What the heck are we made of?
I presented in the previous letter that matter is not made of anything solid or tangible but is rather comprised of something that merely manifests itself as such. Thus, whatever the heck it is that matter “is”… it is some very interesting stuff and the more we find out about it, the stranger it gets. Let’s proceed a bit further into what is known.
Science has discovered that on the atomic scale, small particles (Electrons, etc.) have the ability to behave as both a wave and a particle. This means that sometimes they act like marbles traveling through open space and sometimes they act like a wave traveling across the surface of water. This principle is known as Duality and is fairly deep so I encourage the reader to research it. The efforts that Science has made to figure this puzzling characteristic out have yielded fascinating information and it is this information that I would like to focus on in this letter.
The Dual Slit Experiment that was conceived by Thomas Young in the early 19th Century and expanded upon by Claus Johnson in the 20th Century, was the first, and to this day is the best, experiment related to the topic. It yielded information about matter that is an important piece of the puzzle, yet very strange. Again, to keep this letter short, I will not delve into the ins and outs of the experiment, so I encourage the reader to research it.
From this and subsequent experiments, the discovery was made that atomic size particles behave as waves until an observer makes a conscious attempt to pin them down and determine exactly where they are (in the case of this experiment - which slit the particle passes through) at which point they stop acting like waves and act like particles instead. Thus, it appears that the dual nature that atomic particles exhibit can be toggled from one state of existence to the other by the mere act of observation (known as Collapsing the Wave Function). Efforts to understand and explain this discovery have led to many different theories, none of which have been proven.
The Dual Slit Experiment led to other experiments being conceived and conducted to further explore how human consciousness affects the behavior of matter. Some examples are Dr. Masaru Emoto’s ‘Message From Water Experiment’ and various other random event experiments such as the flipping of coins that later evolved into the ongoing GCP (Global Consciousness Project being conducted by Princeton University). All such experiments have (to some degree) resulted in data that supports the theory - that we as humans have the ability to influence matter and the outcome of events by means of our own consciousness.
So let’s review the topic of matter once again. If you zoom in on the atomic world, you find nothing tangible but rather vacuum space that somehow appears to the human senses to be solid. If you peer into outer space and consider black holes, you find that independent of how much matter you start with, it can be collapsed all the same into a single point in space without any size at all. If you consider how matter behaves, you find that it can act like a wave (or in other words it can be in an infinite number of positions at the same time), but if a human observes it, it stops being in many positions and collapses into a single position that is custom fit for the human to observe.
So then what are we to make of all of this? We are standing at the door of comprehension, but with our mouths open, afraid to go in. No shortage of opinion or philosophy exists amongst the ranks of Science and Religion in effort to make heads or tails of it all, and I have spent a great deal of time sifting through their theories, and I find that many of them, especially on the side of Science, come so close. They arrive at the trail head of the correct path but instead of proceeding, they stop and turn away or sit at the trail head, not willing to move forward. Why is this? Well, I can only conclude that they cling to prejudices and preconceived notions so tightly that they are unable to do otherwise. They view everything through the prism of their side the argument. What argument? Why of course God, the topic that everything always has and always will hinge on, and the concept of which makes this whole puzzle even more interesting.
I will dive into that in my next letter.