The Subatomic Viewpoint...


In 1957 at Long Island's Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA, what could be the most unheralded event of this century occurred.

Two Chinese-born Nobel-Prize physicists, T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang, working with a third Chinese, Madam Wu, proved that consciousness exists in matter.

In an experiment testing the general principle known as the Conservation of Parity, this exceptional team showed that radioactive cobalt can distinguish right from left, or, in the emission of its electrons, appears to be able to make a choice between the two directions.

Without delving into the highly technical equations needed to explain this complex Nobel Prize winning experiment, Madam Wu announced the results to a scientific world:


"Cobalt in its observed radioactivity can tell the difference between its future and its past and utilises this fact in making a spatial distinction between its right from its left"

It is able to choose what direction it takes!

The mind altering conclusion is... there appears to be a rudimentary intelligence or universal mind permeating and pervading the sub-atomic particles from deep within all matter.

This is a wonderful support for the Gaia hypothesis, that our planet with all "Her" myriad forms is a conscious living self-sustaining entity.


Physicists Observations of Yesterday,
Today & The 21st Century


In the late 19th and early 20th Century, physicists were finally able to zero down into the finite and gaze deep into the heart of the atom to observe that all matter is just a whirling mass of particles and waves.

Lord Rutherford made his first inroads into the atom in the early 1900's. Upon bombarding atoms with certain alpha waves, he obtained sensational and totally unexpected results:

Far from being the hard and solid particles they were believed to be, since antiquity and the times of Greece, the atoms turned out to consist of vast regions of space in which very small particles - the electrons - moved around the nucleus, bound to it by electric forces.

Be it a rock, tree, car, planet or a cup of tea - essentially everything appearing solid consists almost entirely of empty space. It is the extremely small particles whizzing at stupendous speeds around the nucleus of the atom that gives atoms their solid appearance.

The diameter of an atom is about one hundred millionth of a centimetre.

For us to visualise this minuscule size, imagine an orange blown up to the size of the Earth. The atoms of the orange will then be the size of cherries. Myriads of cherries tightly packed into a globe the size of the Earth - that's a magnified picture of the atoms of an orange.

The atom is extremely small compared to universal objects, but it is positively huge compared to the nucleus contained in its centre.

In our picture of the cherry-sized atom, the nucleus would be too small to be seen. Even if we enlarged the atom to the size of a football, even room size, the nucleus would be still too small to be seen by the naked eye. It is about 100,000 times smaller than an atom so we would have to magnify the atom to the size of St Peter's Cathedral in Rome, one of the biggest domes on Earth. In an atom of that size, the nucleus would be the size of a grain of salt! A grain of salt in the middle of of the dome of St Peter's with minute specks of dust whirling around (at speeds over 300,000 km/hr) in the vast space of the dome - this is how we can picture the nucleus and electrons, and the vast space inside an atom that is 99.9999% empty.

This basic analogy of an atom is similar in some ways to a mini Solar System, it's planets emulating electrons by swirling around the Sun (the nucleus) with the addition of comets and asteroids whizzing in from all directions from space - swinging around our Sun to whip back into outer space to return again at varying times.


markings recorded when atoms collide in a "bubble chamber"

Scientists have recently detected subatomic neutrinos. These infinitesimally minute particles from interstellar-space travel at the speed of light, continually passing through our bodies and planet and beyond to disappear again into space in a micro-second, thus giving rise to the idea that nothing in the universe is solid and contrary to what we see and feel, we are a "mass of energy that just appears solid".

With exploration further and deeper into the atom and its nucleus (beyond the classical planetary subatomic analogy mentioned above), scientists have discovered even smaller particles and given them names such as protons, gluons, positrons,quarks, etc.

As we zero down further, we have found that they seem to change form, from particles () into waves () and visa versa and without apparent rhyme or reason.

Simply put (without delving into the deeper qualities and complexities of the subatomic world), scientists have to date discovered over 200 particles that are so profound in their expression that they are now perceived as energy bundles or dynamic patterns that have no mass as such yet are all interconnected and appear to reveal a basic oneness with the universe.

When doing certain 'super-finite' experiments at this microcosmic level, scientists have found that 'just their thoughts and presence in the laboratory' influences the experiment, such that statistically, if you are 'hoping' for a negative result from an experiment, and you are present doing that experiment, this is usually what you end up getting and if in another experiment you are looking for a positive result then that usually happens too!

Consequently, science is coming to the conclusion that 'our thoughts' at the subatomic level 'can' influence the workings of the 'stuff' of the universe.

Many great scientists such as Albert Einstein were united by a mystical reverence for their discoveries. Niels Bohr compared the wave aspect of matter to cosmic mind. Erwin Schrodinger died believing that the universe itself was a 'living mind' and even Isaac Newton maintained that gravity and all other forces were 'thoughts in the mind of God'.

Naturally, of the up and coming mathematical theoretical physicists of today more and more are increasingly aware that the universe is intelligent... supremely so!

Physicist, Professor Paul Davies of Adelaide University, Australia, a scientist with a deep grasp of this change, in 1995 won the prestigious million dollar Templeton Prize for 'progress in religion'.

This is our planet's biggest award for intellectual endeavour and is akin to a Nobel award for his work in bringing science and religion closer together. He stated that qualities such as natural laws, universal principles and a rational order in nature points forcefully to a deeper underlying meaning to existence.

He claims "There is a strong holistic flavour to the quantum aspects of the nature of matter: interlocking levels of description with everything somehow made up of everything else and yet displaying a hierarchy of structure".

Some call it purpose some call it design.

The new avant garde scientists are realising that we are not all here by chance, fluke or accident... That there is a magnificent intelligence and mind overseeing and interpenetrating all of existence. (Even prior to the big bang!)


Many enlightened scientists are beginning to see 'every thing' as being interconnected and being alive... from a bacterium to a galaxy and beyond!

Sir James Jeans many years ago went as far as to say:


"The Universe is one great thought".

Whilst Sir Arthur Eddington said,


"The stuff of the Universe is mind stuff".


The Australian Aboriginals who have a history
that stretches back to 80,000 years have aptly named it the




Whilst the North American Indians were
equally expansive and called it the

"Great Spirit"


Captain Edgar Mitchell Astronaut from the
Apollo 14 Moon mission says:


"God sleeps in the minerals
Awakens in plants
walks in the animals
and thinks in man."


What of the next natural step?

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