"Some hear and see him whom he heareth nor seeth not...
... ...a cat may look on a king, ye know!"
Nero, my cat, doesn’t know that I’m not a king. His look says just being me is enough. But kings need to know what a look means, and so does everyone. We are a species who need to probe beneath surfaces to the deeper reality beneath.
As a child, I walked in a babbling brook over a bed of glistening multi-hued stones, and collected some. I still have one, smooth, almost black, with a band of white. For years it decorated my tropical fish tank. A geologist could tell me much about it, yet not enough. Is there a deeper secret beneath its outer reality? It feels so good in my hand. An Animist, might say that it has a soul. Sometimes I feel certain that it does.
Some believe that the world was created for the use of humano sapiens, and that our all-powerful Creator put us specifically in charge. Woe betide those who disagree even in details. There was a time when offering a blessing with three fingers instead of two identified an enemy. Ideas about deep reality can be passionately held.
The ancient Greeks theorized the atom, the smallest possible unit of matter. One day, atoms were scientifically discovered. Later. they were found to be bundles of much smaller particles. Then, M-Theory, tiny vibrating “strings” in 11 dimensions, deemed to be the basic stuff of creation. And now there is digital Quantum Foam. Deep reality is information projected from two dimensions to three, forming all that we can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel,
One thing about Quantum Foam causes my mind to flip over in a way that the word “boggle” describes well. There’s dense mathematics behind Quantum Foam, and it says that no information can ever be lost, even in a Black Hole. That is astounding because if each of us is a projection of information coming out of digital Quantum Foam, and information can never be lost, isn’t that another way of explaining an immortal soul? Can scientists finally be on the threshold of a mathematical proof of immortality?