Lisa Randall, a physicist, reviewing Carlo Rovelli's book, "Reality
in not what it Seems", takes issue with his statement: "Electrons
don't always exist. They exist when they interact. They materialize...
." Randell objects: "Stocks may not achieve a precise value
until they are traded, but that doesn't mean we can't approximate their
worth... Similarly electrons might not have definite properties, but
they do exist." I find this interesting because "stocks"
are "information" about the "ownership" of a share,
a percentage part of a "company" that can be traded for "money".
"Stocks" (and "ownership" and "companies",
and "money?) are an abstraction. So what is an electron when it
is not being "measured": an abstraction? a potential? I would
love to believe that things exist before they "happen" and
are gone, perhaps as probabilities in the "mind" of the divine.
So indeed then, might not the "existent" be that which manifests
in the "Mind"?