Beyond the curtains of perception (Part I)
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:17 PM
There are two kinds of realities: The perceptive one and the physical one. The reality based on perception is what the brain interprets internal signals as, often based on sensoring organs inside and outside the body. Now remember, that the human brain (and other animal's) are the result of unbelievable many years of evolution and exists to make the organism to survive so that it can reproduce, not to understand the Universe. We all know that the brain "filters" input data so that only the relevant of the situation comes into mind. Know that this occurs only at the brains own terms and not the concious mind. For example, you can search for something, it lies right beneath your nose, but can't find it. Then, you ask someone to help you and suddenly, he/she seems to just pick it out from thin air where you just searched and it seems like magic. Fact is, the object you searched for always was there. It just didn't reach your concious mind (although it did reach the sub-concious mind). If one person percepts something others don't, it's called stupidity, hallucination or even insanity. If collective minds percepts the same thing, it's called reality.
The second reality, the physical one, is the one we are trying to interpret using tools like physics, quantum mechanics etc. It's the Universe we can't see or sense in any way which we are trying to understand. Note that when we understand a physical phenomenom we don't truly understand it's true nature, only the interpretation of it. This is important to keep in mind when experimenting and trying to understand physics (if you want to take a glimpse of the true Universe). With that in mind we can go on to the more interesting stuff.
Remember to let go of your mind's sense of reality. Don't try to understand what I am going to say while holding on to your perception of reality. Just drop your reality, so to speak.
First of all we must define for ourselves the most basic component in the Universe: energy. What is energy? To me, energy are multi-dimensional waves in the void. Forget about space-time and dimensions as containers. Energy defines it's own room and time. Dimensions and time are both properties of the wave. That's why time is relative, as Einstein theorized and other physics later proved. Now, lets explain mass. What is mass? To me, mass is the same thing as energy. It just got some special properties because of the high concentration of energy. Mass got gravity, it's own time and others.
First we explain gravity. What is gravity? Heard of "radiation pressure"? If not, that's what they use on solar sails. Photons are carriers of energy, or more precise, they ARE energy. When a photon collides with a reflective surface, the photon (as a wave) will invert it's phase and one of Newton's laws will apply. The photon will "push" the surface forward. The principle of a solar sail.
Now think gravity as a pushing force instead of a pulling force. Background-radiation is everywhere. Because of the mass' intensive concentration of energy, the background-radiation will push every atom or molecule it collides with. Because the pressure occurs from every direction, it will always pull atoms and molecules together. In the case of a large body of mass, for example a planet, the planet is spherical because of the same effect that makes waterbubbles spherical in shape (pressure from all directions). As the mass gets more and more intensive and thick, the pressure will increase. But come mass gather like they do? How can a piece of rock "know" that another piece of rock pulls it? The answer is pretty obvious, with some thinking.
o ---------------- o
o = is a rock and
- = distance
Because the background-radiation is everywhere it will push the rocks from every direction. Because some radiation is divided between the two masses (the radiation between the rocks), the force pushing the rocks in the opposite direction of eachother will be a little weaker than the force pushing it from the other directions. Thus, an acceleration will occur in the direction to eachother, which we have named gravity!
With gravity explained, we can go on and explain time. Time is the measurement for measuring a sequence of events and occurances. Time is also relative to speed and is a property of every particle (I hate that name, but it's the name, so what can I do?) or groups of interacting particles (e.g mass). That's why an object traveling in the speed of light will have it's time stopped and observers will experience their own rate of time, as they usually do. Time is most often described as an extra dimension (extra, relative to the ones we can "see"). If time is a dimension, and time is a property of particle(s), then they must also define it's own room? Space-time doesn't exist then and the Universe is not infinite, because there isn't unlimited energy or mass (assuming the Universe is a sealed system), according to the energy-principle where energy can't be created or destroyed.
(Will be continued in Part II)
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