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This is a concept that many people will disagree with when they read the title, and then say they have not thought about it that way once they’ve read the article.

It is an important piece of knowledge in conceptual thought, and also in considering philosophical possibilities in the realm of physics.

You Cannot See a Hole

You may be thinking to yourself what a preposterous claim I have made! You may be thinking that you can clearly see the hole in the wall, the hole your dog dug in your yard, or the hole in your jeans! However, you really cannot see the hole.

What you see are the edges of whatever the hole is in and what lies beyond the hole. Our minds are conditioned such that if we see the frayed ends of material where there should not be frayed ends, and we see our knee where denim should be, we know we have a hole in our jeans. However, we cannot really see the hole.

So what’s the point of knowing this?

The point is that once you understand and accept this truth, you can move forward in conceptual thinking to understand, and possibly resolve, some of the greater truths in the universe.

A hole is nothing in come cases, and less than nothing in other cases. The hole in the wall or in your jeans is where the wall or the denim is zero. However, the hole in the ground is not simply nothing. It is less than nothing.

If I were to hold a grain of sand up to the Grand Canyon, we may look at the two things and conclude that the Grand Canyon is much larger than the grain of sand. That, however, is not true. The grain of sand is much larger because the attributes of the Grand Canyon are less than zero. To prove this, I can toss the grain of sand into the Grand Canyon and imagine whether it is now larger, or it is now smaller, by the mass of the sand piece. Adding the sand to the basin of the Grand Canyon made it unnoticeably smaller.

It would be virtually impossible for us to measure that, so let me use another example that is easier to envision. Imagine that we have dug a hole with negative attributes that total four cubic feet. If we place a rock with attributes totaling two cubic feet into the hole, we end up with a hole that has negative attributes of two cubic feet. It is the same concept as the grain of sand and the Grand Canyon, but on a scale that we can more easily envision.

Let us now consider the physical force of gravity in what we now know.

Gravity is a force through which more massive objects attract less massive objects into their core. We may think it is keeping us on the surface of Earth, but it is really trying to drag us through the ground to the center of Earth. If we were to step into the Grand Canyon, gravity would quickly pull us toward the center of Earth until something too solid to penetrate, the canyon basin in this case, abruptly stopped our descent. It would be much safer to test the theory with a rock.

It is that force of gravity that will draw a meteorite to Earth. Though the meteorite will still be distinguishable in and of itself, it also is consumed by the more massive object and becomes part of it.

So we can test the theory on the hole and the rock. The more massive object (the rock) did, indeed, consume part of the less massive object (the hole). The theory holds true.

A physicist named Hermann Bondi claimed in 1959 that physical laws would still apply once the factors were less than zero, only in reverse. We have enough information to test one physical law (gravity) with the rock and the hole.

We have already determined that the more massive object did consume some of the less massive object. If we consider it in reverse, we can also conclude that the hole consumed the rock, and because the negative attributes of the hole were greater than the positive attributes of the rock, the more massive object consumed only part of the less massive object, but the less massive object consumed all of the more massive object! Bondi’s theory holds true in this example!

If you understand this, you have taken a major stride in applying conceptual thought over lineal thought processes. You have also experienced thinking beyond what seems like, on the surface, a preposterous statement to grasp a higher understanding of the universe!

As you go forward, however, you will find that most people will think you are crazy if you tell them they cannot see a hole. It is one of the pitfalls of being a conceptual thinker in a world comprised of, and for, lineal thinking people!

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