Yes and no. Terrestrial scientists are not even in agreement as to what is really going on in the quantum world. That is why several different models have been developed over the last 80 years to express different interpretations.
While scientists do agree that the quantum micro-world represents a strange realm where primal entities exist in a non-local state of potentials (superposition), they are unsure whether this state is something strangely physical or completely non-material. Adding to this difficulty, scientists cannot grasp how the indeterminate and schizophrenic world of quantum froth (wave/particle duality) gives birth to the determinate properties of larger scale systems (like solar systems and galaxies). What is the causal connection between these opposing situations?
Simply throwing up one’s hands and chalking up everything to irreducible chance means there is no rational reason for why the universe is structured so rationally and orderly. Which is awkward since science believes it has reasoning on its side (rather than faith and religion). Furthermore, if scientists cling to the notion that the universe appeared out of nothing (ex nihilo) then creation could not have had a physical cause!
If the laws of physics ruling the universe on the fundamental level of reality, emerge out of a non-material, pre-space and pre-geometric realm beyond time and space, then you open a door for God to enter into the equation.
So if angels actually exist they would live in a non-local realm and would know which approach to quantum physics was most correct. Angels would have first-hand experience in observing creation and causal process from non-material first principles.
For assistance in helping us understand angelic perception, I believe that scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg offers us the most complete and rational approach. He claimed that angels perceive dynamics, process and action totally removed from their involvement with time and space. While most scientists who cling to materialistic philosophies see action devoid of time or space as impossible, Swedenborg offered an abundance of rational approaches to this problem. By the way, eminent physicist John Wheeler theorized that spacetime might have arisen out of a pre-geometric realm.
Swedenborg would have described Wheeler’s pre-geometry and the Spiritual World as one and the same thing. This means that he would have identified pre-geometry as spiritual forms resulting from spiritual forces and activity. To form a picture of this non-material realm we merely need to focus on our own thoughts. We can be standing at a bus stop in winter but our mind may be on a Caribbean beach. Our thoughts have real trajectories, directionality, and targets. Mental activity is non-physical and not constrained by physical laws. More intriguing, thoughts can be arranged into real order and coherent structure, giving rise to human understanding and belief-systems (worldviews). This non-physical structure and order is oriented towards our life-choices and values.
To sum all this up, Swedenborg claimed that complexity (including bio-structure) emerged from non-material complexity in a non-spatial and non-temporal realm. An Infinite Creator, like God in heaven, certainly fits the bill for representing a non-physical source of irreducible complexity. Nature’s incessant drive for self-organization comes from a creative, unifying force from the non-physical realm of heaven. This force, or first principle in the universe is LOVE!
Everyone can agree that the essence of Love is to unite. Love unites people as well as creates the non-physical structure of our worldviews from the values we choose. What we love, we value. Similarly, all order and orientation in the physical universe comes from Love’s non-material endeavor to unite things into coherent structure.
Love in heaven corresponds to harmonic principles in the physical universe.
So, physicists will be challenged in the future to see that within their idea of quantum foam lay deeper worlds of order and process—including non-physical process. Physicist David Bohm had similar ideas of a hierarchical or layered design of reality.
This is just a small taste of the issues I will be tackling in my upcoming book Proving God. It will be available mid-March.