ab – ba = ih
In normal commutative equations you get “zero.”
ab – ba = 0
But in quantum theory (the first equation shown above) you get more than zero, you get “ih.” This seems to be a breakdown of common sense but it hides a spiritual dynamic that something non-material is operating within physical process. In his book The Reflexive Universe the late inventor Arthur Young points out that “h” of Dirac’s equation signifies Planck’s constant, which states that “quanta” express whole units of action. Furthermore, circular or angular momentum provides us with a visceral form for how action can be “packaged” into a coherent or whole unit.
So the process of ab – ba can represent a circular action starting at point “a” and moving in a semi-circle until it reaches its furthest point at “b” then returning in another semi-circle back to point “a” where it started. This circular return to its starting point mathematically represents “zero.”
Young explains that the “i” in “ih” represents an imaginary unit of action—yet is an equally real event taking place in another dimension. In this way, causal process in the physical world is an involvement of an idea into matter and its evolvement from matter to create something useful.
The process of a seed growing into a tree that then produces seed, or, a person leaving home to go to the store and returning home are examples of physical action being packaged into a whole unit while returning to “zero”—the starting point. But there is a real concept being expressed in the formation of a tree and a real intention to accomplish something by the man going to a store.
All process is fundamentally conceptual (imaginary). When you remove physical process from the equation (ab – ba) you are left with the creative concept (ih) of utility.
Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg anticipated such a noncommutative top-down theory of causal process and stated that God’s creative activity flowed into gyres and various circles, which expressed some utility and purpose. Usefulness in process expresses goodness. Goodness is an expression of God’s Love.
That is why in my new book Proving God I introduce a theistic version to Dirac’s equation:
LOVE = ih