|Life the universe and everything?|
This might get
under your skin a bit. I have some rather strange ideas on
life and the world in which we live. There are many varied
beliefs in the world that, for the most part, are responsible
for most of the wars and suffering. I do not want to add to
this confusion, so if you have very strict religious rules you
live by, I suggest you go and browse elsewhere!
this for a moment, time doesn't really exist at all. Now that
is a really odd statement to make but time is only relative to
matter and the place it exists. If you accelerate matter of
any sort, say by space travel, the faster it goes, the slower
it ages. NASA found this out the hard way because they thought
that Einsteinís theory only worked at light speed or around
that. No, it works as soon as you travel at any speed and
particularly, the greater the distance from our little spot in
the universe. Incidentally, the scientists also thought that
if we travelled at the speed of light, we would be crushed
flat. Um, sorry guys, we are travelling at somewhere around
seven and a half times the speed of light already in space,
relative to the centre of the known Universe and my nose is
still as long as it always was!
Why? Simple really.
Einsteinís theory is one of relativity, it is relative to
matter here on earth and in our finite time-scale. Time is
only a function of the ageing of material and we measure our
time by our planetís rotation and orbit round the Sun.
Scientists rely on time for the measurement of all of their
research, as they try to quantify the Universe, there seems to
be matter missing.
Well that is not really surprising
because not everything is in material form that is relative to
our own existence. All matter is made up of energy, loads of
it, all grooving together in one place according to the simple
rule for all material in the Universe.
Energy cannot be
created of destroyed and annoyingly, it is only obvious as it
changes from one state to another. This means that in a stable
condition not associated with material, it aint visible to us
mere mortals or our equipment. Which then leads us to the
"So what has happened to it?"
OK, letís leave
that question hanging in the air for a while, taking time to
look at what life on this planet (or anywhere else for that
matter) is actually made of.
Take a real good look at
yourself in the mirror and you will see a collection of quite
common chemicals, mixed with rather a lot of water that are
actually not worth very much at all, in financial terms. What
makes you a living being is that you have an additional amount
of energy in your body that requires you to consume food in
order to sustain it. That energy generates quite a lot of
electricity as well, to allow the body to move and sense
things with the nerves. It also enables the amazing
calculations and feats of learning and memory in that strange
analogue computer that is the brain!
When a body dies, the
chemical bits and the water are pretty much the same as ever
BUT,Ö the energy that held it all together ceases to do this
and as a result, itís not long before all the bits fall apart.
That leads us to another question.
"So what has happened to
Hang on, doesnít that sound familiar? Yup,Ö same
question but asked in slightly different contexts and
amazingly, if you ask both versions at the same instant, the
question answers itself for you.
Simple law of physics,
energy cannot be created or destroyed, so it follows that the
energy that was that beingís life, thoughts, emotions,
experience, memories, leaves the body behind and continues to
exist as free energy. Science has a problem with this theory,
it cannot quantify this energy so it says, "It ceases to
Well that sort of canít be, or the whole Universe
would just vanish too. You canít have a rule that explains
everything visible and then just tear it up because the other
calculations donít work outside of life as we know
Actually, bright as he was, Einsteinís theory was only
a theory and only relative to this time and space. Step
outside those rather strict parameters and the whole thing
falls apart. In our environment, finite maths works fine, as
soon as energy ceases to be confined to this finite existence,
our maths canít contain it. The moral of this is to stop
trying to quantify everything in finite terms because some
things just aint finite