Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman was once asked by a friend’s mother why physics was important. He told her that physics was not important, only love was.
I find great irony in Feynman’s statement. I would have told the friend’s mother that LOVE was the ultimate substance of reality, the law-giving agent in creation, and therefore, more substantial than matter.
I would have told her that Love is physics!
This is the major theme of my next book, Proving God. The book is the result of a six-year effort to unify science and theology.
You may be inclined to think that “Love” can have no place in a real scientific and physical model of reality. But theoretical physicists who are concerned with foundational issues are gradually turning to non-physical or pre-space realities for the laws and forces that rule the universe on the most fundamental level.
Existence is relationship! Nothing exists or subsists alone.
What non-material dynamic would allow quantum potentials in nature to conspire (cooperate) towards a single actuality of coherent matter, then continue to find new stability and common equilibrium in higher orders of self-organized structure and complexity? Can you conceive of any organic structure as consisting of a dynamic other than reciprocal union?
The essence of love is to unite. And since Love is a psychical force (mind stuff) it operates beyond the physical constraints of space and time. Therefore it serves as a good candidate for providing scientists with a non-physical and pre-space first principle for creating a dynamic world that is unified.
Einstein felt that if he could fully understand the laws of nature he would know “how God thinks.” What he failed to consider is that a God of Infinite Love thinks from LOVE. If God is Love, how else would God think and create? Any inconsistency between God’s nature and natural law would mean imperfection.
Love is the ultimate formative substance and reason why all action, process, and structure in the universe is integrated, ordered, and has orientation. Science and theology are united because an inquiry into spiritual love can lead us to an exact science with explanatory and predictive powers (which I demonstrate in my upcoming book).
Even quantum physics tells us that fundamental reality consists of “tendencies to exist.” Tendencies are dispositions and dispositions are derivatives of love’s perpetual endeavor.
Love is not only important for our inner well-being, it is also important for the laws of the universe. I predict that a model of reality based on the dynamics of Love will bring the next big upheaval to science (and save science from scientism).
Love is first causal principle in the universe.