Mind Benders

The more advanced spiritual traditions involve paradox. It’s a way of getting us beyond our minds, and the assumptions we make about the universe. Likewise, the more advances we make in science, the more we move beyond the certainties of the clock-work universe of Newtonian physics. We move into a world of possibilities where the observer and observed interact. Could this be how intention works. And perhaps prayer?

Check out this video about the double slit experiment (it’s a mind bender)…

Spooky Action at a Distance

The Theories of Relativity have explained the macro universe (space-time) very well from an analog perspective; while Quantum Mechanics has explained the micro universe (atomic and sub-atomic) very well from a digital perspective. Albert Einstein (the author of the Theories of Relativity) had a few issues with Quantum Mechanics, things like: paired particles (he called the concept “spooky action at a distance”) and uncertainty (he said “God doesn’t play dice with the universe”). While these two sets of theories about how the universe is structured and functions have served us very well, resulting in advances like nuclear energy and computers; they don’t reconcile completely. But they are both vast improvements over the clock-work Newtonian view of the universe. Which also served us very well for a while until these better models were discovered. It will be an exciting day when our scientists discover a “unified field theory” that explains everything and combines the best of the Relativity model with the Quantum model. We’ll be one step closer to Stephen Hawkin’s statement “for then we would know the mind of God.” In the meantime, check out this explanation for “spooky action at a distance…”

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