The Nature of the Universe

Our Universe
One amazing discovery made by quantum physicists was that if you break matter down into its smallest components you reach a point where those components, electrons, protons and so on no longer behave as objects.

Although an electron behaves sometimes as if it were a compact little particle, it was found that it literally possesses no dimension.

Another discovery physicists made is that an electron can be either a particle or a wave.

It can also become a cloud of energy and behave as if it were a wave spread out over space.

In its wave form you can fire it at a barrier in which two slits have been cut and go through both slits simultaneously.

The electron therefore can be either a particle or a wave.

All subatomic particles behave this way; light, x-rays, radio waves, they can all change from waves to particles and back again.

Subatomic particles are now considered to be both waves and particles and physicists believe that this is the basic stuff from which the universe is made.

The most amazing thing about this is that there is convincing evidence that the only time energy turns into particles is when we are looking at them.

Physicists therefore believe today that the universe is a ceaselessly flowing soup of energy which turns into ordinary reality only when we look at it.


In the 1940's at Berkeley physicists studying electrons in a plasma found that electrons stopped behaving as individuals and started behaving as if they were part of a larger and interconnected whole.

The plasma constantly regenerated itself and enclosed all impurities in a wall in the same way that a biological creature might encase a foreign substance in a cyst.

It seemed that entire oceans of particles were behaving as if they knew what trillions of others were doing: instantaneously,no matter how far away they were from each other.

Classical science had always viewed the state of the universe as a whole as merely the result of the interaction of its parts; quantum mechanics now however, indicates that the behaviour of the parts is actually organized by the whole.

To carry this analogy one step further: it seems that Man therefore is not an isolated accident in the Universe, but was knowingly created by a seemingly living and communicating Universe.

It seems that the Universe, i.e.the quantum wholeness of activity is closer to the organized unity of functioning of the parts of a living being than it is merely a put together well - running machine.