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Yin and Yang is a powerful concept and although it is attributed to China, I suspect it’s such a basic concept that it’s universal. Even though it is frequently drawn as a circle with two complimentary portions, I believe that Tao metaphysics has it right when it represents this concept as a single circle, without a dichotomous separation. The insight I take from this universal concept is that there are two states that cannot be sensed. The first is the one-dimensional state. This does not mean that one-dimensional objects, beings, energy or whatever, do not exist. My contention is that there may very well be one-dimensional “somethings”, but we would never be aware of it or them. I further contend that our instruments cannot measure a one-dimensional object. What about the singularity that is theorized to exist at the center of a black hole? If such a thing exists, by it’s very nature it is not a part of our universe and it can neither be sensed nor measured.


The second state that neither our senses nor our instruments can detect is the omnipresent, constant state. So, you might say, what about the cosmic background radiation left over from the “big bang”? In fact, even this omnipresent radiation is not constant. Everything can be described by either the Yin and Yang model or the Tao metaphysical circle, except the one-dimensional state and the omnipresent state. They can be conceived of intellectually but they cannot be observed. Even though one cannot sense either of these, one should not assume they do not exist. If you know of any examples that prove an exception to this hypothesis, please contact me.  

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