What would Swedenborg say about Quantum Foam?

482923084_929946a5acFirst of all, Swedenborg would say that it is currently a flawed concept issuing from those working in a purely materialistic/scientific arena and that their ideas about the universe are now backing them into a wall.

Quantum foam is a name given to describe a state of indeterminacy and sphere of weirdness found operating deep in nature’s smallest processes. Swedenborg—two hundred years before the formation of quantum physics—also believed in processes that were indeterminate. But he was not stymied by the classical concepts of waves and particles or whether these processes were real or potential (probability distributions for possible outcomes of measurement). He believed that matter would have to change its (classical) structure in order to take such “cloudy” trajectories, and created a rational model of how such changes are to be geometrically understood.

Swedenborg’s idea of ontological reality embraced different and distinct levels of structure—the deeper you go into nature, the less physical a unit of reality became and the more intelligent it became. This represents a discontinuous change to a more abstract outcome. He described this direction of abstraction in nature as action (with its associative unit) lawfully stripping itself, more and more, of its physical constraints (and laws).

Finally, you ended up with activity and structure so complex and abstracted from the physical arena of spacetime, that they became non-local, non-material and spiritual processes (living forms of intelligence in action).

So, if Swedenborg was right, the future of science will not only involve corrections but also lead us to theological concepts and God!

I have offered some further explanations of this “new and improved” science in my award-winning book, Proving God.


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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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to What would Swedenborg say about Quantum Foam?

  1. magnocrat says:

    Even if science backs us into a wall that does not mean we can make up our own explanation of things. It could mean we can go no further and should stop wasting time and energy. It could also mean we are in a universe of diminishing returns pouring time and money into a black hole with no satisfaction. Lets get down to sorting out our earthly problems.

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