Originally posted by josephw
Is there anything else besides space and matter?
Energy. Space is a dimensional term (like time).
Okay, I’ll bite—
is the “implicate expressive ground”, the force field or energy-ground, from which, in which and of
which all energy-forms are manifest. Dimensionality results from the fact of the manifestations in the way they are manifest. The notion of “beginning” does not refer to the point prior to which there wasn’t anything; it refers to the point (singularity) prior to which we cannot know anything.
[Tao can also refer to the gestalt
: the figure-ground whole, the totality that has no edge (as scottishinz once put it on here).]
The Tao, so understood, does not conflict with anything discoverable by science. The only really metaphysical term in the above may be the word “expressive”.