By Lance Winslow
Perhaps you’ve heard the wise advice; “don’t assume anything” or the “assume nothing” version? Well, let me tell you the latter is far wiser. You see, you can take the phrase “assume nothing” both figuratively and literally and it turns out to be both great advice and scientifically correct. Let me explain this in laymen’s terms.
If one really stops to think about our universe and how it is formed and how it is made up, and contemplates the concept of Dark Matter or Dark Energy, or the concept of “nothingness” then one could easily see that assuming “nothing” exists is a pretty good assumption. Consider if you will the vast distance between molecules and the atoms themselves and the electrons, neutrons, etc.
What is in between all that? Well nothing, and we can assume therefore that nothing is virtually everywhere and we can “assume nothing” is part of everything that is something, so it is everywhere, or bluntly put nothing is everywhere between everything. Thus to assume anything else about nothing would be incorrect, scientifically speaking. So, tell me, why should you care?
You should care because whereas, lesser intellectually endowed people would immediately take the figurative interpretation, you now know just how real and accurate such a statement really is, so when someone says “don’t assume anything” they are only correct in the figurative sense and not the literal sense, however when they say “assume nothing” they are right, all the way around.
Not long ago, a dear friend made this statement to me, and I didn’t correct them on the spot, as we were into another intellectual conversation, yet, this academic later asked what I thought about what they said, and I explained what I am explaining here to you today. They then complimented me on my dual and tangent processing of linguistics, science, and the universe along with the intellectual prowess on the topic at hand.
Let’s face it, we all make lots of assumptions every day, some good, some bad, some that will have us later standing corrected for our logical disposition and decisions made – but please note that when we “assume nothing” we are in a much better place than if we don’t, in fact, we couldn’t exist if the opposite assumptions turned out to be our reality, for that reality cannot exist.
It’s also probably not wise to chock up this insight as nothing more than linguistic semantics as it has to do with the way our universe is set up and elementary particle physics. Please think on this.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net
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