Throughout history, humans have believed in various religious and spiritual traditions. Many of these beliefs include an element of the unseen, something more than the reality we see before our eyes. These different energies have been called soul, spirit, qi, life force, and various other names. Basically, there was a widespread belief that everything is energy, or at least that consciousness flows through everything.
These widespread beliefs were challenged at the end of the seventeenth century when Newtonian physics became the cornerstone of science. This new science described a set of physical laws that affect the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces…
Only what could be perceived with the senses and measured by scientific instruments was real. The rest was just made-up nonsense the old-fashioned beliefs of primitive, uneducated people.
The New Science
In the 1900s, beliefs changed again with the beginnings of quantum physics. This new science accepts that the universe, including us, is made up of energy, not matter…
Quantum physics suggests that solid matter does not exist in the universe. Atoms are not solid, in fact, they have three different subatomic particles inside them: protons, neutrons, and electrons.
The protons and neutrons are packed together into the center of the atom, while the electrons whizz around the outside. The electrons move so quickly that we never know exactly where they are from one moment to the next.
In reality, the atoms that form objects and substances that we call solid are actually made up of 99.99999% space.
And, as everything is made of atoms, which are energy, this could mean that everything is made up of energy. The energy that makes you is the same energy that composes trees, rocks, the chair you are sitting on, and the phone, computer, or tablet you are using to read this article. It’s all made of the same stuff – energy.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
– Niels Bohr
This new science has some very weird implications for what we believe about the world…
The Observer Effect
‘One of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory, which has long fascinated philosophers and physicists alike, states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality’
This strange phenomenon suggests not only that everything is energy, but that this energy responds to consciousness.
Entanglement is another weird aspect of quantum physics. It states that once particles have interacted…No matter how far apart they are, if scientists change the spin state of one entangled electron, it’s partner’s spin state will change in the opposite direction in response.
And this happens instantaneously, even if they’re a million light-years apart. They are connected by energy that permeates everything…
American theoretical physicist David Bohm suggests that…the entire universe and every particle in it comprises an explicate order resulting from active information contained energetically in an underlying implicate order.
This suggests that everything that exists contains the information of everything else that exists.
Most of us were brought up to believe in a Newtonian theory of science. This means many of us have trouble believing in something that cannot be seen or measured.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Einstein vs Newton – Who Was Right?
Is Newton’s gravitational law incorrect?
While most of our childhood was spent reading and learning Isaac Newton’s law of gravity, today, more than 100 years after the path-breaking discovery, scientists announced that the theory was outrightly wrong and, therefore, ruled out the same…
The problem with Newtonian mechanics is that it doesn’t describe correctly physical systems moving at high speeds (close to the speed of light) or either in a strong gravitational field. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity correctly describes those systems…
Classical Newtonian mechanics deals with things that are…generally large enough to see, and quantum mechanics deals with things that are tiny…the size of atoms.
Why do we study Newtonian physics?
Classical mechanics are very important for…the energy…and mass scales [measures] that we experience is our everyday lives, Newtonian physics provide us with an extremely valuable tool of predicting outcomes of events.
Are Newton’s laws still relevant?
The laws of motion that Newton first clearly stated…are used…in the vast majority of engineering and technical work done today.
Why is Newtonian mechanics still taught?
Teachers are still teaching Newton’s physics because of a combination of Einstein’s physics being seen as too hard, and teachers themselves being more comfortable with the Newtonian physics they were trained in.