HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE ARCHIVED AUDIO OF THIS MORNINGS BOB HARDEN SHOW - MY SEGMENT STARTS AT 37 MINUTES -
MY NOTES -
MY NOTES -
Remember the joke from last week based on Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. “You might be a subatomic physicist if you’re afraid to look at your life for fear the probability wave might collapse and you’re really someone else.”
Essentially, what Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty says is, “Things can change location or can change their nature, depending on whether or not they’re being observed.”
Later developments beyond the principle of uncertainty like Fynman’s (Richard Feynman May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) Quantum electrodynamics (QED) posit a universe with matter popping in and out of existence even in the vacuum of outer space.
The idea of things popping in and out of existence depending on whether or not they are being perceived is a metaphysical problem more than a century old and predates quantum theory. George Berkeley (March 1685 – 14 January 1753) in the 18th century developed subjective idealism, a metaphysical theory to respond to these questions, coined famously as "to be is to be perceived" or “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, is there a sound?”.
If you want to see a confident Quantum Physicist blanch with fear mention the “measurement effect: or the “observer effect”. Click here if you want a technical discussion on the Observer Effect.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics) You can find the link in the article if you Google “Beyond physical sewell”
The problem was cleverly solved by means of a limerick found in Bertrand Russell’s “History of Western Philosophy.
God in the Quad
By Ronald Knox
There was a young man who said, “God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there’s no one about in the Quad.”
Your astonishment’s odd:
I am always about in the Quad.
And that’s why the tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by
It is God’s Devine awareness that holds all reality in place in the razor thin moment of now. Activity (a verb) can only happen now. God’s name is a verb. Yahweh or Jehovah (both Hebrew: יהוה) is a Hebrew verb for “BEING” – existence as activity – existence as an event not a thing (noun).
Roll dice - Random number generators JB Rhine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Banks_Rhine
Now, when you know scientists think like that, is it really that much of a stretch to think that your own individual consciousness is influencing events and circumstances to be attracted to your life? Does your individual consciousness act like a reality magnet, which draws the circumstances and situations into your life because of the nature of your consciousness? Is that which we have in our minds, attracting into our lives the reality that eventually manifests itself? Is it that hard to think that way, when you know how flexible, how indeterminate, reality really is at the subatomic level, and how reality is affected by human consciousness and human interaction with that reality? Reality is really there, but then again it is just barely there!
So we have the ability to effect reality to an unknowable degree. The Lubivich Jews are a group of intellectual mystical people they say It is as if -
Every noble thought, every loving deed, every companionate emotion is a divine spark. God is saving these sparks and they accumulate without reference to all the negative consciousness in the cosmos. God only saves the good stuff. When God has enough of these divine sparks the entire physical universe will be consumed in a holy conflagration and what will be left is a fully cleansed and spiritual universe. The physical cosmos will be replaced by a spiritual cosmos. You are co-creator with God in creating that spiritual universe every time you are kind.
So we have God speaking to us, and we’ve got this interface going on between human beings and the ultimate reality which is God. That spirit of which we live and breathe and move and derive our very being is not some static reality to which we are subject; it is a dynamic reality with which we interact and which we influence. We are co-creators with God to a greater extent than most of us realize.
When you change the way you look at things – the things you look at change.