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Fast forward to the present era and we can ask ourselves now: Did the hippies actually solve this problem? My colleague Jonathan Schooler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and I think they effectively did, with the radical intuition that it’s all about vibrations … man. Over the past decade, we have developed a “resonance theory of consciousness” that suggests that resonance—another word for synchronized vibrations—is at the heart of not only human consciousness but of physical reality more generally.
Some days, you might feel like a pretty substantial person. Maybe you have a lot of friends, or an important job, or a really big car.
But it might humble you to know that all of those things – your friends, your office, your really big car, you yourself, and even everything in this incredible, vast Universe – are almost entirely, 99.9999999 percent empty space.
Here’s the deal. As I previously wrote in a story for the particle physics publication Symmetry, the size of an atom is governed by the average location of its electrons: how much space there is between the nucleus and the atom’s amorphous outer shell.
Nuclei are around 100,000 times smaller than the atoms they’re housed in.
If the nucleus were the size of a peanut, the atom would be about the size of a baseball stadium. If we lost all the dead space inside our atoms, we would each be able to fit into a particle of dust, and the entire human species would fit into the volume of a sugar cube.
When your hand touched the table, the atoms within your hand became in close proximity to the electrons within the atoms of the table. As they come closer in togetherness, the patterns of dance change.
This is because an electron in a low energy level around one nucleus can’t seem to do the same around the other-- that “slot” is already occupied by one of its own electrons.
The hand must step into an unoccupied, higher-energy role, as explained by the Exclusion Principle. The energy must be supplied, not by light in this case, but from the force of your own hand.
Pushing just two atoms together takes energy-- all of their electrons need to go into unoccupied, high-energy states. To push all the atoms of the table and all the atoms of your hand together takes energy. Energy that is not found capable in your muscles. Therefore, you feel that as resistance to your finger.
Welcome to the science as to why and how the table looks and feels solid to you.
According to a theoretical paper published in the Annals of Physics, by Dr. Ovidiu Racorean from the General Direction of Information Technology in Bucharest, Romania, the geometry of spacetime around a rapidly spinning black hole (Kerr black hole) behaves like a quantum computer, and it can encode photons with quantum messages.
“The distorted geometry of spacetime near rotating black holes can create and manipulate quantum information encoded in beams of light that are emitted by, or that pass close to, these black holes.”
“This is similar to the process that happens in a theoretical quantum computer.”
“A quantum computation process consists of photons traveling throughout a setup of mirrors, beam splitters, and prisms that switch the polarization and twisted phase of photons to values that can be mapped onto 0 and 1,” he added.
Photons that are processed in this manner can encode quantum gates and quantum circuits that are more or less similar to those in a classical computer when they exit this setup.
“The geometry of spacetime near spinning black holes acts in an identical manner to this setup of prisms and mirrors,” Dr. Racorean said.
This means that a spinning black hole writes a quantum code that we may decode in the near future when we come to create quantum computers.
universe is objectively real and physical, why does it behave like it's not?
If you are full of nothing then you are empty and if empty then there is no measure to value!
originally posted by: conspiracytheoristIAM
a reply to: neoholographic
On a lighter note....many people have told me I'm full of crap, now I can prove to them I'm 99% full of nothing.
Among others, the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler often talked about hearing the “music of the spheres.”
And so did Edgar Cayce:
440-4: “Then enter into meditation, in the wee hours of the morning, when the world at large is quiet—when the music of the spheres and the morning stars sing for the glory of the coming day…”
539-2: “Listen to the voice within, as it is awakened to the music of the spheres…”
The article you linked to saying everything has consciousness, even rocks, is one of the dumbest things I've ever read in my life. But even if people want to believe such a stupid thing that rocks have consciousness, that doesn't mean that objective reality doesn't exist. The fact that some things vibrate doesn't meant hat objective reality doesn't exist, though it depends on how you define objective reality.
Argument: Postmodernism is one of many philosophies that does not believe in any objective reality, and it has not been disproven.
Objection: Postmodernism has not been proven either, and it is rather absurd, either sheer nihilism or some form of relativism, disbelieving in things that are obvious facts.
Why did you cite only one measurement?
originally posted by: NoClue
Does anyone know how this experiment can be explained?
"In the fall of 1901 J.B. Watson, Chief Engineer at the Tamarack copper mine (S. of Calumet, Mich.) suspended 4250 foot long plumb lines down mine shafts. Measurements showed that the plumb lines were farther apart at the bottom than at the top, contrary to expectations."
So much about gravity!
Honestly No Clue
originally posted by: Blue Shift
So, what exactly is vibrating?
Not so, says Donald D. Hoffman, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. Hoffman has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory and the brain, and his conclusion is a dramatic one: The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality. What’s more, he says, we have evolution itself to thank for this magnificent illusion, as it maximizes evolutionary fitness by driving truth to extinction.
I suspect they’re reacting to things like Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff’s model, where you still have a physical brain, it’s still sitting in space, but supposedly it’s performing some quantum feat. In contrast, you’re saying, “Look, quantum mechanics is telling us that we have to question the very notions of ‘physical things’ sitting in ‘space.’”
I think that’s absolutely true. The neuroscientists are saying, “We don’t need to invoke those kind of quantum processes, we don’t need quantum wave functions collapsing inside neurons, we can just use classical physics to describe processes in the brain.” I’m emphasizing the larger lesson of quantum mechanics: Neurons, brains, space … these are just symbols we use, they’re not real. It’s not that there’s a classical brain that does some quantum magic. It’s that there’s no brain! Quantum mechanics says that classical objects — including brains — don’t exist. So this is a far more radical claim about the nature of reality and does not involve the brain pulling off some tricky quantum computation. So even Penrose hasn’t taken it far enough. But most of us, you know, we’re born realists. We’re born physicalists. This is a really, really hard one to let go of.