I was talking with my friend the other day and the conversation rolled around to Quantum Physics. That happens to be an interest and hobby of mine you would say. Far too many sleepless nights have been spent on the quantum world. He asked me to sum it up in a nutshell. Yeah, I thought, that’s just not possible. So, I tried and started by talking about the physical world and how it is made up of atoms but that the atoms themselves are made up of particles themselves – sub-atomic particles that break down into smaller particles. It is those particles that conform to the quantum world and behave by a complete different set of rules. The rules are guided by the rules of probability rather than the actual reality we see. And those probabilities are changed by the act of observation. The very act of observing a probability changes the behavior of that sub-atomic particle and makes it behave as matter. At this point, the others in our xboxlive party became restless and on with Black Ops we went.
However, that spurred more thoughts. If you know a little about quantum physics, you know about the double slit experiment. I won’t go into that but there is a good YouTube video about it:
The basic underlying principle of the atom and the physical world we walk in is based on the realm of possibility. It is the act of observation that brings the possibility into our reality. Particles actually change their behavior based on the simple act of observation. They go from a wave-like function (probability and interference patterns) to behaving like a matter particle. All from merely the act of observing it. Is there a cognizant aspect of that particle or does the energy of observation interact with that particle?
It amuses me to watch the collider experiments trying to capture the elusive quark and other sub-atomic particles. Based on quantum behaviors, trying to observe these particles will change their behavior. We are trying to look at something that is outside of our known “science” and measure it with that science. It’s kind of like taking a straight edge ruler and trying to measure the circumference of a circle (I mean without using radius and diameters).
We know that observation changes probability into reality (meaning, the world we see). Our “observation” must exert an energy and force that interacts with the particles. So, how do we consciously affect that? Do we need something that exists in the quantum world or interacts with it? We know that the quantum world acts in waves – energy. Our thoughts, feelings, and such also produce energies. It is by thoughts and energies that we affect “reality.” The more direct and focused the observation and thought, the more reaction or force we impose. In other words, the more we focus on a desired path, the more the path of probability is directed into reality (matter).
If we take a close look and realize what this means, then look at how we came into being, spontaneous life is not as far-fetched as we may think.
We also have to look at personal energies and societal energies. We each produce an energy. That energy also combines with those around us to meld into another energy wave length. Much like the wave from a pebble dropped into a lake. The wave from that expands out depending on the size of the pebble. drop more pebbles into the lake, and the waves will combine with the others to produce a different wave over a distance. This is a societal wave. Notice how we have those leaps in the growth of mankind. Where ideas suddenly seem to take hold across the world and the growth is exponential.
Okay, enough ramblings for now as I could write about all that I have thought in the years and never finish this. I will write more as the days go on. I also want to cover how the base ten numeric system we use is flawed. But, more on that later.
Have a great day all!