XI. Reflective Afterthoughts
"Life is made of unexpected moments we recall as accidents. Existence is a chain of accidents over which we have a minimal, or no control."
Questions to be considered:
Chaos or accidental order?
Who is God?
What can terminate our life on Earth?
In previous chapters, I tried to justify the need for Effectological studies. The brain-teasing challenges of such a monumental task consist of defining the nature of accidents and demonstrating that their effects had a much bigger and more significant role than perhaps previously acknowledged. My goal has been to demonstrate that accidents create forces that push against each other, and they are major factors of changewhich I call "effects."
Each accident must have its initial cause. As I see it, regardless of its nature, only "energy" and "matter" exist before an accident's occurrence. Afterward, each accident produces other accidents, and the ripple-effects of accidents are endless. Many times, accidents may equal coincidences, but they all produce effects that are easily detected if they last long enough and are open to our perceptions. Biology, geophysics, and all other sciences are riddled with accidents and their self-evident Effectological consequences.
Accidents happen all the time and there would be no measure of time without accidents. While space is material, time is not. When nothing happens, time is irrelevant. But when changes resume, each second marks the progress of any transformation of space. Time is infinite. It is out there with or without the existence of the universe, immune to any accidental factors. For us mortals, the idea of eternity with no beginning and no end is incomprehensible. Any cosmic accident affects us only within the limits of our existence. Because most such accidents create time and space that we cannot yet perceive, their existence is out of our understanding or control. Therefore time is a universal regulator unaffected by anything. Time moves everything into the past as a "part-time contributor" in all accidents, and we humans keep track of effects as landmarks. The very presence of light in the sky indicates many past cosmic accidental explosions, whose effects may well be the creation of life on earth.
In all of the Effectological formulas I have demonstrated that accidents are the common denominator, because accidents divide and change most actions or chances of happenings. The only time I used a different denominator was in formulating the accident itself:
The Effectological formula for Accidents is:
Matter × Space ÷ Speed
The notions of matter and space were explained in previous chapters. Speed in this case is the rate of the timely chaotic motion that causes the accident. Speed can be perceived as a unit of time as well. I feel no need to speculate on other proprieties of speed. The same cosmic "ingredients" can be used in formulating the "effect."
The Effectological formula of Effect is:
Matter × Time ÷ Accidents
Many times, we do not know that accidents have happened, nor do we know their causes or natures, but we fully encounter their lasting effects. It is what keeps us alive or terminates our existence.