Doug Burrow posted a link to his Facebook page. Selfishly wanting him to LIKE my posts, I LIKED his. This time was a bit more unusual . . . the opening paragraphs grabbed my attention, and I actually read the entire article.
If you were able to talk directly to characters on a television show about their virtual surroundings, they might not even realize that their apparently three-dimensional world was actually made up of thousands of tiny two-dimensional pixels.
While this is only a curious thought problem, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are attempting to answer a similar question about our very own three-dimensional reality. By measuring extremely small distances more precisely, researchers hope to determine whether the universe is really a hologram made up of two-dimensional packets of information, like the pixels that show up on a TV screen.
“We want to find out whether space-time is a quantum system just like matter is,” says Craig Hogan, director of Fermilab’s Center for Particle Astrophysics and the developer of the holographic noise theory, in a press release. “If we see something, it will completely change ideas about space we’ve used for thousands of years”…
As happens with most of us if we let Him, the Spirit sparked a reflection in my mind:
Consider this for a moment…intelligent design does not go far enough in explaining the origin of the universe. If scientists do determine that we exist within a holographic environment, that existence infers a greater intelligence than even intelligent designers define. I easily imagine a being capable of creating a germ that upon creation, following the natural laws within it, blossoming out into an evolving universe. Within the natural law coding is every infinitesimally small moment in creation. Once begun, the system maintains itself with the only problem being those lesser intelligences that cannot imagine a system that is self-sustaining. Their only answer is based on their pitiful inventions that require continual replenishment of fuels and energies. They attach their limitations to their creator…that is their greatest flaw. God will allow us to one day understand his creation fully because of Adam’s sin. Our taste of the Tree of Knowledge will give us that knowledge. But we flawed creatures will turn each new understanding of the living universe into a tool of death simply because we can. In that is our limited understanding of evolution and our ultimate damnation.