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Yet whilst we experience the sensory qualities of 


‘natura’ or ‘material’ phenomena – qualities such as 


heaviness or lightness, hardness and softness, shape and 



texture, colour and sound - we never experience or perceive 


‘matter’ as such. As Samuel Avery notes: “We experience 


visual and tactile perceptions that suggest a material substance 



existing independently, but its acceptance as ultimately real is 


an act of faith.” [my stress] The myth that science is 


‘materialistic’ is thus also connected to the long-standing but 



now entirely redundant idea of ‘matter itself’ - the myth of 


matter. For whilst science still faithfully clings to the idea of 


matter, both relativity and quantum physics no longer see it 


as possessing even those most basic and measurable ‘primary qualities’ 



that Galileo and Locke first associated with it - admitting instead 


that on a quantum level, such ‘things’ as mass, momentum, 


energy, space and time cease to be separately quantifiable or 



even definable realities, and that even ‘particles’ such as 


electrons turn out to have the same non-localised wave 


character as light. In this sense, science has, in effect, 



become, like religion, an immaterialistic world-view. The 


scientific ‘accusation’ leveled against the ‘God-concept’ of 


religion – namely that God cannot be actually seen, has no 



sensory qualities or definable location apply equally to the 


Matter-concept of science.






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