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Difference and identity



Differences and resemblances exist on all levels and across all scales. Where a difference manifests itself, it is resolved by a deeper or more superficial resemblance. Such physics shifts the analysis of experience; it admits to setting up an external point of reference, it uses difference, but is careful to preserve an inclusive image of the world and the continuity of experience. The onus of proof is on difference, never on resemblance. It is duality and dualism that have to prove themselves, unity and univocity may be assumed. Why? Because everything that can be experienced by man, everything that is cognitively accessible to him, by whatever means, through telescope, microscope or other sensual prosthesis, is by virtue of that fact alone related in some way and participates in the same universe.



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