Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Unified Theory in the Grand Scheme of things…

In the search of the “Fundamental” entity in the grand scheme of things that we form a small part of, I thought it would be interesting to know a theory that makes the most logical sense. There have been fights, talks and debates about whether or not God exists. People have been imprudent enough to challenge the existence of God and term that Science is every thing. I thought this theory might interest them as well.

Before I go any further, let me make it clear that I love science and this is nothing against science. What I believe science is a candle (or any Light source) in the centre of a dark room. We don’t know how big the room is or how big the space is, all we see is till where the candle can throw light on. when we get a better light source, we are able to see some thing we never knew in the past, some times proving our old assumptions wrong. Science is nothing more than when we gain understanding of how some thing works, and not really create it. It always existed, but we never knew. The most amazing discoveries are later termed as “Obvious”. So that science is, and I am glad we have it. It should be increasing the respect we have for the creator, not challenging him.

Lets see a brief history of science, in various forms. Lets start with magnetism, the Lodestone was a natural magnet which was discovered and was used in navigation. Then came along Electricity, which was again discovered in lightning. So when these were discovered, we said …. “Oh well, Electricity is Electricity and Magnetism is Magnetism”. But one fine day Oerstead accidently dropped a compass next to a wire carrying current and the compass deflected, then Faraday came along, and we found the famous “rate of change of flux” and we discovered that Electricity can create magnetism and magnetism can create Electricity.  We again thought, “Guess we were wrong, these are separate entities, but they can create each other”. Next EM Waves were found and Herz even made an equipment which could generate them. Now we found that they are not separate but they co existed in nature. Wow … how different is it from the original thought…. Any case, lets leave this at here and pick up on some thing else.

In the Biology, the search for fundamental was still on, they first discovered that “Cells” are the basic building blocks of any living being and then we came across different types of cells, Then we said, wait a minute, the cells have nucleus (People don't come back saying there are non nucleated cells as well, I know that… that's not the point). In the  Nucleus we have the Nucleolus and that has the Chromatin fibres, which has the DNA. Whoa…. now this DNA is made up of different arrangement of A-T-C-G, this gives various characteristics. What are these made up of , Carbon Hydrogen and Oxygen, the same things make medicines and the same thing make germs, isn't it a little tingling.

Leaving the above there, lets come to the Atomic Physics side of things, we had discovered the fact that molecule was the smallest building blocks then we found Atoms, then we had different types of Models which were proposed, starting with Neil Bohr’s model, then Somerfield came along and proposed another model where the electrons had a spin on them, basically giving us insight into the magnetism. Now we have found the sub atomic particles as well and some of us think about the zero point energy. Any case, lets us understand that all the above have just been just created by basic building blocks of atoms, be it organic things or inorganic ones.

Now another 2 basic laws of physics that I would want to shed light on. Law of Conservation of mass and Law of Conservation of Energy, which essentially states, that these things cannot be created nor be destroyed but transformed from one form to the other. So mass is mass and energy is energy. but then Einstein came up with a brilliant equation

E=mc^2 , According to his theory of relativity, the speed of light ( c ) is a constant, which just makes the mathematical equation as E (Energy) is directly proportional to mass (m), and we have also created the Atom bomb with the same principle (converting mass into destructive energy). This essentially means mass and energy can interchangeably transform.

Now this energy is nothing else but “God” himself. He is the fundamental, he is the energy that has transformed in to all that we see. We just don’t realize that. Also, before you jump in to prove me wrong (with the quantum mechanics theory), just take a deep breath and think about how all the strings are connected and think that in the past we have been naive we have not understood and have had to go back and correct our selves several times. Though some people might say that belief in God will make people stop discovering, I say that would be a lame excuse, we definitely need to make the bulb / candle shine brighter, but we need to appreciate what we discover in its light and not try and estimate its creators power. let us remember, the Quantum physics theory is also based on wave functions, which are just probabilities derived from the uncertainty principle …  

I hope you enjoyed reading this article ….

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