Cause and Effect, for Granted

We take so much cause for granted. When the pool player breaks at the beginning of the game, the cause is the forward movement of the cue. But saying that takes for granted all the existing conditions: the felt, the flat surface, the manufacture of the balls, the tightness of the racking, etc., etc.

And under it all, before it all, is the assumption of the continuity and consistency of all the known universe. The faithfulness of God, upholding the continued and consistent existence of every quark and photon, is taken almost completely for granted.