Videostanding under understanding, 2019

If we are to avoid a catastrophic finale to the human adventure, we must now comprehend the underlying unity of all things. In this video ‘standing under understanding’, I offer a rough sketch of that unity as a singularity of understanding. The idea came into existence as I wrestled with a paradox which has preoccupied physicists for over a century – that of quantum entanglement. How is it that a single thing can appear to be in two places at once? It is a question which obliges us to ask, what is space? What is time? How are things real? In the video I suggest that things in general become real as we comprehend our own singularity – the absolute singularity of understanding. The video takes the form of a imagined conversation between myself and three dogs that once lived in old Dundee.