Below I paraphrase David Tong from: David Tong -- What is Quantum Field Theory? You can find this by googling. 1. "According to our best laws of physics the fundamental building blocks of nature are fields." 2." Every particle in the universe ... is a tiny ripple of the underlying field" According to basic school physics if we move the magnet we move the field. But it seems that according to QFT it's sort of the other way round and to move the magnet we must move the field. The only way I can think of moving the field is by moving something else, for example moving a second magnet. It's a bit chicken and egg. So is the field more fundamental than the particles of the magnet? Or, perhaps, should particles and fields share equal dominance as being considered as fundamental?