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There are people who really have studied physics on this thread--you know, went to university and specialized in it. I am one of them
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
American scientist and is currently Chief Scientific Officer of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Lanza altered the genes of chickens in his basement, and came to the attention of Harvard Medical School researchers when he appeared at the university with his results. Jonas Salk, B. F. Skinner, and Christiaan Barnard mentored Lanza over the next ten years. Lanza attended University of Pennsylvania, receiving BA and MD degrees. There, he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a University Scholar. Lanza was a Fulbright Scholar. A cover story in U.S. News & World Report described Lanza as "the living embodiment of the character played by Matt Damon in the movie Good Will Hunting."
Does Death Exist? New Theory Says 'No'
Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.
One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the "many-worlds" interpretation, states that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe
(the 'multiverse'). A new scientific theory - called biocentrism - refines these ideas. There are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them. Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling - the 'Who am I?'- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn't go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. But does this energy transcend from one world to the other?
Consider an experiment that was recently published in the journal Science showing that scientists could retroactively change something that had happened in the past. Particles had to decide how to behave when they hit a beam splitter. Later on, the experimenter could turn a second switch on or off. It turns out that what the observer decided at that point, determined what the particle did in the past. Regardless of the choice you, the observer, make, it is you who will experience the outcomes that will result. The linkages between these various histories and universes transcend our ordinary classical ideas of space and time. Think of the 20-watts of energy as simply holo-projecting either this or that result onto a screen. Whether you turn the second beam splitter on or off, it's still the same battery or agent responsible for the projection.
According to Biocentrism, space and time are not the hard objects we think. Wave your hand through the air - if you take everything away, what's left? Nothing. The same thing applies for time. You can't see anything through the bone that surrounds your brain. Everything you see and experience right now is a whirl of information occurring in your mind. Space and time are simply the tools for putting everything together.
Originally posted by loner007
hmmm i have posted several links in this thread. I suggest people read them before posting.............
[edit on 9-12-2009 by loner007]
hey geez i said in a previous post for ppl to read these links ...you havent so stop saying this is all fiddlesticks just because you havent the intellectual capacity for learning
Point of No Return: That sort of quotation is beloved of stupid people, isn't it? And for some reason they always attribute it to Einstein, probably because he's the only clever person they've ever heard of. If you can find the source of this 'quote' from Einstein, I'd be happy to learn it from you. Hint: Mark Twain said something similar.
Einstein is the best known physicyst and he said it.
Originally posted by TheRepublic
reply to post by Matrix Rising
exactly. energy can be neither created nor destroyed. matter is just energy trapped in form.
Originally posted by loner007
well I can tell you this and no physics involved. Death is just the death of the personality not the "soul"(I use the word soul loosely here). If u can see death as a type of amnesia and that when you die you wake up in another body to start life all over again without prior knowledge of your previous life.
Also if you can believe that the Universe has only one soul and its that soul which is in every single living creature then you can see the logic in the OP view on death and quantum processes.
And by the way, it's P-H-Y-S-I-C-I-S-T. Yes, I know... hard word.
There is nothing in modern physics that explains how a group of molecules in a brain creates consciousness.
Time is the animal sense that animates events — the still frames — of the spatial world. Everything you perceive — even this page — is actively and repeatedly being reconstructed inside your head in an organized whirl of information. Time can be defined as the summation of spatial states; the same thing measured with our scientific instruments is called momentum. The weaving together of these frames occurs in the mind. So what’s real? We confront a here-and-now. If the next “image” is different from the last, then it is different, period. We can award that change with the word “time” but that doesn’t mean there’s an actual invisible entity that forms a matrix or grid in which changes occur. That’s just our own way of making sense of things, our tool of perception. We watch our loved ones age and die, and assume an external entity called time is responsible for the crime.
The demotion of time from an actual reality to a mere subjective experience, a social convention, is evidence against the “external universe” mindset, because the latter requires a space and time gridwork. In biocentrism, space and time are forms of animal understanding — period. They are tools of the mind, and thus do not exist as external objects independent of life.
When we feel poignantly that time has elapsed, as when loved ones die, it constitutes the human perceptions of the passage and existence of time. Our babies turn into adults. We age. They age. We all grow old together. That to us is time. It belongs with us.
There is a peculiar intangibility about space, as well. We cannot pick it up and bring it the laboratory. This is because, like time, space is neither physical nor fundamentally real. It is a mode of interpretation and understanding — part of an animal’s mental software that molds sensations into multidimensional objects.
Originally posted by itstheendoftheworldaswekn
reply to post by Matrix Rising
I totally agree with the whole being alive and dead at the same time. Its like the 'how long is a piece of string?'. Its infinite. Quantum Mechanics can also show how the same thing can be in two different places at the same time.
Its also the case that time is a whole manmade concept and quite silly on the greater scheme of things. Our lives are playing out at one instant and we are just present in this moment now. I am trying to figure out how to connect with different points of my life from this present moment. I don't need time travel because time doesn't exsist.
I reckon there must be a really easy way to do this. Also if we are dead and alive at the same time surely there must be a way for the two to connect? Anybody any success with this?