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Ontology and Fundamental Physics: Object, Matter, Form, First Form, Existence, Concept, Referent
Form is one of if not THE most important name in the history of philosophy and physics. The greatest thinkers thought that Form was the crucial name in all philosophy and physics.
It is irrational, inconceivable, and impossible for an object, body, thing, entity, etc. to LACK FORM. FORM cannot possibly separate from an object since the name refers to WHAT is contained in context to the object itself.
Form is Res Ipsa Loquitur (literally: the thing itself speaks)
The girls at Stanford forgot to learn about Form. They allege they have 'the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time—the "first tremors of the Big Bang."' They are fools. Space-time resolves to a concept, a brain-work. Space-time lacks Form thus it cannot possibly be supposed as an object used to explain in a theory. And since space-time and the alleged gravitational waves lack form, they could not possibly exist.
The only way one could possibly think that space-time is an object, that could wave, is to take a leap of faith in this undefined and unimaginable space-time. Once space-time is believed in, then any inference from an image or equation could validate that belief. Space-time is the axiom of their entire self-referential religion. And they are disqualified from even imparting a physical interpretation of that silly image, since they have no possible mediator posited to explain all the static and dynamic properties of light and gravity. They cannot even communicate a reasonable physical interpretation of simple experiments like Young's Slit Experiment, EPR, or how an apple falls to the ground.
But all Objects have Form. Here is a list of precious quotes that communicate the quintessential importance of Form in the study of physics:
(synonyms: shape, figure, configuration, architecture, structure, pattern)
by form I mean the essence of each thing, and its primary substance -- Aristotle, (Metaphysics, Ch. 7)
For the form cannot desert matter, because it is inseparable from it and matter itself cannot be deprived of form -- Robert Grosseteste (On Light)
The first corporeal form is in my opinion light ---Grosseteste (On Light)
The chief point of divergence is that for Grosseteste matter is not pure potency, as it was for Aristotle, but possesses in its own right a certain minimal reality. (Riedl, Clare C. (Translator) Notes on Grosseteste)
Form, that is to say, the first corporeal form, or light, is in his view more than the 'form of corporeity,' the principle of extension, it is also a principle of activity. . . The intrinsic principle from which this motion or activity proceeds must be the form . . . (From Notes on Grosseteste)
Light furnishes therefore the principle of continuity in nature, for as the first corporeal form it is common to all things in the universe from the lowest of the elements, earth, up to and including even the firmament. Thus 'all things are one by the perfection of one light.' (From Notes on Grosseteste)
For where there is no shape nor order, nothing either cometh or goeth -- Augustine (Confessions, Book 12, Ch. 9)
where there is no form there can be no distinction between "this" or "that” -- Augustine (Confessions, Book 12, Ch. 13)
The term 'body' [object] therefore can signify that which has such a form as allows the determination of three dimensions in it, prescinding from everything else, so that from that form no further perfection may follow. If anything else is added, it will be outside the meaning of body thus understood. (Aquinas, On Being and Essence) [in other words there are extrinsic and artificial properties that we relate but these cannot define an object. Only form can define an object]
The term body [object] can also be taken to mean a thing having a form such that three dimensions can be counted in it, no matter what the form may be . . . (Aquinas, On Being and Essence)
Now matter and form are so related that form gives being to matter (Aquinas, On Being and Essence) [in other words all objects in the set named matter have the native-inherent property called form and this may qualify them under the category existence].
Matter then cannot exist without some form but there can be a form without matter (Aquinas, On Being and Essence) [in other words he realized that there is a first form that underlies the set of objects, i.e. matter].
As Avicenna says, "The quiddity of a simple substance is the simple entity itself," (Aquinas, On Being and Essence) [in other words there is a fundamental object that belongs to all objects in the set of matter and this object is what is bound of itself]
A boundary is that which is an extremity of anything. (Aristotle, Metaphysics)
A figure is that which is contained by a boundary or boundaries.” (Euclid, Elements)
the knowledge of the universal consents of things …. I … understand as the science which applies the knowledge of hidden forms to the production of wonderful operations; and by uniting (as they say) actives with passives, displays the wonderful works of nature. (Francis Bacon IV, 366–7: De Augmentis III.5)
Who existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God something to be grasped (Saint Paul) [Even God has Form].
A complete answer would amount to a history of thought, for in one sense everything possesses form. In some contexts the Greek words Eidos, Schema, and Morphe, and the Latin word Forma, which are often translated as “form” mean no less than “the qualities which make anything what it is.” (Notes from Accent on Form by Whyte)
Around 1250 we find Thomas Aquinas regarding forma as the essential quality or determining principle of every individual thing. (Notes on Accent on Form by Whyte)
But more importantly, shape [form] is what an object has before light even reaches our eyes from the object. (Fatfist, Physics--What is Shape and Why Does it Define an Object?)