Isn’t this an incredible image? It’s from ©The New York Times and first posted in 2006, it seems to have had a resurgence around the net lately, I’ve been seeing it everywhere. The first shows neurons in a mouse brain, micrometres across. The second, a computer simulation of the evolution of the universe, showing an area billions of light years in size.
©Mark Miller, doctoral student at Brandeis University, researching how particular types of neurons in the brain are connected to one another. This image shows three neuron cells and their connections.
©Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Supercomputer Simulations. In 2005, an international group of astrophysicists used a computer simulation to recreate how the universe grew and evolved. The image features the present universe and shows a large cluster of galaxies surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter.
You can see the original image HERE, or read more about the remarkable ways that nature uses quantum processes in The Dawn of Quantum Biology. I love it because it’s such a beautiful image and such a great illustration of the repetitive use of patterns in nature at even the most extreme scales. It’s the perfect illustration for that part of Entanglement when Angel starts to connect the dots.
From Chapter 7.
I hid myself in books, with notebooks and pencils, scribbling away, mind moving too fast to keep up with feeble fingers and, impatient with switching between documents on the laptop, two open at once, backing up compulsively and threefold, on webspace, an HDD and even on a secret blog I’d set up for the purpose (which I hoped no one would ever find, because it read like the ravings of a lunatic). I was terrified of losing even a single thought and, I think, probably going more than a bit mad.
I knew the answer was here, buried somewhere in this universe of words and thought. Not just in one book – that would be too simple; the answer would be found in compounds and fusions, a composite of theory, a chemistry of ideas.
What a thing it is, the human brain; a self-observing quantum object in an entangled universe, synapses sparking at quantum level. Henry Stapp thinks all brains see in parallel virtual states, but that the mind blocks them out, focussing only on the macroscopic state it evolved to cope with.
Maybe not all brains do this, maybe some (damaged?) become pervious to the quantum world because, reading on, I see Stapp quoting Sudarshan and Misra’s Quantum Zeno Effect (itself based on Turing’s Paradox), in which it is stated that an unstable particle observed continuously will never decay. Which brings us back to Einstein and E = mc2; energy never dies, it only changes form.
When particles choose to collect together – make a tree, a car, an ocean, a dog – they become observable and will (assuming there’s consciousnesses around them to perceive them), be observed and so, locked into particle form, locked in solidity.
If all particles were all once one, then all particles are entangled and there is no such thing as separate objects (or consciousnesses?). All Quantum objects are instantaneously connected through time and space. Quantum mechanics requires the interconnectedness of all things.