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URI North America Why We Don’t See the Divine Paranormal in Our Lives (Part 3 – Did CERN Find God?) By the Quantum God (a blog) https://thequantumgod.wordpress.com/ Did CERN find God? In the 1990s billions of dollars of money was sought from private entities as well as governments to build a supercollider that would smash subatomic particles like they had never been smashed before in search of the Higgs boson. Originally, construction of a supercollider got started in Texas, but Congress pulled the funding in the late 90s. And, the European collider (CERN) in Switzerland was born. It has been in operation for about four years now. It is believed that the Higgs boson is the key to understanding how the matter that makes up our world came into being. Thus, it has been dubbed "the God particle." Has CERN found the Higgs boson or not? They did find a particle with much fanfare. So, it is quite possible that they did. On the other hand it is quite possible that scientists have found not the Higgs boson but the true "God particle." Is there a difference? Yes, the Higgs boson is a particle, whose behavior can be described by an algorithm. In other words it behaves in a predictable fashion. This means, that like the parts of a machine, we can predict what its actions will be in the future. This algorithm or predictability will also be the key to a Grand Unified Theory (GUT), or even a Final Theory of Everything (FTE). It may also lead to the discovery of smaller particles that exist in the eleventh dimension of a superstring which would bring us to GUT or FTE. The idea of building a hadron supercollider was sold to governments and the public as the key to the Final Theory of Everything. In books such as The God Particle by Leon Lederman or Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg, the Higgs boson is promoted as the mythical quantum gravity, the missing link to a Final Theory of Everything. And, it could be this. It maybe hard to show that it is quantum gravity, however, since the particle must demonstrate the ability to bend space-time in order to satisfy the requirements for quantum gravity. At the quantum level this would be extremely difficult to demonstrate. Science has identified four elementary particles that make up creation: photons, W and Z particles, and gluons. They are composed of the three of the four classical forces that make up reality: electromagnetic, weak, and strong. Only one of these particles has substance, and this is the photon. The other elementary particles cannot be seen, tasted, touched, smelled, or heard. The word "force" in science is a synonym to the word "spirit" in theology. A force is an effect without any substantive cause. If the Higgs gives us the math to unite these three quantum forces, and in doing so shows us how particles of matter are formed, then the Higgs will take us to GUT and a long way to FTE, the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant in science. After all, if we could figure out how to create a universe, we could be gods. One interesting aspect of Higgs that I have found in my reading is that there is scarce discussion over what the Higgs boson is other than a particle produced by the Higgs field. What is the essence of the Higgs field, and thus, the Higgs boson? The other elementary particles, as stated, are associated with the three of the four quantum forces that make up all reality: strong, weak, and electromagnetic. What classical force is Higgs associated with, and thus, what is the essence of the Higgs? Could it be that it is composed of an as of yet unrecognized force by classical physicists - mind? And, whose mind - God? If so, the particle CERN found is truly "the God particle" in that each particle is an idea putting into effect the thoughts of the universe (a.k.a.) God. This is not as far-fetched an idea that some may think. Entangled pairs of subatomic particles were found at CERN. Without a long explanation, in short, this is evidence of mental activity at the quantum level. It would be ironic if in spite of what is hoped by classical Newtonian physicists that the search for the Higgs led not to an explanation of a mechanistic universe that would not require God, but instead the search found God in a very small thought - building creation from the quantum level up. So, what is the difference between the concept of the Higgs boson and the God particle(?) - math. If the particle's behavior can be predicted through the use of math, it is the Higgs boson. If not, and, science has discovered a particle that displays animation through its unpredictable behavior - the God particle may be literally a thought of God. Its spontaneous nature indicating that it or its immediate source is intelligent. Now let's be clear about what science is dealing with, whether the particle proves to be the Higgs boson or the God particle, it is not a particle that one could hold in one's hand and look at. This particle is a particle of force. It is not matter or energy. This means like the thoughts of another human being, it cannot be seen, touched, smelled, heard or tasted. It is paranormal. It has an effect so small it can only be detected in a supercollider. In my book, The Quantum God, I hoped that CERN would find no particle because, I thought, it would lead us down a rabbit hole that will take us right back to where science is now. Where is that? A place where there is no Final Theory of Everything, and there never will be. Because, if universal consciousness is the prime antecedent principle of reality, its force would permeate creation with free will, spontaneity, and thus, preventing a final theory based on math. Free will, spontaneity, is manifest as life, and not subject to description by math. It should always be remembered that the inanimate cannot create the animate, but animate can create inanimate. In other words, life begets matter, but matter cannot beget life unless it is alive. But, now that we have found a particle, the chase is on to discoveries for more interesting, and far more definitive in the answers they provide. A universal mind, a.k.a. God, is the ultimate answer. For various scientific and philosophical reasons I'm very confident that what they have found is not the Higgs boson but the G-d particle. First of all, from a scientific standpoint there is the Uncertainty Principle, which posits the idea that the when, if, and where of the actualization of matter (an act where light waves collapse to form a matter particle) cannot be predicted. The reason for the inability to predict is quantum non-locality, a process related to quantum entanglement. This is a process that can determine the "when," the "if," and the "where" of matter particle actualization when energy is affected by the act of mere conscious observation. Since the act of observation is dependent on the free will of the observer, the particle appears to act or materialize in random fashion. According to Freeman Dyson, subatomic particles act like they are alive. Mechanistic skeptics argue that these non-local effects are small, and thus, they have virtually no effect on the universe at the macro level. But, what they forget is Chaos Theory, and the resulting butterfly effect, that tells us that even small effects amplify through nature to cause large effects. None-the-less, what caused matter to form before there were humans to act as observers or in places of the universe where there is no intelligent life forms to observe anything? One answer is that the universe has an outside observer. Another answer is a Higgs boson that acts in predictable mechanistic fashion. However, if the latter is the case, then the Uncertainty Principle becomes invalid, and so is the whole idea of free will. Meaning, of course, that even human beings don't have free will. Everything we think, do and say has been determined by an eternal algorithm that doesn't seem to exist for any reason. The second scientific reason for the God particle is consciousness. Where does consciousness come from? If our brains are made up of inanimate subatomic particles, as classical Newtonian physics tells us, then what causes consciousness. Elementary school math tells us that if one possesses particles with an animate value of zero, then it doesn't matter how many particles one has, or how complex the structures they form, there can be no life let alone consciousness. This is because the product or sum of an equation full of zeros is zero. There has to be more to consciousness than inanimate particles acting in accordance with the mathematics of absolute natural law. Therefore, if creation is built upon a quantum foundation that displays randomness, then even that part of creation, thought to be inanimate or dead, is alive, or is being directed as we speak by a supreme being that is very much alive. Science regards consciousness as an emergent property. "Emergent" in science means the same as "magic" in religion. In other words, an emergent property just appears at certain level of complexity, but there is nothing in the reductionist philosophy of science to indicate that consciousness, and some think gravity, should exist. This leads me to the most important argument against the particle of force found at CERN being the Higgs boson, as it is strictly defined. This is a philosophical question, and I think the most powerful argument against this being the Higgs boson. The question is simple - is there free will? Classical Newtonian physicists are mechanistic and do not for the most part believe in free will. They believe that everything that we think do and say was determined by an algorithm from before the universe was born. What does this say about the Uncertainty Principle? It would go away because non-locality itself would be the result of a primordial equation. Thus, classical physics like the theology of Calvinism is a purveyor of predestination. Why is this important? It is because only living things, as a part of their essence, display randomness or free will. I believe in free will, and I think to think otherwise is absurd. Therefore, something alive must exist at the very foundation of the universe for this to be true. Roger Penrose would call this a non-algorithmic determinate force that is itself free willed. I would say that it is the being that is being or God. Whether we follow the chain of evolution back in time or whether we go deep into the building blocks of creation, we find life. Let me explain Newtonian predestination another way. A perfectly designed universe, one in which everything acts in accordance with the mathematics of natural law, simply does not need God to exist. It just is. How did complexity get into this type of universe without God. We wouldn't have to explain. This universal complexity would just be. The assertion that something intelligent must be responsible for a perfectly designed universe can be dismissed. Ironic as it may seem, a perfectly designed universe doesn't need any more explanation for its creation than God does. After all, who created the perfect being that we call God? Why add a step to creation, the act of a being we call God, when it is just easier to say that life and consciousness are the products of a perfectly designed universe. Of course, a perfectly designed universe depends on the belief that life and consciousness are not free willed. As I have said this idea is an absurd idea on the face of it. We live in a world where the algorithms of natural law are very important, but they not the fundamental source of creation. We will never be able to predict all of our thoughts and actions. And, if we can't, then something alive, something with intelligence, must have created our universe because there is no other source for free will. This leaves us with two options. One, a God outside the universe that oversees and directs, and/or two the physical universe is God incarnate. Like a living organism the universe follows certain patterns of behavior, but also displays impulsiveness. However, what I will not accept is the absurd idea that my writing of this document is not free will, the determinate product of some transcendent algorithm. Why would an algorithm cause the creation of a being that would not have a choice but to question the algorithm's authority? If this writing is the product of my free will and not an algorithm, then the particle that we found at CERN is "the God particle." Another problem with this particle being the Higgs boson is that if it exists we would most likely already have an algorithm describing its function. Most quantum particles have been found because first the math said that it should exist. The math does not exist for the Higgs boson. That is what scientist are going to have to try to find. Often we don't have the math to suggest a particle or characteristic because there is none. We just grasp an idea that fits our paradigm of reality, but the truth may outside our paradigm. For example, it would always bother twentieth century quantum theorist Paul Dirac as to why we could never predict the size of an electron. Only after observing the electron could we measure its discrete size. Why? It was observation in the act of measuring an electron that in and of itself gave the electron a discrete size in line with quantum non-locality. The size of an electron is fixed by the mystical connection of mind and matter. The actions of the God particle, if that is what is found, can't be predicted because it is a result of a universal mystical connection between mind and matter. This is fits with a new paradigm of reality. The whole universe is a result of mystical connection of mind and matter. But, always remember this God, this Mind of the Universe, is not He or even She, it is We.
URI North America Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Friday to the Vatican’s canteen for its employees. He turned up there unexpected shortly after noon much to everybody’s astonishment and after taking a tray and cutlery joined the line with all the employees to be served his lunch: http://bit.ly/UsIGVD
URI North America At Euphrates Institute our aim is to call attention to hope that IS happening amidst this frontline fire. We'd like to share two examples of our “Visionary of the Year” recipients, a Palestinian and Israeli, Sami B Awad of Holy Land Trust and Ronny Edry of Peace-Factory who are refusing to despair, to give up, or to resort to violence even as they live day to day in the midst of this conflict. Holding to the everpresent power of hope, and showing a way out of the never-ending cycle of hatred and conflict: w/ Janessa Gans Wilder http://bit.ly/1kehOF1