Metaphysics vs. the Physical World: Which is Real?
Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim
Today, I saw a post on facebook critiquing metaphysics (the world of ideas, reason, the soul, and God) and the writer used "reasoning.” My reply:
“As you are using reason, you use a non-physical phenomenon...meaning, reason is "metaphysical." For it is not of physical attributes...no shape, no location, no color, weight or size...etc. Reasoning is not found in the brain. Thus, metaphysics exists. In fact, metaphysics, and natural laws are more real than physical phenomena, as the physical world strictly follows—without deviation—metaphysical universal laws, while metaphysics does not take orders from physical creation.