It takes a Genius to answer: ‘Gravity makes the Apple fall’.
And a Fool to ask: ‘Why does Gravity make the apple fall?’
Isaac Newton, wise, died a pious Catholic seeing no quarrel here between law, origin and purpose.
‘Space was the Sensorium of an omnipresent God’ was what he wrote to Wilhelm Leibniz, a co-founder of the Mathematical Calculus. So my margin note tells me. [Calculus? You know, that business about ‘Tending to Zero’.]
‘That’s ancient stuff’ you say ‘It’s not Gravity; it’s Space-Time’.
‘Matter tells Space-Time how to curve, and curved Space-Time tells Matter how to move’. Nice. So who kicked the ball first?
What was there before the ‘Big Bang’? And where did the Monkey come from that Man descends from?
The Physicist declares that the visible part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is about a third of one percent. ‘Real’ seems a dodgy idea to me if my visibility blanks out at 0.3 %. [Where did the Universe go?]
So is the sky out there blue? Or is it right here, the electro-chemical rinse coursing along my neurons as I look?
If my body temperature changes by a measly 6 degrees F, I pass out. [I’m still looking for my ‘Consciousness’ in the rest of the range.]
‘Ask the lady in the corner office’ says the Scientist. ‘These are questions above my pay-grade. Science is not designed to answer stuff like that’.
Why do we regularly end up with such open-ended results? Scientists mock the Mystics but are steeped in the Mystery themselves without acknowledging it.
We know there is a serious problem with the notion of First Cause. Yet we keep applying this notion of ‘Cause’ to make sense of our World.
What caused the butterfly to whip his wings in Brazil that it can whip me up a tornado in Dakota?
Our rules of arithmetic repeatedly break down at these termini, at the ‘Measured Speed of Light’ for instance. But we carry on cheerfully.
We know there is a serious problem with the notion of a temporal beginning point. Or a spatial ending point. Yet we keep applying them to bring our environment down to a level of conventional understanding [vyavaharasatya].
What defends the ‘Conservation Principles’ of Physics which themselves underived from the laws of Physics, arbiter the entry of laws into Physics?
What defends the Classes of Classical Logic which themselves underived from the laws of Logic, arbiter the grant of consistency in Logic?
‘The Cheetah is optimally designed to hunt Gazelle; and the Gazelle is ideally constructed to evade Cheetah.’ The hermeneutic circle of inspired explanation.