You haven’t understood it
In 1900 Max Planck made a remarkable discovery concerning electrodynamics requiring an entirely new theoretical framework to explain how the universe and nature works at an essential, deep level. Planck’s discovery opened the gates for a radical new framework . . .Quantum Theory. The findings and implications of Quantum Theory are bizarre by comparison with our common, Newtonian, and above all logical way of seeing the world. Niels Bohr one of Quantum Theory’s pioneers famously commented If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it.
Einstein but also Schroedinger, Planck, Bohr, and Bohm will be familiar to many. The implications of Quantum Theory were so shocking and disturbing to those quantum pioneers that an often overlooked part of their legacy, is a deep sense of the sacred, the mysterious and the mystical they often expressed. Einstein has remarked, there is nothing more beautiful than the mysterious.
Please note this post is one part of three originally written as one piece. See also: Deep Ecology and The Emergence of New Consciousness > click here and also The Quantum Druids of Deep Resonance Ecology > click here.
Mystical leaning Quantum Theorist David Bohm (for some books by Bohm > click here) gives us a view of the mysterious energies that lie at the root of our experience. According to Bohm there is as much energy in the wave enfolded space of a resonant pin-point (say a cubic centimetre) as there is in the entire Space-Time Continuum times 10 to the power of 40. Now . . .one really does have to just stop for a moment to let that soak in. The implications are enormous, endless. Blow your mind with the video about the universe below – Perhaps it’s worth repeating if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it.