Matter Light Dance
- The Nobel prize for physics this year is shared between Serge Haroche from Paris and David Wineland from NIST in Colorado. Both men conducted experiments trying to understand the matter - light dance. Light experiments are interesting because they support a literal interpretation of Genesis 1. According to Genesis, God created the plural heavens (evidently the galaxies) and the Earth first before He began to form the Sun, Moon and stars. At the earliest stage, the Earth had no form, evidently it did not have extension. Then Elohim's wind dithered over the formless, dark place and He continued to command light to continue to be. Evidently that is when the Earth began to have extension. Indeed, experiments show that light flutters back and forth within all matter. When scientists bombard atoms they find that they are 10,000 times more empty space than reacting entities. Evidently it is light that give matter its ability to have extension and its chemical and nuclear properties.
Dr. Wineland trapped beryllium ions in an electric field and then slowed them (cooled them) between opposing laser beams. The "electrons" oscillated back and forth between ionized states as observed by the transmitted light. Beryllium ions emit light at 100 times the frequencies of cesium atomic clocks, in visible light instead of microwaves.
Dr. Haroche got photons to bounce around in a highly polished mirrored cavity for a tenth of a second before being absorbed. While the photons were bouncing, he injected an atom into the cavity that interacted with the oscillating photons. Some photons seemingly existed in two states, or two places, out of phase with themselves so that they seemed to move in both directions at once. Dr. Haroche explained this using the Schrodinger paradox as if the cat in the box is both alive and dead at the same time.
We don't just see things because of light but the things we see are themselves a relation with light (phos estin Ephesians 5:13). Light never stops dithering around within matter. In fact, the bible mentions "the house of light" that has a border. The paths of light within this ancient house are mysterious, the place where darkness dwells Job 38:19-22. Since God Himself is describing the house of light, perhaps He is describing what we call the atom.
Things that interact relationally can be interpreted in two ways, schemes only exist in the mind of the experimenter. If the experimenter builds an apparatus that expects things to have physical properties, then he detects physical properties. If he constructs an apparatus looking for interactions, then he will find interrelated wave-like properties. If he changes his apparatus after matter has passed a one way event (a beam splitter) the properties shift with the instruments as though they could exist in both "states" at once and the results were determined by the observer. The dual nature of matter light and its non locality are not so mysterious is one accepts that light and matter are intimately related, that is relationally connected, rather than merely particles.
We also see the creation of the universe exactly as described in the Bible. He did not begin to form the Sun, Moon and stars and continue to place them in the spreading place until half way through the creation week. In billions of galaxies at many ranges, we observe how matter continues to take form, spreading out as the star-stream orbits also spread out from formerly naked galactic cores. The earliest galaxies shone at tiny fractions of the frequencies of modern atoms. Billions of galaxies intrinsically grew into huge, local, dusty, growth spirals. Every thing is enslaved to change in an orderly way, as Paul described in Romans 8:19 - 22. We also observe that the universe is extremely ancient, as galaxies intrinsically grew, the orbits accelerating outwards along with the accelerating atomic clocks.
Of course what is visible is a violation of the creed of all scientists, the "first law" the Bible predicted for the false teachers of the last days - the notion that all things remain the same. Scientists have filled the universe up with magic to protect their empirical system that depends on atomic perpetual motion.
How great will be the triumph of the Word of God over science. He does not permit one to come to know Him through science, although the simple evidence for His existence is everywhere. He only accepts the simple faith of a sinner looking to Him alone for salvation.
Photograph of Dr. Serge Haroche (right) and assistant with his apparatus. Photo credit AP.