The quantum secret
Story: Going where angels fear to tread, I’m convinced that quantum physics is God’s last stand. And his first stand. It’s no mystery that God is light. Man, created in His image, was also light at the beginning.
The Fall was more catastrophic than we can imagine. How can a massless being of light comprehend what it means to become localized, to have weight, to be grounded? Yet that’s precisely what happened. God severed ties by pronouncing curses on the serpent, then Eve, then Adam and finally, the world. All of that is recorded in Genesis 3. The really bad news–changing from a light wave into a grounded particle–wasn’t revealed until much later.
But God has a sense of humor. We think of God as being “really big.” Who would ever guess he’s also “really small?” In fact, that’s how he’s retained ownership and planted his flag. At the atomic and sub-atomic level where particles appear and disappear, first here and then instantly, a million miles there...like it or not, that’s God’s territory!
Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the weird aspects of quantum physics. I should say, of God’s character.
1–Particles making up atoms can either be particles or waves. Particles have weight, waves don’t.
2–Atomic particles can be everywhere at once. This is called non-locality.
3–Particles entangle with each other. This connection, under post-Fall conditions, is tenuous and falls apart (decoheres)as distance increases between the two.
4–Our world is digital, not analog. All changes occur in distinct steps, not sliding from one state to another. The simplest digital representation is a “zero” state (off) and a “one” state (on).
5–Depending on who you prefer, Niels Bohr or Hugh Everett, our thoughts either affect subatomic particles or they don’t. If it’s the latter, parallel universes are created every second.
6–Time is like a bus that speeds up or slows down. It’s all “relative,” as they say, meaning your point of view.
7–The energy contained in purely “empty space” is mind-blowing.
8–Particles confronted with impossibly thick walls can simply tunnel through.
9–Atoms are mostly empty space. Since we’re composed of atoms, what we are is...mostly empty space.
10–What we see around us may be a holographic projection, only a shadow on the wall.
11–There are 4 dimensions (length, width, height and time) in our world. String theory says more than 10 exist.
Bible pages are dripping with quantum phenomena.