How Many Elements?

How many elements are there in this world?

Modern scientists would probably argue that there are hundreds. They would be able to prove and show how each of the elements differ and how they all deserve to have their own classification.

I often think that science looks at too many things. I think that scientists have fragmented the study of reality and have gotten no closer to discovering the truth about it.

Studying the world around us is all well and good. I have no problem with that. I have a problem with what we get out of it. We don’t seem to have any more answers today than we did hundreds of years ago.

We used to believe that there were only four elements and that everything was comprised of either; earth, air, water, or fire. With our modern thinking and technology we now know that this is not the case. It almost seems laughable when we look back at this theory. We know that it is not true.

So now we have hundreds of elements but we don’t really know where they came from or why they are here. Does this help us in anyway understand the nature of reality?

I don’t think it does. We are constantly striving to put all of our known scientific knowledge together. Einstein tried it to no avail, and since we all have been on the search for a unifying theory.

One theory that could explain everything known about the universe and explain it all.

So what if there is only one element?

What if everything on this world was Story? That’s my unifying theory.

And what is a theory but a story to explain something that we don’t understand? We have used Story like this since the beginning of time. It’s time we started to look more carefully at this thing we call Story for the answers to which we seek. The answer is there. I’m sure of it.

One element – Story.

5 responses to “How Many Elements?”

  1. Can you explain? What do you mean by one element-Story. And why is Story capitalized.

  2. Hi Anonymous,

    What I am trying to say is that the nature of reality is Story. Everything is Story.

    We explain things by creating a story to tell. That is basically what science is. However, I don't put much faith in science since it never can truly explain all that there is.

    If you want to find out more about this, please click on CHAPTERS – STORY IS THE NATURE OF REALITY on the sidebar of this blog. I've tried to explain this theory of mine in those posts.

    I hope that helps. Thanks for the comment.

  3. I capitalized Story because I am not referring to just a single story. I am proposing that Story is the nature of reality and that everything is indeed Story. As such, I felt it needed to be capitalized.

  4. There isn't hundreds of elements there is only 118 known elements. Anyway, if your one element was that were just a story. Then first of all we would not exist(lol). Second, if we live in a story we would still have to explain that story by science. You also said that technology and science haven't advanced a great amount in the last century!? Come on man, thats when everything blossomed.(i.e. discovery of the neutron mechanics, proton dynamics, electrodynamics, quanta, electromagnetic spectrum) the list goes on my friend. With out these discoveries you and I would not be able to be blogging.

  5. Hi Juan,

    Every story has to begin somewhere. Where does the story of reality begin? With the big bang? Even if that were the case, it only explains a cycle.

    A story has a beginning and an end. Shakespeare once said that the world is a stage and we are all characters. Perhaps he knew we were in a story and it wasn't just a clever metaphor on his part.

    I think Story is a plausible theory on the nature of reality. I will be writing more about this in the future.

    Thanks for the comment!