- It is proposed that the widespread and pervasive distinctions between people (race, nation, family, profession, etc., etc.) which are now preventing mankind from working together for the common good, and indeed, even for survival, have one of the key factors of their origin in a kind of thought that treats things as inherently divided, disconnected, and "broken up" into yet smaller constituent parts.
Each part is considered to be essentially independent and self-existent.
(David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order)
- The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.
Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it.
Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it.
(David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)
- Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another.
- We are a part of Nature as a whole whose order we follow.
(Spinoza, Ethics, 1673)
A Very Brief Introduction
The following article on David Bohm’s Wholeness and Implicate Order is very consistent with the Wave Structure of Matter. That at a fundamental level reality is not made of discrete and separate parts (particles), but One interconnected whole.
The Wave Structure of Matter agrees as the following brief summary explains:
If we abide by the rules of Science, which aims to unite a posteriori / empirical evidence from our Senses with a priori reason / logic from Principles, it is clear that we can now describe Matter (Reality) more simply in terms of Spherical Standing Waves in Space (rather than discrete particles and forces in space and time).
The purpose of this article is to explain and solve previous philosophical problems that arose because of the wrong metaphysical foundations of our language (currently founded on four separate things - Matter as ’Particles’ generating ’Forces’ in ’Space’ and ’Time’).
Very briefly summarized:
To unite these four separate things we must describe Reality from One Thing. The Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter is founded on One Principle which describes One Substance, Space, and its Properties as a Wave-Medium. Matter Exists as Spherical Standing Waves in Space.
Time is caused by wave Motion (as spherical wave motions of Space which cause matter’s activity and the phenomena of time). The discrete ’particle’ effect of matter is formed by the Wave-Center of the Spherical Waves. (See Diagrams below.)
Forces result from wave interactions of the Spherical In and Out Waves with other matter in the universe which change the location of the Wave-Center (and which we ’see’...