Thursday, October 24, 2013

We Are Working With An 'Intelligent' Universe and You Are All of It.

One of the wackiest theories I have come across lately is Biocentrism. Biocentrism pitches the idea that life/consciousness gives life to the universe and not the other way around. It explains that in order for this universe to even be here and be seen as you are seeing it now; a conscious observer needs to be present. As I do agree with this (as you will see below why), I also agree with the standard held idea that the universe gives rise to life. To me, these two ideas are not in contrast with one another, but in fact they balance each other out. The universe and you are inseparable and are constantly creating each other (even though there is no "each" or "other" for it is all one process).

But how do I create the universe, you might ask? I mean, I just "popped up" here some odd years ago and will vanish in a few more. How can I be so essential? Well, first off, let me explain what matter (the stuff you, your bed, and the sun are all made of) is itself comprised of. You and everything else in this universe are comprised of trillions of tiny little things called particles… or perhaps a better term is wavicles. Wavicles is the preferred term here because a particle is not simply just a particle but rather a particle (solid) and a wave (non-solid, non-existent, probabilistic) at the same time; it is only our relative perception and observation which changes that state. According to Biocentrism and as you will see below, the double slit experiment, an “observer” needs be present in order to collapse a wavicle (what the universe is comprised of) from its wave form (a probabilistic, non-existent and yet, I’ll coin the phrase, “every-existent” state) to its particle, singular solid form (the world/universe as you see it). If true, you are as fundamental to the universe “being here” as gravity… if not more. This is a little different from our current view and, if proven (or should I say accepted), flip the laws of physics on its ass. So then! Let's take a dive into the crazy world of quantum mechanics and see why this crazy theory is even a theory. 

For those who don't know already. Quantum Theory deals with the probabilistic nature of quantum particles (the "building blocks" of matter) and the likely place(s) they may appear. The double slit experiment has been repeated for decades now with the same results each time, but never with a solid conclusion. You will see in a second why... Let me lay this, if understood, life-changing experiment out for you.

It all started in the twentieth century when physicists were struggling with whether or not light was made out of tons of little particles/photons or waves of energy. To find this out, they needed a source of light, and in this double-slit experiment, electrons Let's go over the tools used and the results expected in this experiment.

Tools used:

-A device to shoot some good ol’ particles (electrons/photons)
-A barrier with two “slits” in it, hence the “double slit”
-A hit-detector at the end that marks where each particle hits

-Eventually we will use a Quarter Wave Pallets or QWP which will be place in front of the two slits


Either one or the other will appear, never both.

-Two “bands” of particles that are shaped like the double slits in the barrier.


-An interference pattern or what we would expect a wave to produce 

Let's start off by firing some photons through the barrier with two-slits in it heading towards the hit-detector that measures or observes the results (with no QWP in place). Each bit of light has a 50-50 chance of going through one of the slits due to the laws of probability. However, this is not what we see. What we see is an interference pattern (wave) emerging on the hit-detector. An interference pattern is what would happen if we dropped a bunch of pebbles in still water and watched all of the waves collide and join with each other. So far, the results are that photons have a wave-like nature. Eventually electrons were used and this too carried the same results. Naturally, physicists thought the particles must be going through the slits and colliding with each other, creating this interference pattern. That was until they shot each particle one at a time, making sure they could not collide with each other. When this was done, the same interference/wave pattern emerged! But how could this be? This has never truly been "answered" but the closest theory is that the particle (or should I say wavicle) shot is not really a solid particle but rather a probability (a wave/not solid/a real entity) until they are detected (the detection /measurement/observation of the wavicles collapses those said wavicles into solid particles). So they go through both slits (hence they are in a probabilistic, “everything goes” state) and interact with each other creating the interference pattern! This means that particles, even something as large as a Bucky Ball, do not even exist as solid matter until they are observed/detected/measured.

Suppose we want to find out which slit each photon or electron goes through. All we have to do is set up some Quarter Wave Pallets or QWP's in front of each slit. The QWP tells us the polarity of the incoming photon, giving us the ability to see which slit each goes through on the way to the detector. This means we will be measuring or observing the photon before it hits the hit-detector, which in the previous experiment was the original detector/measurement device/observation tool. Here we see our results radically change. Instead of the interference/wave pattern we just received in the previous experiment, we are now seeing the hit-detector light up as we would expect solid particles to (two “bands” of particles shaped like the slits)! The wave-function (probabilistic state) must have collapsed once detected by the QWP's, creating a normal, solid particle response on the hit-detector.

So! What does this tell us?

The mere act of measurement or observation collapses the wave/probabilistic state into a real solid particle entity! The question now is this: How/why did the wavicle collapse from a wave into a particle when it was being observed? How did it know it was going to measured before the hit-detector? Take note the QWP's do not alter photons in anyway besides changing its polarity. Not to mention many other devices besides QWP’s have been used with the same results. The conclusion is this: It is simply not possible to gain the which-way information (which slit the wavicle goes through) and the interference pattern caused by waves. Once a wavicle is detected/observed/measured, the wavicles “collapse” from their probabilistic/wave state to their solid/particle state. And the weird thing is (as if this wasn't weird enough), wavicles are constantly in both wave and particle states. Observing them only makes the difference… to us.  

Attempts after attempts to get around this mind-bending experiment have been tried by the most brilliant minds of our century, but there is no way getting around this one. The very measurement or observation of which path the electron/photon went through collapses the particle, alone. This means that matter talks to itself, in a sense. The particle knows when it is being observed. To me, we are working with an "intelligent" universe. However, this is not widely accepted (yet) by the scientific community so I guess for now it is only some weird crazy experiment that makes no sense.

But I am not the scientific community. I am an individual observing these experiments and using my own knowledge to get to my own conclusion. What is my conclusion? The universe reacts to itself on the fundamental level of simple "outer" observation which creates "inner" experience. You are the "inner" experience that the "outer" (the universe and all it contains which includes "you") has. The "outer" reacts on the "inner" and the "inner" expresses/creates the "outer". Simply noticing this by watching it all and not falling into the trap of acting as that fragment of the whole (Joe Whats-His-Face and all of his troubles and worries),  to me, is enough to bring about a huge revolution in consciousness that is so deeply needed. There is no one else to blame. There is no guide. It is all you and you are all it. Your experience of the universe is the universe.

"...If you observe very closely what is taking place and examine it, you will see that it is based on an intellectual conception, and the intellect is not the whole field of existence, it is a fragment, and a fragment, however cleverly put together, however ancient and traditional, is still a small part of existence whereas we have to deal the totality of life. And when we look at what is taking place in the world we begin to understand that there is no outer and inner process; there is only one unitary process, it is a whole, total movement, the inner movement expressing itself as the outer and the outer reacting again on the inner. To be able to look at this seems to me all that is needed, because if we know how to look, then the whole things becomes very clear, and to look needs no philosophy, no teacher. Nobody need tell you how to look. You just look..." 

 - Jiddu Krishnamurt, Freedom From the Known.

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