[quote author=“Joad”]I was just attempting to discuss the force which overcomes inertia.
There was the original burst of energy from the Big Bang. But there is another dynamic at work.
A very simple example is water. Water is relentlessly active. It spreads and seeps. If it encounters a wall, it attempts to erode through. Freeze it, and it creeps. Boil it and floats to a cooler area. It tries to ‘eat’ minerals by dissolving them.
I’m not appealing to animism. You get out of bed in the morning because you are hungry. Water gets out of bed because of gravity. When I mention water seeking it’s maximum potential, I just mean it’s natural process of spreading, absobing and eroding until it cannot anymore.
If there are lemon trees, the rain will make lemonade.
I didn’t mean it as a flame, I was simply pointing out that the same topics we discuss in this forum are also in Einsteins book. Einstein was a philosopher, most people don’t know that. I didn’t until I started reading his book. Sorry if I didn’t make myself clear. I have a problem of saying things that make perfect sense to me but mean different things altogether to anyone not inside my mind. With the amount of people inside my mind, it is hard enough!