Saturday, August 6, 2016

Excuse Me. How Did I Get Here?

The Bible says God created everything. I know, I know, if you don't believe in God, then you probably fall back to the Big Bang Theory, which, if you've done your due diligence, does not really tell you the whole story. And why not? Well, it's just like many scientific mysteries -- it relies on unproven (and unprovable) theories.

So, how can we ever discover who are we? Or where are we? What is the Universe? Who made it and why? Even if you are a religious person, the religion you have faith in doesn’t provide all the answers to these questions. We use religion and science to find answers to these basic and yet complicated questions. Neither can explain the existence of life in full detail. Historically, anything we cannot explain is God’s work. Under the emerging paradigm of quantum physics, it looks as though someone or something deliberately created everything we perceive despite what the Democrats and the Progressives and the communists have to say. Bear in mind, those peeps are wrong because they do not seek truth or wisdom. Rather, they pursue pure power at the expense of true knowledge.

Modern science has not succeeded in proving religion is wrong. We do not know whether there is a God or not. We don’t even know how life on Earth begun. We speculate and look for clues that might point us in the right direction. However, most of the time it appears that both good science and religion are correct.

Here is a theory that raised more than a few eyebrows in the scientific community. Theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates claims that the essential elements in quantum gravity are arranged in patterns identical to Adinkra symbols. These symbols are a visual representation of super-symmetric algebras.

If what Mr. Gates claims is true, then all the equations that explain the physics of the universe are nothing more than a self-correcting code. This theory implies that the universe is merely a simulation, like a video game. Each simulation has a programmer, so if professor Gates is right, that means that all religions that claim a Higher Being was the creator of all things are also right. The idea that the Cosmos is a simulation has gained popularity in the past several decades, but the problem is that it is a bit complicated to prove that everything is a simulation while you are a part of the simulation. Just like the Matrix.

Remember, reality only exists if there is someone observing it. Buddhism teaches that we are the center of the universe because without someone observing the universe, there would be no universe. If there were no people on the planet, then who would be there to realize that anything is here? Each person sees and experiences reality slightly differently, which is why in a way each one of us has our own reality.

It is speculated (and some say it has been proven) that particles exist in the form we see them only when they are measured. Quantum mechanics shows that subatomic particles can either have the form of a wave or a solid object. This study proved that particles ‘choose’ what they will become at the moment they are measured or observed; until then, they are in a dual state and have the capacity to become a wave or a solid object.

Does this mean everything around us changes every time we close our eyes and that the universe has the capacity to modify itself depending on who is observing it? We don’t know, but it seems that Buddhists may be absolutely correct when they say that the Cosmos wouldn’t exist without someone looking at it.

Have you ever considered why constants in physics are constant? They just are. The Earth’s gravity never changes. We can measure it or use it to measure other phenomena influenced by it, but there is no way of telling why it never changes. In a way, constants are the only things we know for sure.

So what happens if there is a change in a physical constant? This question is on the edge of nonsense because constants do not change. That is what they do, they are always the same, while everything around them changes. Nevertheless, if such a change would occur, it would indicate some sort of glitch in the fabric of space-time. Or maybe not a glitch, but rather an incomplete understanding of how things work.

Jon Webb, an Australian astronomer, has made measurements that show that light has been slowing down in the last 1 billion years. This can only happen if the light absorbed the wrong kind of photons, which is an error, or a glitch. The larger part of the scientific community is highly suspicious towards his research. Still, some people think that constants are a proof that a Higher Being carefully planned the entire Cosmos.

Some people say the Universe isn’t even supposed to be here. If the Cosmos shouldn’t be here, how come we are around to discuss it? It all started with a Big Bang. This term is a bit misleading because there was no Bang since there was no sound. Be that as it may, they tell us our universe came into existence from an incredibly small and dense place that became unstable, exploded, and expanded. As a matter of fact, it is still expanding.

The explosion that created all the matter should have also produced the same amount of antimatter that would destroy everything. Somehow it didn’t. The very idea of the universe having a beginning is acceptable to religion because all the stories of creation written in religious books have a point at which it all begun.

In the first half of the 20th-century, scientists believed that the Universe was stagnant and eternal, that it always existed and that it will continue to exist forever. That is why when the Big Bang theory first appeared, it was more appealing to the clergy than to scientists. It took nearly fifty years for the scientific community to acknowledge the Big Bang theory as valid.

Every known life form seems as close to perfection as it can possibly be, yet other than attributing the gift of life from God (or a Higher Being), the origin of life is not known to us. That is why there are so many speculations about where it all begin. Most try to prove that life came to Earth from outer space. Maybe it did, I don't know.

Creation by JustinChristenbery

The Late Heavy Bombardment or lunar cataclysm is a period in the history of our planet when a large number of asteroids collided with Earth. Some people think life was brought to Earth by these asteroids. NASA even found amino acids on some asteroids that collided with Earth at a later date. However, the Panspermia theory is hard to prove because we would need some proof that life exists elsewhere in any shape or form. So far, the theory which states that life began in the oceans is much more acceptable to the scientific community.

All the same, there are people out there who think that life itself is proof that we are a part of the creation of a Higher Being. That's what we call a circular argument.

What do you think? Are we alone in the Universe? Were we created by a conscious higher being or is everything just a coincidence, the culmination of random events occurring over billions of years? You make the call. Faith or reason?

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