On my journey to understand Genesis 1 better, after a few month of learning physics via YouTube, I realized recently I’m quantizing Genesis 1. And this view looks a lot different than from our normal human experience. But it’s fun.
I’ve been fascinated with the idea the dimensions we can count now, did not all exist those first few days. And also that light powered everything up: that maybe it was a medium, an aether. I keep looking for it, and seeing the possibilities in dark energy, dark matter, extra dimensions, FRBs, gravitational waves.
But now after the last few days of learning more about Higgs, standard model, antimatter and virtual particles, I’m becoming more settled on the idea that this aether is hidden, maybe virtual after Day 4 - at least as far as we can tell in our part of the universe. It seems like it would explain measurement problems, QFT, QED, a need for quantum gravity, etc. Light sources now emit photons, but really it’s still everywhere - the EM and electron field. My idea is that there won’t be a theory of quantum gravity until scientists work backwards from virtual particles and throw off a few dimensions. (hey, this makes sense in my head)
Wondering what others think of this idea.
This verse keeps coming to mind as I think about energy: "that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’;[d]
I don’t mean to be woodenly literal - I just really enjoy the metaphor (my undergraduate degree was in English).
And then passages similar to this I find then fascinating, both for the metaphor and the reality, noting that the light and the source are the same thing. “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.” Rev 21:23.
It’s definitely hard to keep physics and philosophy and religion separate. I can see why it trips up so many scientists. I’m not a scientist so I guess i just can smush them together if I want