Thursday, 31 January 2008

EUREKA !

“In the original unity of the first thing lies the secondary cause of all things - with the germ of their inevitable annihilation.”

Mwahhh...don’t you just love that phrase?

I absolutely adore it! I worship it - rendered with the convincing ring of genius. For with these few simple words Edgar Allan Poe had already determined that every present state of material substance is necessarily a consequence of its preceding state, and in such a manner that its future is always implicit in its present.

Poe’s Eureka! - a work I’ve found truly inspiring - remains a largely neglected masterpiece. The perception is scholarly, incisive and wide ranging. Cosmology, he implies, is simply the study of mental processes of which we are unaware, and bound up with its relationship to human consciousness. Mind and creation in itself is the moving principle. And it is hardly hindsight to 'presume' that Einstein held similar views; or that all paradox and polarity transcended from that great a-causal conundrum - "the absolute irrelative particle" - with which creation as we know it began. Though, I must confess, to explain all that, one would have to start at the beginning, the actual micro-second of creation, 13,7 billion years ago!


Dreamy


P.S.: many of Poe's theories predate later accepted scientific theories including Black Holes.

12 comments:

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

13,7 billion years ago

Not 13.72 billion years?

Also, Selena, assuming it was not a typo, I like your use of the comma for the decimal point. This places you in Europe, no?

Confess I haven't looked yet but will do it now.

Richard Madeley said...

I assumed, Bretwalda, that use of the comma was caused by the preceding state, which was Selena knocking back the liquor after a long hard day.

Richard Madeley said...

To which I might add: Eureka!

elberry said...

i believe they use commas for full stops in Italy. Perhaps they do so in Germany also.

mutleythedog said...

I was wondering if you had any more high heels shots to post?

Selena Dreamy said...

bretwalda: This places you in Europe, no?

...of which Britain is the most noble part! But perhaps you meant "on the Continent" ?

Selena Dreamy said...

Mutley, honey, you are not really interested in pictures of my heels or my sequined Miu Miu collection, you want a portrait of my heart... xxx

mutleythedog said...

Hmmmm.... I would prefer the high heels and a thong, yes a thong would be nice. Or your heart then... *sighs* Why are women so complicated when we men are such simple creatures?

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