Nature of Reality

I'm a huge fan of science. It's always been one of my best, and favorite subjects. I somehow have a knack for inherently understanding complex theories and ideas. As a child I used to watch NOVA on PBS. It was my favorite television show. The whole universe seemed to me such a complex and beautiful place.

As my knowledge has grown, my love of the nature of the universe has as well. I love thinking about laws of physics and how they have an impact on daily life. For the purposes of this entry I'd like to define two terms. Probability is a form of existence where every single path a particle could choose is taken simultaneously. Reality is the single path a particle has chosen after observation.

Quantum mechanics (on a very basic level) states that all particles exist in wave form as well as particle form. As a particle is observed the waves of probability collapse into the particle form of reality. As reality is determined for a single particle, surrounding particles are pushed into a form of reality as well. Much like the ripples from a pebble dropped into a pond, one particle becoming a determinate form forces the ones around it to take shape around the reality which has been determined already. From this law of physics we can deduce two things:

1: Reality is not set in stone. Because every single piece of reality exists in a wave of future probable action any future action is only limited by the current state of the particle.

2: Because the very universe exists it can be said that somewhere, at some point in the past the universe must have been created. We know this by the very fact that particles exist in a determinate form. By the laws of quantum physics if there had never been a particle which had been observed, all particles would exist in a form of probability rather than a form of reality.

It's interesting to note that in regards to the second deduction, it might simply be that our universe exists entirely in the probable form of the Alpha particle (the first [and in this mode of thought, only] particle which has ever existed). This being the case it makes one wonder how we know that we actually exist at all? While it's a very existentialist mode of thought it could simply be that we do not exist at all, and the universe is a form of non-collapsed probability for a single particle.

Following this train of thought two things about the nature of the universe are further explained.

1: This explains why we cannot alter time. If the entire existence of the universe is part of the probable path of a single particle it would only make sense that we could not go back in time and change the path of events which has already occurred, or for that matter go into the future and see things how they will play out on the current time line.

2: This explains why alternate realities cannot be seen. Granted, in a case where only two possible options exist, we can determine one or the other to happen, however when infinite possibilities exist, it's possible for us to only see the few our limited frame of reference can conceive.

My personal beliefs are that we do in fact exist and the universe is not a reflection of a single wave of probability of a single particle. Because the universe exists, I take this as proof that God (of some sort) exists. If God did not exist who observed the first particle which began the cascading effect of probability turning into reality?

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