Change is the only constant, or so it is said. If this is true, why is humanity so reluctant to embrace change? It seems most of us are pretty content to leave things as the are, much to our own detriment. Many discoveries that have the potetial to change our world for the better are ignored because we protect the status quo. A good example of this is our world’s love affair with Newtonian Philosophy.
Since the 1700s Newtonian Philosophy has had a major influence in our world. The philosophy has three main tenets:
- Materialism. All that matters is matter.
- Reductionism. To understand something, take it apart and study its peices.
- Determanism. We can predict and control the outcome of natural processes.
Prior to Newtonian Philosophy, the Church was considered the great purveyor of truth. And there was general mistrust and antagonism between science and the Church. When the scientific community embraced Newtonian Philosophy a convenient arrangement was made wherein science could rule the physical world while religeon could dominate the metaphysical realm of spirit. Science was free to pursue its proof of the material nature of the Universe and religion guided the course of spirituality. This seperation of spirit and matter has led to a dangerous imbalance that affects our world to this day.
Physicists were so certain they had fully discovered all the laws of physics that in 1900 Lord Kelvin declared at a meetig of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” And Albert Michelson, the first American to receive the Nobel Prize said; “the grand underlying principles have been firmly established….further truths of physics are to be looked for in the sixth place of decimals.” He further quipped no more physics students were necessary.
Fate has shown us again and again that, “Pride goeth before the fall”. So it was no surprise that early in the twentieth century cracks began to appear in Newtonian physics. The discovery of electrons, x-rays and radioactivity could not be explained using Newtonian principles.
Then Albert Einstein proclaimed E=mc 2. Energy (E) equals mass (m ) times the speed of light (c) squared (2). Einstein showed that atoms are not made of matter but consist of energy. In other words everything is energy. Einstein stated simply; “The field is the sole governing agency of the particle.” And; “There is no place in the new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality.” It has been a century since Einstein proclaimed E=mc 2 and still much of the world continues trying to live a Newtoniam (material) existence in an Einstein world.
Einstein disproved materalism. Reductionism does not work when everything is energy and quantum physics proves that we cannot control the outcome of natural processes through determinism. Newtonian Physics became unravelled.
Bruce H Lipton, Ph.D., writes in his book Spontaneous Evolution; “If you’re puzzled by the fact that science has ignored Einstein for one hundred years, it should be even more puzzling that society has ignored Jesus for 2 millennia. When we consider the messages of Jesus and Einstein together, we can assign a possible scientific basis for the Golden Rule. Along the same line, Jesus’ prescription to love thy neighbor as thyself” makes perfect sense in an Einsteinian world where thy neighbor is thy self. The bottom line implication of the theory of relativity is…..we’re all related.”
Isaac Newton’s genius provided humanity with a technical foundation which allowed civilizations to gain some control over their external environment. But we must now recognize the problems that have arisen with a physical science that is unglued from the invisible world.
The Western world and especially the United States has become very materialistic. When we truly understand E=mc 2, we will realize that we are all one and that what is good for me is good for you. Also what I give to another, I give to myself. The truth is we are all seeking happiness. It is just that we think happiness can come from the material world, but it cannot. Happiness is an inside job. You find it within your heart and soul and it cannot be taken away without your consent. It’s a result of living a life centered in the field of love. Love that expands….the more you give, the more you have to share.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’; “Science through Einstein has advanced to the point where it is no longer in competition with the teachings of Jesus. Isn’t that neat? Now let’s live like the kind of people we know in our hearts we are meant to be.”