This diagram illustrates the dilogical relationship between the traditional terms Being and Becoming as descriptions of the physical world since the ancient Greek philosophers. The conflict and its resolution are shown here. Please read the Overview.

Being and Becoming

A: It is valid to seek distinct and unchanging laws of nature.

B: Nature is a changing reality. Natural laws describe how nature can change.

-B: Real change in nature is an illusion, since Being cannot become non-Being. Therefore all nature is one fixed and unchangeable Being. (Parmenides).

-A: Becoming alone is real. Nature is a continuous flux of change; nothing is permanent. Fixed forms or beings are an illusion. (Heraclitus).

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