Our Increasing Purpose

I like reading or Tea Party’s informed blogs. You people well know the problem. Don’t depend on Washington to solve the problem Washington created. As usual, Washington will deal with the symptoms, not the cure.

Looking back in history at authority, not to mention what the authorities did to Jesus, the Holy Catholic Empire dominated Europe. The Roman Catholic Church’s effort to control; that is, the “one true Church of Christ stemming from “One True God,” exclusive of all other beliefs, faith in the Catholic Church’s doctrine is the only way to salvation—My Oh My —this brought the world to Martin Luther and his protest.

Luther happened to come along with the invention of the printing press. This is significant in our increasing purpose. His books dealt the Catholic Church a blow from which it never fully recovered. Also Galileo’s discovery that the earth is not at the center of the universe, as the “one true Church” preached, the physics book he sneaked out, along with Luther’s Protestant Reformation brought forth the Age of Enlightenment, and the one true Church playing a lesser role in our lives—part of our increasing purpose.

Sir Isaac Newton was a product of the Age of Enlightenment. His interest in astrology caused him to study mathematics. Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, was an astrologer. He studied under Egyptian priests, who were astrologers. In fact, in the ancient world astrologers advised kings. Newton learned the higher math of ancient Egyptians. He invented a form of mathematics called calculus. From calculus, Newton gave us immutable laws of motion. From immutable laws of motion, came Einstein’s relativity and special relativity. We had a firm basis for knowing the space-time consortium.

In 1942-1943, I studied physics in high school. At the time, the atom was a neat package of subatomic particles, including electrons whirling about a core of neutrons and protons.

In the late 1950s, physicists found that the atom could be split into smaller particles. In 1964, American physicists Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig developed a theory of particle physics that proposed quarks as the building blocks of protons and neutrons, borrowing the word from James Joyce’s novel, Finnegans Wake, which contains the phrase, “three quarks for Muster Mark.”

There were only two types of quarks to describe the proton and neutron: the “up quark” and the “down quark.” To make three quarks for Muster Mark, physicists discovered kaons, which they called “strange,” thus the strange quark to go with the up and down quarks.

Quantum physics used the three-quark model through the 1970s to learn about the internal structure of the proton. This knowledge supported the existence of gluons inside protons, but they had not yet actually been discovered. In 1970, they predicted the existence of a fourth quark they called the “charm quark.” Thus, a particle containing the charm quark, the second-generation partner of the strange quark, then came the discovery in 1975 of a third-generation “lepton,” which led scientists to predict the existence of a third generation of quarks. The “bottom quark” came along in 1977.

Pioneer Enrico Fermi’s name lives on in the Enrico Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory at Batavia, Illinois, which houses machinery that stands 3 stories tall and weighs about 5,000 tons. Four-hundred-fifty physicists coordinate their efforts around Fermilab, which houses an accelerator big enough to build the energy required to see a suspected “top quark.” In February 1995, the discovery of the theorized “top quark” was a big day for quantum physicists. The top quark, an essential in the construction of matter, was a giant step forward.

We’ve got a new vastly more powerful atom splitter in Switzerland’s CERN called the Large Hadron Collider. It has just been successfully fired up. It is theorized that there is a yet smaller particle called the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is theorized to be the first “thing” that appeared in the physical universe. If they can prove that, physics will have a complete model of the space-time consortium, from the first nanosecond of its creation.

We are dealing with the microcosmic. It doesn’t behave at all like the world we know. Quantum physics is in conflict with classical physics, each declaring the other incomplete. Einstein claimed quantum physics was incomplete. John Stewart Bell, a CERN physicist, set out to prove Einstein correct and proved him wrong in what is known as Bell’s theorem, arguably the most important discovery in the history of man. Probably less than one-thousandth of one percent of the world’s population knows anything about Bell’s theorem, and of this number, fully half don’t give it any credibility. The reason for the ignorance is that the world’s authority, having invested an enormous amount of time and effort attaining the title of authority, is not about to say it knows nothing about the way things work.

If you want to know how things work, you take the apparatus apart for examination. That’s what quantum physicists are doing with atom smashers. They are taking the universe apart, examining it, and finding that it is not at all what we thought it was. When the world discovers what is and what we are, the world will radically change.

In a lab experiment to prove Bell’s theorem correct, quantum physicist Evan Harris Walker, my guru, set up Polaroid filters in such fashion that a laser beam directed at them formed angles that allowed him to use the Pythagorean theorem, the sum of the areas of the two smaller squares on the right triangle equals the area of the larger square, thus a simple graphical way of showing how many photons (in any time interval) will pass through a pair of Polaroid filters at any angle, and how many will be stopped. The square of the hypotenuse is the number of photons coming in, and the other two squares on the right triangle represent how many photons pass through and how many absorbed. Quantum theory tells science what photons do. There is a subtle way photons behave. It allows science to look in detail at how it is possible for nature to follow the laws of physics, in the end to put the question of the nature of space, time and physical reality to the ultimate test.

What Bell’s theorem tells us is that basic to nature, plans having limits, when we make our plans, you and I, and we part company, things can still go wrong, even for the best of plans (Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle). I parted company and things went right. Was it the luck of the draw or was it a prepared mind?

Walker: “Matter, objects—a physical domain exists that is governed by immutable laws (Newton’s laws of motion). But these laws leave open a range of happenings that are left to the selection of the mind. . . Every path we have taken to learn something of the structure of the universe finally comes around to the same result. Whether to understand the interconnections of will, to understand the most basic facts in quantum theory, or to discover the beginnings of the Big Bang universe, each path leads to the fact that there must exist a supreme consciousness out of which everything else springs. . . it has only been with the advent of quantum theory that we have discovered proof that we exist as something more than pieces of matter. . . The observer interacts with matter. Consciousness, the substance of this newfound reality that defines the observer, has fundamental existence. It is the quantum mind that is the basic reality.

“The quantum mind,” what is it other than one’s state of conscious awareness? States have no boundary. We, individually, set our boundary. We are now, as a nation, where I individually was in 1975—facing an uncertain future that is very scary.

Many Americans are burying their heads in the sand. Thanks to the Tea Party, at the midterm election we gave Obama a resounding body blow. Now the Republicans say they want to do our will. But we Americans are addicted to an easy existence. We bear little responsibility for our lives. We’ve turned retrograde in purpose.

We’ve learned over the years to depend quite excessively on government. Once we are forced to tighten our belts, withdrawal pains will set in. More than half of the population is going to be adversely affected when Congress starts attempting to take control of spending and govern responsibly. Knowing our representatives, what are they going to do when “our will” changes, as it surely will? What is Obama going to do? Why did the Democrats keep Pelosi as their leader? It is not in our representatives to do the right thing, so don’t expect it. It is up to you and I to make the corrections of course.

I’ve had the experience of standing on the edge of forced change. I had no faith in government, no faith in a religion, no faith in my family. I jumped into the unknown, to either fly with eagles or fall into the abyss. I survived, and more, made my life infinitely better. How many of you believe that one has the power, no matter what, to make one’s lives better?

It goes against everything I’ve been taught to believe I have the right answers for me. When I dared to try to solve my problem my way, the establishment fought me, which caused me to become more determined. I must have had the right answers for me. What makes me different from other people? Wouldn’t the same be true for anyone who looks within for answers?

Now that I can look back at my life, having expanded the boundary of my conscious awareness, now that I know the subtle makeup of the universe, I have a new perspective. Our increasing purpose is written in the stars. We are destined to individually take charge of our lives. We can look forward to a better world.

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