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Two basic terms for rational thought, for Science and Phi­losophy: Immediacy (direct relation) - Indirectly (relation with a mediation)



It has been heard many times, that a butterfly, which flies in one hemi­sphere of Earth can cause storm in the other. This could be one of the infinite examples that we can say, in order to express the general law: Every detail (in volume, in time, in movement etc.) can cause big changes, new develop­ments and a considerably fact in combi­nation with other actions and after a time interval. By a detail we were given our birth and by a detail we die, as I often say. The detail can be the flying of a butterfly, can be a sting of insect, your fart, the moment of a walk, how­ever these details are in a lot of cases under a decisive term: The detail can cause some in­credible consequences but this is realized after the mediation of many intermediary things or after a long time interval and with the contribution of certain other effects. That is to say, not immediately but indirectly, not always fast and in a straight line (not directly), but late and in combination with other things (in an indirect way).

The mediation of things and phenomena, the transfer of action through a lot of things and time, which passes until the appearance of a result, constitutes a char­acteristic trait of the reality, which we can express with the notion " indirect­ly ". Easily, we can think now the opposite characteristic, since this one would not have meaning and existence without the other. The mediation of a mini­mal number of things, the transfer of action without mediation, the appear­ance of a re­sult in a minimal time (or even simultaneously with the action) or the result with­out mediation, constitutes a characteristic (feature) of the reality, which we can express with the notion " immediacy ". Consequently, now we can say logi­cally:

The flying of a butterfly can cause a storm in the other hemisphere of Earth, indirectly and after the mediation of other developments and things and with the contribution of certain effects. The indirect contribution, the most indirect action, the mediation of a large number of intermediary things and phenomena and of a long time interval render everything a detail concerning the eventual and distant re­sults. Consequently, we can say: Yes, the detail is important and decisive, we should however note and not downgrade the most obvious and direct effects, which can prevent or reverse the result, that is prepared by certain other ac­tions.

The simple term " immediacy or directness " and the term " in­directly " are both essential and important for the rational thought and for the descri­ption of the things, as much as the notions of " quality " and " quantity " are . These terms have an enormous importance for Science and particu­larly for cosmology and this became perceptible by the writer, in the beginning of his philo­sophical effort to formulate his physical interpretation of the cre­ation of nature. By a historical retrospection in Philosophy, we will find that these terms acquired notable importance for the general description of the world and a central role for the formulation of a philosophical theory in the ab­struse thought of the philosopher G. Hegel. The notions " directness or im­mediacy " and " indirectly " were unavoidable and were considered essential for the general description of the cosmos for the author and writer of the cosmo­logical theory, that he named after some years " Theory of a Finished Time and the Relativity of Energy ". How indispensable and fecund these two terms " indirectly " and " directness " are for the general descri­ption of the Universe and how im­portant they are for Science and not only for the Philo­sophy, will be perceived by everyone with some brief thoughts that follow. These are some thoughts with which the cosmological theo­ry of the Completed Uni­verse was being formulated for a long time and led to theoretical observations that shed light on physics and astrophysics.

As I said, in the beginning of my philosophical effort I perceived the exit of the labyrinth of the philosophical research using the abstract concepts of the "part" and "the whole or total". So I began writing about the things with the notions " part " and " total " and I observed theoretically the connection that all parts should have from each other. Soon the moment came to observe the need, the things with their action on others not to cause all the effects simultaneously. Easily, the thought followed, that the parts of nature in order to be distin­guished and be separated from each other, should not exist in the same moment. In addition, nothing should be exactly the same as another or with the same modes of connection, as if they were perfect copies. Theo­retically, all parts should be connected to each other, act and influ­ence each other, in order to constitute parts of one total. However, our expe­rience shows that this interdependence of theirs is not equally decisive for the existence of all remaining things (everywhere in space). We observe things that remain unaffected from the distant action of some other things and that can exist without many other things. All results are not caused at the same moment. So the thought followed quickly that the effect of a part (of the reality) on another part was not at the same time an effect on all remaining parts. For certain things the effect is fast, direct and nearest in space or time, while for other things, the effect is very distant up to impossible. Therefore it was needed to introduce these concepts with which I would make a segregation in the common notions of "re­lation" and "interaction". It was needed to seem that interactions exist or are realized between the parts that are permanent, or that are realized continuously or in near distance. But also a lot of interactions are not realized in the same moment and they do after a longer time interval or after the re-transfer of en­ergy in a longer distance and with the contribution of many other things. Then I thought the notions of the words " immediately or immediacy or di­rectness " and the opposite notion " indirectly or mediation ". Also, the concept of "interaction" was distinguished by the concept of "relation" as a particular case.



" The relation has a notion that is wider than the one of interaction and it is possible not to observe an interaction between a thing and some other thing (with which it coexists or not), but this observation does not mean that these things do not have a relation.".


(©2000, ISBN 960-385-019-5  page 128)


Because I considered the total of the things to be stabilized and always the same within the limits of a longest time interval, then the moment came, when I thought of a limit in the most indirect way of interaction, an insuperable limit in time interval of an interaction, also a limit in the longest distance, a limit in the number of parts and things and a limit in the number of things that can mediate… How important to Science the general description of the world is with the above abstract concepts, is revealed when we think that there are time limits and there is neither infinite time between the developments of the Universe nor an infinite number of "parts". A first and most important theoretical conclusion results from the simple thoughts and with these abstract concepts, with the terms " indirect relation " and " direct relation ". If therefore, the total of things is always the same, inside the limits of a longest time interval or if things aren't infinite in number (as I deduced through rational thoughts), then a limit is imposed theoretically on the " indirect relation ". The next conclusion is that in nature an infinite number of things and an infinite amount of time do not mediate up to the last result. From this theoretical thought - perhaps simplistic to some educated thinkers – imagination was needed to come to the following conclusion: Without being clear and certain in the beginning, it is concluded that there are results that are the most indirect and have always been realized, have been materialized in advance and are constantly present. If the wholeness of things (the full Universe) is always the same within a maximum time interval, then the results of the most indirect effect of things have always been there, and everything is influenced by all the rest (have been influenced by all the other parts) in the most indirect way, which is the same for all parts of na­ture. The most indirect way for a result could be only one.

"What are these more indirect results, which have always been realized and have a minimal impact on every thing?" I was wondering to provoke the imagi­nation. A little hastily this answer followed: "As it will be proved, these com­mon elements (from the most indirect effect of all things) are the common modes of interaction, which are called matter", that is to say, the struc­tural ele­ments of things. (p129) With this theoretical approach and ascertain­ment, philosophy was disconnected forever from physics and Science! It would be a philosophical, coincidental and unfounded thought, if in the course of this philosophical effort and the rational unfolding of thoughts a lot of theoretical observations and thoughts had not arisen that coincide with phenomena and observations of modern science and give explanations, avoiding the impasses of physics.

The two terms " indirectly " and " immediately " are necessary and impor­tant for the description of nature and are not a game of words. The existence of more indirect relations in things (distance in time and length) implies that there are conditions or laws on how things are connected, since all things cannot exist in the same direct way (towards each other) in the same immediate mode, with any priority and at the same time (between them). The vague meaning of these two words ensures that a priority exists and a time mediation in every effect and in the connection of things and gives a meaning to the separate existence of every physical thing. The indirect relation in nature is distinguished from the directness with enormous divergence (in length, in time, in the number of things and in certain sizes) and it has a limit. The next concept, which has a " key-meaning " for the interpretation of nature as a total, is produced by these first notions (indirect-direct relation) and is briefly the notion of " matter or structural elements ".


By an analysis of concepts, we can easily avoid the quick conclusions that emerge from some brief points of view, such as the usual thought "that all things are connected and depend on one another." It is not enough to say that things are dependent on one another (as they are really) and so we think we have provided a satisfactory explanation. We observe that the depen­dence happens with some physical processes and can be described. It can be a natural shift process until two things come in contact or a frequent repeti­tion of their contact, it can be an electro­magnetic interaction, it can be a fast electron exchange within a bloc of molecules, it can be the breathing of air into the lungs and the balance in placement of a body on top of another etc. Not all dependencies are the same. Some things depend more directly and in many cases, while one thing cannot exist without the other. But dependence can be one-sided and the existence of one thing depends on the other, while the other thing can be without the first. We understand that the world has not ceased to exist, but people "leave" the world. A patient in the surgery depends on the doctor's conscientiousness and ability, but the doctor's life does not depend on the patient. We notice that existence can depend overall. But we also notice dependence without which the existence would again continue and would not be destroyed. The dependence can be two-way and so many things are significantly affected by each other. The dependence can be creative and reinforcing for all parts, or only one part can be strengthened, while dependency can be devastating for the rest of the parts.

Ultimately, the most certain and easiest knowledge is about general and global phenomena and about those that are repeated very often. On the con­trary, the rare and no repeated phenomena and individual things with their details require witnesses, special education and a new language of expres­sion!


I apologize! The translation will be continued and corrected


"The Theology of Science" ©2000, publications "Dodoni", ISBN 960-385-019-5, pages 448. This was a philosophical book, which was written in a period of ten years, so that some questions regarding the substance of things (and other que­stions of Philosophy) could be answered with the use of common vocabulary and this by avoiding infrequent experiences and all earlier theories. A multitude of acci­dental and fragmentary ascer­tainments in our experience and a lot of separate expla­nations can result more fast, more easily and not accidentally. They can globally and briefly deduced through the rational analysis of notions, by the correlation of few general concepts and our possibility we know all things through some observations of rela­tions and rese­mblances of nearest things of our experience. This view (about the rational thinking) I had aim to prove in this philosophical book "The Theology of Science" but eventually a tiring and illegible book was written. How was it written (the personal experience) rather it will is an other more inte­resting book…


" The things that existing now have been affected indirectly by the other, which were in before and of things that will exist in after (of them). This has been done in advance, independently what time begin to exist, with the most indirect way, which is common for every thing and with which is formed its quality” (page 161)

" The material elements are the ways in which the Universal Quality begins on indirectly to be­comes in minimum of time. In another view, these are results from the more indirect influence among things ... The primary simple elements are minimum time intervals of the wider reality, a relative begin­ning of time and they serve as a medium, which is not located outside of a composition or out from an earlier reality” (page 141)

" The reality in the whole of Time is finished (prior to the relative moment in which there are its parts as external” (page 157)

" That the so-called matter can not be divided endlessly and without ceas­ing to be the same quality, this explained because it is not a substance, but a way of existence of a common substance. Otherwise, if was a substance could not be divided or should be divided endlessly, without being con­ver­ted ...” (page 159)

" The moment in which is finished the Universal Quality, it is not divided into innumerable and there is a minimum time, in which always this is done and as indirect into wider moments”. (page 272)

" The universal time is not composed of endless and innumerable smaller moments, otherwise the universe would not be always the same within the lim­its of a (more wide) moment”. (page 153)

" If the reality had not been made in advance or in earlier times, before the moment in that it is becoming unto us still, then there would be no space” (pages 169-170 and 273) Complete and correct: "... there would be not fi­nite, isotropic and stable free space".

" The effect of space on the quality of things happening in time shortest than minimum, ie directly and simultaneously to all structural carriers (of matter)” (page 171)

" each beginning into the free space becomes relatively retro­spectively with the carriers of indirect interaction and the beginning of the existence of these carriers is outside space, that is, it is direct and happens in distance less than the minimum, by the universe of other sub-moments, it which rela­tively does not exists” (page 172)

" The carriers of indirect interaction and for configuration of things, the so-called "matter" they are things with fewer ways interaction in the same time. These are a relative lack of quality and reality into the total of reality and they can not interact with many different things at the same time (or in many ways at the same time)” (pages 203-204)

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