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don_socalDecember 14, 2012

This day in History

Dec 14, 1900:
The birth of quantum theory

German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a "blackbody" substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born.

Through physical experiments, Planck demonstrated that energy, in certain situations, can exhibit characteristics of physical matter. According to theories of classical physics, energy is solely a continuous wave-like phenomenon, independent of the characteristics of physical matter. Planck's theory held that radiant energy is made up of particle-like components, known as "quantum." The theory helped to resolve previously unexplained natural phenomena such as the behavior of heat in solids and the nature of light absorption on an atomic level. In 1918, Planck was rewarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on blackbody radiation.

Other scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Louis de Broglie, Erwin Schrodinger, and Paul M. Dirac, advanced Planck's theory and made possible the development of quantum mechanics--a mathematical application of the quantum theory that maintains that energy is both matter and a wave, depending on certain variables. Quantum mechanics thus takes a probabilistic view of nature, sharply contrasting with classical mechanics, in which all precise properties of objects are, in principle, calculable. Today, the combination of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity is the basis of modern physics.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein

After the death of his old friend, Albert Einstein said "Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us ... know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

"The influences of the senses," said Ralph Waldo Emerson "has in most men overpowered the mind to the degree that the walls of space and time have come to look solid, real and insurmountable; and to speak with levity of these limits in the world is the sign of insanity."

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Thanks Don. Good Morning.

This post was edited by west_gardener on Fri, Dec 14, 12 at 11:28

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 7:00AM
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After reading and rereading Planck's "theory", I can't even begin to comprehend what it means! On the other hand, Einstein's quotes are down to earth and understandable. I esp. like the one that says "The reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." Now, that makes sense to me! :>)

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 7:14AM
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Deep thoughts, Don, the discoveries changed the world, it admitted Spirit as part of life and the connection between the physical and the psychic.
Used to be that the world, body and mind were thought of machine-like and separate, now we know that everything is connected

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 9:27AM
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This is an interesting site...

Is Death An Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn't the End.

"New evidence continues to suggest that Einstein was right - death is an illusion.

Our classical way of thinking is based on the belief that the world has an objective observer-independent existence. But a long list of experiments shows just the opposite. We think life is just the activity of carbon and an admixture of molecules - we live awhile and then rot into the ground."

Here is a link that might be useful: Robert Lanza, MD - BIOCENTRISM

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 11:26AM
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I have read this, find it fascinating. I have a collection of books by Jane Roberts/speaking for Seth, have been sneered at for believing any of that, and yet, Jane, channeling Seth
wrote volumes of material touching on that concept.
In that connection I have a book by Norman Friedman
"Bridging Science and Spirit, common elements in David Boehm's Physics, The Perennial Philosophy and Seth"
(published in 1990)
that ties the concept together, not an easy read, but most enlightening

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 12:39PM
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