What Are The New Sciences Really Telling Us?

For many decades modern science has not only been discovering but also proving remarkable truths about the nature of the quanta from which we and the entire universe (of which we are part) are comprised, most noticeably in the field of Quantum Mechanics. Even more remarkable perhaps is that many of these proven truths are barely acknowledged or referred to during our day to day lives, even though they have in some instances been known for fifty years or more. Just as education in today's schools is reluctant for the most part to broach such seemingly 'complex' issues thrown up by these 'new sciences', preferring the more logical old world view as propounded by Newton and his contemporaries. Of course both scientific views are legitimate depending on the situation. However to study one exclusively is in effect persisting to look out of one eye when two are available; for this in turn gives us an enhanced vision.
To follow is a selection of this proven knowledge which if seriously contemplated could quite possibly bring about a change in the way we view ourselves and the world around us (for ever!).

Bell's Theorem - The Physics of Tao

A theorem goes beyond a theory, in that it is provable. What has been proven, in this case, is what is known as - deceptively understated - entanglement.
Less than fifty years ago, physicist John Bell proposed an experiment which has subsequently been performed, then reconfirmed several times.
A simplified analogous depiction: An atom, in decay, emits pairs of particles. They will be of a polarisation opposite to one another, and will be expelled to each side, beyond physical contact with each other. If the subatomic particle ejected to the right was polarised as positive (for example), you could zap it electronically mid-flight and switch its polarity to negative.
But by a construct of physical nature, such paired particles are required to exist in an oppositional polarity. The abrupt switch in polarity of the right-hand particle from positive to negative will register a startling observation in your monitoring of the flight of the left-hand particle.
The polarity of the left-hand particle will spontaneously and instantly switch orientation (in this case, from negative to positive), in accordance with the effected switch in polarity of the right-hand particle.
How can one particle be apprised of an instantaneous change in the other, when both are zooming away from any spatial link between them?
In our sector of the universe, there is an established physical principle, that not anything can be propagated through space at faster than the speed of light. Yet, when experiments have been performed on particles separated a decisive distance in space, the determination is that this "phase change" is coordinated simultaneously, and cannot be a communicated message between particles‹even at the speed of light.
The most apparent explanation is that the subatomic particles (which, of course, all matter is composed of‹including you) exist in, and are inseparable from, a field or background of unlimited or absolute connectedness. Subsequent experiments are demonstrating that this interconnectedness pertains to particles of increasingly greater number; and in evolving size, even beyond that of an atom. In physics today, entanglement is discovered to be an operative reality in a widening panorama of phenomenon.
Entanglement is a physicist's label for interconnectedness; and the latter is a synonym for oneness. Entanglement is a proven fact. Anyone can continue to argue about the reality of oneness or undeniable inseparability: "That's just a theory!" But know, for yourself, that it is the absence of oneness (perceived as duality) that is now nothing more than a theory.

     Robert Wolfe

We are not what we imagine ourselves to be

A fact from neurology, little known to the general public, is that our brains create the five senses and therefore everything they tell us. There is literally no light or darkness, taste, touch, or sound "out there," except what we have created "in here." Imagine two magnets approaching each other with positive poles facing. Each magnet will feel that an invisible force is pushing them apart against their wills, and if the magnets are strong enough, this repulsive force will stop them from getting any closer: It will be as solid as a cement wall. In reverse, the human body isn't solid to neutrinos, x-rays, and gamma radiation, and since every atom inside us is more than 99.9999% empty space, the fact that your hand feels solid is an illusion as much as the wall that separates two repelling magnets. (The empty space between the nucleus of an atom and the electrons orbiting around it is far larger, relatively, than the void between the Earth and the sun.)

     Deepak Chopra

The Observer Effect

Fundamental to contemporary Quantum Theory is the notion that there is no phenomenon until it is observed. This effect is known as the 'Observer Effect'.
The implications of the 'Observer Effect' are profound because, if true, it means that before anything can manifest in the physical universe it must first be observed.
Presumably observation cannot occur without the pre-existence of some sort of consciousness to do the observing. The Observer Effect clearly implies that the physical Universe is the direct result of 'consciousness'.
This notion has a striking resemblance to perennial esoteric theory which asserts that all phenomena are the result of the consciousness of a single overlighting Creative Principle or the Mind of God.
There is a delicious irony in all this. Contemporary Western scientific theory postulates that human consciousness is solely a result of the workings of a physical brain, yet if the observer effect is correct, the physical matter comprising a brain cannot come into existence until it is the subject of observation by some pre-existing consciousness.

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