If all men were alike, all the world would worship the same God.
To the senses a chair seems solid and substantial. ... But the senses be refined by instruments. Closer observations are made, we conclude that the chair is “really” a swarm of electric charges whizzing about in empty space. ... While the substantial chair is an abstraction, easily made from the from the memories of innumerable sensations of sight and touch, ... the electric charge chair is a difficult and far-fetched abstraction from certain visual sensations so excessively rare that not one man in a million has ever been in the position to make it for himself. ... The overwhelming majority of us accept the electric-charge chair on authority, as good Catholics accept transubstantiation.