Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea XXXXI (The science of Gottfried Leibniz, Part XX)
Leibniz says that some souls are dominant. A dominating soul contain the basic principles of all living and non living things. Thus, non dominating souls contain the basic principles of all those bodies that are attached to the dominating souls. Obviously, these thoughts of Leibniz reject the evolutionary theory of ancestry.
Both kinds of souls existed in God, until the best of all worlds appeared in the mind of God, and God contracted all souls, unfolded them, and made our universe of things. Accordingly, space and time does not exist in God. Neither do the concepts, beginning and end, exist in God. Leibniz thus defines ‘space’ and ‘time’ very differently compared to today definitions of space and time by our scientists. To Leibniz, space is the order of things and time is the order of succession of things. So when God unfolds all souls, all ‘things’ in the universe are orderly. Thus, the search for, spacetime, by today’s atheistic scientists could be a very costly waste to the U.S. government and businesses. So today’s high schools, colleges, and universities could be teaching false facts.
By using the laws of their own constitutions, dominant souls can represent the whole universe with their perceptions and do so in their own way. But some dominant souls are able to measure all things in the universe. These souls are the minds of humans, who are able to develop knowledge with symbolic languages. But just as humans can measure all things in the universe, God can measure all souls.
God’s perception is much greater than ours. God can be called the ‘Perception of all perceptions’ because God’s Perception must be contracted by plurality, finitude, and relation in order for us to perceive. So when we perceive phenomena about things in the universe, we are continually communicating our perceptions to God. Obviously, if our perceptions are poor, then the communication to God will also be poor. I discuss God/man communication in detail in Part IIc in my book, "The First Scientific Proof of God."
In my last blog on Leibniz’s New Science, I will discuss how souls coexist with bodies.