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Alchemy

Dootzkie Thursday, April 21, 2011
As the first section of the idea with a Designer that doesn't have to obey the laws of physics, I will look at alchemist - the master of transmutation. Why have I included them here? The answer is simple. The philosophy of equivalent exchange is not based on the rational, scientific law that you cannot create nor destroy matter or energy, but it is based on the fact that to gain something, something of equal value must be lost.
And value is a parameter much closer to the world of Ideas rather then to the world of Matter.

From this you can deduce that in the process of transmutation, an alchemist could bend the equasion of the world of Matter to the will of his ideas, of the value design in his mind. In such a manner, if someone was ready to sacrifice something that was to him worth a whole universe, then he could create it from his own mind. Thus he could be the Designer of the world we exist in today.

Alchemist did have one flaw, and that is that they based their ideas on a value system from which their arts sprouted from, thus they became trapped by it and went on an an endless journey of achieving the Great Works, amongst which is the Philosopher stone that would remove the rule of equivalent exchange and their own value system from the equasion. This would allow them to create and destroy matter, life, energy with a mere thought. That really does sound like they have achieved divinity and that they could be a new and fresh, unbound Designer.

And if you think, alchemy is dead, you are very mistaken, my dear friend. Since it represent the thought of two system of measure, the Idea and the Matter value, crossing each others path, while there are humans as we know them today, theoretical alchemy will exist.

I know that the think steel ring I have on my left little finger doesn't seem like it could be worth much to you nor to someone who sees it like a piece of metal, but for me that is one of the most valuable objects in the world.

To finish this post, I give you the quote from one of my favorite movies, TDK.

Alfred: With respect, Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that you don't fully understand either. A long time ago, I was in Burma. My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never met anyone who had traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing the stones away.

13 comments:

Patres said...

"Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme."
Lavoisier

Corridor said...

It is possible(theoretically) to convert an element to another element, as shown by the radioactive decay of protons, but it's been years since I last studied the matter, so I might be mistaken.

Piets said...

*shudder* chemistry makes me cry...

metaphysicalfarms said...

The big bang was one giant alchemy experiment

ed said...

philospher stone? harry potter? what?

Insider33 said...

Alchemy had a big part in todays chemistry.

Sam said...

T'is true in many senses yes!

Jay Reid said...

If only... Toenails into gold. Yes.

Jay said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Rocka-Rolla said...

Sometimes you dont need an alchemist's stone to turn things into gold.
I remember reading from somewhere that you can turn some specific metals to gold if you wish but the process is so expensive that it makes no sense to do it.

soundboy1 said...

Hydrogen into energy would be modern alchemy.

ReMs said...

@Corridor nah you are not mistaken and its no longer theorically, on nuclear reactions u "create" other elements from heavier ones or lighter ones.
The sun it self is one example, creating Helium out of Hydrogen

mac-and-me said...

todays alchemists are physicians, look at quantum mechanics and whats possible with that

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