Physics has exposed that all matter is made of tiny subatomic waves of energy. Our observations transform light energy into the physical matter we witness.
Modern physics has become one of the most exciting sciences because it is revealing our astonishing unseen multidimensional universe. Similar to themes found in a far-fetched 1950s science fiction movie, the emerging science of quantum physics (also known as quantum mechanics) is exposing the bizarre reality of a universe that includes invisible dimensions and the mind boggling revelation that visible matter is made of light energy.
To detect the invisible multi-dimensional universe, physicists did not look to the far reaches of outer space.
They instead had to look inside the smallest particles of matter. This realm is known as the subatomic world.
Quantum Physics, is the study of matter and energy at the subatomic level. It is the field of science that explores to discover what the universe is made of by examining the smallest particles known. Quantum research has evolved to a realm that is smaller than atoms, smaller than protons or neutrons and even smaller than particles known as quarks. What scientists found though, was completely unexpected.
Physicists discovered that the smallest particles of matter are made of an empty void of space. The only thing that exists within this subatomic void are vibrating waves of energy.
The growing list of revelations in physics reinforce the fact that secular academia, and our greater society, have mistakenly bought into a long-lasting era of scientific materialism. This biased materialistic belief system has religiously dominated Western popular culture for over 100 years. Today, we enter an era of enlightenment from quantum mechanics.
Conventional scientific thinking has historically assumed the existence of a universe where material objects are directly influenced by other objects (or matter) that are physically connected and/or at least visible for physical measurement. Surprisingly, as time progressed, evidence from the subatomic realm has mathematically revealed the exact opposite.
“If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you,
you haven't understood it yet.” -Neils Bohr
The Nobel Prize winning physicist Max Planck is considered the godfather of modern quantum mechanics. His work was decisive in the scientific discovery of quantum theory and the true reality of a holographic universe made of light and unseen multidimensional realms. Yet, one important fact that is not acknowledged in academia and popular culture, is that Max Planck was also a devout Christian who rooted his scientific understanding in the evidence of intelligent design.
“As a physicist, that is, a man who had devoted his whole life
to a wholly prosaic science, the exploration of matter,
no one would surely suspect me of being a fantast...
...It is the steady, ongoing, never-slackening fight against scepticism and dogmatism, against unbelief and superstition,
which religion and science wage together.
The directing watchword in this struggle runs from the remotest past
to the distant future: ‘On to God!” -Max Planck
String Theory (Where Light becomes Matter)
Once assumed to contain solid matter, quarks, the smallest of all known particles of all physical matter, are mathematically understood to contain a near empty void of vibrating waves of light energy that physicists now refer to as strings. This revelation is now called String Theory. It is now understood that the frequency (or vibration) of these subatomic waves of energy will determine the various materials (air, water, wood, steel or diamonds) that we observe from our physical (three-dimensional) perspective.
"God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's;
he makes me tread on my high places.
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments."
- Habakkuk 3:19 (ESV)
String theory is mathematically exposing that our vast universe, as the Bible has been explaining for millennia, consists of light energy and multiple unseen dimensions. Humans can physically detect the spectrum of energy detectable by our physical senses. Humans can also measure energy detectable by our instruments of technology. Yet, energy exists far beyond measurable capabilities. According to quantum mechanics, evidence exposes that this is where heavenly realms, spiritual beings and unseen dimensions exist.
Did the apostles who wrote the Bible realize this scientific reality? Probably not in the way modern physics does, but the Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit and not by those who wrote it.
Located in John 14:26, Jesus says:
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."
In 2nd Peter 1:20-21 the Bible also says:
"knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
The Observer Effect
One of the most amazing revelations in quantum physics is the discovery of "The Observer Effect". This revelation, which was first discovered by physicists over a hundred years ago, exposes that the observations of a conscious being, will change the physical reality of light at the sub-atomic level.
In other words, light molecules will always travel in wave-like patterns, unless they are observed or measured in real time, at which point they will instead move and react as if they are now a physical particle of matter. To this day, modern science has no explanation as to how or why this happens.
The observer effect is interestingly exposed by the double-slit experiment. In this test, individual light particles are fired at a panel with two separate openings, these individual electrons will pass through both openings simultaneously creating a wave interference pattern on the other side.
This experiment seems fairly predictable with the exception of one major result.
When a detector observes individual light particles before or after it enters the openings, the electron will now behave as a physical particle of matter (confirming the Photoelectric Effect) by traveling through one slit and landing at one specific location on the other side. Like any other physical object, a particle, when observed, will now only be able to go through one opening at a time.
The Double-Slit Experiment proves that light behaves as a wave until observed by a conscious being, at which time it then behaves as a particle of matter. This mysterious phenomenon pertaining to light is called the wave-particle duality. This principle governs the entire universe and all physical matter that is witnessed by conscious beings.
If you really want to twist your brain, you can watch a video on the "Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment" which reveals that observing an electron (or a photon) can amazingly change events that have already occurred in the past. This revolutionary discovery can also scientifically explain how faith and miracles, as explained in the Bible, can change past events.
The Observer Effect and Faith
When God created the universe, the principles of the observer effect applied. God's observations, His faith, at the inception of the Big Bang created light energy that also turned into matter. This is the same three-dimensional matter that we witness throughout our galaxy or here on the Earth.
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light;
in Him there is no darkness at all." - 1st John 1:5 (NIV)
This principle also applies to String Theory (detailed further down the page) which mathematically tells us that subatomic particles are made of vibrating waves of energy.
Amazingly, when comparing the reality of the multidimensional universe to the Scriptures, the Bible references the observer effect and the reality of creation on many occasions.
Throughout the book of Genesis Chapter 1, the Bible refers to God's observations where it says "And God saw that it was good" on five separate occasions. In the last verse (31), it also says "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good".
Simply put, God's observance, His word and profound faith, brought our universe into being.
In other words, our visible universe exists within the mind of God.
"By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God,
so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." - Hebrews 11:3
While the first half of Hebrews 11:3 is referring to the observer effect, the second half also refers to the invisible multidimensional universe that exists in the high frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Bible constantly refers to the importance of having faith or belief. This is because the belief of the observer effects reality. Jesus refers to this same principle when He says in Mark 9:23:
"And Jesus said to him, “If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
The word of God is the ultimate example of pure and unadulterated faith. With the same principle that God used to create the universe, the principles of quantum physics continue to expose that through genuine faith, reality is what you make of it.
In 2nd Corinthians 4:18 the Bible again references the unseen multidimensional universe:
"As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
As this verse in 2nd Corinthians explains, our physical life on Earth is brief and truly fleeting. Everything we see or hope for in this life is temporary. Yet, as the Bible says, we are made in God's image. This image is our connection to eternity through our everlasting soul, which by grace, God has gifted to all modern human beings. To obtain everlasting treasures and eternal relationships we must have faith in this unseen reality referred to throughout the Bible.
Many physicists recite the possibility that the universe may actually be a holographic realm that reacts to the observations of conscious beings. Some scientists have even started to refer to the universe as God's simulator.
In traditional physics, objects exist in a specific place at a specific time. But in the mysterious quantum realm controlled by the observer effect, objects instead exist in the realm of probability; where an object or particle has a certain chance of being at point A, and another chance of being at point B. It is now mathematically proven that the probability for the state and location of matter at the sub-atomic level is affected by the perspective of the observer.
The Universe at the Sub-Atomic Level
Particle physics attempts to answer questions about the four forces of nature. We understand the electromagnetic force, the weak force associated with nuclear decay, and the strong nuclear force that binds quarks together into protons and neutrons. But gravity remained the force that physicists couldn't mathematically account for.
String theory solved this conundrum. We don't yet know how string theory reproduces all the particles and physical laws that we detect in our three-dimensional perspective. But we do know that String theory is mathematically pointing in the right direction. The Astronomy Page will discuss the factors (including dark matter and dark energy) that form this debate.
How string theory unifies the four forces of nature.
World-renowned quantum physicist Michio Kaku, co-founder of revolutionary String Theory and documentary host, announced to the world recently that he now believes in the existence of God because the universe shows evidence that it was designed by an intelligent creator.
After conducting tests on what Kaku calls “primitive semi–radius tachyons”, he came to a remarkable conclusion:
“To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created,
shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”
Here is a link to a short, yet informative video that explains String theory basics on multiple dimensions.
The order of the quantum world (from matter down to the tiny vibrating string)
Similar to a musical instrument, String Theory says that the differences between the elements and various particles of matter come down to the varying frequencies at which their strings vibrate. These frequency variations are the difference between the wood in a desk, the water in a swimming pool or the air that we breathe.
"Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!"
- Psalm 33:2 (ESV)
For several years various physicists had settled on five competing versions of string theory. This debate continued until they were all mathematically unified with the acceptance of a universe with 11 dimensions. This amazing discovery is now called M theory. There are physicists who still debate this concept, but it has now become the most accepted by a fairly large margin. With one dimension to account for the movement of time, M theory mathematically points to a bulk universe made of 10 spatial dimensions. Similar to a harp, all physical matter is made of vibrating strings of energy.
The Illusion of Time
Our society has an unnecessary misunderstanding between popular culture and the conservative religious community over the issue of creation as it pertains to the age of the Earth or the universe.
Time, in reality, is an illusion that no human being can comprehend or accurately measure on a grand scale. The General Theory of Relativity reveals that space and time are connected, but are not consistent. We aren't able to easily detect this fascinating phenomena called "Spacetime", but we do know that gravity and movement can have profound effects on how fast time goes by. Gravity's influence on time is called the Gravitational Time Dilation.
One interesting effect, due to the gravitational time dilation, is when astronauts enter outer space. With lowering amounts of gravity as they move farther away, they will age slower than humans here on Earth.
Another time distortion, called relative velocity time dilation, is where time moves slower the faster one travels. If an astronaut could theoretically travel at the speed of light to another solar system 10 light years away, upon returning, the time passed on Earth would be far greater. From their own perspective, the astronaut would be twenty years older, but they would return to an Earth where several hundred years have passed.
An extreme example of spacetime might be if one compares the amount of time that has passed at the exact location of the Big Bang where it could still theoretically be on the seventh day. Yet, with our expanding universe of matter and gravity, the time passed here on earth could also be thirteen billion years.
The lesson to be learned is that arguing over the timing of creation is a waste of time!
First theorized by Albert Einstein in 1916, outer space is now known to be littered with objects that are called Black Holes. Every galaxy has one at their center. Some are created when a star, which must be at least 10 times larger than our sun, eventually runs out of hydrogen and collapses inward creating a small dense object with a diameter about the size of New York City.
Other supermassive black holes, known as a Quasar, are so gigantic that they can have trillions of times the mass of our sun. Quasars are so incredibly bright that they can be seen across the distant expanse of entire galaxies that already have billions of bright stars themselves.
The incredible gravitational pull adjacent to all black holes is so great that no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light --can escape. This intense gravitational boundary is called the Event Horizon. One interesting aspect with event horizons, is that time actually comes to a complete stop. If one could theoretically enter the event horizon for a week, a billion years might go by here on Earth. Black holes teach us that space and time are an earthly deception.
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved,
that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day." - 2nd Peter 3:8
The Bible does not focus much concern with time because it is obviously too complex for mankind to understand. As mentioned throughout this website, debating about differing views in regards to the creation of the universe, can be a distraction from the greater issue of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. The Bible makes this clear in the book of James.
"yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life?
For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." - James 4:14 (ESV)
Reality of the Universe
Though science has made amazing progress over the last 100 years, the human race will never be able to understand the true reality of God and the universe. God intentionally planned it this way as He offers mankind a life of free will. Life truly is a test of faith as He patiently waits to see if we will seek Him. If we do seek God, it is up to us as to how close of a relationship we desire to have.
With an open mind and a commitment to build a sincere relationship, faith in God, with the power of prayer and the study of the Scriptures, will open unexpected doors that will transform the individual beyond any humanly conceived notion or possibility.
In the Book of Matthew (chapter 17: verses 14-20) the disciples were not able to heal a demon possessed boy who was suffering from terrible seizures. Whether one calls it "the observer effect" (in scientific terms), or "faith" (in Biblical terminology), ultimately our belief will dictate our reality.
“Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you,
if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
As mentioned earlier, in the realm of quantum physics and the observer effect, this verse is scientifically proven to be accurate. Before performing a miracle for someone in need, it was common for Jesus to ask if they believed. Today, modern physics is scientifically exposing that the belief of the observer affects our reality.
It is also interesting to know that when the Bible says that God knows our thoughts and intentions, we must realize that when we think about something, these thoughts are probably being played out in full view in another unseen dimension. So the notion that God knows our thoughts may not just be a comment on virtue because in the unseen realms of our vast multi-dimensional universe, this is scientifically theorized to occur.
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