“LET THERE BE LIGHT”
Is the Photon the Real God Particle?
The Higgs Boson was first called the “God Particle” in a book by that name written by physicist Leon Lederman and science writer Dick Teresi. In an interview, Teresi explained that Lederman had used “The God Particle” as a working title for the manuscript as a joke, not as a serious title suggestion, and that he and Lederman were actually both atheists. In the beginning, the title didn’t even refer to the Higgs boson, and they were a bit embarrassed when the publisher saw it and wanted it as a title. To their surprise, and the dismay of most physicists, the name was picked up and promoted by other science writers and the media to generate interest in the search for traces of the particle that physicist Peter Higgs and others predicted based on mathematical analysis of the standard model.
So the scientifically uneducated media and the general public liked the name God particle and the Higgs boson and physics got stuck with another popular misnomer much like the big-bang misnomer. The words “Big-bang” were first used by astronomer Fred Hoyle to ridicule the idea on a radio program interview. He actually opposed the idea of an explosive beginning to the universe, and was appalled when the name stuck and became the accepted popular description of the theory. So “big bang” and “God particle’, arguably the most misleading and inappropriate descriptors associated the current scientific paradigm, originated as tongue-in-cheek off the record remarks taken out of context and promoted by people who have little understanding of the theories of particle physics and cosmology.
Concerning the term God particle, it would be much more appropriately applied to the photon and/or the electron, because together, the photon and electron are the wave-particle-field phenomena that actually make up the physical universe. And they have far greater ratios of TRUE units of gimmel to TRUE units of mass and energy than any other quantum entities.
To truly understand the nature of light, is to understand the nature of reality.
Let’s start with Maxwell’s wave equation, which describes the propagation of light as the alternating expansion and contraction of electric and magnetic forces in three dimensions. Imagine an expanding, pulsating sphere. Then move on to de Broglie’s particle/wave equation:
λ= hν/mν2 = hmν, where λ= wave length, h=Planck’s constant, m=mass, and ν=frequency, a simple expression relating particle mass to wave length and frequency.
Next, we see that Schrӧdinger’s wave equation for light is the quantum mechanical form of Maxwell’s wave equation interpreted as a probability function; that is, it describes the distribution of probable locations of the light as its fluctuating energy moves through space-time. Quantum mechanical experiments show us that it does not exist as a localized particle or wave until it makes an impact upon a receptor. And a choice made by a conscious observer determines whether a particle or wave phenomenon will be recorded.
Finally, application of the Calculus of Distinctions and dimensional extrapolation to the electron spinning in nine dimensions, suggests that, under certain conditions described by the appropriate Conveyance Equation, an electron may be transformed into light, spreading throughout all dimensional domains, creating the nine-dimensional structure of space-time and consciousness. Finally, the energy of this radiation appears to be a localized phenomenon (wave or particle) as it is reconnected with Consciousness when the associated electromagnetic pulse is received in the consciousness of an observer.
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