Part 3 of Lynch on ‘Genesis of the Cosmos’

The idea that a uniform field is disordered comes from the notion of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Entropy measures the disorder of a physical system. The law says that complex physical systems, such as the universe, exhibit a natural evolution toward greater disorder. The progression is from order, which is highly structured, to disorder, the dissipation of structure and organization. The end-state of greatest disorder (high entropy) could be understood in spatial terms as a uniform field in which a multitude of homogeneous constituents are evenly or uniformly distributed.

Thermodynamics speaks of uniformity at the end of creative transformation, whereas LaViolette supposes an initial state of uniformity before creation proper has even begun. At the same time, he imports the contemporary scientific understanding of entropy into his scheme. This seems to be where the problem lies.

If we begin with the idea of uniformity, or a uniform field, then uniformity is the first property (characteristic) to be introduced or “brought to order.” The idea of order itself has not yet been introduced, nor is there some prior or previous order which could inform us. Creation is all about the emergence of order, and it is this arising of order which introduces (or is accompanied by) the notion and the possibility of disorder.

The initial uniformity is not disordered but rather unordered. It has no order, but it is not thereby “out of order”—it was never put “in order” to begin with. That is what Creation is going to do.

In fact, if one wishes to speak of order and disorder, as LaViolette has realized, the mind and its grammar demand that something—some things, objects—be introduced that can be put in or out of order. This is accomplished by introducing the ether’s subtle “constituents,” called “etherons”, which continuously react and transmute.

Anyone who seriously thinks about cosmogenesis or cosmogony has to deal with these kinds of distinctions, just as they must recognize that a word like “chaos” may have meant something quite different “once upon a time.”
Nevertheless, LaViolette’s basic creation context of “order emerging out of chaos” fits the mythological narratives

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