Just heard an interview on BBC Radio Four regarding plans for the planned successor to the Large Hadron Collider, the Future Circular Collider (FCC). Being interviewed was a particle physicist from Cambridge University. He casually dropped into the conversation that 94% of the universe is “missing”. He made this as simply passing comment similar to, for example, “I have milk in my coffee.” Indeed, there was absolutely no reaction of shock or even interest from the interviewer. Clearly when a scientist (visualised in a nice white coat) with lots of PhDs after his name makes such a statement it is simply accepted. Surely this is a stunning statement and a huge admission that science is only scraping the surface as to what “reality” really is.
He then made another statement that we have no idea why “matter” itself exists. (Note: As many of you guys will know, I have been writing about these mysteries and lecturing about them for over a decade).
This is a reference to the “matter-antimatter asymmetry problem”. The Big Bang should have created an equal amount of matter and antimatter. During the first fractions of a second of the Big Bang, the hot and dense universe was buzzing with particle-antiparticle pairs popping in and out of existence. If matter and anti matter particles (such as a quark and an anti-quark or an electron and a positron) come into contact they literally destroy each other creating a burst of high energy gamma photons (i.e. electromagnetic energy). The logical outcome is that the universe should contain nothing but the leftover energy of this initial conflagration.
But it seems that around one particle in a billion survived the mutual destruction of the matter-anti matter pairs. These surviving “particles” are what make up the present “observable” universe.
But as I stated above, an matter-anti matter clash results in the total destruction of BOTH particles. So how did a small amount of matter survive? Vanishingly small amounts of anti-matter may occur naturally in very dense, collapsed objects such as stars or black holes that do not annihilate efficiently with external matter but this is pure speculation. We can artificially create anti-matter here on Earth (positrons) but this is a complex and costly process and, presumably, if human science did not exist neither would positrons ( A bit like plastic and reality television I guess).
So this, in a nutshell, was the particle physicists point about the mystery of why matter, rather than nothing, exists. Of course, the idea of “nothing” “existing” throws up all kinds of philosophical issues. How can “nothing” be said to exist when nothing is actually that … no-thing. A void.
But, as I have highlighted in my own work, to use the term “exist” with regards to that which we feel is “solid” matter throws up so many questions. Matter is actually made up of 99.999999999999% empty space and the vanishingly small “solidity” (aka “matter”) content is actually made of various quarks and electrons all of which are “point particles”.
A “point particle” is exactly that. The scientific definition of a point particle is something that is “structureless and without dimension”.
Think on that for a second. The physical universe, including you, me, Kim Kardashian, The Sun, a Black Hole are all made up of a huge amount of empty space with a number of point particles zipping around this void. These point particles themselves are “structureless and without dimension” which means that they DO NOT OCCUPY ANY SPACE!!!!
What makes this even more intriguing is that the way we “see” (i.e. interact) with these “point particles” is through the interaction of electromagnetic energy (the stuff created by the initial matter- anti matter conflagration).
Electromagnetic energy is actually made up (technically carried) by sub atomic particles called photons. Yep, you guessed it, photons are also “point particles”. But they are even stranger because they can only ever travel at the speed of light. Why is this of importance? Well, at the speed of light TIME STOPS! So if there is no time in relation to the experience of a photon it can be EVERYWHERE in the universe at the same instant because we know from Einstein that space and time are the same thing (whatever the meaning of the word “thing” can be when applied to a concept such as “space-time”).
So from the temporal point (pun intended) of view these points of nothing perceive no difference between “now” and the instant of that the ” Big Bang” took place. For them it is the same instant.
So where has the physical universe, you included, just gone?
There is NOTHING out there or inside you. Everything is a void.
Or is it? Could it be that we exist not in a vacuum of nothingness but a plenum of information… an information field consisting of binary code that “creates” the physical world around us. We, in turn, are the “observers” of that information field. We, by our acts of observation, “collapse the wave function” of the information field and in doing so bring the external world into phenomenal reality. It is not “out there” at all. It is created by the collective “observations” of all perceiving entities. As I was discussing with my friend Sam Constantine yesterday, the physical world is actually a huge “Egregore” created by us all that develops a form of independent existence ….. in the same way that Tulpas, when created by a group of consciousnesses, seemingly become independent.
Here I am applying the beliefs of Enochian Magick to quantum physics and cosmology.
These are the issues that fascinate me ……. and I cannot help but feel that our “scientists” with there throw-away statements that “94% of the universe is missing” are missing
THE POINT! (sorry I couldn’t resist that).