This is the first of a series of posts outlining my latest forays towards the point where physics and metaphysics merge,
Let’s begin with what scientists found, all those years ago. We’ll follow them as far into the cosmos as we can and then, when their instruments fail and their calculations falter, we’ll move on to a higher authority and explore further. It will be quite a journey.
So let’s start at the point when science found something impossible – that infamous Double Slit Experiment. You probably know all about it, and if you don’t, You Tube is on hand to explain.
What is important here is that scientists were able to see, for the first time, what happened when a beam of electrons, or even a single electron, was fired at their apparatus.
They talked and talked, calculated and calculated for all they were worth and finally, early in the twentieth century, the Copenhagen Interpretation was thrashed out. It was unwieldy, ugly and the equations didn’t look good. Bitter words were spoken. Einstein insisted that God didn’t play dice, Schrödinger created a paradoxical theoretical cat to point up the craziness of the whole thing, but they had the only conclusion they could find: The electron, once fired, behaved as a wave; it was travelling everywhere at once until it was observed. At that point its wave function collapsed and, of all those myriad potentials, just one particle remained for the scientists to measure.
We move forward now to the 1950s and a young Princetown PhD student called Hugh Everett III. He was working in the mysterious quantum realm that had been puzzling and frustrating many of the greatest minds of the twentieth century for several decades. Hugh’s theory was radical, elegant and utterly preposterous. He proposed that the only logical way to explain the superposition of an object which apparently collapsed into a single place once it was observed was for the superposition to continue, taking multiple aspects of the hapless observer into a range of parallel worlds – one for each position of the tiny object. No collapsing required – just an endless expansion of worlds.
Hugh’s theory became known as the Many-Worlds Interpretation and, if scientists had been unhappy with Copenhagen, they positively hated this new theory. Most refused to give it any attention at all and found this counter-intuitive, profligate creation of endless worlds each time a choice was made to be the most wasteful, pointless idea ever proposed. For years it was relegated to little more than a footnote in scientific journals, despite Hugh’s faultless calculations.
I found Everett’s ideas difficult to stomach but remained slightly disturbed by Bohr’s Copenhagen Interpretation. That was when my young friend William stepped in. As mentioned in my previous post (and many others on this blog), he is a remarkable young man with access to what he once described as a map of all the atoms in the universe. He KNOWS things. They pop, almost unbidden, into his mind and once he realised that I was interested in them, he kindly compiled them into a series of articles. (I later gathered some into a slim book called The Words of William: Volume 1, which we self-published on Amazon.)
This is what he had to say about the issue:
There is almost an infinite number of universes in existence. The number is constantly increasing and for as long as one universe exists they will continue to increase. Every time an event occurs a universe will be created. A universe will be created for every possible outcome of an event. For example, if one was taking a walk and for whatever reason turned left, another universe will be automatically created where the person did not turn left. There would be universes where one turned right, one stood still, one carried on straight and for every other possibility. These universes would be identical to the original universe up to the point where the event took place. After the event these universes could differ slightly or to an extent beyond imagination. The process of creating universes would continue to occur in the new universes created for every event to proceed from the initial creation event… This is an occurrence which occurs automatically all the time and beyond the knowledge of most people. There is nothing necessarily wrong with this; it is simply a part of life.
Recently I have been seeking to understand all of this at the deepest level possible. I used my pendulum to connect with a higher dimensional source who would be able to answer my questions. This being graciously agreed to answer my queries about the nature of reality.
So, I asked, are there really these many worlds, or universes?
My source said that the ideas put forward by Everett and my young friend were largely correct. It was just that their explanations didn’t quite go far enough.
I asked what was missing, and how Everett’s ‘worlds’ should be described.
The answer I received was this:
HIS WORLDS ARE DARK MATTER
Back I went to the internet. Of all the matter in the universe, 85% is classified as Dark Matter and it baffles scientists. Again, You Tube told me what I needed to know to carry on.
Gradually, I began to understand. Every time an event occurs – like that little electron being fired at the double slit or the person turning left – we see one outcome and all the others possible results create new worlds that reside in the ever-expanding realms of Dark Matter. Our scientists can’t access it or measure it, but it’s all there.
A new realisation came to me. “The Dark Matter must be conscious, then.”
IT IS CONSCIOUSNESS. EACH CHOICE EXPANDS IT.
And suddenly, to me at least, the whole process made sense. No longer did these many-worlds seem wasteful or pointless. Every choice, every observation, every event leads not to a single outcome but to an exponential increase in consciousness and the probabilities that fill our cosmos.