Preferred Perception

to create reality is life's purpose – lessons from Nowheim

Physics – Facts – Laws

 

“Law must square with fact.” Max Planck

When Max Planck went to Munich in 1874 to study physics, he was told that almost everything was already discovered in physics and there were only a few refinements to be made. He allegedly responded that he was not interested in making new discoveries, only in understanding the known facts.

In 1900, he proposed a law of electromagnetic radiation under defined circumstances as an expansion of the Wien approximation (and many other theorems by other physicists). I am not trying to pretend that I understand much (or any) of it. But apparently, there had been empirical evidence of the facts without a completely satisfying theoretical explanation or formula. To make a long story short, Max Planck reluctantly (“as an act of despair…” as he put it) adopted the idea of the quantum as a physical entity into his thinking. The law he formulated is now called Planck’s law, and he is considered to be the pioneer of modern physics and quantum theory. Whether he or Albert Einstein or any of the many scientists of that era deserves the title more, is irrelevant to the question I now have.

Mr. Planck. What is fact, and what is law?

Could facts just be an agreed upon perception? Who gets to vote? The masses? Mass consciousness? Higher consciousness? What would have happened if Planck and his contemporaries had followed different leads and ideas? Would quantum theory still be factual?

Do we need to formulate laws to establish so called facts to make them plausible and stable? Or are laws autonomous, unchangeable and timeless? Hardcore scientists and ‘realists’ will probably say they are. They might even say they are the creator’s tools. But is the creator really limited to a number of tools? Aren’t there infinite possibilities?

What happens when people subscribe to different perceptions? Was the Earth really spherical for Pythagoras and Aristotle and flat for Herodotus around the same time? I heard there are people among us today who believe that the Earth is flat. According to my educational upbringing, I want to say they are wrong. But are they? Could it be that they live in a different reality than I do? Do we live in parallel realities depending on what we prefer to believe? I also heard that time does not exist, that what we perceive as chronological is really our consciousness shifting between parallel realities. Infinite, parallel realities which exist outside of time and space. We perceive the shifting as movement and passing of time (like watching a movie where the passing frames give the illusion of movement).

Just musing ……

… and as Albert Einstein said: “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

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2 Comments

  1. I love these sorts of questions. I wonder the same things myself. Wouldn’t that be fun to visit a flat earth? 🙂

  2. wilma says:

    not sure I can even imagine a flat earth, but maybe one of my many parallel me’s lives on one hehehe.

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