i know matter cannot be created or destroyed. but i heard somewhere that matter creates.
This is an interesting question; lets look at the definition of ‘matter’ and of ‘create’.
Matter = “Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses” Create = “To cause to exist; bring into being”
From these definitions I would say that matter can create. Organic matter creates, through procreation, a distinct yet often similar form of matter known as offspring or progeny. It also creates hair, skin cells, red and white blood cells, tumors, etc.
I would say the DNA of the organic matter dictates the limitations. For instance it is highly unlikely that healthy hair follicles of a mammal will start creating feathers without some outside influence like gene-splicing.
Then there is the creation of diamonds from carbon (which itself is organic) made by extremely high temperatures and pressure.
Inorganic minerals like calcium and silica become soluble and over time when leached through certain rocks create calcite (an opaque crystalline stone-like structure) and quartz crystals.
It appears the laws of physics dictate the limitations of what can and cannot be created with/from inorganic substances. The laws of physics also dictate the carbon to diamond creation.
In the sense that all matter is causal and corporeal... it can't really be created in its most fundamental state... but it is rearranged. In this sense... the laws of nature allow for a new arrangement to be possible.
This begs the persistent ontological question about what constitutes a mind. If the mind is as a materialist insists... completely corporeal... existing entirely of random synaptic transmissions... then the rearrangement of matter could be said to create. If there is more to the mind... then the mechanism of creation may not be a quality of matter at all.. but only the aether in which it is created.
Bottom line....matter can only be rearranged. I agree with Miscegenymiser... if the matter in the mind can be rearranged then it can create new ways for the mind to work...but it has been there all along. From the beginning when it was created. It was created perfectly so that it acts the way it does
I have no clue why this is in the "religion, spirituality and Folklore" Section but Matter simply makes up everything in the natural world. It is the substance that all things in this universe are made up of. Bottom line is that Matter doesn't create things, it is things. If that makes sense.
Matter does not create itself....some evolves into but 'create' is by a Higher Power.....