Anti-Matter

GENEVA – Scientists claimed a breakthrough in solving one of the biggest riddles of physics, successfully trapping the first “anti-atom” in a quest to understand what happened to all the antimatter that has vanished since the Big Bang. – AP

     Even if you don’t believe in the Big Bang theory, this is big news to all of us.  Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.  Let’s deal first with the notion that science is anti-religious.  This could not be further from the truth. 2 Peter offers us a glimpse into this battle of intellects with this verse:  

3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

     If you’re able to read this post I’m sure you have some awareness of the periodic table and the list of all ‘known’ elements.  How is it possible that Peter is speaking of elements in the bible when the isolation of these elements did not began until recent ‘recorded’ history? 

     I’ll tell you how.  We are inundated with so much information on a daily basis we don’t take or have the time to research something so remedial.  So, here’s the big secret (don’t tell anyone though).  People in the Bible were studying science too, they just called it by a different name… belief.  It deals heavily with the idea of believing what you can’t see, whereas science is more concerned with explaining what it is that we can see and document.  One last point to this, for anyone who still thinks science is evil, you may want to consider that fact that it took science to print the very holy text that we read today…hmm.

     So, what does all of this have to do with anti-matter?  Well, the way that I see it is everything has an opposite regardless of which title you give it; up/down, left/right, in/out and so on.  Sometimes the simplest answer is the right answer so I suggest that if there’s a me that I can see (matter) then there’s  a me that I can’t see (anti-matter).  Interestingly enough, it’s the me that I can’t see that controls the one that I can…(crazy)

Has science found a way to peer into the spirit world? ….just a question.

T Scott

2 responses to “Anti-Matter

  1. Surfing, and found this page one year after the initial post. I think it’s important to remember the influence of Greek philosophy on 1st century thinking, including Christian writers. The word “elements” almost certainly did not conjure in the minds of the apostles the same ideas (periodic table, etc.) that it does in ours. For instance, many in the ancient world believed that all matter was composed of four “elementary substances”; water, earth, wind, and fire (the latter three going on in the 20th century to form a famous jazz group). It was believed at the time that all more complex substances (wood, metal, stone, cloth, living tissue, etc) were composed of varying mixtures of these four “elemental” substances. From this idea, for instance, came the concept of alchemy, suggesting that one could make gold out of base metals, etc. Today, we laugh at such nonsense, but we owe much of our science to their inquiries. Also, as an aside, we have found that, indeed, we can change “base” metals into gold (and other substances). Of course, the Lord has a sense of humor. Such gold would cost, I’m told, something on the order of $500,000 per troy oz. (He said we could do it… he didn’t say it’d be worth it! 😉 But the term “elements”, in the generic sense, meant the same thing to the ancients as it does to us today… the “fundamental” particles or substances of which EVERYTHING else is made. We, of course, know alot more things about the “elements” than they did, but the basic concept behind the word remains. The elements are those “fundamental particles” that serve as the foundation for all of the more complex substances we encounter in our daily lives. In that sense, a scripture phrase such as in II Peter 3:10 (…and the elements shall be dissolved in fervent heat.’) would convey pretty much the same thing to us as it probably did 2000 years ago. Not the mere burning or destruction of our buildings, bodies, and earthly geographical features. Rather the ‘annihilation’… the reducing to ‘nothingness’… of all things throughout Creation. “and the Elements shall be dissolved in fervent heat”. This event is not like the Flood, or like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is “Game Over” for the entire Cosmos. Truly, the Day of The Lord will be at hand.

    • Bill, thank you so much for your comment. My point here is to say that even though the early alchemist may not have had the extent of the information that we have today, they were still studying what would be known today as science. As per your statement, hat we know even today is based on their studies then.

      Thanks so much again for your comment!

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