posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:12 PM
A hologram is created when a beam of laser light is used to illuminate a three-dimensional object. The image of the object is captured on a
photographic plate. Another laser is used to illuminate the plate, and the object can be viewed from any angle, by rotating the plate in front of the
One interesting aspect of a hologram is that the photographic plate on which the image is stored is that parts of the plate can be removed, and the
whole image of the object remains, only with slightly less detail.
The human brain seems to operate on this principle. Children diagnosed with epilepsy occurring within one hemisphere of the brain have undergone a
radical procedure called hemispherectomy, in which half of the brain is removed surgically. These children then live remarkably normal lives, and
when assessments of cognitive ability have been obtained, some of these children have scored tested IQs of over 100, which is above the normal result
in random populations, and most only suffer a minor detriment when measured with these tests.
What does this tell us about the nature of intelligence, cognitive ability, or for those of you with spiritual inclinations... the nature of the human
soul? It seems the brain may not play such a dominant role in the understanding of what it is that makes us unique in our personalities, intellect,
and identity. Some are saying that this is evidence of a soul that exists beyond the physical manifestations of the human body.
While it may be easy for some to dismiss this insight, it is not so easy to toss away considering another phenomena related to holographic theory
which relates to that of the human mind. Considering that a hologram may be divided... literally cut up into many pieces, and yet each piece retains
an image of the whole... it is worthwhile to consider the answer to the question: how much destruction of a hologram would be necessary to destroy
the information contained within it, entirely? Well, there is a theoretical mathematician who has contemplated this question, and come up with a
Dr. Jean Scherer, Ph.D of theoretical physics at Virginia Tech University has focused his attention on just such a question. Here are the the
simplified results of his inquiry:
- A hologram contains information about the source subject;
- The hologram itself may be separated into segments;
- Each segment contains information about the whole;
- The number of segments that the hologram may be divided into is infinite.
Based on these factual assumptions, the results he comes to are somewhat startling, in the context of a universe based on the premise that something
that is destroyed is lost forever:
A holographic information storage medium can be destroyed, but no matter what the degree of the destruction, the information - the very pattern of the
source of information - still remains!
While that statement may be short and simple, its implications are profound.
What does it mean? It seems the brain, with all of its complexity, is only the temporary storage medium for something much more complex and eternal.
In other words, there may actually be scientific evidence for the human soul.
Given this, it may be inevitable that the question will be asked: Is there any difference between what we call supernatural and what exists in the
physical world which we simply do not understand?
[edit on 22-5-2008 by ianr5741]