By Jim Logan
Richard Feynman did a series of lectures at Cornell University in 1964. Asked the question as to whether light was a “wave” or a “particle”, he said unequivocably that it was a particle. The audience member with the question on the nature of light asked about the scientific quandary over this. Feynman responded that that was simply a confusion from the early days of quantum theory, and it was resolved – light is a particle. Feynman’s work in the area of quantum electrodynamics is presented in his lectures and a book summarizing them.
The “Standard Model” of today’s physics has two general classes of particles. Those that are acted upon, and those that act; fermions and bosons, respectively. (Named after Fermi and Bose.)
In modern physics it is understood that “solid” things, things we now perceive as “matter”, a rock, the table, a body etc., are on the sub-atomic scale actually a whole lotta space in between these various particles. An analogy for scale is to envision a fly in the middle of a football stadium as a single atom. The next atom to it, is outside the stadium. When one goes to put his hand on something “real”, the solidity is only apparent. The “forces” that interchange among the micro particles, the “energy” (bosons) and its fields are what prevent penetration and passing of one “solid” object through another. Some particles pass through these interstices, the spaces between the sub-atom bits; neutrinos, for example, various “rays” and so on.
When we perceive something as solid, it is only an apparency.
Alfred Korzybski’s work Science and Sanity, had a series of “abstractions”, that is, a further and further removal from the actuality to more and more agreement as to what something is, as opposed to what it really is. He termed this the idea of the “map”, the image representing a “territory” is not the territory. These abstractions are constructs not duplicating the actuality. He stopped short at the ability of a being to actually perceive the sub-atomic universe of particles, thinking it not possible. He hadn’t quite conceived of nor investigated the Static, and the actual source of all this “territory”.
So, what is all this “reality”? What is the actuality? What is actually occurring as opposed to what appears to be.
I recommend several tapes from L. Ron Hubbard on the topic of the make up of energy and matter in space, giving time. The first one is from the 16th ACC, Auditing Techniques: Solids, 31 Jan 57. The next is from the 17th ACC, Outline of a Modern Intensive: Question and Answer period, 19 Mar 57. The third is a tape, Thinnies, from the 18th ACC, 1 Aug 57.
“Thinnies” is a term LRH coined to describe the phenomena of the past, compared to the present. A “mental image picture” a “facsimile” is a thin version of the present. The process at that time to get a reality on this was Then and Now Solids.
“Remember all the complicated mechanism that we’d had to dream up and postulate and throw into existence in order to take a picture of anything and then keep it and then file it and then do this and that with it and all that sort of thing?
“Well, that’s all shortcut if you just consider that they’re thin universe areas one has been in. And that one has a mechanism that thins it down and present time is just a solidification of a continuing solid. And then you do away with all ideas of pictures, unless this is a picture. And that’s why a person could re-experience the whole cockeyed thing though. The whole universe was still there.” 19 Mar 57, Outline of a Modern Intensive: Question and Answer Period, tape lecture.
Perhaps the “field” in quantum field theory is just exactly as described in Scientology – a field of particles, dimension points, created by Statics, shared, interchanged and “solid” because we say they are, and other than that, they aren’t.
Beings alive today, are ensconced in agreements that things are “solid”, and have lost sight of the fact that they are solid to the degree they say they are, as these solidities are all on automatic. Present time, the energy condensed in a space to give the apparency of matter, all persisting by postulate and below awareness continuous creation, is a continuing apparency of solid, whereas the past is a thinnie, less solid only because it isn’t created to be more. Nonetheless, as in revivication, a thinnie can be every bit as real as present time to some being.
Auditing, Scientology processing, recovers the abilities of beings to create, and uncreate, including present time, or some thinnie for some point in the continuum that is just as real as now, maybe more so.
What are the agreements, on automatic that make this universe real?
The Factors and Axioms.
Recovery of these postulates on a theta being’s part one can and is again able to see through the entire kit a kaboodle.