Nothing comes from Nothing
Nothing comes from nothing is a philosophical expression of a thesis first argued by Parmenides, often stated in its Latin form: ex nihilo nihil fit. It is associated with ancient Greek cosmology, such as presented not just in the opus of Homer and Hesiod, but also in virtually every philosophical system – there is no time interval in which a world didn’t exist, since it couldn’t be created ex nihilo in the first place. Note that Greeks also believed that things cannot disappear into nothing, just as they can’t be created from nothing, but if they ceased to exist, they transform into some other form of being. We can trace this idea to the teaching of Empedocles. Today the idea is loosely associated with the laws of conservation of mass and energy.
Consciousness and its Materialization
by Ronald Bryan
As a physicist, I had rebelled at the thought that human intent alone could affect macroscopic matter, but as a human, I had seen it happen, so naturally I started working on a theory of how this could be.
What can elementary particles tell us about the world in which we live?
by Ronald A. Bryan
Simulations are used to trick us with their realism, so we will believe they are what they appear to be. The first “excerpt” is the text of one of the essays. It describes how those in power use simulations to give us a false view of situations and life, and to induce emotions in us that are a response to the artifice of the fiction rather than to the actual people, places or situations we believe we are observing. In effect, they draw us into the ultimate virtual reality in which our perception of the world is falsified.
Christianity as Physics
by Helen Aasli
The latest observations of the Cosmic Background radiation show that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago at the Singularity. Stephan Hawking proved mathematically that the Singularity is not in time or in space, but outside both. In other words, the Singularity is transcendent to space and time. According to the theologian Thomas Aquinas, “God created the Universe” just means that all causal chains begin in God. God is the Uncaused Cause. In physics, all causal chains begin in the Singularity. The singularity itself has no cause. For a thousand years and more, Christian theologians have asserted that there is one and only one “achieved” (actually existing) infinity, and that infinity is God. The Cosmological Singularity is an achieved infinity.
A Scientific View of Life, Death, Immortality
It is appropriate to look at the issues on Life, death, Life after death (Immortality) from an alternate angle, that is not based on faith (Like the existence of Life after death, day of judgment etc), or obvious observations not requiring any thought (Like we will all die, we are mortal etc), or armchair philosophizing, but based on the hard earned objective insights gained through painstaking scientific observations and scientific thinking that has and continues to revolutionize our thoughts and paradigms.
Quantum Physics and the Afterlife
by Victor Zammit
Over the last few decades there has been a significant increase in research into quantum physics, the study of the characteristics of and relationships between subatomic particles and energies. Innovative, unorthodox physicists tell us this important research has a strong bearing on the understanding of the paranormal and the afterlife.