Monday, December 5, 2011

The Riddle of Reality: Conclusion


In Part 1 and Part 2, we found that when we plunge down the rabbit hole of reality and enter the realm of photons, electrons, and quantum wave functions, what we discover is weirder than we ever could have imagined….

[Here I jump to the conclusion. – JS]

So what does this all tell us about [quantum realm] reality? It tells us, consistent with the Christian worldview, that reality consists of both the physical and non-physical, of things seen and unseen. It also suggests, in line with Spinoza, that ultimate reality is of a more basic substance than either mind or matter.

Although the ardent scientific materialist might associate this with the quantum potential, he is challenged to explain how an impersonal, non-conscious entity displays the extraordinary creative power and genius that is rife in the universe.

The only thing befitting the data emerging from the new science is not something, but Someone. Someone who is unbounded by space-time, and yet is able to penetrate space-time to shape it and sustain it. The identity of that Someone is revealed through the most startling proclamation in all of literature -- the simple self-introduction of Him who told a desert refugee, "I AM!"

Within those three English letters are all the attributes of omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience. It is the declaration that in whatever form or substance reality is manifested, it is ultimately realized in the One Who IS!

Indeed, the riddle of reality is answered in Him in whom “we live and move and have our being.”

Read it all here …