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The discovery of the obvious!

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. (Arthur Koestler)

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication (Leonardo da Vinci)

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity – I mean the true simplicity of a rightly and nobly ordered mind and character, not that other simplicity which is only a euphemism for folly. (Plato)

As I see things (after ten years of studying physics, philosophy and metaphysics) it is obvious that we have now worked out what reality is. The solution is simple once known, we just never thought about it. I have collected some quotes (below) relating to this common failure of humans to see the obvious until someone finally discovers it (to me Darwinian Evolution is in this category of being obvious once known).

This is why philosophy is also known as the discovery of the obvious - which is really just a polite way of saying that we humans are blind to the obvious most of the time (and easily misled by our imaginations when it comes to thinking about truth and reality!).

So what is the obvious explanation of physical reality?

Well we just had to ask what the most simple science theory of reality is. The article shows that there is only one solution, the wave structure of matter in Space, and then you can deduce from this theory to show that it works. There are no opinions - it is obvious once known.

Hope you enjoy the quotes (and please read the simple science article - it is important!).
Geoff Haselhurst


Familiar things happen and mankind does not bother about them. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. (Alfred North Whitehead, Science in the Modern World)

We are like people looking for something they have in their hands all the time; we're looking in all directions except at the thing we want, which is probably why we haven't found it. (Plato, 380BC)

The unapparent connection is more powerful than the apparent one. (Heraclitus)

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious - because the obvious is what people need to be told. (Dale Carnegie)

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

The best place to hide a needle is in a stack of needles. (Robert Heinlein)

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. (George Bernard Shaw)

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden! And then you realize how obvious they've been all along. (Madeleine L'Engle)

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it. (Kahlil Gibran)

Nothing evades our attention as persistently as that which is taken for granted. (Gustav Ichheiser)

Because it’s familiar, a thing remains unknown. (Hegel)

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. (Aldous Huxley)

Experience has shown that science frequently develops most fruitfully once we learn to examine the things that seem the simplest, instead of those that seem the most mysterious. (Marvin Minsky)

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something - because it is always before one's eyes). The real foundations of his enquiry do not strike a man at all. Unless THAT fact has at some time struck him. And this means: we fail to be struck by what, once seen, is most striking and most powerful. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

What I call the 'normal syndrome' that humans do not notice that which is normal. e.g.

Gravity - How remarkable it is that we are stuck to the Earth, that the earth orbits the sun, which orbits the milky way galaxy and so on ... as gravity exists across the observable universe. Yet there is no obvious connection between these things - we just call it gravity and forget about it.

Space - We all exist in three dimensional space, yet we never seem to think about Space! though it obviously surrounds us every where we go!

Light - The fact that we can see stars across the observable universe, which means that we are somehow interconnected with all this other matter many billions of light years away in Space. It is obvious that this is true when we look at the night sky - but how few people really think about this (it is just 'normal')!

These are most profound things. And the spherical standing wave structure of matter in space provides an obvious explanation - it just takes our feeble human minds a while to realise this.
Geoff Haselhurst




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Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

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