posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 08:14 PM
There seems to be two very distinct and profound world views, or disciplines, that I have run across time and time again when talking to people
interested in paranormal activity, spirituality, and alien life. The reason for there being two distinct views seems to be expressed quite beautifully
in quantum physics, but every time it is brought up to a physicist, they roll their eyes. Why?
On one side of the coin we have the "particle" thinkers who truly enjoy breaking things apart, discovering how the universe's elements work as
singular units, and tend to believe that everything is separate and distinct from everything else. They are the scientists. They are the
technologists. They believe that there is a tiniest particle; they believe there is a largest object; they believe genes and biological functions rule
and control the mind of man; they believe the universe is finite; and they believe consciousness itself is no more than a "meta-function" of all the
other functions taking place in the body--when the body dies, so does the consciousness emanating from those organs.
On the other side of the coin, we have the "wave" thinkers who love to put things together, discover how the elements of the universe cannot exist
without the other elements, and they tend to believe that there are no distinct entities that can survive without all the other parts. They are the
spiritualist who want to help others and work together as teams. They believe there is no tiniest particle; they believe everything has a fractal
representation that can expand upwards and downwards in size throughout infinity with each fractal connecting to every other fractal; they believe
thought processes affect genes more so than the reverse; they believe the universe is infinite; and they believe this universe could never exist
without the observer, so consciousness is not a "meta-function" at all--it is the core energy that enables particles themselves to exist within our
galaxy and beyond, and when the body dies, that conscious energy, like a billiard ball or a black hole, moves on--into the quasar. Another mind?
When the particle thinkers talk to the wave thinkers, they feel the wave thinkers have their heads in the clouds. When wave thinkers talk to particle
thinkers, they feel the particle thinkers have their heads buried in the sand. The particle thinkers point to technology as proof of their own
"correct " thinking, whereas cults and superstition are proof to the "incorrect" thinking of the wave thinkers. The wave thinkers point to the
human race working together to achieve great things as proof of "correct" thinking, and nuclear devices, war, and solitude created by the particle
thinkers as proof of their "incorrect" thinking. Every man for himself! claims the particle thinkers. No many is an island! claims the wave
According to quantum physics, electrons have both a particle and wave state. Only with "focus" of intent to find an electron at a particular
location does the electron particularize. They say, however, that at a macro scale, this isn't applicable because the macro and the micro are
separate and distinct--as they would Wave thinkers say consciousness can affect things on a macro scale merely if enough intent from multiple
people is applied. This has appeal to "paranormal" enthusiasts, obviously, because it opens up that doorway required for the fantastic to become
science fact...e.g. the "hard coding" of the fantastic into measurable objects.
I personally feel that the external universe is a reflection of the internal. So the reason we see black holes and quasars is because we have a corpus
callosum connecting our mental disciplines. All of this stuff makes perfect sense to me, but time and time again, I get a science enthusiast, whether
that be a physicist or otherwise, laughing and saying I have no idea what I'm talking about. So what is it that I don't understand? Why is this
crazy? Explain, or chime in please