Section 11: Walking with God
The ancient ancestors of humans, with simple thoughts and an intuitive worship of nature, believed that all things have spirituality.
As civilization developed, the Western scientific view emerged, which holds that the material world consists of unrelated individuals pieced together. According to this view, each component is independent, purposeless, and lacks consciousness, and their interaction is restricted by time and space, remaining local. This scientific approach was 100% materialistic and only aimed to generalize phenomena to find the laws of material behavior without exploring where the laws originated from. Even the science of psychology, which studies human consciousness, is framed solely within the realm of materialism.
It wasn't until quantum mechanics discovered that "the behavior of small particles is related to whether or not they are observed and the method of observation” that scientists realized that matter doesn't have an objective existence. The double-slit experiment, where light is observed through a screen, demonstrates wave diffraction, but if a detector is employed, light manifests particle-like behavior. This discovery reveals that matter and energy can behave differently based on how they are observed, similar to how dancers on stage can modify their choreography according to the specific audience they are performing for.
Another mysterious phenomenon in quantum mechanics is "quantum entanglement": after two particles interact, their spin or polarization directions become entangled. Even if they are separated in the future, no matter how far apart they are, if the state of one is changed, the other will make a corresponding change instantly.
The phenomenon of remote sensing, which is not limited by time and space, cannot be solely attributed to the consciousness of particles. Instead, it reflects a profound connection to the universe's information field. Furthermore, no physicist would suggest that particles possess consciousness.
Quantum mechanics was carefully constructed to describe the behavior of the particle world. The Schrödinger equation can accurately predict the results of quantum experiments, but there are various opinions about the equation's physical meaning. Even Schrödinger himself was not clear on this matter.
Einstein, who believed in cause-and-effect logic throughout his life, was highly skeptical of quantum mechanics. He famously stated, "God does not play dice!" and questioned, "Does the moon exist only when we look at it?"
Although "quantum communication" and "quantum computers" have pushed human technology further, the meaning and interpretation of studying quantum mechanics has made little progress in decades.
I believe that Einstein still enjoys an intimate relationship with God, and only a few people can grasp even a fraction of God's mind.
The four-dimensional spacetime hall in general relativity is simply too small to contain the intricacies of creation. If scientific research can establish "consciousness" as an independent dimension, not subordinate to matter, it will mark the beginning of a new civilization.
During "The Science of Consciousness" conference held in the United States in April 2018, Dr. Lee Si-Chen, former president of National Taiwan University, presented a paper proposing two hypotheses:
Firstly, the universe is made up of an eight-dimensional complex space-time, with four dimensions being real space-time or the material world, and the other four dimensions being imaginary space-time or the spiritual world.
Secondly, the imaginary components of complex quantum states represent consciousness.
Coincidentally, at the same conference, American physicist Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher also proposed a universe model based on an eight-dimensional complex space-time, claiming that it could provide an explanation for the mysteries of quantum mechanics.
In fact, as early as the 17th century, the renowned philosopher Spinoza divided the world into the material and spiritual worlds. He believed that human wisdom is part of the highest wisdom of the universe, which is the "inner cause" of all events and governs the world through natural laws.
Spinoza did not believe in the existence of a "personal god" or a "supernatural god" and demanded an explanation of nature from nature itself. He advocated pantheism, which holds that God is nature itself.
Once, a New York Jewish priest named H. S. Goldstein asked Einstein, "Do you believe in God?"
Einstein's response to Goldstein's question was, "I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the orderly harmony of what exists. But I do not believe in the God who concerns Himself with the fates and actions of human beings."
Similarly, Spinoza's concept of God resonates with me as well, as it is a God that dwells within every individual's heart and accompanies us on our journey throughout life.