#149 – Matter Doesn’t Matter

Without a more profound worldview it is unlikely that our species will be able to create a sustainable human community. One radical change in our story will have to include how we view the physical world. “A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the ‘observer creates the reality.’ As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality! Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a ‘mental’ construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: ‘The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. We must learn that our beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes about the world create the world.’ Or as physicist professor R. C. Henry [no relation to the author] says, ‘The universe is immaterial—mentally and spiritually.’” (1)

We are not fond of getting too technical in our essays but we cannot ignore fundamental misconceptions relating to reality itself. The work of Einstein, Planck and Heisenberg in quantum mechanics “revealed that the universe is not an assembly of physical parts as suggested by Newtonian physics but is derived from a holistic entanglement of immaterial energy waves. Quantum mechanics shockingly reveals that there is no true ‘physicality’ in the universe; atoms are made of focused vortices of energy—miniature tornados that are constantly popping into and out of existence. Atoms as energy fields interact with the full spectrum of invisible energy fields that comprise the universe, intimately entangled with one another and the field in which they are immersed.” (1)

We have of late a couple of hotshot entrepreneurs excited about going into space. We haven’t even comprehended who we are yet nor what such an enterprise would entail let alone why we would do that. Are we the only one to whom such enterprises seem a bit premature? Perhaps we could get our current homo-sapien community functioning before we blast off to a non-existent Mars.

Insight # 149:  Even if all our scientific questions are answered, our problem is still not touched at all.  – Ludwig Wittgenstein



  1. Lipton, Bruce H. “Embracing the Immaterial Universe,” Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, December 2005 – February 2006, pages 9-12.

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