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Single Idea 23229

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 1. Nature]

Full Idea

Nature is an interconnected whole; …you could shift no grain of sand from its spot without thereby, perhaps invisibly to your eyes, changing something in all parts of the immeasurable whole.

Gist of Idea

Nature is wholly interconnected, and the tiniest change affects everything


Johann Fichte (The Vocation of Man [1800], 1)

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.10

A Reaction

Sounds like idealist daydreaming, but might it actually be true with respect to gravity?