spirituality/swedenborg/proving god notesbased on the book: Proving God: Swedenborg’s Remarkable Quest for the Quantum Fingerprints of Loveby Edward Sylvia, M.T.S. Staircase Press, 2009Emanuel Swedenborg, Ian Thompson, Lee Smolin, Roger Penrose, Brian Josephson, Ian J. Michael Heller, William Tiller, Paul Davies, Fred Allen Wolf, Rudy Rucker, David Bohm, John Wheeler, Richard Feynman, Peter Russell, God, spiritual, metaphysical, Love, Truth, Big Bang, singularity, inflation, dark matter, dark energy, general relativity, quantum physics, quantum vacuum, quantum gravity, Schrodinger equation, pre-geometry, geometry, path integral, gravity as Love,Foreword by Ian J. Thompson, PhDEmanuel Swedenborg lived from 1688-1772, and claimed to have received extensive instruction in philosophical, spiritual, and theological knowledge after his “inner sight was opened” in his 50s. Before that he demonstrated a very independent and scientific mind, and published a principia to explain his theory of how physical objects may be constructed by the rapid spiral motions of microscopic points. Swedenborg and Sylvia see the spiritual world as continuously existing “alongside” the physical, and continually generating the physical world to sustain it in apparently stable forms.Chapter 1 In The Beginning (We Have A Problem)An inflationary model of the Big Bang was later developed to explain why everything seems isotropic, or equally spread out as it expands. This model holds that for a time the expansion of the universe took place at an inflationary rate; ie faster then the speed of light.
The cosmic background radiation is taken as the strongest evidence supporting a Big Bang beginning.However, it was later discovered that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating. The expansion can no longer be explained as the momentum from an original cosmic event. Dark mater and dark energy have recently been added to explain why the expanding universe keeps accelerating. Dark matter helps gravity hold the universe together, while dark energy pushes the universe apart. Dark energy is winning.British astrophysicist Paul Davies describes the Big Bang singularity as “the nearest thing that science has found to a supernatural agent.” The BB singularity must contain everything including time and space in a non-physical state.p. 2.The concept of a singularity puts materialistic philosophy on shaky ground because without time and space the cosmic beginning could not have had a physical cause.> The two pillars of modern physics do not support a unified universeAs we move back towards the beginning of time, general relativity and quantum physics,themselves incompatible, come into greater conflict. In general relativity, spacetime is squeezed into a singularity whose radius is zero. But in quantum physics spacetime fluctuates, coming in and out ex existence anywhere (called the quantum foam.) How can