Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Is there a God? (Part II)
It is also interesting to look at six universal constants: the strength of electromagnetism to the strength of gravity, the fusion of hydrogen to helium to determine the strong nuclear force, the density parameter, the cosmological constant, the gravitational energy constant, and the number of spatial dimensions. If for some reason any one of these number constant values changed in the slightest, not only would life cease to exist, the universe would not exist. What are the odds of this happening? I do not know, but it is very small, and once again, likely pointing to the existence of a higher being creating the perfect environment for life to exist. Still, others may see this as just another unlikely coincidence. Today, with all of our modern equipment we still cannot explain hundreds of mysteries from past civilizations: Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, the Rama Empire, the Longyou Caves, the city Nan Madol, the city Tinwanaku, Baalbek (Roman Empire), the Egyptian Empire, and Gobleki Tepe to name a few of hundreds. These civilizations were advanced for their time yet we have no clue how they built their amazing structures with such precision. How did they move and carve out those massive sized rocks? Where did they learn the techniques for such advanced building expertise? How did they learn how to plan out and design cities ahead of time? We do not know, because tools and documentation to explain these answers are missing. In fact, many of the people who populated these civilizations disappeared without a trace. All signs point to some outside assistance. Some claim the help came in the form of aliens. If that is true, then God placed the aliens here. Either way, aliens or not, all signs point to a higher level being (God) helping these people. All this being said, none of the above information is actual proof to support the existence of a God. However, modern quantum physics or quantum mechanics may support scientific evidence of the existence of God. Quantum physics is the study of subatomic particles that make up the protons, neutrons, and electrons of an atom. What makes quantum physics so difficult to grasp is that the laws of physics as we know them in our reality, do not apply at the subatomic level. We see things as definitive in our reality of life, but in quantum mechanics everything is based on probability. We see time and space in our reality as linear and constant, but in quantum mechanics time and space are relative (theory of relativity). In our reality, matter can exist in multiple states – solid, gas, liquid. However, these elements or molecules states are definitive – they only exist in one state at a time. For instance, water cannot be in both liquid and solid forms at the same time. In quantum mechanics particles can act as waves and vice versa and it is impossible to distinguish between the two. The discovery that light acted in this duality mode (a wave and particle) shed light on this phenomenon. It is believed that particles or waves at the subatomic level can also violate the traditional laws of physics. For example sub atomic particles or waves may travel faster than the speed of light. Let’s examine the difference between definitive and probability states. If, for example, the weather for tomorrow calls for a 50% chance of rain – we will definitively determine that to be either 0% or 100% after tomorrow ends (it either rained or it did not). In quantum physics the chance of rain remains at 50%, there is never a definitive 0% or 100% state. One way to view this phenomenon is to envision a piece of string. If we try to go from one end of the string to the other by exactly halving the distance each step, we would never actually get to the end of string, but we would get very, very close. Schrödinger’s equation works in a similar fashion when trying to compute probabilities in quantum mechanics – it never yields a definitive state of 0% or 100% probabilities. Hence, nothing in the quantum world is definitive – it is all probability based – so we can say that it both rained and it did not rain. If you are interested reading more about this phenomenon you can read about Schrödinger’s Cat.