Saturday, April 2, 2011

Proof of God.

About 15 months ago I watched a program about quantum physics and how observation collapses quantum wave functions, creating reality.  I came to the realization that God was the ultimate observer, therefore all of existence is a result of His observation collapsing the wave functions of reality, in which we exist as conscious living people.  I have since posited further that our free will has the effect of collapsing the local wave functions around us, creating our own local reality for each of us.  I even blogged about it here way back when.

Last night I watched a program about an Indian scientist, Amit Goswami, who has been expounding upon this realization for quite some time.  This is the way he started to think about it:

Reality is comprised of quantum wave functions which haven't been collapsed into a definite state. Reality is, essentially, a realm of possibilities which only requires consciousness to give it form. So, If observation creates reality, then what about our brains? They are part of reality and should have to be observed first in order for them to exist. But we are observing, and the reality we see is the result of observation which is done by our brains. So how do we exist to begin with? If consciousness creates form, then what gives form to us, who are conscious beings? What collapses the wave functions that give rise to our existence, as individual observers?

Amit Goswami made the distinction between material existence - atoms and molecules, matter and everything it forms - the planets, the sun, the cosmos, us - and consciousness as being two different forms of reality.  The physical world is 'gross' reality, and consciousness is 'subtle' reality.  Scientists have assumed for years that consciousness, or subtle reality, springs from matter or gross reality, because it's logical to deduce, using the traditional scientific method, that our brains create our consciousness.  However, according to his research and ideas, it's the other way around.  Consciousness gives rise to matter, and consciousness is everywhere.  It's the beginning of everything and it links us all, and we are all a part of it.

This may sound like just an interesting theory if not for the fact that there is data that supports it.  An experiment was performed where two people, for about half an hour, concentrated on merging their thoughts.  They were then taken to separate rooms which were sealed from all electromagnetic interference, and electrodes were placed on their heads that mapped their brain waves.  One person was shown a pattern of strobing lights, and the other was not.  The brain waves of the person who was shown the strobing light produced a concise pattern which illustrated a definite reaction to the strobing lights.  The other person, who was not shown the strobing lights, produced brain waves that were remarkably similar.  And when I say remarkably similar... when overlayed, they matched almost perfectly.  There is no other explanation for this, except that there was some kind of communication going on between the two people which did not involve any kind of signal transfer at all.  It showed proof of a pervading consciousness which links us all.  I believe that this is just a fraction of a piece of information which proves the existence of God, and so did Amit Goswami.

This all goes back to the nature of quantum mechanics, and I believe that the reason for the results of this experiment lies in the phenomenon of quantum entanglement.  I'd try to explain about that now, but it's kind of hard to go into without first describing a lot of the basics.  Look up quantum entanglement and the theory of the holographic universe, if you're interested in knowing more about it.  I realize that all of this can sound just flat out absurd on the surface, but it is, in effect, how reality works (although the holographic universe is still just an intriguing theory).  There would be no reality without consciousness, and consciousness is God, and we are all a part of it.  "God is everywhere" isn't just a bunch of empty words. I believe that this is all proof of God, wrapped up in quantum mechanics.

This is a great comfort to me, being one who has always craved meaning and an explanation for phenomena.  I don't expect to ever understand why this is the way things are, and I don't believe that it's possible to ever understand everything, for God is a mystery which is beyond us, His creation.  However, we humans are curious beings and are capable of learning and understanding to a great extent (from our perspective, anyway), so I don't have a problem at all believing this to be unmistakable, undeniable proof of God.  I know that's a leap of faith, but faith is very hard for me to come by for me, and it's a miracle that God has revealed this much, to make it a little bit easier.  I pray for this... Lord, I believe, help me with my unbelief.  I believe that this is God answering my prayer.

I think of communion now and am just astounded by the realization of it's reality.  It's THERE-ness.  The real happening of it.

Here's a link to the original blog post about my epiphany regarding quantum mechanics:

A lengthy read

Amit Goswami's web page:

Scientific Proof of the Existence of God

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