The Grouping Thing

Sarah Curtiss

San Francisco, United States

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page 24-25 from Everything IS, a visual and philosophical theory of everything

I’m not trying to minimize the intellect or achievements of our species, but rather to remove all the prejudices that put us outside the rules that we apply to Everything Else. I am not being euphemistic when I compare groups of bacteria combining to form organs that work in concert with other groups of bacteria that perform other work to form creatures that group together to form cities (or beehives or coral reefs), which perform a specific function within a larger entity, say, the state.

I theorize that the process is the same. If it is the same process, what can we learn about evolution by studying the development of cities? What can we learn about the groupings of galaxies by studying the Portuguese Man Of War?

If there is no final building block of matter and the group is Everything, then maybe this grouping thing is equivalent to gravity [the attraction of all matter to all other matter]—it exists between every piece of matter and maybe that is the level on which entities are formed. Maybe we can only perceive the groupings that our senses are designed (engineered?) to see.

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