An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Confluence Science of High Science and Spirituality!

Here are some portions from the book “Strange Matters” and the last one is from “The Tao of Physics” and some quotes from other books. Read these carefully! I will later post some stuff from the spiritual literature also… that will kind of explain the same stuff but in Spiritual lingo!

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“The discovery by Zwicky that visible matter accounts for only a tiny fraction of all mass in the Universe may turn out to have been one of the most profound new insights produced by scientific exploration during the 20th century.”

– Sidney van den Bergh
“The Early History of Dark Matter”

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In Einstein’s relativity the world is still the same when you interchange space and time. In supersymmtery, the world is still the same when you interchangematter with force. Its this deep symmetry between matter and force that gives SUSY (super symmetry) the power to create new particles beyond those found in the standard model.

SUSY’s assertion of force-matter symmetrysuggests that in some way, force and matter are just two aspects of the same thing.

Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (which included Gravity)was at odds with conservation of energy – Emmy Noether found out that if we considered big enough region of space then the principle held. She also found out that key to Energy conservation was an important symmetry in nature. And, in fact, she found any conservation law owes its power to the symmetry principle.

So in the Standard Model, electromagnetic forces become just one form of a more fundamental “electroweak” force. The massless photon transmits electromagnetism. But the particles transmitting the weak force, the W and the Z, are very massive. At some point in the history of the universe, the W and Z and photon all weighed the same, but then that symmetry was broken. Even earlier, scientists surmise, all forces were equal in strength, and the particles transmitting them were all equal in mass. But as the Universe cooled, the symmetries were broken to produce the four different strength forces in the Universe today, much in the same way cooling steam produces three different versions of H2O.

– Tom Siegfried
“Strange Matters”.

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Again in the standard view, there is no “before”the big bang. One way of looking at it is to think of Universe as beginning as a point – no size at all – where the matter-energy content of everything that would become the universe was indefinitely dense. The Universe began – time began – when that point stated to grow.

Its hard to visualize three dimensions of space growing out of a point, but its a little easier to imagine two dimensions growing in this way, as on surface of the Earth.

… One way of viewing all this is to say that time is just an illusion based on the way our senses and brains perceive the things. Everything, all of space and all of time, exists all at once, everywhere. We just move through different points on the time dimension the way a ship moves through the latitudes and longitude on the ocean. When a ship is near the North Pole, the circumference of the Earth is very small; for anybody observing the universe at a time coordinate shortly after the big bang, the universe would be very small.

– Tom Siegfried
“Strange Matters”.

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Quintessance is no other than a qality of which we cannot by our reason find out the cause.

– Montaigne.

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“It now seems possible that we, the Earth and, indeed, the entire visible universe are stuck on a membrane in a higher-dimensional space, like dust particles that are trapped on a soap bubble.

– Steven Abel and John March – Russell
“The Search for Extra Dimension”

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A Lama – who referred to himself as a “Master of sound” and gave her the following account of his view of matter.

All things are aggregations of atoms that dance and by their movements produce sounds. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes. Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound, at every movement, creates dense and subtle forms.

Fritjof Capra
“The Tao of Physics”.

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