Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Theory of Spirituality and A third Quantum State

The Theory of Spirituality and A third Quantum State
A quasi scientific over simplified approach to providing a rudimentary understanding of other plains or dimensions that may exist outside understood physical mass and may not be perceivable from an observable quantum state in a material universe.

Before continuing to read this presentation let me say that what I am presenting here is not a doctrine, or any other religious teaching. It is simply a postulation regarding spirituality and physics that are my thoughts and ideas and are meant to transcend religion and provoke thought. This presentation is not meant to detract from or add to any doctrines, principals, or tenant of faith for any of the myriads of religions that exist in our world today. Religion is a personal matter that is best left to each individual to decide for themselves.  Whether God exists or not has been debated to the extreme throughout history, and each person will have to determine where they stand regarding the existence of God on their own. I only present a theory on the probability of a plain or dimension where the possibility of beings that transcend time and space as well as matter might be viable. How the reader interprets this idea in regards to spirituality and God is up to them.

What is the spiritual plain and does it exist?
Being corporal beings that exist in a physical universe that produces a timeline, we are limited to the perceptions we can obtain from measurable sources that exists within our material space and time.  It is nearly impossible for us to conceive of a dimension where energy or conscientiousness can exist without the need of being tired to mass. Such a dimension would free any existence from time and space and allow all “things” to exist together at once where the past, present, and future could all occur at the same time. 

And yet this type of dimensional opportunity is exactly one of the postulates that Quantum Physics presents when you look at the explanations it provides for the action of atomic and sub-atomic particles. Inside physics theory we find the principal of “Quantum Entanglement”, which says that two “items” can communicate at great distances faster than the speed of light.

A basic explanation of this principal would be if one particle is revolving in a certain direction then its “entangled twin” particle will revolve in the opposite direction. When one particle in the “pair” changes rotation, the other does the same instantly. Never minds why this happens, it is rather mathematically involved and kind of hard to explain with examples, ask Einstein. Trust me, they just do this, I looked it up and actual reproducible scientific experiments prove it, not only with small sub-atomic particles, but also using “tiny” real diamonds

 But this idea presents a real problem for relativity. Einstein considered this a dilemma and a serious problem when it came to matching “classical physics” with “quantum physics”. He called it “Spooky” action at a distance, because it broke his law of relativity that says nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. But when you consider another quantum theory that postulates all possible outcomes exist at once, and only when you “observe” something, does that specific outcome become material, you find a possible answer to this dilemma. 

This quantum physics theory, called “the quantum uncertainty principal” and often referred to as the Schrodinger’s cat theory because of the example he provided to explain the idea, adds some possibilities to explain this. The example says that if you put a cat in a box with a vile of cyanide, when you open the box, the cat will have either broken the vile and thus be dead, or the cat will not have broken the vile and will be alive. But, until the outcome is actually observed, all possibilities of both the dead and alive cat state exist at the same time, and only when you “observe” the state, dead or alive, does it become a material reality for you and the cat. For all you animal lovers, I apologize for the cat, but I didn’t come up with the theory. If I had, it would have been me with a wrapped candy bar in the box, and depending on when you looked, I would have either eaten or not eaten the candy bar.

I would like to propose that there is a “third” state, that which would be “the cat is not there” because it is in between states and not materialized yet. It is in the “leap” state between the two material states. Of course it is actually impossible to “observe” this “leap” state because once “observed” the state changes to one of the possible outcomes. I believe this is why we cannot perceive this state, and that it may exist in a dimension where all things exist at once and are connected. This would explain how “paired entangled items” know the state of the other, because they are in the same place at the same time, which would only be possible if there was just energy or consciousness and no material mass involved. 

This idea presents an interesting concept. What if there are forms of conscious “energy” that reside in a dimension that exists in the “quantum jump state” that is between all quantum material states and is beyond space/time? We would never be able to perceive anything directly as long as were in a material state, and would only be able to see the results of any influence that could be passed between dimensional boundaries by this non-corporal existence. 

Many who believe in “spirituality” speak of a “universal library” or “God Conscious” that contains an accumulation of information and is the sum of all knowledge in the universe. Both Tesla and Einstein spoke of this and are said to have been able to access this “information” through concentrated thought visualization or spiritual meditation if you will. What if the concept we have of God does not come from legends and human writing we have read at all, but from deep inside a spiritual dimension that exists outside of our material perception, one that has been exerting inter dimensional influence over mankind since the beginning of life itself?  

Whether you agree with any of these ideas or not, you will have to agree that this is a though provoking concept and that quantum possibilities exist for inter dimensional "conversations" that may take place outside of our possible material perception. If God exist in another dimensions that we are not able to perceive in our material state that would explain a lot! But just like religion, in science it’s up to you to discover the possibilities and the reality of any scientific theory, so it’s in your hands to determine if you believe this dimension exists or not.

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's 2 AM and I am sitting outside,
listening to the sound of silence.
Not the Simon & Garfunkel kind,
not that dark solitary sadness type,
but the kind that is full of sound.

The chirping of the crickets,
the croaking of the frogs,
the rustling of the tree tops
swaying in the night time breeze,
the crack of a fallen tree branch
as one of nature's nocturnal creatures scampers across the woods floor.
It gives me peace, and allows my mind to wonder.

And when I reflect on the places I have been in life,
the grease and grime coated auto repair shop,
the hot and dusty construction site,
the tiny cubicle with no windows,
the stuffy airplane cabin at 30,000 feet,
the cold and unfriendly motel room on the 37th floor,
there is one certain solitary fact that remains constant.
That fact is that I live in a country where I am free 

to decide each day where I want to be
and I am thankful to those who have sacrificed to keep it that way.

It makes me realize that we all need to do more 

to help keep our country free for all to choose how they want to live
and we all need to speak out, stand up, and try to make a difference

and maybe we need to go to where we are most needed
but for now, I have decided that where I am right now
is right where I am suppose to be.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Dust Bowl

I just saw that PBS is airing a documentary on the Dust Bowl on Nov. 18th 2012. (see: link at bottom)

My mother was in the middle of it of all. She grew up in Commerce Oklahoma and her daddy was a coal miner who died of "Black Lung" when she was around 10. Her family took part in what was referred to by Steinbeck as the "Grapes of Wrath". During the "Dust Bowl" her mom, three older brothers, and her migrated to California to find work.

She told us stories about staying in camps along the way and about her mom crying because she had to leave her favorite rocking chair that was tied to the roof of the car along the side of the road. A bunch of their things they had attached to the car had to be left along the way. When they tried to cross the mountains the car kept overheating and could not make it up the grade because of the extra weight of all the things they were carrying.

It was a very difficult time for my mom's family, and all the rest of the "Okies" that left and went west to find work, dignity, and a better future. I am hoping this documentary will help give me an even better perspective on what they had to go through. Although mom did tell us some things about that time in her life, she never went into much details, I think because it was hard for her to talk about.

But the fact is that I would not be here if that had not happened. After moving to California mom met dad there when he was brought home during WWII for a leave from the Navy by a shipmate who was mom's cousin.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We’ve lost another one of us!

He probably never received many accolades in his lifetime, but Dean HuneyCutt was one of those great American unsung heroes that are often overlooked, one of those so called “little people” that no one hears much about but who are actually the backbone of what makes a country like ours so great. A lot of people believe there are basically two types of people, thinkers, and doers. But Dean was one of those who was both kinds, a thinker and a doer. He was raised from humble beginnings and throughout his life he never really aspired to rise to any socially excepted heights of respect, but never the less he was highly respected by his peers and fellow workers for his ability to decipher and build some of the most difficult steel fabrication designs ever seen.

Those who live in the Charlotte North Carolina area might have seen one of his creations without even knowing it. If you have ever been to Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte, you’ve probably walked on the huge spiral staircase that winds around the lobby. I watched Dean take crude drawings and piece by piece carefully measure, calculate, and clamp together the entire two story 8 foot wide spiral staircase within the confines of a fabrication shop, and then take it all apart and put it up permanently in the Discovery Place lobby. Dean also fabricated the huge spinning disk sculptures that are sitting in the median of Trade Street in downtown Charlotte. Dean’s fabrications are scattered all over the Charlotte area, with a stairs here or a sculpture there, including many frame facades for store fronts.

But his most important qualities were his kindness and generosity. He was the original “help your neighbor” kind of person. I have no doubt that he would have literally given you the shirt off his back if he thought you really needed it!. I have watched over the years as he not only gave money to help others, but more important he gave his time to those who he felt needed his help. He never hesitated to give of himself to both friends and strangers alike. A lot like his belief in a simple life, he had a belief in the simply philosophy that said we should treat other people the way we wanted to be treated. He truly lived by the Golden Rule and not many people can honestly say that about themselves!

One of the greatest people I have ever known passed away Wednesday April 4th 2012. Dean Huneycutt will be greatly missed by his friends and family. However, it is the world that did not know him who has lost the most because it is this world that will miss the love, kindness, and creativity he contributed to it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Great American Divide

It's probably not PC, and it may even tick some people off by saying it, but in my opinion we have reached the point in America where we have developed almost too much diversity in our quest to give everyone the right to hold their opinions scared. Before you say anything, let me point out that we currently have a government of elected officials that can't even agree on a single issue, and instead each defends their own point of view with no options allowed for compromise. I understand the need for those who hold their opinions as truth to vehemently defend what they believe. But there needs to be a point when they do what is best for the good of everyone instead focusing on what is best for the highly vocal and politically active few.

Being an American, and supported by our constitution, we each have to right to live as we want in our own lifestyle, as long as we do not interfere with the rights of others. What this means is that we should be able to live as we want without fear of interference from others who disagree with our lifestyle or beliefs. It does NOT mean that we can impose our opinions on the majority because we believe we are right. When it comes to the good of everyone, we need to realize that our opinions and beliefs should not be the deciding factor in whether we do something together as a country or not. What should be the primary consideration is whether an action is positive and serves the people while furthering our country's position, or is it negative and does it damage our people and our position.

In order to obtain desired freedoms, this country was built around diversity. People from many different faiths, lifestyles, and opinions came together and formed a union that was based on the good of all, and developed through compromise and cooperation. Over the years this direction has been diverted by those who would have us go back to become the type of country we broke away from in the first place. The American revolution took place because the people came together to fight for a place where everyone could follow their own direction while uniting as a fellowship of freedom seekers. Diversity is highly desirable and a positive contribution to the fullness and depth of our collective American ancestry. It should never be used as a heavy handed tool to divide and separate those who make up this union of freedom. But ultimately the choice is ours. We can either work together or fall apart!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Should cannabis prohibition be repealed?

The primary problem with cannabis prohibition is basically the same problem we had with alcohol prohibition. When a majority of the people in a country want something, whether it is legal or not, they will find ways to obtain it even if it has to be obtained through underground means.  The fact is that most people really don’t care how they obtain something they want as long as they can get it, and if they want it bad enough they will go to great lengths to get it.  As a result, the more people want something the greater lengths business oriented people will go to supply it for a profit. It is the law of supply and demand.

According to a United Nations survey there are over 90 million regular users of cannabis. That large of a number does not necessarily mean that those people are right about the use of something that is illegal in most all countries, it only means that they will do whatever is necessary to obtain it. This fact leaves the criminal element to step in and fill the gap between a country’s prohibition laws and those wanting a substance like cannabis that is illegal in their country. The shining example of this is the mob organizations that became so powerful in this country during alcohol prohibition. One has to wonder if we could have avoided all the violence that developed out of organized crime syndicates that came into being then if prohibition had not been enacted.

It seems reasonable to me that instead of spending billions on “The War on Drugs” and still not stemming the tide of cannabis use, we could instead possible be making billions from a controlled and taxed industry of cannabis production.  When we put a young person in prison for cannabis possession we only serve to make them more criminalized and they seem to only learn skills that make them better criminals. When we spend billions on housing, feeding, and maintaining those incarcerated for cannabis possession, we take billions away from those who are starving and living in cardboard shacks, those who could really use our assistance.  In my opinion, we need to re-evaluate our priorities and consider the needs of the many over the prohibition objections of the few.

Finally, hemp, the generic form of cannabis, can be used to make a lot of other products, as they were in the past before prohibition. The fact is that our American classic “Blue Jeans” were originally made from hemp fabric because it is much more resilient and stronger than cotton weaves.  Once cannabis prohibition was enacted, a lot of things that were originally made from hemp were changed and produced from other resources because prohibition made it very difficult to get a permit to grow hemp for commercial uses. Even our founding fathers knew the value of hemp production for raw materials. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had large hemp fields and often referred to them in letters and other writings as being very productive.

Now I realize there is a lot of debate about this issue and that I haven't even touched on the medical side of this issue, and that there are many who will disagree with me vehemently no matter what reasons I may have. However, in my opinion if like those who were against alcohol legalization for ethical or moral reason, you are against cannabis legalization, then my advice to you is don’t use it and avoid any moral dilemmas for yourself. What I would hope that you don’t do is what would be in my opinion costing us more young lives and billions more in tax dollars by keeping it illegal for others who do use cannabis.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

There's a good reason why they say power corrupts.

I'm sure you have heard the phrase: "power corrupts" which is usually followed by: "and absolute power corrupts absolutely". There is a reason why this rings so true. The fact is power can be addictive for most people and that addition can lead to setting no limits in gaining more power. The more powerful a person become, the more power they want to achieve. But when it comes to groups or organizations, that thrust for power tends to grow beyond the people behind it and can become a force in itself. The longer this force is allowed to grow the less control an organization has over its reach. In the end the organization becomes more powerful than its members.

I believe a good example of this can be found in the former religious entertainment and television organization of the PTL Club. It started originally by what I believe to be a naive country bred young couple as an outreach christian ministry. It turned into a power monster that needed to be constantly fed. The reason I understand this situation better than most is because in the 80s I actually lived on the PTL property and worked for the construction company Jim Baker had hired to build his empire. I saw then that those closest to the leadership stood by and watched as the focus changed and the organization's morals were corrupted by the greed of the powerful machine they had built. It had become more important to keep the machine fed than to fulfill the intended purpose the christian organization had been created for in the first place. It was now more important to keep the organization alive than any other goal. The good of the people had been abandoned for to the good of the organization.

In contemplating world politics, it is also a rather sad commentary on the state of our world's governments when a majority of citizens want peace but governments continue to wage war supposedly on their behalf. It really emphasizes the fact that most governments as a form of organization have also grown to become so large and powerful that they believe the opinions of those they represent do not really matter anymore. Whether or not a government represents and serves it citizens no longer matters. What matters is that the government must be fed and maintained. That goal becomes the prime focus of the government and all other goals become secondary. The problem is once this direction has been given some headway, it becomes very difficult to change that direction. The only way I know to change this direction is for one person at a time to stand up and point out the the injustice they have experienced so that together we can take back control of our lives.