by Ross Anderson, Nov, 2015.
One of the only issues I have with Prof. John Kovac’s theory, and therefore Ross Anderson’s comment, is that the Big Bang theory assumes a beginning. A beginning assumes a negation of infinity, therefore a limitation of the nature of creation, Creator, Consciousness, etc. Unless, of course, the Big Bang is only the repetition of a cycle that is infinite.
Cosmologists, in the context of this article also assume the factor of “time.” Time, in my definition of the infinite, consists of numberless moments of the Eternal Now. In that sense then I am confirmed in my view that most cosmologists/scientists are empirical materialists.
Empirical materialism bases all of its experiments and conclusions on the assumption that there is only one reality – physical, three dimensional (3D) reality, and that no other dimension of reality could exist. This position is that no other energy vibration can exist except at the frequency of our human observation, including detection by our present, or future, technologies.
Many questions arise from this position, especially from those who know and experience other dimension/frequencies of vibration. Extensive experiments have been conducted by such researchers as Dr. Larry Dossey. In his first book, “Healing Words,” he presents scientific evidence of communication between bacteria, plants, and between humans, at a distance. He demonstrates that there is matter and energies that human technology cannot detect.
All of this brings me to the conclusion that reality is much more than what has been assumed by classical science since their arrogant “scientific” conclusion of ‘esse est percipi’ – ‘to be is to perceive’, several centuries ago.
Fortunately the New Science, that includes some of the mysteries of sub-atomic physics, and its ‘double-slit’ experiment, has opened up human exploration to possibilities beyond the physical universe to postulate numberless universes, and therefore uncountable dimensions.
Those dimensions are already part of the human experience, in the investigation of dreams, past lives, non-local observation, intuition, channeling, extra terrestrial presence and their civilizations, even angels, spirit guides, and dimensions of heaven. If you are looking for reading material on heaven and near death experiences (NDEs), I refer you to the books and YouTube talks of the neurosurgeon, Dr. Eban Alexander, and the website of The International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS).
So read on, and come to your own conclusions. I invite you to post your comments on my blog. Thanks. bg-cm
In 2009, Prof. John Kovac (Harvard), an experimental cosmologist, has been principal investigator of BICEP2, an ingenious scientific experiment at the South Pole.
Kovac had come to MIT to visit Alan Guth, a world-renowned theoretical cosmologist, who made his name more than 30 years ago when he devised the theory of inflation. The science of cosmology has achieved wonders in recent centuries. It has enlarged the world we can see and think about by ontological orders of magnitude. Cosmology wrenched the Earth from the centre of the Universe, and heaved it, like a discus, into its whirling orbit around one unremarkable star among the billions that speed around the black-hole centre of our galaxy, a galaxy that floats in deep space with billions of others, all of them colliding and combining, before they fly apart from each other for all eternity. Art, literature, religion and philosophy ignore cosmology at their peril.
But cosmology’s hot streak has stalled. Cosmologists have looked deep into time, almost all the way back to the Big Bang itself, but they don’t know what came before it. They don’t know whether the Big Bang was the beginning, or merely one of many beginnings. Something entirely unimaginable might have preceded it. Cosmologists don’t know if the world we see around us is spatially infinite, or if there are other kinds of worlds beyond our horizon, or in other dimensions. And then the big mystery, the one that keeps the priests and the physicists up at night: no cosmologist has a clue why there is something rather than nothing.
To solve these mysteries, cosmologists must make guesses about events that are absurdly remote from us. Guth’s theory of inflation is one such guess. It tells us that our Universe expanded, exponentially, a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. In most models of this process, inflation’s expansive kick is eternal. It might cease in particular parts of the cosmos, as it did in our region, after only a fraction of a second, when inflation’s energy transformed into ordinary matter and radiation, which time would sculpt into galaxies. But somewhere outside our region, inflation continued, generating an infinite number of new regions, including those that are roaring into existence at this very moment.
Not all these regions are alike. Quantum mechanics puts a slot-machine spin on the cosmic conditions of every region, so that each has its own physical peculiarities. Some contain galaxies, stars, planets, and maybe even people. Others are entirely devoid of complex structures. Many are too alien to imagine. The slice of space and time we can see from Earth is 90 billion light years across. Today’s inflationary models tell us that this enormous expanse is only one small section of one tiny bubble that floats along in a frothy sea whose proportions defy comprehension. This vision of the world is wondrous, in its vastness and variety, in the sheer range of possibilities it suggests to the mind. But could it ever be proved?
John Kovac had come to MIT to deliver good news. In 2009, Kovac and colleagues installed a telescope at the bottom of the Earth, and with it caught some of the oldest light in the Universe. He’d come to tell Guth that this light bore scars from time’s violent beginning, scars that strongly suggested the theory of inflation is true.
Aristotle’s cosmos is best imagined as a series of concentric spheres. The Earth was fixed at the centre. Whirling around it were spheres containing the Moon, Sun and stars. Aristotle’s Earth was made of degraded, decaying materials, but these outer spheres belonged to a separate, exalted realm. The outermost sphere of stars was most perfect of all, because nothing lay beyond it, and according to Aristotle, ‘that which contains is greatest’. Sealed in by the eternal stars, Aristotle’s cosmos was singular and complete. It was the only thing that ever was, and the only thing that ever would be.
Unlike Thales and Aristotle, Plato had no affection for the stars. He regarded them as mere ephemera compared with his pristine realm of ideas. He was a theorist’s theorist. ‘We shall dispense with the starry heavens if we propose to obtain a real knowledge of astronomy,’ he wrote in The Republic. And yet, according to Simplicius, it was Plato who saw the anomaly at the heart of the Earth-centred cosmos.