In my upcoming book Proving God I touch on the topic of a most perplexing problem facing physicists concerning how quantum indeterminacy (potentialities) take on irreversible measurable results. In other words, what is the mechanism whereby a quantum wave function, which consists of tendencies to exist, finally “chooses” where it really is and what it is really doing.
This is called the measurement problem in quantum physics. What is really being asked here is how do “propensities” settle into stable forms of matter with real velocities seeking equilibrium in real space and in real time?
Current thinking involves some kind of outside influence (even human consciousness), which causes the wave function to “collapse” into an actual measurable result. If quantum potentials actually collapse then this implies that none of the wave-potentialities associated with a quantum cloud disappear, but they all somehow take part in the event.
Scientists know that energy coheres into matter and that matter coheres into stable units like atoms—which cohere into galaxies and solar systems. What modern science does not yet know is that quantum potentials cohere as well. Quantum potentials seek equilibrium (balance) among themselves according to both active and passive principles. These active and passive forces effect cooperation among propensities to produce dynamical magnitudes (the change and renewal of equilibrium).
A single quantum potential contains the active force relative to all the others. All other potentials within a quantum “cloud” represent the passive force (parameters and constraints) relative to each single potential. In other words, the quantum potentials cohere (collapse) because they enter into a cooperation whereby they all act to determine and influence a type of mass (“dressed mass”) that takes physical form and becomes kinetic. (No active force or potential is realized or given form without a passive or restraining principle that quantifies and qualifies the event—and no passive principle would have existed in the early universe unless potentials could provide this force.)
All existence is through subsistence. Every entity in the created universe exists continuously from that which gives it its existence. Quantum potentials could not bring anything into formal existence unless they were the means by which a measured result subsists.
Why would such a principle of coherence and order point to the work of a Designer-God? Theology tells us that God is Infinite Love. The essence of love is to unite. It is God’s Love that drives nature to self-organize through the change and renewal of equilibriums.
Happy holidays! (I didn’t want you all to just stuff your stomachs!)