Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Little Metaphysics from a Physicist...Light behaves like LIGHT

The words "I am the Light of the World" are insribed on the open book that Jesus is holding. Just beneath is a quotation from the prophet Isaiah: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Emmanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

From The Modern Revolution in Physics, by Benjamin Crowell

The concept of a photon's path is undefined.

If a single photon can demonstrate double-slit interference, then which slit did it pass through? The unavoidable answer must be that it passes through both! This might not seem so strange if we think of the photon as a wave, but it is highly counterintuitive if we try to visualize it as a particle. (((corpuscle))) The moral is that we should not think in terms of the path of a photon. Like the fully human and fully divine Jesus of Christian theology, a photon is supposed to be 100% wave and 100% particle. If a photon had a well defined path, then it would not demonstrate wave superposition and interference effects, contradicting its wave nature. (((An apparent contradiction, that hints at the essential nature of the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD)))

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Another source:

From A Light Encounter, by Regis Nicoll

That same year Einstein made another dazzling discovery: he found that light had dual and complementary natures, exhibiting properties of both waves and particles. Thus, in its dual nature, light mimics the mystery of Christ’s humanity and divinity.

A source of illumination, revelation, life. An ideal standard. Constant, ageless, omnipresent, and omnipotent with a dual nature. Astonishing! Nineteen hundred years before Einstein, the apostle John used an expression that anticipated the insights of modern physics. It is an expression that would take on added significance in my life.

It’s been over five years since my oncologist called me Lazarus. During that time, my life has taken turns I could never have imagined. Not only did I leave a 30-year career as a nuclear specialist, I began a ministry as a full-time writer and teacher of Christian worldview—things for which I had little prior experience or inclination.

And blessings—they have been beyond measure and merit. Every time I look back on all that has transpired, I am overcome with grace beaming down from His unapproachable light.

“In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (St. John)

I guess I am not alone after all

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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