Cause and Effect

The Principle of Cause and Effect

by Paul J. Dejillas

May 9, 2022


The principle of physics states that for every cause, there is an effect and vice versa. For every effect there is a cause. Nobody moves if there is no mover. There is no such thing as unmoved mover.

There is continuity. No gaps. This is the old classical Newtonian physics.

In quantum physics, things are no longer continues and linear. Things are discrete. They can jump from one place to another with no traces or footprints in between. Things can appear in one place, disappear in an instant and appear instantly in another region of space and time across the globe, even across planets, stars, and galaxies.

This is called quantum jump, quantum leap, or quantum entanglement.

The leap or jump happens at light speed or even faster that light.

There is no mover, there is no moved. Nobody is moved and nobody moves. Everything is just flowing like a river moved by its own stream or current. But there is no more distinction between the stream or current and the river. The two has become one and the same.

In effect, there is no more space. There is no more time. Space and time become irrelevant and meaningless.

Things transcend time and space.

There is only infinity. Particles and events are no longer localized. They can appear anywhere in the region of space and time. You can approximate where they are. That they are in this particular space and time dimension. But they could not also be there. Because they can be anywhere in space and time.

Things and events become omnipresent. They are everywhere. They can be here, there, and everywhere, this time or that time, and even any time dimension.

 The Big Bang theory that created our universe, was caused by a series of big bangs that happened in the past. But there must be a point that we should stop this cycle of no-cause no-effect, no-beginning-no end conundrum. What hinders Carl Sagan in asking: “Who caused God?” “Who cause the Cosmos we are living in?”

Who can prevent us from raising a fact that the Cosmos and its laws are all there is to it. It has existed, it exists, and will continue to exist for eternity. It is self-creative, self-nourishing, self-animating, self-sustaining, and self-destructive.

The same thing in religion, God is the unmoved mover. He was not moved because there was nothing that exist to move it. Outside God, there is nothing. God is all there is in the universe.

While science and religion differ in their approach, theories, speculations, stories, they exhibit some parallelisms and similarities. In spite of their uniqueness and distinctness, they have some commonalities although expressed and revealed in different parlance or human lingo.

And each of their creation has a purpose. But we don’t know their purpose because of our finiteness. They are immortal and we are mortal.