posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by EnPassant
Looking forward to that.
Here is an abbreviated version of a letter I wrote some time ago-
Imagine a field of pure energy in as many dimensions as you care to imagine. Physicists say there may be 10 or 12 dimensions in the quantum world so
try your best to imagine a 10 dimensional field of pure energy. This field would be an entire universe with no matter in it. It would have spacetime,
but there is no reason to believe that it is anything like physical spacetime.
So, you have a universe of pure energy. Call this the Quantum Universe. Now imagine that parts of this energy field condense into material particles.
As these particles come into being there also emerges a certain geometry that relates these particles to each other. This geometry is physical
spacetime and it emerges as a result of the properties of matter. You now have two universes, the Quantum Universe and the physical Classical Universe
we live in. One universe is parallel to or permeates the other and each has their own spacetime geometry. The thing to note here is that as matter
comes into existence so too does physical spacetime. It pops into existence with matter, like an umbrella opening. Physical spacetime is 'conjured
up' out of the Quantum energy field. One minute it is not there and the next it is. There are many reasons to argue that this NEW spacetime is not
very like the original 10 dimensional Quantum spacetime. For one, it has only 4 dimensions. The most pertinent point in all this is that you now have
two universes, each with their own spacetime geometry and one superimposed on the other. Given this we can say that much of (quantum) reality is
'somewhere else' rather than in the classical universe. Conceptually this makes things far easier, at least for me.
Imagine, now, that all the material particles dissolve back into energy and return to the Quantum Universe. What happens to physical, 4 dimensional,
spacetime? It too dissolves out of existence and you are back where you started in the 10 dimensional Quantum Universe. Physical spacetime
literally dissolves into nothing when matter evaporates.
In this way you can see that the physical universe is merely 'conjured up' out of the
energy field, as if by magic. In modern terminology we would say that physical spacetime is an emergent phenomena. It literally emerges out of the
energy field. In this way you can see that matter with its attendant physical spacetime is nothing more than geometry; matter and physical spacetime
is a geometric concept. Matter is not a substance, it is a concept.