“Life as we know it
is a thin layer of events
covering a deeper reality.”
~ Deepak Chopra
Through faith we understand that the
worlds were framed by the word of God,
so that things which are seen were not
made of things which do appear.
Hebrew: יְהִי אוֹר (yehi ‘or)
Greek: γενηθήτω φῶς (genēthētō phōs)
Quantum theory tells us that both light and matter consist of tiny particles which have wavelike properties associated with them. Light can be thought of as an electromagnetic wave that travels at the speed of light. However, light is also particles called photons. Albert Einstein first explained the photoelectric effect is proof that light exists in tiny packets of particles, which he called photons.
With Max Planck’s work on quanta of heat, Einstein went on to propose the most stunning idea of twentieth century physics. We live in a quantum universe, one built out of tiny, discrete chunks of energy and matter that seem to alternate as waves and particles. Light is composed of particles called photons, and matter is composed of particles of an atom called electrons, protons, and neutrons.
In 1919, six years before the invention of quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle, Einstein showed that there would be a problem with the theories of cause and effect. The peculiar dual nature of quanta as both waves and particles might make it impossible, he warned, to definitively tie effects to their causes
Materialism is an atheistic philosophy that says that all of reality is reducible to matter and its interactions. It has gained ground because many people think that it’s supported by science. In reality, quantum mechanics says that even if we have complete information about the state of a physical system, the laws of physics typically only predict probabilities of future outcomes. These probabilities are called the “wave function” of the system.
Personally, I love it… that the real analysis; the actual science supports that something unnatural occurs and that is what forms matter. If you are a believer that science can explain precisely how it works… well, it can’t. It is still a bit of a mystery. In fact its a mystery that science may never solve.
Thanks for visiting.
- Einstein’s nightmares… part one
- Einstein’s nightmares… part three
- Scientist debunks Hawking’s ‘no God needed’ theory
- what is quantum uncertainty?
- C. S. Lewis: The Magician’s Twin
- C. S. Lewis – why he still matters so much today
-> Here is a quick link to my Einstein posts.