Saturday, March 16, 2019
WHAT IS GIMMEL? MY ANSWER.
IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN GOD, CONSCIOUSNES AND GIMMEL?
© 2019 by Edward R. Close
The purpose of this post is to follow up on the discussion of the question “What is Gimmel”, Posted Wednesday, March 15th, which summarized the derivation that led to the discovery of gimmel, and ended with:
“Now, ask yourself: if gimmel is not mass or energy, exactly what is it? Everything physical is measurable in variables of content (mass and energy) and variables of extent (space and time). Gimmel cannot have even one unit of mass or energy. If it exists in space and time, what is it? There are clues in the quantum math and physics derivations that led to its discovery, but what do YOU think it might be? Please post your thoughts in “comments”. or send me a Facebook message”.
There were a number of good responses that tended to be in one of two forms: Responders thought gimmel might be either evidence of God or Spirit’s creation of a stable physical universe, - or gimmel might be some form of consciousness. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive; the form of the answer appears to depend of the belief system of the person responding. People with a belief in some form of organized theology tend to believe that gimmel is evidence that God created the universe. But that is a philosophical answer, not a scientific answer. People with personal experience of Spirit can make that leap, and that is wonderful. It is a clear answer for them, and provides a testimonial for others who seek answers, but I agree with Leibniz who said if something is real, there is a logical path to its discovery and validation. The discovery of gimmel validates the existence of something non-physical in the very most basic structure of the universe.
The discovery that gimmel exists in every particle of physical reality, from quarks to electrons to atoms, and the fact that the highest levels of gimmel are present in the elements and organic compounds that provide the basis for life and consciousness, tends to support the theory of intelligent design, especially if gimmel is consciousness, or the agent of consciousness that organizes the physical universe in a logical manner.
As pointed out in the previous post, gimmel clearly provides an answer to Leibniz’s question, concerning why there is something, rather than nothing: The derivation of quantum equivalence units (TRUE) proves there would be no physical universe without gimmel. It is worth noting that Leibniz’s answer was theological: In his view, there is something because, in the beginning, God created it. But this answer can only avoid the infinite regression of what was before creation of the universe, if God, then what is God, and what was before God, etc, if creatio ex nihilo (creation from nothing) is assumed as axiomatic.
As explained in the August 30 post, “QUESTIONS OF SURVIVAL AND REINCARNATION”, creatio ex nihilo was an ad hoc theory invented by early Christian theologians to protect the Catholic Churches from the Emperor Justinian I, who threatened to destroy them if the Christian scholar Origen’s interpretation of the Christian teaching of the pre-existence and post-existence of the human soul was not removed from their scriptures. Despite their frantic efforts to comply with Justinian’s brutal edict, some evidence of the original teaching remains in the scriptures today. For example, Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”.
Origen, born in Alexandria, was the most prolific Christian writer of the third century AD, producing more than 6,000 treatises on Christian philosophy and theology, including commentaries on the Hebrew scriptures and the teachings of Jesus recorded in scriptures some of which became known as the New Testament. He wrote about the eternal existence of souls in “De Principalis” as follows:
"Each soul enters the world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defects of its past lives. Its place in this world is determined by past virtues and shortcomings."
If this is true, as conscious beings, we are finite sparks of infinite consciousness, evolving spirituality in a reality designed for that purpose. The illogical absurdity of creatio ex nihilo and the paradox of infinite regress are both avoided if all individualized consciousness, i.e., souls, are actually part of Primary Consciousness (traditionally anthropomorphized as God) which has always existed and will always exist. And, if Primary Consciousness is realized as the infinitely continuous substrate of reality, then gimmel is evidence of the intelligent design of the universe. While the discovery of gimmel is new, the conclusion it suggests is not. I think Max Planck, the father of quantum physics, saw where his discovery of the quantization of mass and energy was pointing. In an Interview published in 'The Observer', 25 January 1931, p.17, He said:
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
In 1944, in a speech entitled Das Wesen der Materie (The Nature of Matter), delivered in German, which was his native tongue, Max Planck said:
Es gibt keine Materie an sich. Alle Materie entsteht und besteht nur durch eine Kraft, welche die Atomteilchen in Schwingung bringt und sie zum winzigsten Sonnensystem des Alls zusammenhält. Da es im ganzen Weltall aber weder eine intelligente Kraft noch eine ewige Kraft gibt—es ist der Menschheit nicht gelungen, das heißersehnte Perpetuum mobile zu erfinden—so müssen wir hinter dieser Kraft einen bewußten intelligenten Geist annehmen. Dieser Geist ist der Urgrund aller Materie.
I have seen two or three translations of this statement, none of which, in my opinion, fully capture Planck’s meaning. Here is my translation:
There is no matter in and of itself. All matter arises and endures only by means of a force which causes the atomic particles to vibrate and holds them together to form the tiniest solar system of the universe. But since there is neither an intelligent force nor an eternal power in all the physical universe – mankind has not managed to discover the passionately-desired perpetual motion — so we must accept that behind this force is a Conscious intelligent spirit. This spirit is the primary source of all matter.
What is Gimmel? My conclusion is that gimmel is real evidence of the existence of the Conscious Intelligent Spirit Planck spoke of; Gimmel is the fingerprint of God, if you will.
I’d like to end this discussion with one of my favorite Einstein quotes:
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”