Saturday, January 14, 2017

Conservation of Life (Part I)

To understand the inner workings of the universe we must first understand some basic concepts in quantum mechanics. Light has been proven to act like both a particle (photon) and a wave. This was proven in Young’s double slit experiment. When light goes through a slit (the width of the slit is smaller than the wavelength of light) the results are measured on photonic plates behind the slit. Light diffraction causes a circular shape to form on the photonic plates (when photons displace an electron it leaves a mark on photonic plates). When a second slit is added parallel to the first slit, light not only diffracts but it interferes with each other leaving an impression on the photonic plates of lines with nothing in between. This is analogous to dropping two rocks into a calm water and watching the waves interfere with each other. This proved that light acts like a wave. The interesting thing that was discovered is if only one photon at a time is released by the light source. When the photon goes through one slit the result is as expected, it diffracts and lands anywhere in the circular pattern. When the second slit is added and the photon goes through the same slit, but it only lands in areas (line pattern) that are allowed by the two slit experiment. How does light know the second slit was opened up (no light photons went through the second slit)? Apparently light can process information like a living organism. This is remarkable and maybe light holds the key to understanding our universe and how it behaves.

Electrons travel as pairs with opposite spin and direction. What happens if we release an electron pair with one going right and the other one travelling left goes through a magnetic field which it changes it spin and alters it direction of travel? Instantaneously the electron traveling right will change its spin and direction of travel to correspond to its counterpart’s opposite. In fact, electron pairs travelling at vastly different locations in the universe will instantaneously alter its direction and spin to the opposite of its pair. Even if information between the electrons could be transmitted at the speed of light (186,000 miles/second – we just proved that light can process information), it could take hours for a signal to reach the other electron pair in a different location in the universe (nothing in the universe travels faster than light). So how do electrons instantaneously change to maintain a conservation of spin and direction?

We do not know the answers to these riddles, but we can surmise that everything in the universe is interconnected somehow. Every action has a corresponding response somewhere else and that response elicits another response and so on. It is like the “butterfly effect”, where a butterfly flapping its wings causes a tsunami on the other side of the world through a series of events. Some physicists have come up with some pretty bizarre theories to account for our universe riddles such as the “multiple worlds” theory. The “multiple worlds” theory states there are an infinite number of universes to cover every possible situation of our lives. In one world I am writing this blog, in another world I am sleeping, in another world I am eating, and so forth and so on. This certainly makes sense if we have no control over our decisions – no free will. But what if we have control of our decisions (free will) and the universe reacts to our decisions? Is there any way to explain our reality? Right now nothing makes much sense. I have my own theory, but physicists would probably debunk it: What if there is a conservation of life in our reality?

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