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Apparently, Engels was of the opinion that all matter, all movement of matter, and so on, will never be lost, and it will go on for forever. He speaks about this extensively in his Dialectics of Nature book, which is, obviously, fucking outdated on the science front, not due to his error.124 posts and 19 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
But here's the thing. Even though his book is outdated as fuck on the scientific front (not because of his errors), Engels' theory about the (almost eternal) continuation of matter as such might be under jeopardy.
For Engels "matter" as such is a constant that even though takes "organic" presence, and even though it eventually dies, by no means will it "eternally fade away." He says, again and again, that even though life on Earth may cease to exist, matter as such may never cease to exist, and since matter made "life" as such appear on our Earth, we must conclude that it is in the nature of matter as such to produce life.
Modern physics is about to find out if Engels was right or not. We are about to find out whether photons as such eventually die or not.
It is interesting to talk about Engels' book. Maybe he was right about matter never ever dying or alternatively, he was wrong, and matter does die, and eventually everything goes to shit on a physical level.
Before we didn't know how to unify quantum physics and general relativity.
Now we don't know what dark energy is.
It feels like driving forward while standing still.
Exactly the book I thought about
How to solve the measurement problem?