that impact
and that process affect the fact that humanity is the sole definer of material existence - at least when it comes to how humans define material
existence (which seems terribly obvious when you put it that way). In essence, what human beings perceive is a direct result of how they perceive, and
how they perceive is directly related to how they perceive themselves to be. All perception is compared to what the human being knows or assumes to be
true. We know this, but here's how it affects our definition of material existence.
We know that we're material in nature. We're as solid and physically dependable as everything around us. And while that's true, we also know that
we are a composition of cells that are a composition of molecules that are a composition of atoms that are 99.9% open space between particles that are
also composed of lesser particles. And the particle smashers know that these particles are composed of many lesser particles and quarks and stuff they
haven't even named yet. And it's this fact of how we are structured that brings us back to Max Planck and his theory concerning the consistency of
structure involving the "quantum of action".
But, now we're dealing with particles...right? Not necessarily. Yes, they're called particles, but humans are the ones who named them particles.
Humans, who are themselves compositions of particles spinning and changing relative to one another from instant to instant - and apparently (since all
that particle activity is action
) occurring at the consistent "quantum of action" rate, along with everything else that's happening. And all
in sync at the quantum level, according to Max Planck. After all, the "quantum of action" is indivisible and all action is built from this identical
unit. Therefore, we (as enormous, complicated gatherings of lesser, yet still enormous, gatherings) can only be gathering together as whole gatherings
at the same exact identical rate of action as everything else is gathering into whatever they've become. Consistency of action, with all those atoms
and molecules and cells and the entire structure of it all morphing and reconfiguring at the exact rate of action (or change, if you will) that Max
Planck suggested 112 years ago.
I call it the Unit Rate of Change (URC), and it's also the rate that our brains fire their synapse triggers which many scientists believe is where
our perceptions launch in response to what we perceive with our eyes, ears, noses, mouths and nerve endings. All in perfect sync with everything else
If you want to experience weightlessness within our atmosphere, they fly you in a large open bay cargo plane until you reach a height where they can
then dive the plane at the exact rate you'd fall if you jumped out (32 ft per second), and for that brief period, you feel weightless within the
confines of that cargo bay. That's because you're in descent sync with the plane itself. The plane around you is motionless, even though you and the
plane are dropping at 32 ft per second. Perception has you weightless, even though you're literally dropping like a stone.
Perception tells us we're material, but we're not. We're activity that's in perfect sync with the rate of our own perception generation. I call us
matrixed event trajectories. Matrixed layers of linear and orbital trajectories that combine to form the overall linear event trajectory that is our
own event trajectory of physical existence - our life span. And literally everything that is physical is also a composition in the same exact manner.
We see ourselves as solid, so we see it all as solid. And it is because we're perceiving in sync with all of it.
And that's what material existence is. It's structured action.