posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 07:31 AM
yeah,I've taken a look at the book thread,but I'm more of a hands on kind of person. It takesme a little while to read a book for some reason. I
suppose I ain't "booksmart"
But I will read,and am reading what I can.
I've found this,and thought I'd share as it's relevent.
To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in the light of a laser beam. Then a second laser beam is bounced off the reflected
light of the first and the resulting interference pattern(the area where the two laser beams commingle) is captured on film. When the film is
developed, it looks like a meaningless swirl of light and dark lines. But as soon as the developed film is illuminated by another laser beam, a
three-dimensional image of the original object appears.
The three-dimensionality of such images is not the only remarkable characteristic of holograms. If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then
illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the rose. Indeed, even if the halves are divided again, each
snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a
hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.
The "whole in every part" nature of a hologram provides us with an entirely new way of understanding organization and order. For most of its
history, Western science has laboured under the bias that the best way to understand a physical phenomenon, whether a frog or an atom, is to dissect
it and study its respective parts. A hologram teaches us that some things in the universe may not lend themselves to this approach. If we try to take
apart some thing constructed holographically, we will not get the pieces of which it is made, we will only get smaller wholes.
This insight suggested to Bohm another way of understanding Aspect's discovery. Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in
contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but
because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually
extensions of the same fundamental something.
it's blowing my mind