I am a follower of Christ, and a believer in truth. Not that I have a monopoly on truth. Truth is truth, I like to say. Facets of it are available to everyone at all times.
Truth might be overrated. I say that only partially tongue in cheek. Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life, so truth is only part of the equation – even for Jesus.
This is also a truth: there is nothing new under the sun. To “prove” that statement, I offer Democritus, who lived centuries before Christ and millennia before “modern” scientific discoveries.
He might have been a typical modernist, eschewing any reality but matter and energy, but for the fact that he was born in another era, and he believed in gods.
Iron age ignorance is what moderns call it now. That fits into the opinion part, between atoms and empty space.
I think we take comfort, or try to, in the vastness of time and space. It leaves a lot of room to stretch out. We don’t like being hemmed in. Me included.
But, there is this nagging small voice. Continue reading “Atoms, Empty Space and Opinion”