Dual Universe: Science and Religion
           Spacetime and Void



        Viewing spacetime as quantized leads to the concept that we live in a dual universe. One component, a void with dimensionless energy, interacts with the other, spacetime, to guide particles and radiation along the correct path, and to maintain conservation of energy and momentum, an essential feature of a stable universe. In guiding photons and electrons along straight lines in the absence of external forces, the correction process is implementing the principle of least action. In his doctoral thesis, Feynman demonstrated mathematically that for elementary particles this principle provides the same predictions as quantum mechanics when the action is greater than the Planck constant.

    Quantizing spacetime removes the confusion between elementary particles as being both waves and particles. The wave we detect guides the particles and is distinguishable from them. We are not sensitive to light waves. Instead, vision depends on the specific energy of photons interacting with molecules in retinal cells. These then produce the energetic impulses interpreted as vision by central brain regions. We can no more see light waves than we can see radio waves.

    Spacetime quantization also removes the need to assume a fluctuation can occur in the absence of space and time. It replaces this with the mystery of how formless energy precipitates spacetime.

    The dual universe provides a scientific view of reality that can be reconciled with religious and spiritual views. Consistent with Hindu cosmology, energy from the void initiates the universe. The function of the guiding wave in maintaining correct particle paths and energy conservation are consistent with the subsequent role of the Lord Shiva in supporting the universe. And the end of the universe will be signalled when energy returns to the void.

     For Christian theologians, the complementary temporal properties of the void and spacetime illustrate how atemporal eternity and sempiternity can coexist. This is important to the concept of a personal god. Augustine recognized that a god existing outside of space and time would quite probably be cut off from human communication, the very communication that Augustine held so dear. The non-local guiding waves acting instantaneously across the spacetime interface, suggest how a deity in an eternity beyond space and time may interact with believers in sempiternity who depend entirely on spacetime. Such interaction might occur across the void-spacetime interface. Guiding-wave information traverses this interface each way in correcting particle paths and maintaining energy conservation. Whether other forms of information may cross the interface is being actively investigated for quantum information processing.

     Non-local information moving over the surface of the void has the potential to be the source of spiritual communication, visions, and instantaneous shared experiences over great distances. These and other features of the dual universe are of significance to religious, spiritual and noetic thought.

Updated 11/20/2017


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