By now, if you have followed my eclectic blog for a while, you know that I like to visualize and connect dots together. I call these musings my “Theory of Everything”.
I love theories. Especially conspiracy theories. Boy, can those people connect some dots! I find them fascinating, and surprisingly, if you follow their big sites, you will see their conspiracy theory plots on many of the best shows. They are a well-kept source of inspiration for plot mongers everywhere. But, if one follows them for some time, one will naturally see that they are closer to the truth then “mainstream ANYONE” would ever want you to believe. So I do follow them, and appreciate these people’s ability to connect one event to another.
This is a post on Theories. Specifically, one of mine. Not a conspiracy one, sorry, I’m not that creative. My hope for this post is twofold: that you leave with an appreciation of the work I did (I did a lot on this one!) and that you appreciate the idea of Interesting Theories, whether you think mine is “off the wall” or not.
In 1971, a sociologist named Murray Davis published a groundbreaking paper on what makes a Theory interesting that opened with these two lines:
“It has long been thought that a theorist is considered great because his theories are true, but this is false. A theorist is considered great, not because his theories are true, but because they are interesting.”
“Ideas expand the mind, even when they are not correct, for they get us thinking in new ways that sometimes lead us to an answer we least expect.” Author: Me 🙂
My post will discuss life and creation and the four forces of nature via a Christian perspective using and unifying known scientific principles. But I go way beyond the Bible into gravity and quantum physics. I have my own ideas about the “unknown force” that ties all four together. Hopefully you will be intrigued and go Hmmm…..
Gen 1:1 The heavens DECLARE the glory of God…..poetic or literal? Genesis Chapter One also says that GOD SPOKE and created life. Taking this as a basis, I propose the following hypothesis.
We know that there are four forces of nature:
1. Gravity – This force acts between all mass in the universe and it has an infinite range.
2. Electromagnetic – This acts between electrically charged particles. Electricity, magnetism, and light are all produced by this force and it also has an infinite range.
3. The Strong Force – This force binds neutrons and protons together in the cores of atoms and is a short-range force.
4. Weak Force – This causes Beta decay (the conversion of a neutron to a proton, an electron and various particles are formed by strong interactions but decay via weak interactions. Like the strong force, the weak force is also short-range.
I read about string theory several years ago–the idea that all life is made of tiny particles that vibrate, potentially making a chorus of resonant sounds that move everything, I looked at this verse in a new light.
What if the heavens are really, literally declaring the glory of God via tiny particles that “sing” and vibrate?
Could resonance be a force? Is there proof that resonance can move items? There is!
We know that glass can shatter with voice alone. So even low-level acoustic resonance can cause explosive forces on certain fragile items. But there are two types of resonance: mechanical and acoustic resonance.
Every object has a unique natural frequency of vibration. A periodic force occurring at the same frequency as the natural frequency of vibration of an object may cause the object to vibrate. This is called mechanical resonance. The force and the object being affected must come into physical contact for mechanical resonance to occur. Mechanical resonance may cause objects to fail. In certain applications, particularly in civil and mechanical engineering, an understanding of mechanical resonance is essential to prevent the failure of materials. Source: Saskatchewan Education
The Bible states that the walls of Jericho fell from acoustic and mechanical resonance forces. Specifically, after six consecutive days of Israelites marching around the walls once daily, 7 specialized horns sounded at once, then an unknown number of Israelites shouted immediately after, toppling the walls. Science has studied this story in recent years as technology has advanced. David Lubmin, and acoustical scientist, calculated that 177 decibel would be required to bring a bronze age wall down. Seven Jewish horns were measured at 103 decibel. He says that sound “pushes and pulls at an object”. So resonance can cause items to fall and break apart. The KC Chiefs stadium was recently measured at 137 decibel. The stadium seats 76,416. Recognizing that decibel’s aren’t cumulative, I would love someone to figure out the number of persons shouting with the Jewish horns to create the 177 required, factoring in the Jewish horns. I believe it can be done, after all, while no actual number exists, simple arithmetic from Jacob’s original sons, assuming 15 generations and 2 children per generation, shows that there could have been up to 2 million Israelites after their 400 year sojourn in Egypt.
What if this was made possible by combining mechanical and acoustic resonance?
Think about this: An unknown number of persons marching lockstep six times (once daily), over a space of six days, around a city wall constructed of baked mud: mechanical resonance weakening brick. Then an unknown number of persons marching lockstep around the same walls seven times in a single day: mechanical resonance. A unified blast from the ram’s horns as an unknown number of people raise their voices and yell in unison: a shattering blast of acoustic resonance to walls weakened over a week’s worth of mechanical resonance. (Help from Squidoo.com)
We know that Tesla, possibly the greatest unrecognized scientist of the 20th century, caused earthquakes in New York with his experiments on resonance. The famous story, cited in Wikipedia relates the event: “Nikola Tesla established a laboratory in New York. While experimenting with mechanical oscillators, he allegedly generated a resonance of several buildings causing complaints to the police. As the speed grew he hit the resonance frequency of his own building and belatedly realizing the danger he was forced to apply a sledge-hammer to terminate the experiment, just as the astonished police arrived.”
We know that Tesla drove a specialized vehicle without a combustion engine or any fossil fuel using what he called “either”. Did he tap into resonance? All his work (and the car) was immediately confiscated as soon as he died by the government. Intriguing…..science is now only beginning to understand his experiments, and he is now respected where he was vilified during his lifetime. A man beyond his time.
But could the push and pull of resonance also relate to gravity and quantum physics?
Going a bit further into theoretical physics, what if resonance is the unknown and sought after combining force that ties electromagnetism, theory of relativity (forces of gravity) and quantum theory together? Could resonance at certain decibel cause chaos at the quantum level, and gravity on a macro level? Could resonance cause electromagnetism? Is this what Tesla tapped into to make his car work without a mechanical engine?
So potentially, resonance can cause explosion, movement (possibly chaotic at the quantum level) and implosion. What if it causes gravity?
I read an account of the famous physicist Richard Feynman came up with a seamless quantum theory of gravity in the 1960s. It looks much like the quantum theories of the other forces. Just as photons convey the force of electromagnetism, particles called gravitons convey the force of gravity. Where the forces differ is that electromagnetism behaves in essentially the same simple way on all scales, varying only in its general strength, whereas gravity becomes increasingly rococo as you zoom into microscopic scales—signaling that the theory eventually gives way to a deeper one such as string theory or loop quantum gravity.
Einstein did not believe in a personal God. But he did believe in Intelligent Design, stating, “God is a mystery. But a comprehensible mystery. I have nothing but awe when I observe the laws of nature. There are not laws without a lawgiver, but how does this lawgiver look?” One of the greatest mathematical minds understood that the laws that governed nature are from an intelligent design.
I am not a mathematician. But I love Theoretical Physics. It blows my mind, not so hard to do, after all I am brain-damaged from medical illness. But the astounding IDEAS make me believe ever more that an Incomprehensible Mind is behind the mysteries of the Universe. My musings, as noted above, makes ME go Hmmmm……and perhaps it will intrigue you as well.
In summary, consider that the heavens may truly be singing and unifying all the forces together, and God may have used resonance via His voice to create life.
And to end this (long) diatribe, before you scoff at resonance, this is an ASTONISHING video of what resonance can do! It is a very short, visually stunning example of perfect symmetry when resonance is applied to sand and other liquid objects. Sorry, I am too cheap to pay for video capability…..