The Stanford Planck

The God Particle

     It was a sunny morning when a field trip was scheduled to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, better known as SLAC. Freshmen students across the board were invited to attend. The university was only a short jaunt up the highway to Palo Alto—less than an hour drive during off rush hours. The students were escorted by professors Wishbone and professor Wisenheirmer.

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     When they arrived, they were greeted by a research associate assigned to the welcoming committee. The first thing he did was to show them a row of photo portraits of famed scientist of theoretical physics, such as Einstein and Max Planck. He emphasized that Planck was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

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     The associate then lead them to an aerial view showing the laboratory followed by an artist conception of the lab layout. The main accelerator is 2 miles long—the longest linear accelerator in the world—and has been operational since 1966, he boasted.
     Then he went on to explain how scientist are continuing to explore the outer most realms of space, while on the other hand they’re also looking into the deepest realms of inner space—uncovering mysteries of subatomic particles to the structure of matter.

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     “As far as atom smashing is concerned,” the associate continued, “The work at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is currently leading edge; especially with the discovery of the Higgs boson, also known as The God Particle. See the photograph on the wall. Physicists believe that the boson, and the energy field associated with it, were key to the formation of the universe 13.7 billion years ago—bringing together particles in the wake of the Big Bang, and helping stars and planets to form.”

     Just then Professor Wishbone nudged his way through the crowd and confronted the associate saying, “What’s the deal with the nomenclature ‘The God Particle?’ What God particle? I’m a Paleontology guru, and not savvy in these theories of particle physics.”

     Wisenheirmer, who was standing near said under his breath, “Oh boy, here we go. He’s gonna lock horns with this unsuspecting research associate.”

     The associate responded, “I understand your concern. In fact, many scientist are not comfortable with the name ‘God Particle.’ They also object because of the religious connotations, Believe me, there has been, and still is, a great deal of ruckus among talking heads from both the secular and religious scientific communities.”

     “So those scientist that do accept the name,” continued Wishbone, “are they trying to say that God exist? What solid proof do they have?”

     “It’s just a name professor. For the religious population, the God Particle, is just like any other particle—a neutron, a meson, or quark—it’s God’s particle.”

     “There you go again.”

     After the tour, everyone headed outside to the buses for the return trip. At that time Wishbone approached Wisenheirmer and asked him, “What’s that smirk on your face all about?”

     “It’s just a name professor,” Wisenheirmer replied. “Remember these guys are called ‘theoretical’ physicist. Theory, it’s all just theory. Similar to much of our work.”

     As the buses pulled off, professor Wishbone seemed to still pout about the entire experience. In the mean time, some of the students tried not to show their attempts to hold in their inner ridicule of how foolish the professor came across.

     The following YouTube video shows clips from a typical tour of the complex:

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The Paradox of Christ

[Continued from the previous Post – More Time Travel]

Multiple Crucifixions

     Before the conclusion of Dr. Christine Thompson’s lecture, she emphasized the crucifixion of Jesus.

     Thompson: “Now I want you all to focus in on the center of the chart; The image of the cross more specifically. This is the most significant event that occurred on this planet. Now let’s suppose there are multiple universes in existence. Or, even multiple inhabited worlds within our own galaxy. Just think of the possible predicament this would cause Jesus.”

     She continued, “Now imagine if the Father asked Jesus to go down to other worlds that were infested with sin. And if Lucifer or some other evil entity was there working overtime to insure there would be plenty of company in hell at the end time. Moreover, the Father asked Him to suffer through another crucifixion event.”

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     “I’m sure Jesus would remind Him of the prayer He said before hand:” ‘If thou be willing, remove this cup from me . . .‘ This is His quote from Luke 22:42. Jesus was fully man, as well as fully God. If He were a cyborg, a droid or some other fabricated entity, he wouldn’t have felt a thing.”

     Thompson continued: “Thus, he would have been a fake, resulting in a bogus crucifixion. A being sent from heaven as a plant. Therefore, if this were the case, the atonement for sins would have been a farce.”

     At his point she made the sign of the cross as if she were asking forgiveness for her humorous gag about the Lord.

     Thompson then finalized: “What a pitiful site He was. I want to conclude by stating that because of this fictional scenario, it is my contention that there is only us. No other worlds, no other universes, no extraterrestrials out there. We are it. And Christ paid the price, once and for all.”

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     “I’m sorry I said I wouldn’t preach. But I know no other way to get this message across. Besides, just look at the photo of this sea of humanity. There are over 7 billion folks on this planet. Isn’t that enough of us to go around?” Even though the Multiverse theory is widely accepted, I proclaim it is a megamistake.”

     After the assembly was dismissed, there were clumps of gatherings outside discussing the significance of what they just heard. Some conversations were positive, while others were negative. Obviously those objecting were of the evolutionist and atheist crowd. Waiting outside was Professor Wishbone who told them they should have left with him when he stormed out earlier. “That was total poppycock,” he asserted, “What rational scientific student would fall for such rubbish?”

More Time Travel

A Biblical Perspective

     After lunch, the students began drifting back into the auditorium for the afternoon lecture. Already present at the podium was guest lecturer Doctor Christine Thompson, who holds a PhD in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Currently she heads up the Northern California extension in Menlo Park. She had came down and slipped in during the morning session.

     To kick off the lecture, she cracked the following joke: “Doctor Wisestien has informed me that this college receives no government grants. Since that’s the case, then I should be able to make the following suggestion without federal repercussions. How about we form a hit squad to go back in time and assassinate some of these present day politicians?”

     This crack caused an instantaneous uproar of laughter, whistling, foot stomping, clapping, high-fives, and howls.

     After the crowd calmed down she said, “Now that everyone is awake—for I know how sleepy you get after chow—I’ll begin my lecture.”

     “How many of you would like to go back in time to make some adjustment in happenstance?” After some raised their hands, she next asked, “How many of you would like to go ahead in time just to be newsy?”

     “Before I forget, let me mention that I am not here to preach to all of you, nor proselytize, nor evangelize. I am here to present historical facts and biblical prophecies. My objective is to open your minds, so you may analyze what you see and hear. Now I’ll start with this chart of a biblical timeline.”

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     “Time has already been mapped out for us. Since God exist outside of our spacetime realm, He knows the beginning, from the end. Therefore, I hypothesis that there’s no need for time travel. What has happened, has happened, and what will be, will be. Traveling back or forward in time won’t change a thing. It’s all shown here.”

     Just then professor Wishbone rose up and rebuked her by saying, “I maintain all this Bible stuff is nothing more than mere speculation and fairy tales. There’s no substance to it.”

     Thompson: “For instance professor, this next video projection pertains to a prophecy from the book of Daniel, verse 12:4: ‘But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.‘”

     “Needless to say, this is what—how you say—what’s going down. So if you’re inquisitive about what else will be coming down, check out the chart. Better yet, read the Bible. Now professor Wishbone, do you still think the Bible is full of fairy tales?”

     Rather respond to her, Wishbone left the auditorium in a huff, prompting another audience uproar. Yet in a previous lecture, he acknowledged the scripture in Revelation about the bottomless pit as being a theoretical black hole. Since professor Wisenheirmer remembered the indecent he was left perplexed as to what Wishbone’s problem was. Maybe it was just rebellion towards God, he surmised.

To be continued

Time Travel Theories

The Grandfather Paradox

     To resolve the overwhelming request from so many students inquisitive about time travel, adjunct professor Wisestien scheduled an assembly in the amphitheater classroom to present current theories about the subject. He scheduled a late morning session, and an early afternoon session after the lunch break. Wisestien kicked off the first session. For the second presentation, he had invited a theologian from Fuller Theological Seminary.

     Wisestien: “For this first session, I will begin by explaining the mysteries of the theoretical grandfather time travel paradox. Let’s say, for instance, what if you travel back in time to whack your grandfather? The following two images depict possible ways that may be possible. One is to travel back through some wormhole near the speed of light in a spacecraft. The other is to be physically transported in the nude as in the science fiction movie Terminator.

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     Wisestien: “So, if your mission was successful, one of your parents would not have been born. Therefore, you would not have been born. Moreover, if you weren’t born, then your grandfather would not die. If he didn’t die, then you would be born, enabling you to repeat the mission, which is our original position. Therefore, generating an infinite loop. Thus resulting in a paradox, . . . a time travel paradox.”

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     “Since this tends to be a brain twister, I have included the following illustrated diagrams to provide some clarification. So, if you ‘were never born,’ that means the grandfather must have gotten whacked. On the other hand, if you ‘were never born’ then how could you go back and whack your grandfather?”

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     “Some physicists say that the universe will not allow someone to go back and kill their grandfather. Something will surely happen that will prevent you from killing him since he lived to bear offspring such as yourself. In any event, you should pay for the crime. So the manhunt begins with law enforcement officers and bounty hunters out on the prowl.”

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     “Other scientist say that when you travel back in time, you arrive in a different parallel universe—as depicted here.”

     “In this multiverse environment you can change the past without causing any paradoxes. Taking this further, and to be more specific, alternate universes allow for the multiple options available when making decisions about future events. Simply stated,” Wisestien continued, “One universe exist where the grand dad lives, and another exist where he’s been snuffed. Just think about it. If you ever get overly despondent, instead of committing suicide, it would be much easier and painless if you just go back in time and rub-out your grand daddy.”

     This statement caused an uproar of wide spread hilarity in the auditorium.

     “In any case, this could prompt diverse predicaments for those law enforcement officers and bounty hunters assigned to track you down for murder. You could wind up going free, if you’re able to avoid them altogether in some other universe—the perfect crime. Unless, however, you emerge into a universe where a similar incident occurred and you eventually get collared for being the trigger man. In any event, think about the predicament for John Walsh, of America’s Most Wanted?”

     Wisestien: “Many scientist lean toward this hypothesis plus two others: The Bootstrap paradox, and the Predestination paradox. For now we will bypass these and open up for questions, after which we will break for lunch.”

     As the students filed out for lunch, they began lolly gaggin’ and cloownin’—saying things like: “Say dude, what century are you from?” and “I’m not here. I’m still out on the lam.” and “I’d make it easier on myself by putting out a contract to hire a mafia hit man.”

To be continued

The Evolution of Lucy

Planet of the Apes

     During one late afternoon, after classes, Dr. Wisenheirmer prepared a brief laptop presentation to be viewed by Dr. Wishbone. It had to do with the previous discovery of a fossil that was alleged to have been the missing link. During that time evolutionary scientist had collaborated and named the fossil “Lucy,” because of it’s female characteristics.

     After entering Wishbone’s classroom with his laptop, Wisenheirmer proceeded to interrupt Wishbone during his studies. “Good evening professor. I was curious as to your findings about Lucy as was discovered by paleontologist Dr. Donald Johanson on November 30, 1974, in Hadar, Ethiopia,” asked professor Wisenheirmer. “I have here a few images relative to the find here on my laptop. Of course, some of them were developed from my own speculations.”

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     Wishbone: “Yes professor. What’s the point? I know the outcome of the research done over those years. Some scientist maintain it is a hoax. So what do you want from me?”

     Wisenheirmer: “I brought it up, because of the latest film, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. The trailer shown here is from the earlier film Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Note the advertised statements: Evolution, Becomes, Revolution. This is followed by a clip from the original film that shows Dr. Zira—the female brain. I just thought this to be ironical. Maybe she should have been named Lucy.”

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     Wishbone: “Again Professor Wisenheirmer, what do you want from me? I take exception to all this harassment. You’re rattling my cage.”

     Wisenheirmer: “After giving it some additional thought, you’re right. I am being to much of an ass. You don’t deserve me to jack you around any further.” In the meantime, Wisenheirmer began to contemplate under his breath: ‘How can I win this man over to a biblical worldview while treating him like this? Shame on me.‘ “I’m sorry professor. I don’t know what got into me. Please accept my apologies.”

     Wishbone: “You don’t need to beat a dead horse. I know the errors in my analysis. I feel like a fool. So let me be, and I accept your apologies. Now I’ve been researching something that I know will turn the tables.”

     Afterwards, Wisenheirmer felt some relief, since he sensed Wishbone was still in a somewhat forgiving and competitive mood. So, he immediately left the room while the gettin’ was good.

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Worm Holes

     During one of Wisenheirmer’s classes, he open up for questions regarding theoretical wormholes. It followed the lecture given by Dr. Chad Chandler, notable Cosmologist from MIT, on Black Holes.

     Professor Wisenheirmer began by asking, “How many of you here believe Wormholes are possible?” Seventeen out of the class of twenty-five raised their hands.

     “Not to embarrass any of you who did not respond, “What are your objections to this hypothesis?”

     An undergraduate freshmen stood and said, “I don’t believe in them because there seems to be no reliable scientific proof that they exist. Not to be contentious, but I believe it is nothing more than scientific conjecture. Pure science fiction, if you will.”

     “What you say is well founded,” responded the professor. “There are many things in this Universe that we still don’t completely comprehend as of yet. Take for instance, near death experiences and/or out of body experiences. According to a Gallup poll, approximately eight million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience. Plus it is estimated that there are many more who’ve never come forward for fear of ridicule. I’m sure most of you, if not all of you, have heard tales of folks traveling through a tunnel where a white light appears at the end. The following slide is being displayed in anticipation of your concern.”

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     “Although not absolutely verifiable according to traditional scientific methods, there are many scientist, including myself, that lean toward the Wormhole hypothesis. In fact, there is the hypothetical topological Einstein-Rosen bridge, a feature of spacetime that would fundamentally be a “shortcut” through spacetime. It was hypothesized by Albert Einstein and his colleague Nathan Rosen, who first published the result in 1935. The following animation shows an artist conception taken from survivors of near deaf experiences.

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     “It is my contention,” Wisenheirmer continued, “these are Wormholes that connect to the eternal realm. That is, completely outside this Universe, but into the third heaven. In turn some have testified about going to hell through similar experiences. In many instance there are cases of meeting with deceased relatives, angelic beings, Jesus, and so forth. Most of the time they are told to return, because their time is not up yet.

     Just then, a seasoned sophomore raised up and asserted, “I still don’t see how all this is possible. Won’t anything going into the Singularity of the Wormhole be crushed by extreme gravitational forces?”

     “Anything, yes,” responded the professor, “However, we are referring to spirits here. Spirits in their travel through a hole are not affected by gravitational pulls, nor matter, nor electromagnetic forces. Distances through space, and the time it takes to travel those distances are instantaneous relative to our time. It’s all relative, as Einstein would say.”

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     “So here they are: those two chalk talk fanatics, Albert Einstein and his colleague Nathan Rosen. Two God gifted Jews.

     “This is another subject to chew on. Think it through and form your own decision, but during your analysis try to formulate your theories based on as much scientific fact as possible. Maybe you will one day discover a scientific breakthrough as these two heavy weights. There is still a great deal more to uncover about our Universe and beyond. We’ll delve into more of these mysterious topics in upcoming classes.”

The Event Horizon

Black Holes

     It was a sunny afternoon when a colleague of Wisestein, arrived from MIT to give a lecture on Black Holes. The professor named Dr. Chad Chandler, possessed a doctorate in Cosmology. Most of the faculty was present, including Wisenheirmer and Wishbone. He began the lecture with slides showing artist depictions of Black Holes.

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     Chandler: “The following slide depicts a view of the entrance to a Black Hole. The Event Horizon is the outer ring to the Black Hole. This is where gasses, matter, light and energy begin their journey to being sucked into the hole. The Singularity is the corridor where everything entering will narrow down to a theoretical Wormhole. Some of you may ask, ‘Where does it all finally go?’ Well, on the other end there is a theoretical White Hole, where nothing can enter it’s Event Horizon—only exit from it. Both being connected by a Wormhole as shown on the following slide.”

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     Chandler continued: “Once objects fall through the event horizon, they’re lost forever.” According to Shep Doeleman, assistant director of the MIT Haystack Observatory and research associate at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. “It’s an exit door from our universe. You walk through that door, you’re not coming back.”

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     Chandler continued: “Next we have an animated science fiction depiction of a space craft exiting a journey through a Wormhole. It’s fictional, because the gravitational pull into the hole becomes so extreme that it overwhelms all other forces in the Universe—even light. Thus, any space craft will be obliterated.”

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     Chandler concluded: “This last artist depiction shows the entrance and exit of a Wormhole. Please note how theoretically, the exit point is located at some other region in the Universe, or into another Universe altogether. Some scientist even speculate that it could be a portal into eternity—completely outside of our known Universe.”

     At this point, Professor Wisenheirmer interjected and said, “Scientists no longer scoff at the concept of ‘eternity’ as used by the Bible writers and the poets because they themselves have located it! It is the scriptural term ‘the third heaven, the heaven of heavens, and the highest heaven.’ It exist beyond space and the stars, where no man has seen by telescope. This heaven is the dwelling-place of God, holy angels, and the spirits of men.”

     Just then, Professor Wishbone interjected, “Then one could conclude that the bottomless pit, held for Satan and demons as written in Revelation, is also a Black Hole.”

     “Well put professor,” Wisenheirmer acknowledged. “I see you’ve been delving into Holy writ. In any case, all of us here should seriously give this some thought. These Black Holes are portals to somewhere, but where?”

     At that time Professor Wisestien stepped in and said, “Before we open up for questions, let’s give a hand to professor Chandler.” After clapping and cheers, the session continued with an onslaught of questions from mostly undergraduate students.”