Time: What did we miss?

LeBel, Marcel-Marie

The year 2000 did not look the way we had imagined it. In 2016, we still send good men and women into space sitting on huge amount of explosive. Why is that? What did we miss? The reason is this. We are extremely good at science but we fail miserably at metaphysics. Under the two pillars of metaphysics, substance and cause, we can understand, without the observer being in the way, what the universe is made of and what makes it evolve by itself. If we could just disregard for a moment the metric aspect of How things happen and concentrate on the logic of Why they do happen, it would be easier to understand. It can be shown logically that the whole universe is made up of a single type of dynamical process (substance) and its variations that we identify in one of its form as Time. That these variations operate on one another following simple rules of logic. That matter, as another form or structure of time, replaces time locally by logical substitution thereby creating gravity. That matter moves in a spontaneous way toward a slower rate of time because its existence is more probable there etc.

Physics and metaphysics are the only two ways in which to consider the universe, that is, with and without us in the picture. They are mutually exclusive approaches and yet, they are complementary aspects of a complete knowledge of the nature of things. The overwhelming success we achieved over the first epistemic hurdle as science has overshadowed the necessity for us to also overcome the second hurdle, the metaphysics of things. We shall work on this shortcoming.

Keywords: Epistemology, Knowledge, Metaphysics, Ontology, Time, substance, cause.

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