6 August 1996

The Experiment of Existence
by Bruce DePalma

Is God an a priori condition for the existence of reality? What is prior before prior? The cosmic primordial field exists because it exists. I am because I am is the first statement of God. "The T.V. screen is the retina of the mind's eye." God is exploring the inner anatomy of himself. Dive deep into the sea of mind and find the gem of love.

By approaching that which we seek we lose the sense of reason and bewitch our minds. The circle is closing and we are no further ahead. God is power and with power you have no choice. The endless bargain of infinity turns us round again.

For the sake of argument we must assume that consciousness in Nature is the essence of the mind of God. The why of the why, the sine qua non. This reminds me of the Platonic dialogue where, Socrates demonstrates the existence of geometric forms, a priori, i.e. square, circle, triangle in the mind of the student, - without the necessity for the existence of written diagrams. Socrates shows certain geometric forms are innate in the mind, preordaining the written diagrams.

So we must accept the natural elements which are given to us as the building blocks of our world. I would rather serve in Heaven than rule in Hell. I accept the concepts given to me as the elementary constructions of the mind. God is trapped in his own existence as no mere mortal can imagine. Why is this true? I have no answer to this existence.

This presupposes I am God; but I am God. There is no separation from God for God and his existence go together. If God were separate from his existence a new interpretation would be possible and offers interesting possibilities.

Something from nothing is only a creative concept, it tells us nothing about the existence of reality. The best the creative thinkers of this world have been able to come up with, and I include myself in that category, is that the cosmic primordial field cannot be deduced since the logical elements of deduction, i.e. words, are in themselves inferred natural elementary symbolisms. Since the basis of which we are arguing is in itself a logical interpretation we are on shifting sands and our thoughts become indeterminate, undefined.

Logic is a self-justifying system, circularities and tautologies are it's only result. Consequently nothing can be proved by logic alone. The Universe we exist in exists because it exists.

The same can be said for the cosmic primordial field. The question is not whether we have to posit or deduce because it is not in the province of logic to be able to arrive at the truth.

Truth can only be determined by experiment. The experiment of existence is something even God cannot try. Because God is the subject of his own experiment. The fact that this conversation is going on at all is because God is not the only concept which fills the Universe. There is the imperfection of God which makes man question his own desires.


Bruce DePalma

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