Science has begun to ask itself questions which it no longer can answer. For instance, it cannot answer foundational issues concerning first causal principles or agency from a purely materialistic philosophy.
Take the two pillars of current physics – relativity theory and quantum theory. Relativity theory leads us to a Big Bang beginning in which the universe finds itself shriveled into infinite compression (ever-decreasing radius) called a singularity where physical laws break down. Physical laws break down because time and space has no meaning for a singularity and physical laws are formulated in terms of time and space.
In quantum physics, fundamental reality consists of irreducible chance, a superposition of potentials, and mere “tendencies to exist.” No physical analog exists to describe such content (non-material behavior).
In the absence of physical laws science comes to a perplexing dead end and can go no further concerning the ontological status of primal realities.
This has led some researchers to believe that pure consciousness may be the key to the foundational origin of all the laws of nature. Other scientists are attempting to formulate a theory of causal processes from an idea of “pregeometry” whereby action and forms have realities outside of time and space.
The only intelligent beings capable of experiencing such a non-local and non-temporal reality are God’s angels, and special prophets who had their interior vision opened up to observe phenomena from the spiritual world (which is beyond space and time).
But has a true scientist ever been allowed similar access to this spiritual realm in order to make a systematic study of its non-material topological features?
Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg has claimed that for a period of almost thirty years he was given Divine permission to make observations of the spiritual world while still in the body. For instance, while pondering the neural connections between the brain and various organs in the human body, angels communicated to him additional information concerning the spiritual patterning principles that are represented by these organic designs.
Since angels live in the more interior realm of primary causes they understand every secret thing of the material human body from spiritual ideas. Swedenborg often found the intelligence of angels to go well beyond human comprehension and noted that they had a complete mastery of universal science, without mistake, from causal beginnings.
To spare scientists (or anybody else) from having to die in order to confirm Swedenborg’s findings, I have written a new book Proving God to condense his numerous scientific and theological works into a more manageable and contemporary form to provide interested readers with novel approaches towards unifying science and theology. It will be available to the public in Spring 2010.