The Quantum Mechanics of God and Spirits
Almost every phenomena that we know of can be explained using the theory of quantum mechanics. The theory describes how very tiny particles interact. For instance it explains how tiny particles called electrons interact with other particles called protons to form atoms and chemicals. In this post I explore the relationship between quantum mechanics and neurological intelligence. To do this I will be treating individual quantum particles as neurons. But first we should review some of the basics of quantum mechanics. As always this post will require an understanding of the theory of neurological intelligence which I cover in my first three posts covering the basics, ethics, and orientations of the theory.
The theory of quantum mechanics states that universe is made of fields. There is the gravitational field, the electromagnetic field, and so on. Each of these fields has a particle associated with it. For the gravitational field there is the graviton, for the electromagnetic field there is the photon. There are also electron fields, and many more. Every particle from one field acts the exact same as any other particle from the same field. For instance every electron is exactly the same as every other electron. This is a particle's species identity. It acts as the collective identity in the theory of neurological intelligence.
All particles exist in an energy state. You could think of an energy state as a combination of their position and momentum. There are some particles called bosons, which if you switch the energy state of two bosons their field stays the same. Because of this two or more bosons can be in the exact same energy state. This makes them able to transmit forces. All forces, such as gravity, and electromagnetism, are transmitted by bosons.
There is another type of particle called a fermion. When two of these particles switch their energy states their field becomes the negative of its original. Because of this fermions cannot occupy the same energy state. A fermeon's unique energy state can be thought of as its individual identity. Electrons are fermions, they give atoms their structure as they orbit around the atom's nucleus. Each orbital location around an atom is a different energy state an electron can fill, so the many electrons in an atom have their own unique orbital location. This gives atoms their chemical and structural properties.
Particles interact with each other through forces. If a particle is able to interact through a particular force it is said to have that force's charge. For example the electron has the electromagnetic charge.
All particles can interact with other particles through the gravitational force. The gravitational force is transmitted by a particle called the graviton. (This hasn't been proved but many physicists believe that this particle exists) The graviton is a spin 2 particle, which is a particle that polarizes in a cross shape. These can only exert an attractive force. Being able to interact through the gravitational force is the first relationship type given to particles.
The second relationship type is to interact through spin 1 particles, which is a particle that polarizes in a line, such as the photon, which is responsible for the electromagnetic force, or the weak bosons, which are responsible for the weak nuclear force. These interactions can both push and pull. For example, the electron and the proton, two of the particles that make up the atom, interact via the electromagnetic force, the electron is negatively charged, and the proton is positively charged. Electrons will repel electrons, and protons will repel protons, because they have the same charge. But electrons and protons attract each other because they have opposite charges.
In mathematics you can assign a direction to a spinning object. You figure out the spin direction by taking your right hand, curling your fingers the same way that the object is spinning, and pointing your thumb along the direction of its axis. The direction that your thumb is pointing is the direction the object is spinning. This is called the right hand rule, and it allows us to distinguish between the forward and backward spin directions.
Quantum particles also spin, but unlike a normal object they can spin in the time direction, either forward or backward in time. This orientation is called chirality. All particles can have a right handed chirality. This corresponds to a particle oriented in the forward time direction. The epistemological method of proposition is oriented from input to output, you could also think of this as the forward time direction. Thus a right handed chiral particle is oriented for proposition.
Some particles also have a left handed chirality. This corresponds to the epistemological method of abduction because they are both oriented in the reverse time direction. The left handed chiral particles always have the weak charge, but a right handed particle never has the weak charge. The difference between proposition and abduction, other than the direction of thought, is abduction's ability to adjust the social contracts and values of a neuron. The weak charge associated with left hand chiral particles makes this difference possible, so a left handed particle is orientedfor abductive reasoning.
A particle cannot be both left handed and right handed at the same time, because it would have to spin in both the forward and reverse time directions simultaneously.
The Higgs Boson
The particles that I described do not obey the ethics of the theory of neurological intelligence by themselves. They need help from another type of particle called a Higgs boson. Physicists have found one type of Higgs boson, it is responsible for giving mass to quantum particles. It does this by forcing particles with the capacity to have a left handed chirality to switch between their left and right handed forms. When these particles switch forms it makes them go slower than the speed of light.
This is sort of like if you were running with a basketball, and you were told to dribble the ball while running instead of just holding the ball while running. If you aren't good at basketball you will be slowed down a lot, and if you are good at basketball then dribbling will only slow you down a little.
Particles that are slowed down a lot by the Higgs mechanism are very massive, and particles that aren't slowed down by it much are very light. The photon and the graviton are not affected by the Higgs field, so they go the fastest possible speed, known as the speed of light.
Mass is how particles obey the first relationship ethic of neurological intelligence, the social contract ethic. It gives their first relationship type, gravitational attraction, weight or meaning. It also lets them obey the first identity ethic, the values ethic, because it tells a particle how much it should accelerate when acted upon by a force.
Antimatter is a type of matter that is the same as regular matter in every way, except with the opposite charge and opposite chirality. So all antimattercan be left hand chiral, and only some can be right hand chiral. Antimatter fills the role of anti-neuron because it is oriented against the logical methods. When matter and antimatter are brought together they annihilate each other.
Everything We Know
At this point we have discussed everything relevant to both the theory of neurological intelligence and the theory of quantum mechanics that have been proven correct by scientists. The rest of this lecture is about physical phenomenon that are predicted by the theory of neurological intelligence, but that have not be proven to exist, nor do we have much reason to believe they exist based on our current observations of the universe, however I believe that one day we will find evidence for them, because they are predicted to exist by my model.
Spiritual matter is a type of matter that fulfils the last two levels of intelligence. The particles are like fermions because they fill unique energy levels, but they also have new identities which have yet to be described in physical models. These correspond with the representative identity, and the moral identity of the theory of neurological intelligence.
Also they have in addition to left and right handed chirality two new chiralities. These chiralities correspond to the epistemological methods of induction and deduction. The chirality corresponding to induction will be right handed, and it will be associated with some sort of charge, this will allow it to make adjustments to the way it and the particles around it behave. The chirality corresponding to deduction will be left handed.
Spiritual particles will be able to interact through gravity and the weak force, but also through additional types of particles that we don’t yet understand. These new particle interactions are mediated by spiritual particles, and they are very different from the force interactions that we know of, because spiritual particles occupy unique energy states, and the forces we know of are mediated by bosons, which do not nessisarily have unique energy states. These new interactions correspond to the leadership relationship, and the ministering relationship.
The properties of spiritual particles will likely be nonlocal, meaning that they don't just affect the particle, but also its entire field. This is because the properties of third and fourth level neurons are non-local. We will look at the third level neuron as an example. The representative identity is non-local because it is about you representing something other than yourself, induction is non-local because it involves figuring out general facts about the universe, and leadership is non-local because leaders are concerned about the welfare of the people they lead.
One model of particle physics that results in non-local properties is called the nonlinear schrodinger equation. This equation also predicts that particles with non-local properties will be able to send signals to each other across space instantaneously, and also back in time.
I named the new type of matter spiritual matter because I believe that it is the matter that spirits are made of. Something I find interesting about the nonlinear schrodinger equation is that if it is an accurate way to describe spirits then they probably don't experience space and time the same way that we do. I find this agrees with our limited understanding of spirits as told by the scriptures. It explains how the Holy Spirit is able to be omnipresent, and it explains why you are immediately placed in the presence of God when you die.
Although we have found no evidence for spiritual matter specifically, we have found evidence that there is a lot of matter in the universe which we don't understand yet. This matter is called dark matter because it does not interact with light.
When astronomers studied the night sky they noticed that the stars on the outside of the milky way rotate faster than expected when you take into account all of the matter that we can observe in the galaxy. This led them to realise that there is a type of unobservable or dark matter in the galaxy which was speeding up the rotation of the stars on the outskirts of the galaxy. This matter is far more abundant in the universe than observable matter is.
From years of observation scientists have figured out that dark matter is likely made of massive particles that can only interact through the weak force, and gravity. But this is more or less what we might expect from spiritual matter. We know that spiritual matter has to interact through the weak force, and through gravity, because it is made of level three and four type particles, but it likely interacts mainly through spiritual forces. Since we don’t know exactly how these forces work, and we don’t interact through these forces, it is reasonable to assume that spiritual matter is undetectable to laboratory experiments, just like dark matter. Therefore it is reasonable to believe that at least some dark matter is also spiritual matter.
Now that we understand the physics of spirits lets move on to learn the physics of God.
Additional Higgs Mechanisms
For each additional ethic of intelligence there is an additional Higgs Mechanism which allows particles to obey it. One theory that predicts additional Higgs mechanisms is called the minimal supersymmetric extention of the standard model. In this theory each fermion has a supersymmetric boson counterpart, and each boson has a supersymetric fermion counterpart. So for example the electron would have a boson counterpart dubbed the selectron, and the photon would have a fermeonic matter counterpart called the photino.
The theory predicts that there are three Higgs and three anti-Higgs bosons, as well as their supersymmetric partners called the Higgsinos. Each Higgs particle corresponds with one of the lower three relationship ethics, and each of their higgsinos corresponds with one of the higher three relationship ethics, with the anti-higgs particles being responsible for the identity ethics.
The supersymmetric extension of the standard model is certainly wrong though. We have never found any evidence that supersymmetric particles exist, and it seems likely that we never will. I imagine that when we are able to study spiritual matter that we will find instead of boson fermion pairs that there will be temporal matter and spiritual matter pairs. In other words there will be one particle with a fourth level identity for every boson, and one particle with a third level identity for every fermion. This will likely produce a model with similar mathematical properties to the minimal supersymmetric extention of the standard model, which also has the ability to predict the existence of additional Higgs Mechanisms.
We can also learn a bit about how the additional Higgs mechanisms will work using the predictions of supersymmetric theory. According to the theory all three of the mechanisms associated with the Higgs bosons (not nessesarily their spiritual counterparts) work by giving mass to particles, however the Higgs mechanisms that we haven't discovered yet should also hold charge.
The Higgs mechanism associated with the common good ethic is supposed to have an electromagnetic charge. Somehow the charge in the second Higgs mechanism changes the way in which it gives particles mass, and allows particles to obey the common good ethic. Perhaps the mass it gives can be released in the form of a gravitational signal.
The Higgs boson fields have have two states, one is called its local minimum energy state, and the other called its absolute minimum energy state. If the field is in its absolute minimum energy state then the field has no energy at any point in space, unless there is a particle present. If the field is in its local minimum energy state, then the field has energy at every point in space regardless of whether a particle is present. The Higgs mechanism will only work if it is in its local minimum energy state, so you could think of it as the mechanisms 'ON' state or its active state, and you can think of the absolute minimum energy state as its 'OFF' state or dormant state.
The Higgs boson which currently gives particles mass is in its 'ON' state. If it were to somehow turn off the matter in the universe would spontaneously lose all of its mass and disintegrate into radiation. This is called vacuum decay.
When the other Higgs mechanisms are turned on, then the particles in their fields will begin to act more intelligently. You could think of it as a more intelligent state of matter.
In the epistles of Paul to the Corinthians he explains that when our bodies are resurrected they will be resurrected into one of these intelligent states of matter. He compares these different states to different types of flesh. Birds have one type of flesh, and mammals another. These states he calls states of glory, which he compares to the glory or light of the sun, the moon, and the stars. (1 Corinthians 15:39-41)
The lowest state of glory, which is not named by Paul, but is called the telestial state by the prophet Joseph Smith, is the state that we are in currently. The first Higgs mechanism is active, and the rest are dormant. He compares this to the glory of the stars.
The middle state of glory, which Paul calls the terrestrial state, is compared with the glory of the moon in brightness. In this state the first two to three Higgs mechanisms are active, meaning that there is actually two levels in this state of glory. The higher level is the most intelligent state that temporal matter can achieve.
There are some Holy objects mentioned in the scriptures, such as the seer stones, which are small rocks with the ability to translate languages among other things. These objects would have to be in this intelligent state in order to work, which is why God can restrict the use of them to only those who are righteous and have a lot of faith.
In the highest state, which Paul calls the celestial state, four, five or all six of the Higgs mechanisms are active, so there are three different levels of glory within this state. This state is compared to the glory of the sun. God's body and spirit are in the highest level of this intelligent state, which gives him the ability to be omniscient. This state also gives him his ability to perform his mighty miracles.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the physics of God and spirits. Learning about ghosts and superpowers seemed like a fitting way to celebrate Halloween.
Have fun and don't be too scared of ghosts; you understand them a bit now after all.