Throughout history, science has seen previously rejected ideas, such as those of the origin of life or the order of the universe, ended up being part of its wide repertoire. What new paradigms are emerging today?
In science the acceptance of new ideas follows well-defined steps: first, the reticent proclaim that the new approach violates the laws of science, this new idea is often persecuted or ridiculed; second, the possible evidence presented are classified as fragile or insufficient; in third place, the new idea proposed is revealed as a real and major impact of imagined in principle; and, in the fourth and final stage, only a few remember that it was questioned.
The Dr Richard Conn Henry is a professor of the Department of Physics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he teaches physics and astronomy classes. He has been Deputy Director of NASA's Astrophysics Division. He is Director of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium whose mission is, under the auspices of NASA, the development of research, education and public service projects in collaboration with universities and other academic institutions.
Among his many articles, we highlight " The mental Universe " published in 2005 in the journal Nature. The text begins by recalling the achievement of Galileo Galilei in making science " believe the incredible." He tells us that " the discovery of quantum mechanics in 1925 solved the problem of the nature of the universe " and, in this way, science was once again challenged to believe the incredible. However, " the most recent revolution in physics of the last 80 years has not transformed the general public knowledge similarly."
Henry points out that " there have been several serious attempts to preserve a material world, but they have not produced a new physics and only serve to preserve an illusion."
That is to say, despite what is already known, it is still affirmed that the observer is one, and it is necessary to see things through its filter. And it makes a clear analogy with Andersen's story " The Emperor's New Clothes " whose main message is to cast doubt on what everyone considers incontestable truth.
In the same line of thought, Dr James Hopwood Jeans, British physicist, astronomer and mathematician who in 1930 said: “The wealth of knowledge is directed towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. The mind is no longer an accidental intruder in the realm of matter; rather, we should receive it as the creator and ruler of the world of matter”.
Dr Henry reminds us that quantum mechanics has revealed our true nature for many years. It assumes that " physicists avoid the truth because the truth is alien to everyday physics" and insists that " the world is quantum mechanical and we must learn to perceive it as such." Further "an advantage of correcting humanity's perception of the world is the joy resulting from discovering the mental nature” and by accepting that “there is nothing but observations,” physics becomes very simple. He encourages us to “do a Galilean” and ends with this forceful statement: “the universe is immaterial, mental and spiritual. Live and enjoy”.
Billy Carson suggests that, based on this new paradigm, the observer influences their reality. We know that the unconscious cannot see another; it only sees itself. We draw insights from Billy Carson, a best-selling author who holds an Applied Neuroscience credential from MIT. He is also an influential philanthropist, producer and songwriter of Billboard Charted songs, host of television, ancient civilization specialist, and historian of aerospace.
“And in that "seeing each other", we can constantly decipher the information that resonates in our life. Everything that surrounds us is information to know ourselves. Awareness is a change in perception about a situation that is experienced as conflictive. And that change in perception generates another reality more suitable for the person.
“If there is no observer, what is the point of all the magnificence of our universe? The universe exists because previously, there is a Consciousness that wants to see, observe, its creation. Without Consciousness, there is no consciousness: without an observer, there is nothing for which it makes sense to exist. Mere observation manifests what is observed, and both are intrinsically united. They are a Whole. They are One,” concludes Carson.