Monday, August 20, 2007

On Religion and Science: Electrons and human beings both acting as waves

The blogger of Welcome to My Home invites his readers to view the video "George Airy and Abdul-Baha" on YouTube, and offers the following observations. -gw

Scientific fact and a reflection of a scientist. Dr. Nick Herbert in his book Quantum Reality beyond the new physics states: "An Electron seems to possess contradictory attributes, and retains its identity in collision with other particles. As a particle, it must be localized in space, cannot be split apart, and retains its identity in collision with other particles. As a wave, it spreads over vast region of space, indivisible in an infinity of ways, and merges completely with other waves it happens to meet. "

Religious facts, millions of faithful followers of religions also believe that human beings as a spiritual being don't die and here are quote from their Holy Books.

Ecclesiastes (3:2): Although eternal life is a gift that is granted to all who accept salvation through Jesus Christ, ..

Baha'i Faith: "Know thou of a truth that the soul, after its separation from the body, will continue to progress until it attaineth the presence of God,.."

Qur'an 56:60-61: "We have ordained death among you, and We are not to be overcome, so that We may change your state and make you grow into what you know not."

So, can we take a radical approach and compare the electrons with human spiritual beings? Human beings keep their identity as a spiritual being even after death according to millions of people across the world and electrons also keep their identity as a particle even after collision.

But funny enough, human beings as thinkers acts also as a wave too. A thought of a Prophet goes on for thousand of years like a wave, and spread over vast area and merges and/or accepted completely with other thinkers or faithful followers that happen to meet.

You might say, this is a wrong comparison or assumption or a wrong imagination and you might be right. How about accepting it as a way to investigate the unknown 'for (unknown) (God) sake, using scientific facts and religious belief? So, maybe we can also see a glimpse of unknown together with the scientists, one through discovery and experiment and one through meditation, concentration and focus experience a glimpse of beauty of life beyond as a wave.

This is just a start of a theory, come back for more later looking at the electron behavior in Airy experiment and see if they might be a way for a state of mind of a thinker to experience a glimpse of eteranal life beyond focal point of concentration, searching for unknown. Remember Airy experience in the video!!!!

{Re-posted with permission}

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