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   When we pound a table top or study a rock formation, it’s hard to realize we’re dealing  with things that are almost entirely empty space.

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   Robert Lanza¹ says it this way:

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   “The universe does seem like a huge virtual ball of emptiness, according to physics texts. Yet even here on Earth, the richness around us is an illusion. Remove all the unoccupied space within each atom, and…

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“the entire planet would pack itself into the volume of a marble. This marble would then be a black hole, in that such density would sufficiently boost its gravitational field that its own light could not escape. It’s a marble weighing 6 sextillion tons.

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   “Figuring out the nature of space has obsessed humans ever since the earliest written records of Homo bewilderus.”

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   Getting a handle on the real size of things has always been a problem. Why does the concrete so filled with nothing hurt so much when I fall on it? One way to think of this is that we’re made so enormously large compared to the grains in the concrete. We (the “conscious perceiver”) cannot begin to fathom how large we are compared to everything else. Even an ant is gigantic to the pieces that make it up.

    Understanding the forces that hold atoms together without blowing themselves apart are a reach.

    We are made, I believe, just large enough to observe and appreciate God’s handiwork without the burden of seeing or even understanding much about the world we enjoy and the endless processes, that occur in our own bodies that keep us alive and on a regular path.

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   ¹ A detail from Robert Lanza, Beyond Biocentrism.