MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
There is an old recitation I used to use in my opening montages on my show that was given by Brother Theodore. In his deep German accent, he would say:
“We measure things by what we are. To the maggots in the cheese, the cheese is the universe. To the worms in the corpse, the corpse is the cosmos. How then can we be so cocksure about our world? Just because of our telescopes and microscopes and the splitting of the atom? Certainly not! Science is but an organized system of ignorance. There are more things in heaven and on earth then are dreamt of in your philosophy. What do we know about the beyond?
Do we know what’s behind the beyond? I’m afraid some of us hardly know what’s beyond the behind. Creatures of twilight and delusion we drift and drift towards our unknown ends. And that’s why I feel the best thing is not to be born. But who is as lucky as that? To whom does it happen? Not to one among millions and millions of people.”
It struck me as no matter how hard we try, we just can’t figure out existence. Try as we must we have to give respect where respect is due.
God – we have to somehow not ignore the God Equation.
It can be argued that with all of the strange theories coming out of scientific journals these days that perhaps there is a lack of certainty about many things. It appears that the biggest lack of certainty comes with the origins of mankind.
It can be said that as we are taking detours with evolutionary theory that a small group of creationists are most definitely keeping a scorecard on the faux pas of scientists.
However, I think it is important to point out that even though they mean well creationists fail to even acknowledge the messes that they create with their ideas which simply sound like magic and even though they hate to hear it – their views on mankind’s origins lean on the supernatural, rather than a natural progression of what can be called the creation process.
History eventually revises itself and science reluctantly corrects its blunders. Religion on the other hand takes its time to make good on its folly. After the Roman Catholic Church had demonstrated its power to unite the people in the early Middle Ages, heretics who spoke deliberately in denial of “Catholic truths” were thought to be a threat to the new Christian conformity.
In the early stages of human history, the world around us seemed alive and full of strange powers and hidden realities. Early peoples created mythologies and developed skills and attitudes to help them connect with the good and avoid the bad powers. They made up a language of gods, spirits, angels, etc., which they used to communicate with the motley higher powers. This is how things were until some Europeans in the 17th century invented modern science and technology.
Science is an awesome human achievement; but the type of science that has become dominant in the Western world has serious problems.
It has become sterile and void of spiritual imagination, It has been the impetus of the death of traditional ideas of what is sacred.
The concept of God and the Devil have been reduced to symbols –and are rarely regarded as powers that shape the direction of world affairs.
The truth is God is now just a Hallmark card –and the Devil is an archetype that is pulled out for shock value. He is either a protagonist in a horror movie or crime drama — or the subject of some rappers shoes that are limited to 666 pairs.
Through panpsychism, science is now finding it’s way towards the God Equation — not because it wants to find its faith — they are doing it so that they can be the subject of human faith.
Humans were thought to have a superior soul within a hierarchy. By the time of theologians such as the Italian Dominican friar and philosopher Thomas Aquinas, in the 13th century, this soulful view of life had retreated, leaving humans the only creature still in possession of an immortal one. As beings with a unique soul, we were more than mere animals. Our lives were set on a path to salvation. Life was now a great chain of being, with only the angels and God above us.
But, as the Middle Ages came to a close in the 16th century, a fresh, apparently rational form of exceptionalism began to spread. The origins for this shift lie in the thinking of René Descartes, who gave the world a new version of dualism. Descartes argued that thought is so different from the physical, machine-like substance of the body that we should see humans as having two parts: the thoughtful mind and the thoughtless, physical body. This was religion refocused through a rational lens. The division between humans and the rest of nature was no longer the soul – or, at least, not only the soul – but rather our intellectual capabilities: our reason, our moral sensibilities, our gifts for abstraction. He assumed, of course, that other animals don’t think.
Enlightenment figures such as John Locke and Immanuel Kant in the 17th and 18th centuries developed this further. According to them, it was the fruits of our intelligence that made us truly human. Through mental powers, humans live more meaningfully than other beings. In other words, we humans have a soulful mind. It was even suggested that we are our thoughts, and that these phantasmal mental aspects of humans are more important and even, daringly, separable from the impoverished biology that we share with other animals.
Now it can be argued that the spiritual imagination is invaded, invalidated, and practically pushed toward extinction. But a new mentality leads to a new mode of physicality, one of rampant exploitation of natural resources for empire and personal profit. The result of this desacralized assault on nature has unleashed the science of universe building — removing the old timeline and replacing it with a new one — the process has been underway for years and some argue it has already been achieved.
A new heaven and a new earth’ is the grand vision of the Bible. The Judeo-Christian scriptures tell of a future time when all things shall be made new. What could this mean? Does ‘all’ include the entire cosmos? Multiple universes, if there are such? Could such an ancient vision ever make sense? Believers say, “It’s God’s mystery.”
But as we have discussed with Anthony Patch and others — new universes and new elements have been found at CERN and in the process we may have stumbled upon what can be called a new concept of heaven and earth — a baby universe.
Traditionally or as the good book says it is God that creates the new heaven and the new earth — the only problem with that is that the world as we know it has to end and no matter how hard prophets have tried — they have never really pinpointed the time where the earth has an expirations date.
However, Science may have created a new heaven and new earth right under our noses and with the aid of supercolliders we will find out the truth, and of course, it will be confusing to those who thought they had all of this religious prophecy stuff figured out.
Five years ago, scientists created a single-celled synthetic organism that, with only 473 genes, was the simplest living cell ever known. However, this bacteria-like organism behaved strangely when growing and dividing, producing cells with wildly different shapes and sizes.
Now, scientists have identified seven genes that can be added to tame the cells’ unruly nature, causing them to neatly divide into uniform orbs.
Mankind has now created an alien cell in a lab it may not be and Adam and Eve cell but it is creating it in an Eden that is a laboratory.
This achievement, a collaboration between the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms, is described in the journal, Cell.
Identifying these genes is an important step toward engineering synthetic cells that do useful things. Such cells could act as small factories that produce drugs, foods and fuels; detect disease and produce drugs to treat it while living inside the body; and function as tiny computers.
But to design and build a cell that does exactly what you want it to do, it helps to have a list of essential parts and know how they fit together. That comes next –and from one single cell — the evolutionary process can be exponentially speeded up and we all know if evolution serves what can happen next — a new animal or a new species .
Scientists at JCVI constructed the first cell with a synthetic genome in 2010. They didn’t build that cell completely from scratch. Instead, they started with cells from a very simple type of bacteria called a mycoplasma. They destroyed the DNA in those cells and replaced it with DNA that was designed on a computer and synthesized in a lab. This was the first organism in the history of life on Earth to have an entirely synthetic genome. They called it JCVI-syn1.0.
Since then, scientists have been working to strip that organism down to its minimum genetic components. The super-simple cell they created five years ago, dubbed JCVI-syn3.0, was perhaps too minimalist. The researchers have now added 19 genes back to this cell, including the seven needed for normal cell division, to create the new variant, JCVI-syn3A. This variant has fewer than 500 genes. To put that number in perspective, the E. coli bacteria that live in your gut have about 4,000 genes. A human cell has around 30,000.
Reading about all this gives us reason to say that Life itself is a black box –and the new heaven and new earth are a matter of unfinished business.
Michio Kaku recently commented in his new book, The God Equation, that humanity’s salvation will come from a scientific gospel that’s yet to be written.
A gospel that Kaku calls, the God Equation.
The way he sees it, our far-flung descendants will be able to take advantage of the God Equation to leave our tired old universe behind.
Although he says that this may happen trillions of tears from now when the stars blink out and the sun goes dark and we all will freeze to death unless we move to another place in the vast universe.
By then we will hopefully be so advanced, we’ll harness the Planck energy — the energy at which universes can be created — and we’ll create a bubble of our own,” he explained.
But who is to say it hasn’t happened already.
Europe’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest atom smasher, could come across anomalies that point to new twists in physics. One anomaly, relating to how a type of subatomic particle known as a B-meson decays, has been the subject of debate for years. Other potential anomalies include microscopic black holes or new types of particles that could point the way to extra dimensions.
Variations in the strength of gravity at microscopic scales could serve as evidence for the existence of rolled-up extra dimensions.
With all of this quark cannon technology, we could easily accidentally or if not intentionally create a baby universe — roughly a new heaven and from there we create a new earth and populated it with synthetic life.
We do not actually know if the universe is infinite, but we cannot rule it out. If it is, then it must be divided into a patchwork of regions that cannot see one another. This is simply because the regions are too far apart for light to have crossed the distance. Our Universe is only 13.8 billion years old, so any regions further than 13.8 billion light years apart are utterly cut off.
To all intents and purposes, these regions are separate universes. But they will not stay that way: eventually light will cross the divide and the universes will merge.
If our universe really does contain an infinite number of “island universes” like ours, with matter and stars and planets, there must be worlds identical to Earth somewhere out there.
In the case of everything extraterrestrial, we are told by the technocrats that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and there is a logical explanation for everything, meaning we shouldn’t immediately jump to some alien hypothesis because we are unaware of things which can naturally explain why these strange things exist.
When analyzed and ripped apart, the supernatural becomes natural and the intrigue wears thin.
If the laws of nature change over time, or behave differently under different conditions, or in different directions or locations, or aren’t applicable to the system you’re dealing with, your predictions will be wrong. And that’s why everything we do in science, no matter how well it gets tested, is always preliminary.
But the technocrats don’t like it when you talk that way — they want to tell you that all things scientific are settled and that nothing changes.
That is a myth.
Things happen every day that thrust us into various scientific quandary.
It appears there’s an expedient rush by scientists to find something or observe something that may be alien to our solar system or that may be lurking somewhere in a “bubble universe” that sometimes overlaps our reality.
If it is discovered or if it has been discovered already it is going to change everything that we have perceived over time. This is why it is some compelling and chilling territory to explore. Dimensional hopping, and planetary discoveries are arguably getting closer to the goal that no one really wants to admit to – that is the goal of finding who or what started it all.
What if I were to say to you that the next few years will confirm for us whether we’ll be able to continue to increase our understanding of our origins whatever they may be.
For the first time in the history of science, we could be facing questions that we cannot answer, we may be facing things that we don’t want to admit and we may meet beings or creatures that we may be surprised to find have core connection in a vast cosmic family tree.
Man has always wanted to find out how things work. Our curiosity and the questions are what fuel our enthusiasm to explore. From the simplest questions like, how do we build a fire, is the world going to end or is it as limitless as the universe. What is out in that universe? Will I find my creator there? Is God an omnipotent, unfathomable being or can I find him by detecting one of the smallest particles in the Universe?
We’ve answered many of these questions, but many are still open. We’ve come very, very far. But everything we know about our world including the Earth, our solar system, our galaxy, the universe, what they are made of and the rules they play by amount to only five percent of the whole story.
A total of 95 percent of the universe is still unknown. We think it is probably a mixture of what we call dark matter and a hypothesized dark energy.
Some physicists have long been searching for a “theory of everything”: a set of basic laws, or perhaps just a single equation, from which all the other principles of physics can be derived. But they have found there are more alternatives to choose from than there are fundamental particles in the known universe.
Many physicists who delve into these waters believe that an idea called “string theory” is the best candidate for a “final theory”. But the latest version offers a huge number of distinct solutions: 1 followed by 500 zeros. Each solution yields its own set of physical laws, and we have no obvious reason to prefer one over any other.
The inflationary multiverse relieves us of the need to choose at all. If parallel universes have been popping up in an inflating false vacuum for billions of years, each could have different physical laws, determined by one of these many solutions to string theory.
If that is true, it could help us explain a strange property of our own Universe. The fundamental constants of the laws of physics seem bizarrely fine-tuned to the values needed for life to exist.
Again, the properties for optimum alien intelligence. We know that the Universe seems fine-tuned to host us. This of course would give us the quantum properties to suspect the hand of God. And if you don’t want God for an explanation, then you better explain the worlds without end scenario that we hear about from the bible.
If you can’t contemplate God, then how can you contemplate communication on a quantum level with a being that certainly resides in another universe?
The concept of a new heaven and earth is not so hard to grasp now is it? And worlds without end –with optimum extraterrestrial intelligence means that there are many beings that exist that may be out there waiting to make contact with us.
Now we have settled science telling us that they earth does not have long because of climate change. We are also seeing religious scholars who are now thinking that people should be rapture ready – that there are signs that the earth is going to be shaken to its core and with the world spinning in a quantum maelstrom anything is possible in the apocalypse.
The narratives that have their focus on science and religion are sending mixed messages to the consensus. Mankind is hell bent on discovering our origins and reenacting the big bang in huge colliders. Their objectives are to find the natural key to open the doorway to the mind of God and understand what it is like to have the power of God in their hands.
Physicists have now discovered the subatomic particle predicted over a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.
With this knowledge, we are edging closer to understanding how creation began and how powerful that force is on a quantum level. With the possibility of its instability we may also see the wrath of a universe that is eating itself and beating itself into nothing but a spec of light – throwing all things in reverse and making the impossible possible.
Nothing in science can be settled when they are now embracing uncertainty.
All things are on the table – make no mistake – there are members in the technocracy who see themselves as gods.
Many will entertain the idea that this is man playing God or trying to circumvent the magic that God has kept secret from mankind since the beginning of time.
What people can’t fathom is the scientists are now involved in the creation process – taking god and making it an embryo for life – unknown life – it can also be called alien life.
The secrets of the creation process are revealing themselves and perhaps it is time that we realize that there may be that halfway point between the romanticism of the religious story of creation and the scientific method in which creation manifests and data confirms.
This opens the door to an even greater discussion as to what or even who is responsible for why we are here, where we are going, and how and why we exist.