Quote:(27/05/2015) - The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.I was actually going to do a writeup on how this parallels contemporary Metaphysical Thought regarding the nature of reality, however this post on Reddit sums it up quite well:
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. Wheeler's experiment then asks -- at which point does the object decide?
Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe wave like behavior (interference) or particle behavior (no interference) depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey. This is exactly what the ANU team found.
"It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it," said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.
Full Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...103110.htm
Quote:We must now accept at least one of the following statements:
- The atom was a particle in one universe, and a wave in another. All possible outcomes occur, but we only live in one universe, so looking back, we always see a past that makes sense.
- The atom was both a particle and a wave. Two contradictory things were true at the same time, until we looked at the atom, at which point one reality collapsed, and one remained as the "truth."
- Information about future decisions travelled backward to inform the atom whether there would be a second gate, allowing the atom to decide whether to be a particle or a wave.
- The atom never passed through the gate at all, until we looked to see whether it did. Events don't actually occur in time. History is spontaneously created backward when we check to see if it's there. If we didn't ask any questions, there wouldn't be any answers, because only our conscious choice to examine reality creates reality at all.
Anton Wilson on Quantum Mechanics:
Seth, channelled by Jane Roberts in the 70's & 80's:
Quote:The apparent boundaries between past, present and future are only illusions caused by the amount of action you can physically perceive, and so it seems to you that one moment exists and is gone forever, and the next moment comes and like the one before also disappears. Everything in the universe exists at one time simultaneously.
Quote:The first words ever spoken still ring through the universe, and in your terms, the last words ever spoken have already been said. The past, present and future only appear to those who exist within three-dimensional reality.
Quote:You take it for granted that present action can change the future, but present actions can also change the past. The past is no more objective or independent from the perceiver than is the present. The electromagnetic connections were largely made by the individual perceiver. The connection can be changed, and such changes are far from uncommon. These changes happen spontaneously on a subconscious basis.
Quote:The past is seldom what you remember it to be, for you have already rearranged it from the instant of any given event. The past is being constantly re-created by each individual as attitudes and associations change. This is an actual recreation, not a symbolic one. The child is indeed still within the man, but he is not the child that "was", for even the child within the man constantly changes.
Bashar, Channeled by Darl Anka Wrote:But do fully grasp the major idea here: you create the past from the present, and not the other way around; the present is the only experiential time in which you ever exist." – Bashar
Alan Watts Wrote:“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” - Alan Watts
"We check and repress the divinity that stirs within us, to fall down and worship the divinity that is dead without us."
-- Henry David Thoreau, 1851
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