September 13, 2022 – BLOG ENTRY 5
Before we talk about alternative realities, we need to define classical reality based on classical physics. When Isaac Newton proposed classical physics, it was a complete departure from the mythical and religious world in which we lived. It was a world where a higher power existed, and miracles happened. But, like our recent belief that red wine is good for you and bacon is bad, we are learning that our modern interpretation of physics is not the entire story. Classical physics says:
- Things around us exist, and physical processes occur in a single space and time.
- While one object occupies a space, another of that same kind cannot occupy that same space at the same time.
- If two like objects are not touching or connected, they have independent properties.
- If the state or properties of these independent objects changes, these changes can be attributed to an identifiable cause.
- The final state of a changing object occurs through a continuous path from beginning to end.
- The changes in an object can be observed, measured, and recorded.
We experience classical physics every day, whether arranging chairs around our kitchen tables or finding a parking space at Costco. As much as we’d prefer a miracle, we still need to put our blinkers on and wait for that car to move. But what if we lived in a world where miracles do happen?