In my first article over at 1000 of Every Good Thing, “Meditations on Ma’at and the Cosmos” I connect the concept of ma’at with how everything is interconnected, making blatant violations of reality infeasible, and harmful to the ordered cosmos.
I recently came across this video, which illustrates my thinking very well, by asking “what would happen if the world lost oxygen for five seconds?” One thing that surprised me, that’s a good example of the interconnectedness of physical reality, is that if oxygen disappeared, concrete would crumble because concrete contains oxygen.
So yeah, without cosmic ma’at, stuff like *this* would happen.
(EDIT: Later the video asks what would happen if the amount of oxygen were doubled, with one of the consequences being giant insects. I’m kind of disappointed we don’t have giant insects, they’re really cool. But then, I’m a weird bug person who’d want a parakeet-sized bumblebee as a pet or something.)