The two voices in the ear of mankind, often at odds with each other, are science and religion. They compete for the hearts and minds of all mankind but on this subject, they seem to agree; our reality is not as real as we think it is.
Let’s examine for a moment what science and religion have to say about the glitches we see in reality and if, in fact, we may be living in the matrix.
Computer Code Found In The Equations Of Reality
Physicists James Gates made a discovery while working on a branch of physics called supersymmetry. He discovered a computer code entangled in the equations. Quite unexpectedly his team found what is called, “Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block codes.” These codes are commonly used to remove errors in computer transmissions, to correct errors in a sequence of bits representing data that has been sent across a medium.
“Error-correcting codes are what make internet browsers work, so why were they in the equations that describe quarks, leptons, and supersymmetry?
Finding that type of code in a universe that is not computed is “extremely unlikely,” Gates said.
The code had a second strange connection; we know who invented it, a man named Claude E. Shannon.
“My mind wanders around and I conceive of different things day and night. Like a science fiction writer, I’m thinking, what if it were like this?” Claude E. Shannon
Shannon’s M.I.T. Master’s Thesis in Electrical Engineering has been called the most important of the 20th century. In it, the 22-year-old Shannon showed how the logical algebra of 19th-century mathematician George Boole could be implemented using electronic circuits of relays and switches.
Christianity Is Hinting At A Reality Less Rigid
The laws that govern reality can be suspended says the Bible, a book that is at the core of the worlds 3 largest religions. These scriptures indicate that the laws of nature can be suspended, that reality can be directly controlled outside of standard means.
Luke 17:6 (ESV)
6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Matthew 17:20 (ESV)
20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Joshua 10:12-13 (KJV)
12 Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
The Reality Defying Double-Slit Experiment
One of the most famous experiments in physics is the double slit experiment. It demonstrates that particles of matter behave as waves until observed. The very act of observation alters the behavior of the particles.
Is this proof that the reality we live in, is the Matrix?
The Simulation Hypothesis
The simulation hypothesis was introduced by Nicholas Bostrom, a British philosopher, in 2003. Simply put, the hypothesis states that there is a likelihood that advanced future civilizations would run equally advanced computer simulations of past civilizations. Much like we play video games using simulated ancient populations, they might also do the same just with much more technologically advanced systems.
“The strongest argument for us being in a simulation, probably being in a simulation, is the following: 40 years ago, we had Pong, two rectangles and a dot…That is what games were. Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, augmented reality. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, the games will become indistinguishable from reality.” Elon Musk
Consciousness Controls The Simulation
The notion that “consciousness creates reality” indicates a shared simulation where every living mind contributes to an interactive “Reality Generating” machine or computer.
Consciousness is what we use to control our body and our body is used to control the world. We are not yet able to fully determine where consciousness exists and how it manipulates our physical form but we do know that matter, in general, is made of the same material. Since consciousness can control the matter we recognize as our bodies then it may also be able to control the matter around us.
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
– Max Planck, the theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918
“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.”
– Nasseim Haramein, Director of Research for the Resonance Project
So, there you have it, the greatest scientific minds of our times and the most powerful religions both speaking about how reality really works. You decide if they have the credibility to prove if our reality is possibly the Matrix. Each post in this six-part series is going to push what you believe to the limit so be ready.