Sunday, June 12, 2016

String Theory and the Beautiful Music of Your LIfe

Your life is designed to be a beautiful piece of music. God designed it that way. He's the Conductor; your life is the music. The universe is the great symphony. Following the Father's lead is the key to people hearing the music being played by your life.

Both science and the Bible agree that your life is designed by God to be music in a grand symphony. Let me first show you the science and then I'll show you the Scripture.

The scientific M-Theory, otherwise known as Membrane Theory, posits that the sub-atomic particles we see in nature (e.g. quartz, electrons, etc...)  are nothing but "musical notes" on a tiny vibrating string. According to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the universe is a symphony of vibrating strings. Physics is nothing but "the laws of harmony that you can write on vibrating strings." Chemistry is nothing but "the melodies that you can play on interacting vibrating strings." 

People are nothing but melodies. We are cosmic music played out on vibrating strings and membranes.  Kaku declares that Einsteins "Mind of God" or The Theory of Everything is simply the consummate music written and performed through multi-dimensional hyperspace.

God is the Great Conductor. 

Theoretical physicists who hold to M-Theory prefer the mathematical equations of science to be in eleven dimensions (e.g. ten dimensions of space and one dimension of time). The only other possibility, proposed by theoretical physicists at Harvard, is mathematical scientific equations in twelve dimensions (e.g. ten dimensions of space and two dimensions of time), otherwise known as F-Theory. 

F-Theory (the one to which I hold) has a universe of double time. If we live in a double time universe, it would be possible to walk into a room and observe people "frozen in time" while moving to the beat of different time that is perpendicular (or eternal) to traditional time. We see evidence of this time travel in Scripture (Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration in Jesus' time, Old Testament saints walking among the living after Christ's resurrection, etc...). 

When the mathematical equation for The Theory of Everything is finally solved,  it will either be math in eleven dimensions (M-Theory) or twelve dimensions (F-Theory).  The math doesn't work out in space/time dimensions that are greater or smaller than eleven or twelve. 

So modern science has come to believe that the universe is composed of vibrating strings that form different styles of matter (music) which produce the symphony of creation. 

If God is the Great Conductor, then man becomes the great interrupter. War, racism, murder, suicide, and crime are chaotic disruptions of the symphony of God's creation.  A life lived in opposition to the Father/Creator is a life ill-lived.

Let me show you from the Bible.

The Greek word sumphonos, from which we get our English word symphony, is clearly seen in the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15), a story that illustrates a life lived "far from God."

In this parable, a son demands his inheritance before his father dies. The father consents, and the son leaves for "a far country" - a country far from his father. In this far land, the son wastes his inheritance through prodigious (e.g. excessive, wasteful) living. Finding himself without any means of support, the son feeds pigs for a living. One day, he "comes to his senses" and realizes that he would do better as a servant in his father’s house. 

So the son sets out to see his father.

When the lost son arrives home to his father, those in the fields begin to hear the celebration led by the father. Literally, it is a sumphonos they hear,  "a symphony" of music begins to be played (Luke 15:25

Here's the point. Both science and the Bible speak of your life being a great symphony of music. Your life is designed by God to be beautiful music. But you must follow His lead.  The question is whether or not the beautiful music of your life is being disrupted by you forsaking the Conductor's lead.

Jesus said, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father" (John 14:9). Jesus is the Great Conductor of your life, the Father of Creation, and the one who leads the vast orchestra of vibrating strings we call the universe.

When you surrender your life to Jesus Christ and follow the lead that He sets, you will find the beautiful music played through by your life fits seamlessly into the wonderful symphony of creation. 

On the flip side, a life apart from Christ is a chaotic, dissonant life that ends in brokenness.

Science and Scripture, like always, fully agree.


Shari England said...

Don't you love it when you post a paragraph and then something happens and it's gone. I'll try again.

This is both beautiful and interesting. I've always found it interesting that music has such a powerful influence over our emotions. Even my 4-year-old grandson picked up on that, claiming when the music "changed" to minor key, something sad was going to happen.Our lives seem to create a series of major and minor key, with a few sharps. By themselves they are either pleasant or distressing, but together create a thing of beauty. Reminds me of Romans 8:28. God is in the midst of it all, creating something for our good and His glory!

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Anonymous said...

What amazing timing with this blog. I just finished reading about Michio Kaku's discovery of offering theoretical physics of God's existence. Like you mentioned, his super string theory believes in celestial music.
This science makes a recent video from Louie Giglio, all the more fascinating. I highly recommend taking the few minutes to watch this amazing video.


Ramesh said...

Here is medieval idea of music of spheres that was dominant for a long time ...

The more seriously considered medieval concept, however, was that of the ancient Greeks, according to whom the earth was not flat, but a solid stationary sphere in the center of a kind of Chinese box of seven transparent revolving spheres, in each of which there was a visible planet: the moon, Mercury, Venus, and the sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, the same seven after which our days of the week are named.

The sounding tones of these seven, moreover, made a music, the “music of the spheres,” to which the notes of our diatonic scale correspond. There was also a metal associated with each: silver, mercury, copper, gold, iron, tin, and lead, in that order. And the soul descending from heaven to be born on earth picked up, as it came down, the qualities of those metals; so that our souls and bodies are compounds of the very elements of the universe and sing, so to say, the same song.

Music and the arts, according to this early view, were to put us in mind of those harmonies, from which the general thoughts and affairs of this earth distract us. And in the Middle Ages the seven branches of learning were accordingly associated with those spheres: grammar, logic, and rhetoric (known as the trivium), arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy (the quadrivium). The crystalline spheres themselves, furthermore, were not, like glass, of inert matter, but living spiritual powers, presided over by angelic beings, or, as Plato had said, by sirens. And beyond all, there was that luminous celestial realm where God in majesty sat on his triune throne; so that when the soul, at death, returning to its maker, passed again through the seven spheres, it left off at each the accordant quality and arrived unclothed for the judgment. The emperor and the pope on earth governed, it was supposed, according to the laws and will of God, representing his power and authority at work in the ordained Christian commonalty. Thus in the total view of the medieval thinkers there was a perfect accord between the structure of the universe, the canons of the social order, and the good of the individual. Through unquestioning obedience, therefore, the Christian would put himself into accord not only with his society but also with both his own best inward interests and the outward order of nature. The Christian Empire was an earthly reflex of the order of the heavens, hieratically organized, with the vestments, thrones, and procedures of its stately courts inspired by celestial imagery, the bells of its cathedral spires and harmonies of its priestly choirs echoing in earthly tones the unearthly angelic hosts.

Joseph Campbell: Myths To Live By

Ramesh said...

Another idea of life as an orchestrated symphony from Schopenhauer ...

CAMPBELL: That's right. Schopenhauer, in his splendid essay called "On an Apparent Intention in the Fate of the Individual," points out that when you reach an advanced age and look back over your lifetime, it can seem to have had a consistent order and plan, as though composed by some novelist. Events that when they occurred had seemed accidental and of little moment turn out to have been indispensable factors in the composition of a consistent plot. So who composed that plot? Schopenhauer suggests that just as your dreams are composed by an aspect of yourself of which your consciousness is unaware, so, too, your whole life is composed by the will within you. And just as people whom you will have met apparently by mere chance became leading agents in the structuring of your life, so, too, will you have served unknowingly as an agent, giving meaning to the lives of others. The whole thing gears together like one big symphony, with everything unconsciously structuring everything else. And Schopenhauer concludes that it is as though our lives were the features of the one great dream of a single dreamer in which all the dream characters dream, too; so that everything links to everything else, moved by the one will to life which is the universal will in nature.

It's a magnificent idea -- an idea that appears in India in the mythic image of the Net of Indra, which is a net of gems, where at every crossing of one thread over another there is a gem reflecting all the other reflective gems. Everything arises in mutual relation to everything else, so you can't blame anybody for anything. It is even as though there were a single intention behind it all, which always makes some kind of sense, though none of us knows what the sense might be, or has lived the life that he quite intended.

Joseph Campbell : The Power Of Myth with Bill Moyers

Ramesh said...

If one considers music is language and is an expression of thought, then music of universe as it is, is the result of an expression of thought or language uttered [by God]. The underlying concepts of language and thought ...

Things No Amount of Learning Can Teach | Noam Chomsky interviewed by John Gliedman | Omni, 6:11, November 1983

Rex Ray said...

Shari England,

Clicking on your name upgraded this post tremendously. Thanks!

Hey Ramesh,
If I ate bird eggs could I fly? These chicken eggs aren’t doing me a bit of good.

What have you been smoking? :)