(Continuous research for my next historical novel, Peter and Paul)
The Bible abounds in “miracles”. They are as much a daily occurrence as eating and sleeping. How come? Until the Shavuoth following the ascension of Christ into a reality where the apostles couldn’t follow, none of them could perform any miracles.
Again, how come?
When writing a historical novel one has to attempt to make it real by the standard of the prospective reader. How can a modern man, a writer, accept events, which seemingly deny the laws of nature?
I have two options. I can either write a book that would sound like a religious dissertation, or assume that magic of yesterday is the reality of tomorrow. Perhaps it is we who cannot understand, as yet, the laws of nature, as they really operate. Perhaps we did once, and lost it…?
Perhaps we have become too materialistic?
Below an excerpt from my book “Delusions”.
“At the onset the last century, Sir Arthur Eddington, a British astrophysicist and philosopher of science, declared that, taking into account the distance between the nucleus and the orbiting electrons, atoms were mostly empty space. More precisely, he calculated that they were approximately 99.9999999999999% empty space.”