When the Unknown and Novelty are dealt with, one has no rest until the Unknown is framed into the Known, and Novelty is put in the display cabinet of what's old. We all know what kind of explanations à la Molière (virtus dormitiva in any sense of it) come out of such monistic methods. What is electricity? A form of energy. And heat? Another form of energy. And light? Ditto. And what is energy? A force manifesting itself as electricity, heat, light, etc. Many thanks!
__Giovanni Papini, L'altra metà (1911), 2: The Other Half