The Quantum World

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

From things Unseen Come Things that Are!

All things come from what is unseen... What is seen is not made out of what is visible. Hebrews 11. Some argue that the universe is just there so why discuss how it came to be. The same argument can be made for man, he just is. It is interesting for the social scientist then to observe why man seeks to understand the universe and his place in it.  Other sciences also pursue understanding the universe and from such pursuits we have established theory and equations which we consider to be truths or at least until other truths come along. Why does man want to find the 'truth' about what he is and is not?  The most interesting in pursuit of truth is that in social interaction determines what is true. All we can ever know is what we socially agree on. And, yet though much agreement seems to conclude that the universe just is and man just is... its appears such agreement is not enough in man's social imagination.

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words" ~ 2 Corinthians 2:9-13.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Experience of Time is Really Living!

Time, space and matter came into existence simultaneously... as in created at the same time.

Did you know that time is a physical property and responds to physical properties? Time varies according to mass, gravity, and acceleration. We were taught that time is linear. This is because of the way in which we experience time, as a straight line  as a sequence of events. That is largely due to the fact that our finite universe is in a state of decay or entropy.

We also live in more than just a 3 dimensional space. How do we know this? We know because if we were to bend the straight line of 'time', we realize that time bends because it is a physical property and it responds to physical properties all of which give time a dimensional aspect which causes 'space'; given that, a straight line is no longer a true experience of time.

A time and space experience, for example, would be if you were to watch a parade you would see a band, a float or a procession of people go by one after the other. And, that would be your experience of the parade in time sequence. However, imagine how much different that same parade would look if you were standing on top of a building. You would see the entire parade all at once. Which is more exciting for you? I like the idea of seeing the parade bit by bit because of the expectation and thrill of seeing the next in line. Perhaps, that is why we see life that way. Could we see life from a higher viewpoint? I suppose we could, but we might not like the whole picture.

Information comes at us bit by bit and not all at once for the same reason. If we had all information at once how could we process each moment as separate and understand its relationship to other moments. Time in this world has many applications for us socially. Time teaches patience, its anticipation, its expectations with just reward along with rites of passage and longevity, its about the amount of time spent or wasted, as well as the healing aspect of time passing, moment by moment.

Could we imagine being a social actor without time. Albert Einstein said that people like us 'scientists' know that time is a persistent illusion. But if it has physical properties then how could it be an illusion. I think he meant that our vantage point is part of the problem in what seems to be the totality of reality just as I illustrated using the parade scenario. Yet, without time, where/what are we?

If we think about time as information, we might resolve to say that time has no mass. Yet, how could that be if we just said that it has physical properties and responds to physical properties? Think of time as the soft ware inside a hardware = the finite created universe.  The finite universe is what allows time to exist and have physical property. This outside casing or hardware has mass but the essentially quality of time is like software 'coded information', it has no mass.

Time is information. Can then information have physical property as a bulk of data. Can we change information? Now, that is a good question. Well, to repent means to rethink the information at hand. How much are we able to rethink? How broad is our imagination? Can we rethink and stop time's progression... as we experience it? Could we stop death? If we stopped death we would stop living. You see, we live in a bit by bit reality but in bulk data and living in the bulk of information is perhaps more living rather than is the individual on the building, we live a social life; thus, we are truly alive.

Could we live and not die if we just stop seeing a straight line? Perhaps, that was the demonstration by Jesus Christ through resurrection.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Quantum Imagination of Imagining the Creator!

OCTA ~ Apologetic Arguments

  • Ontological Argument for a Creator - Nothing greater can be Imagined 
  • Cosmological Argument for a Creator - The Law of Cause and Effect.
  • Teleological Argument for a Creator - Design requires a Designer
  • Anthropological Argument for a Creator - Morality serves a Higher Purpose 

Imagining our reality is what we do. There is no other reality than the one we imagine. There is no need to consider a multiverse either for it would serve no purpose here and now. In fact, simply by imagining it we would be the same individual in everyone. If 'spooky action a distance' or non locality works here...  it works in the multiverse.  If we were to stack up all the multiverses, we would find that they are one and the same. 

Our imagining a Creator would never stop in any universe. Because, as created beings we can imagine being creators and we have an innate desire to create. Thus, as such we understand that all created things ponder the same question - who is the creator and can I know him. 

Imagining a Creator in any universe follows the first three arguments: the Ontological, the Cosmological and Teleological arguments. As we are able to contemplate this or even to think at all about a universe we can assume that any created being is also able to contemplate the universe as it was created. And, in order to even contemplate a universe let alone a multiverse, we have to conclude that it was created. 

Simply by experiencing a reality, a social reality we are experiencing the very nature of creation. Because, we imagine anything at all, we realize that is only possible through social entanglement, an act of being caused or 'brought together' to be interacting particles ....instantly created along with time, space and matter'. 

How to give evidence for that other than the above arguments? Firstly, the laws of thermodynamics are enough. Yet, let's look at a philosophical argument using 'abstract' terms or are they? Ideas and concepts are caused, created. They just don't exist by chance. Concepts that man holds with great esteem like human life, or justice and freedom. In an random event scenario, we might argue that those ideas would not necessarily need to exist. If we argue that they do or can exist, then we have no random event... imagining a random event is not a random event as we would be actually creating it. Not imagining such abstract concepts such as these makes no sense to us as we could not imagine anything that would supplant them. 

Can we know the Creator of Heaven and Earth of all things and unseen? If we can imagine Him, we can know Him as much as it is possible to know an absolute omnipotent non created entity. How is that possible, God being a non-created entity. If we wish never to fall down a rabbit hole, then we must accept that there is only so much that we can imagine in this world and about its 'our' Creator.  

If you were an ant, and I stood over you. How much knowledge of me would you have and the power I had in my foot over your life? Why would I refrain from stomping down? Here we have the Anthropological argument. Yes, some people would stomp down and do. Does that mean a Creator does not exist? No, it means that in this created world 'univserse' we have a choice we have free will given by the Creator. 

How is it possible that there is an ant and why do I see it? As creations we recognize other created beings and things. I am there and so is the ant. Perhaps, if I were in a higher dimension, I could understand more about myself and the ant and more about what was above or over and around me. If I were atop a tall building, I could understand much more about the building than approaching the corner of the same building. In that approach, I cannot know every ting about the building or even what is on the other side but I somehow assume that there is and or would be. 

It is the trust in what's around the corner, over and above that keeps everything in a state of imagination, as I imagine, and in that I imagining, I imagine the Creator and the Creator's imagination with it being the greatest of all. Could we ever know that kind of imagination? I suppose once we leave this hologram, and move to a higher one, we will surely know more than we know now in this imaged one.