For all of you who are interested in quantum mechanics, this article is fascinating and informative: “Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?” I know it doesn’t specifically relate to UFO Religions (for my money, it’s theology), but I figured more folks here would appreciate it.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state, lacking even basic properties such as a definite location and instead existing everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when a particle is measured does it suddenly materialize, appearing to pick its position as if by a roll of the dice.
This idea that nature is inherently probabilistic — that particles have no hard properties, only likelihoods, until they are observed — is directly implied by the standard equations of quantum mechanics. But now a set of surprising experiments with fluids has revived old skepticism about that worldview. The bizarre results are fueling interest in an almost forgotten version of quantum mechanics, one that never gave up the idea of a single, concrete reality.
The field of quantum mechanics is fluid (pun intended), and knowledge is changing. I don’t keep up with it anymore, but it is a fascinating area.
I liked the pun. I think the reason there are so many Christians who are physicists (I know a half dozen PhDs or doctoral students in the field myself) is because quantum physics and cosmology provides such useful analogies for thinking about God/theology. In theological parlance, it’s great fodder for how general revelation (nature) contributes to understanding special revelation (that which is written).
Here are the first two paragraphs – where is the rest??
To my knowledge, quantum mechanics still relies on probability to explain it.