The Bible says that God created Heaven and Earth. That is true in the context of what mankind has been given knowledge of. The Bible also says that Man cannot fathom the extent of the Creator’s realm. It is beyond the mind of any human being to comprehend. It seems to follow then that when we talk of our Creator or in abbreviated form God, it is from the human experience and knowledge we can glean from our new lighted universe. In the Preface is a simple and perhaps entirely incorrect version of what happened before the Big Bang. I do not believe it is wrong in any sense to think about things like this or to even conjure up one’s own concept of what may have happened before space and time or as we call it “The Big Bang.”
What does matter is that somehow and at some time the black wilderness, without time and space, came alive. Everything that happened from that moment has led us to the moment in space and time where the human being was brought forth on the planet Earth. It was at that moment that destiny was written not just about mankind but about the battle between the good and bad, the devil and God.
As a scientist I follow closely what others in my community have to say about how the universe as we know it was created, who created it and even where and when and how it may end? I am particularly fascinated about what happens to each of us human beings when our mortal body is turned back to dust. In other words, what will heaven really be like?
I am fascinated by what other scientists have to say about the bible and the dawning of mankind. It is interesting to see how so many scientific “discoveries” almost always point back to what the Bible says about them. I am as certain as one can be that the hand of God , as I understand God, has only allowed humans an understanding of how the universe works when they have shown that they can handle the truth of it all. I am convinced that we humans know only a little and that we will never know all.
I owe a great deal to people like Hugh Ross who so eloquently lays out the connections between the Bible and our scientific endeavors. I must admit that my knowledge is “synthetic” in that it has to do with electricity, electrons, computers and the bits and bytes reflecting yes/no and on/off or ones and zeros. But I do understand the concepts and the assumptions and theories behind most of the science being related to the genesis of the universe and where it is all going.
One item I see that has not been discussed and I believe may be a key element in getting a grasp on how we humans may be tied together in human form and the hereafter. In the last year or so scientific knowledge took a giant leap when the “spooky at a distance” statement by Einstein was given credence not once but many times by differing groups across the globe. What these experiments proved was that one particle turning at a high rate of seed in a left or fright rotation and be intertwined with another particle instantly at distances across the universe and at a speed exceeding that of the speed of light. The other particle would take the opposite rotation but be at the same speed. Not much later others found that a particle could be intertwined with many particles. Here is a summary of what I have found thus far.
For the first time, scientists have managed to show quantum entanglement – which Einstein famously described as “spooky action at a distance” – happening between macroscopic objects, a major step forward in our understanding of quantum physics.
Quantum entanglement links particles in a way that they instantly affect each other, even over vast distances. On the surface, this powerful bond defies classical physics and, generally, our understanding of reality, which is why Einstein found it so spooky. But the phenomenon has since become a cornerstone of modern technology.
Still, up until now quantum entanglement has only been demonstrated to work at the smallest of scales, in systems based on light and atoms, for example.
Any attempt to increase the sizes has caused problems with stability, with the slightest of environmental disturbances breaking the connection.
But new research changes all of this, by demonstrating that this ‘spooky action’ can indeed be a reality between massive objects.
We’re not talking massive in the black hole sense but in the macroscopic sense – two 15-micrometre-wide vibrating drum heads.
And the next step will be to test whether those vibrations are being teleported between the two objects.
“Our work qualitatively extends the range of entangled physical systems and has implications for quantum information processing, precision measurements, and tests of the limits of quantum mechanics,” write the researchers.
Building on research stretching back to 2014, the new experiments used two vibrating drumheads to represent massive objects, or massive mechanical oscillators to use the technical term.
Each one was 15-micrometres in diameter, about the width of a human hair. Not massive to us, but massive compared to the atomic scales previously used to demonstrate quantum entanglement – each drumhead was composed of trillions of atoms.
To achieve their results, the team cooled a superconducting electrical circuit to just above absolute zero, about -273 degrees Celsius (-459.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This was then controlled and measured using weak microwave fields.
Through the application of microwaves, the drumheads on the circuit were able to vibrate at a high ultrasound frequency, producing the vibrations that formed the peculiar quantum state that had Einstein scratching his head about in the 1930s.
“It is, of course, immensely satisfying to see the vision that you have laid out come to fruition, and exciting to imagine where experiments like this might ultimately lead, and what fundamental insights and technological development they might ultimately yield,” says one of the team, Matt Woolley from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
The extremely low temperatures and the circuit’s electrical fields removed all forms of disturbance and interference from the drumheads, leaving only the quantum mechanical vibrations behind.
Another impressive feat was keeping the entangled state for almost half an hour – previous experiments have struggled to reach fractions of a second.
Now that this breakthrough has been made at a scale approaching what we can see with the naked eye, it has the potential to lead to all kinds of new discoveries in the field: from how gravity and quantum mechanics work together, to the possibility of teleporting mechanical vibrations across entangled objects.
“The next step is to demonstrate teleportation of the mechanical vibrations,” says Woolley. “In teleportation, the physical properties of an object can be transmitted using the channel of `spooky action’.”
Einstein himself described it as like two halves of the same coin, split up: if you have heads, the other half must be tails, even if it’s millions of light-years away.
“In quantum teleportation, properties of physical bodies can be transmitted across arbitrary distances using the channel of ‘spooky action at a distance’,” says one of the team, Caspar Ockeloen-Korppi from Aalto University in Finland.
I have pondered the significance of these intertwined particles. I wonder if those particles are able to pass data and information between them. When do the particles actually come into being and when are these particles intertwined? Are the particles only part of the human experience or perhaps there are specific particles for specific entities such as pets, etc. Or maybe even extra-terrestrials?
I am not a physicist and my mathematical skills are well below even a sophomore math student. But I can understand in general terms what the physicist’ try to explain about their theories. The moment I hear or read a physicist telling me that there is no God, no Creator, I tune them out. I have seen what my God can do to and for us mere humans including myself. And to be honest, I would rather believe and trust in my God and then find out when my mortal body goes away that there is no God, than to ignore or deny God and then find out that there is such an entity.
So much for the deviation from how, perhaps, we humans are tied together for what we consider eternity. Once I considered the possibilities of each of us having at least one of those “spooky at a distant” particles within us, several questions arose.
•Are we born with this particle (or multiple particles)?
•If we are born with this particle then the particle is not from us but is transferred to us. That would mean that the particle existed before us.
•What if the particle is created at the time of conception? After all what happens to the female body at that moment of conception? Is there not a test now that proves that something happens at that moment and that we can actually measure it, test for it, and let the woman know she is now pregnant?
•If this particle is created what is it created from? If it is created from a woman’s body then perhaps scientists one day will be able to mimic that. I sincerely hope they do not.
•If this particle is created at conception then does it have the properties that Einstein thought were so spooky? Does it spin in one direction or another? Is the particle created in one woman spinning at the same speed and the same direction as all other particles being created?
•If this particle starts to spins does it immediately intertwine with another particle located somewhere throughout the cosmos?
•If this particle spins does it spins at the correct speed and direction to be able to make the intertwining possible?
•Where did these particles come from and who created them? Maybe it is that the particles are indeed created in the female human body at time of conception from a combination of chemicals in her body and chemicals from the male sperm? That would certainly answer the question of why such a particle is uniquely passed from the female of the human race into the body of the embryo whether male or female.
•I think that each of us of the human race have one and only one such extremely unique particle. I look at it as similar but much more complicated than a Bluetooth device that can communicate with other Bluetooth devices at the same frequency yet still have a singular ID.
My head hurts! And now other scientists have come up with the possibility that a particle can be intertwined with multiple particles. Actually that is a great thought. After all does not every human being have others in their families who have gone before them into the vastness of the cosmos or into what we call Heaven? Now research has opened up the possibility that particles can be intertwined or entangled.
Einstein famously derided as “spooky action at a distance” one of the most bizarre elements of quantum theory—the way that measuring one member of an entangled pair of particles seems to instantaneously change the state of its counterpart, even if that counterpart particle is on the other side of the galaxy. This was abhorrent to Einstein, because it suggests information might be transmitted between the particles faster than light, breaking the universal speed limit set by his theory of special relativity. Instead, he and others posited, perhaps the entangled particles somehow shared “hidden variables” that are inaccessible to experiment but would determine the particles’ subsequent behavior when measured. In 1964 the physicist John Bell devised a way to test Einstein’s idea, calculating a limit that physicists could statistically measure for how much hidden variables could possibly correlate with the behavior of entangled particles. If experiments showed this limit to be exceeded, then Einstein’s idea of hidden variables would be incorrect.
Ever since the 1970s “Bell tests” by physicists across ever-larger swaths of spacetime have shown that Einstein was indeed mistaken, and that entangled particles do in fact surpass Bell’s strict limits. The most definitive test arguably occurred in the Netherlands in 2015, when a team at Delft University of Technology closed several potential “loopholes” that had plagued past experiments and offered slim-but-significant opportunities for the influence of hidden variables to slip through. That test, though, involved separating entangled particles by scarcely more than a kilometer. With Micius’s transmission of entangled photons between widely separated ground stations, Pan’s team has now performed a Bell test at distances a thousand times greater. Just as before, their results confirm that Einstein was wrong. The quantum realm remains a spooky place—although no one yet understands why.
Now it starts to make some sense to me. When I am conceived, my particle, unique to me out of all the billions of human beings past, present and future is created. Dependent on the speed and angular velocity of my particle, there will be a small to large intertwining with the particles of those past and present family members. Maybe that is why twins have so much connection with each other; their particles are intertwined in a manner that allows for a tighter and larger connection to each other.
But how do these particles communicate with each other? The scientists seem to be saying that they have an instant communication channel with another particle all the way across the cosmos. They can seemingly communicate at more than the speed of light which Einstein says is impossible. Of course, it is within the realm of our universe as we see it. But remember that the first phase of the Universe, as it is now theorized, could have been so small that we could not have seen it and the universe could have been larger than what we see through our most powerful space telescopes. Yet because there was no space or time as we know it as humans, communication between particles through seemingly empty space was possible in less than a second of our time.
What if our universe as we can see it and understand it (as humans) contains more than we can imagine? Scientists tell us that there is dark matter and dark energy but we have never seen either one. Perhaps, just perhaps, dark matter is part of the “net” holding the Phase One Universe together. Maybe dark energy is the gentle hand directing every thought towards a purposeful objective? Perhaps there really is a folding universe where the opposite ends can touch each other thus enabling what seems like instant communications.
However the “spooky particle” communicates will be a long lasting puzzle to solve. It will certainly take a long time, in our understanding, to come up with a new mathematical equation to express what dark matter, dark energy act and react and their impact on our visible universe is. At this point I am content to accept the theory that such particles do indeed exist and can therefore communicate instantly with others.
Next I start to think about how these particles pass along their information. Is there some encoding within each particle that allows an intertwined particle to relate to the other particle or particles? This brings up more questions which we may have to wait for answers to.
•Does one particle have to rotate at an exact speed as the particle(s) they intertwine with? If not then how do such particle(s) know if they have intertwined with the correct particle(s)?
•Do all particles rotate at the 180 degree relationship with the intertwined particle(s)? If not then what is the minimum and maximum deviation between the two particles before the intertwining stops. For example can a particle whose rotation is 15 degrees to right of 90 degree axis and rotating at the same speed but in opposite direction, intertwine with a particle rotating at 70 degrees to right of 90 degrees?
•If a particle can intertwine with multiple particles. Do they all have to be with identical IDs or can they be from particles say of a cousin or even from a complete stranger? Again I think of the Bluetooth device with its frequency and impended code. Maybe, it is more like the coding of the Internet Protocol (IP) in which every message reflects who sent it (where it is from) and where it is to go. Of course this is assuming that such a protocol can handle the trillions of messages per microsecond (A wild guess from a human being).
Next question is “what are the messages these articles pass along between themselves and others?” It does not seem plausible that all these particles simply turn and twist and intertwine with other particles just for fun or as part of a cosmic game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Here is where it gets weird.
What if the only thing passed between these particles is a positive thought and feeling of belonging. Some may call this true love and that is a good way of looking at it. Others may call it a feeling of being connected to a Higher Power choosing out personal name for that power. Whatever it is it seems to be designed for us humans and not just at the time of our death or beyond that death.
How many of you have had dreams or even day thoughts of a loved one, family or friend that died? I have had both. Because of my walking a spiritual path through life (most days), I have come to look forward to those moments for they have become a way of remembering with love one of those special people in my mortal life. Where do these thoughts and memories come from? Maybe, just maybe, they are the thoughts from an intertwined particle that reaches us at exactly the moment it is needed. Then our human brain takes over and evokes a feeling. Perhaps it is our particle that sends a message to our intertwined particles that we need a thought or two from a loved one or even loved ones.
If those intertwined particles are revolving exactly opposite of our particles, then what happens to our particles upon death? Does that particle stop and turn in the opposite direction? That was my first thought: Our personal particle spins at a certain speed in a certain direction until death and then it must stop and turn in the opposite direction and the same speed. That seems to be way to complex. If anything, regardless of what a scientist may say, our universe is actually very simple. It follows simple rules. It is just that we have not yet been given the answer to our numerous questions about how it all works.
What would it look like if every human particle spun in whatever direction it was coded for at the moment of conception? Could it be that our DNA has a code for that direction and speed of spin of our particle? Does not our DNA have information already encoded in it that traces our lineage reflecting where we came from and who we were made from? Could all of this be that simple? Why not?
What is the human feeling these intertwined thoughts evoke in us? This is perhaps a very personal feeling to every human. If one thinks of the new born child who just days into its life dies, then what possible feeling could it have? If they were blessed to be born to loving parent(s) they would have a feeling of love and of belonging. Even if they never had those loving parents but just a nurse to hold them their particle, created at conception, would have the DNA of its parents and that of its ancestors. So they may not ever know what this thing we call love it. However they would have some small but significant feeling of belonging. That seems to be inherent in humans with the exception of those incapable of feelings.
All of these scientific studies and their results are nice to know but they have not shown an entanglement of but a few particles. That is certainly not enough to count for all of the human beings of the past, present and future. Well now there is hope that such a feat is certainly possible.
In a feat of quantum one-upmanship, two teams of scientists have staked new claims of linking whopping numbers of atoms at the quantum level.
Researchers from Geneva demonstrated quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms, smashing the previous record of about 3,000 entangled atoms (SN Online: 3/25/2015). Meanwhile, scientists from Canada and the United States used a similar technique to entangle over 200 groups of a billion atoms each. The teams published their results online March 14 in a pair of papers posted at arXiv.org.
Through quantum entanglement, seemingly independent particles become intertwined. Entangled atoms can no longer be considered separate entities, but make sense only as part of a whole — even though the atoms may be far apart. The process typically operates on small scales, hooking up tiny numbers of particles, but the researchers convinced atoms to defy that tendency.
“It’s a beautiful result,” says atomic physicist Vladan Vuletić of MIT, who was part of the team that previously demonstrated the 3,000-atom entanglement. Quantum effects typically don’t appear at the large scales that humans deal with every day. Instead, particles’ delicate quantum properties are smeared out through interactions with the messy world. But under the right conditions, quantum effects like entanglement can proliferate. “What this work shows us is that there are certain types of quantum mechanical states that are actually quite robust,” Vuletić says.
Both teams demonstrated entanglement using devices known as “quantum memories.” Consisting of a crystal interspersed with rare-earth ions — exotic elements like neodymium and thulium — the researchers’ quantum memories are designed to absorb a single photon and reemit it after a short delay. The single photon is collectively absorbed by many rare-earth ions at once, entangling them. After tens of nanoseconds, the quantum memory emits an echo of the original photon: another photon continuing in the same direction as the photon that entered the crystal.
By studying the echoes from single photons, the scientists quantified how much entanglement occurred in the crystals. The more reliable the timing and direction of the echo, the more extensive the entanglement was. While the U.S.-Canadian team based its measurement on the timing of the emitted photon, the Swiss team focused on the direction of the photon.
The quantum memories used to entangle the atoms aren’t new technologies. “The experiments are not complicated,” says physicist Erhan Saglamyurek of the University of Alberta in Canada, who was not involved with the research. Instead, the advance is mainly in the theoretical physics the researchers established to quantify the entanglement that was expected to arise inside such quantum memories. This allowed them to actually prove that such large numbers of particles were entangled, Saglamyurek says.
Scientists from the two research teams declined to comment, as the papers reporting the work are still undergoing peer review by a journal.
The results don’t have any obvious practical use. Instead, the work grows out of technology that is being developed for its potential applications: Quantum memories could be used in quantum communication networks to allow for storage of quantum information.
Eventually, physicists hope to push weird quantum effects to larger and larger scales. For quantum entanglement, “it would be a dream if you could make that visible to the naked eye,” says quantum physicist Jakob Reichel of École Normale Supérieure in Paris. The latest results don’t go that far.
“It’s not a revolution,” Reichel says. But, “I think it helps us [get] a better feeling for entangled states.”
Citations
P. Zarkeshian et al. Entanglement between more than two hundred macroscopic atomic ensembles in a solid. arXiv:1703.04709. Posted March 14, 2017.
F. Fröwis et al. Experimental certification of millions of genuinely entangled atoms in a solid. arXiv:1703.04704. Posted March 14, 2017.