Physicists Eye Parallel Universe, Extra Dimensions


This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Quantum Theory and God

(This is originally from October 23, 2010 – reposted / updated July 2016)

It’s great when stories like this one come out. Physicists are still looking for proof that parallel universes exist – along with other dimensions and unknown forms of matter.

Something called “New Physics” – from the really expensive Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva Switzerland.

Sounds most impressive. Full details are available, among other places, at this article on FoxNews.com. The article includes the following –

Despite centuries of increasingly sophisticated observation from planet Earth, only 4 per cent of that universe is known — because the rest is made up of what have been called, because they are invisible, dark matter and dark energy.

Only 4% of the universe is known. Allegedly, this is because the rest of it is invisible. Huh. It’s invisible – unknown – but they know for sure that they do know 4% of it.

Question – how can science possibly know that they know 4% of something which they admittedly largely know nothing about?

That makes no sense at all. But when one puts on a number – in this case 4% – it sounds so “official” and “correct”. Surely it must be true? But – still – it can’t possibly be true.

If you were to pick up a handful of sand off the beach – look at it carefully as it poured through your hands – would anyone believe you if you said you now knew 1% of the sand on that beach? No way! Even if you were to measure the surface area of the sand and determine the surface area of the sand you had picked up – how deep is the sand? You don’t know – because you can’t see below the surface – it’s invisible to you!

Between that claim and the picture of Homer Simpson discovering a 3rd dimension in Treehouse of Horror VI (whatever that was) – it’s tempting to just ignore the whole thing.
But – of course – I didn’t.

There is more:

Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to science-fiction writers such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions.

“Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions… These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments.”

Could they be things that are actually found in the Bible?

Could they also be near and dear to those of us who study the Bible?

Consider this –

Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening-in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going. He does it by playing on our conceit and laziness and intellectual snobbery. I know someone will ask me, ‘Do you really mean, at this time of day, to re-introduce our old friend the devil—hoofs and horns and all?’ Well, what the time of day has to do with it I do not know. And I am not particular about the hoofs and horns. But in other respects my answer is ‘Yes, I do.’ I do not claim to know anything about his personal appearance. If anybody really wants to know him better I would say to that person, ‘Don’t worry. If you really want to, you will. Whether you’ll like it when you do is another question.’

Wow. Where did that come from?
Actually – it comes from C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity. It was originally a radio broadcast in England during World War II.
That explains some of the imagery in the paragraph. But the more important point is the part about the devil really, actually, existing.

(If you have an interest in C. S. Lewis, and especially the Screwtape Letters, I have a study guide for the book here.)

Of course – since I went into the explanation of how scientists can’t possibly know that they know 4% of the universe –
I have to ask – how can C.S. Lewis, or any of us, know that the devil exists.
And especially – how can we know that the devil exists here on earth.

This was something you may have often heard about –
Satan being cast out of Heaven –
Satan walking around the earth –
Satan in Heaven –
Satan’s angels that left God and give allegiance to Satan instead.

But – what’s the actual Biblical evidence for this?
There’s a book called Every Angel in the Bible, by Larry Richards – published in 1997. In it, there’s a chapter titled The Origin and Nature of Demons. In that chapter is a section sub-titled A substantial scriptural theory on the origin of demons: they are fallen angels.

If you’d like to check out some of the various references he uses – here are 16 of them:

Matt 25:41
Rev 12:7
Matt 12:24
Ps 104:4
Heb 1:14
Matt 8:16
Luke 10:17,20
Matt 17:14-18
Luke 22:3
John 13:2
Rev 9:13-15
Rev 12:7-17
Mark 9:17-26
Rev 9:1-11
Rev 12:3-4
Isaiah 14:12

There are more – but this is a good sample.

All of these show that both angels and demons have names, are called by personal pronouns, can speak and communicate (including with us), have intelligence, and have emotions.

One conclusion reached in the book is –

Given all of the above, it seems clear that the Scriptures identify demons with the fallen angels who followed Satan and who remain committed to Satan’s agenda of resistance to the rule of God.

Given that all I’m trying to show is that the devil exists – I’ve gotten more than I was even looking for from the book. If demons are fallen angels – then both must exist.

For those of you who are familiar with the Book of Revelation – or for those that are just now checking it out from the references above – there are disagreements about whether the events in Revelation have already taken place – are taking place now – have not yet taken place but will in the future – or the book is telling of a spiritual conflict from Heaven’s perspective.

Which of these are correct – we just don’t know. But that’s not important for this article.

What’s important is that no matter which view is considered – they all believe it to be true.

So – the only conclusion to reach is that the devil does exist – demons do exist – and angels do exist.
Given that – the question is – where are they?
If they are here – why can’t we see them?

Could they be in a parallel universe?
Does science tell us anything about a parallel universe that might help us out with this?
Back to the FoxNews.com article –

Parallel universes could also be hidden within these dimensions, the thinking goes, but only in a so-called gravitational variety in which light cannot be propagated — a fact which would make it nearly impossible to explore them.

So – science says that there could be things in other dimensions – parallel universes – in a place where light cannot be propagated – and are therefore nearly impossible to explore.

Well – at least not light as we know it – and impossible for us humans to explore.

Is this just a convenient way for scientists to tell us “don’t hold your breath” waiting for an answer because it’s going to take us a really long time to find out? Or is it by Design?

I have to say – what I am about to write – I have not seen in any commentary. When I do these, I usually don’t know where they’re going – but tonight is especially unknown.

Anyway – here goes.

From Genesis 1:1-5 —

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Gen 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Gen 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Gen 1:4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.

Gen 1:5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

What is really meant by the phrase separated the light from the darkness?
Based on the commentaries – there are questions about this. Especially since specific references to the sun and moon don’t come until verse 16.

From Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary –

The division between “the day” and “the night” leaves little room for an interpretation of the “light” in v.3 as other than that of the sun.

And from the New International Bible Commentary –

No suggestion is made as to where the light came from or how the darkness could coexist with it.

What if the separation between light and darkness was the creation of parallel universes?
What if God told us right in the very beginning of His Word to us that these things that we are now beginning to think we (science) can “prove” – actually have existed all along? And that He created them?

If you’ve read other articles from this site – you know that I believe it’s very possible that God – angels – Satan – all of them – could exist in parallel universes – and therefore be with us and all around us all of the time – and we don’t know, because we can’t see them.

What does the FoxNews.com article say about this?

The CERN theoreticians say this could give clear signs of dimensions beyond length, breadth, depth and time because at such high energy particles could be tracked disappearing — presumably into them — and then back into the classical four.

They presume that it is possible to travel from one parallel universe to another.

And – of course – what about the Bible?

From Job 1:6-7 —

One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.

The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.”

It says that Satan can go back and forth between Heaven and earth.

The Bible also says, in Genesis 3:23-24 —

So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

It says that man was driven out of the garden – and that it is guarded so that we cannot get back in. Not that God destroyed it – or removed it from the earth. Just that it’s “guarded” from us. In other words – it’s still there – we just can’t see it.
What if God “moved” it to a parallel universe? One that we can’t see?

Remember the first quotes from the FoxNews.com article?

Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to science-fiction writers such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions.

“Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions… These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments.”

They could maybe be re-written to say –

Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to Bible scholars such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions where angels dwell, where God is with them.

“Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions… These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments to show that the Bible has been correct, from the very beginning.

How cool is that? Science proving that the Word of God – as given to us in The Bible – was, is and always will be – True?

I need to clarify something here.  The paragraph below is from October of 1020, when I was using completely different software and a different host environment to write.
If you take the time to figure out what I’m using now, I am very happy with both the hosting company and the software / plugins I’m using.  
I don’t want someone to get the wrong idea about them.

Final personal note — I have never had such a hard time, technically, writing one of these.
Twice, portions of the text were deleted – with no undo option available.
The package I use to design the site also crashed twice – both times with some loss of what I had written.
Dealing with computers – thousands of them – is what I do for a living.
What happened tonight – it’s not normal for my system.
Visitors from a parallel universe? Or am I just tired?

 

It’s late – much later than usual. But I just felt like I had to get this one out.
I pray that it makes you think – think about which god you spend your time and effort on.

Is it the God of the Bible? The God that science, whether willing to admit it or not, seems to be proving? The God that can save you?

He’s right there with you. So is Satan. You must choose one.

Please – make the Right choice.

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