Is String Theory hanging by a thread?

Is this a true picture of reality? Click the image.

If scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg is correct, it most certainly is.

I recently got into a debate with a very intelligent individual concerning the relevancy of Swedenborg’s scientific models with that of current science. It has been somewhat embarrassing to physicists (who concern themselves with foundational issues) that Einstein’s theory of relativity (and gravity) cannot be unified with quantum physics (let alone the problem of how quantum uncertainty leads to the coherent complexity and determinative properties of large scale systems).

To make a long story short, multidimensional string theory is the best solution so far brought forth by scientists to unify these important theories. By adding more spatial dimensions (beyond Einstein’s 4-D spacetime) scientists give themselves more mathematical wiggle room in which to unify the two pillars of modern physics. However, scientists do not know if their model represents a mere mathematical contrivance or a true account of physical process. They do not have any known way to even test these ideas.

Swedenborg attempted to solve something much more difficult, which necessitated identifying a rational and causal nexus between a finite world and an Infinite Creator-God. His theistic model for a multidimensional universe spanned inert physical substances at the lower end to pre-geometrical (non-local and non-physical) substances at the upper or foundational end. In other words, Swedenborg did more than unify the discreteness of quantum geometry with Einstein’s continuous spacetime geometry—he unified science with theology!

What will be of interest to today’s physicists is that Swedenborg’s full theory of gravity and spacetime geometry is background independent. (A background independent theory is one where physical space and time emerge from deeper processes and laws rather than providing the background in which things take place.) Many current physicists believe (like Brian Greene – The Elegant Universe and The Fabric Of The Cosmos) that developing a background independent theory is the single greatest challenge facing multidimensional string theory.

Sensing a wonderful opportunity to promote a deeper grasp of Swedenborg’s cut-through thinking and theistic science to the world of human ideas, I embarked on a mission to ascertain and inculcate these ideas in a book titled Proving God. Should this topic interest you the book is now available on Amazon.


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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