Some guy is trying to tell me that energy does not cause motion, motion is just a brute fact. Here is a quote from Hodgson: I think that rather solidly equates motion with energy. Energy is typically described as the ability to do work. W = Fd or W = (MA)d In order to achieve distance you need motion. Further in the equation, KE = .5mv^2 kinetic energy is equated with velocity. If there is no velocity, then there is no motion. And if there is velocity then there is no Kinetic Energy. Finally, mass is equated with energy. There is a lot of energy just in one's hand but we can't get to it. Well, if we could get to it, we could get a lot of work done, that is to say, we could move mass some distance, again, motion.