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Monday, 21 December 2015

Absolute reality...

Einstein was a genius. Yes, he was as far as the conditions, contemporary to his times, were concerned. But, can we consider him a genius today? I don’t think so. The reason is that, when Einstein lived, the level, and volume, of information was lower than the information we have today.
In the twentieth century, especially in the beginning of the twentieth century, when Einstein lived, no one had gone into space. Space travel was a fantasy. He knew what he knew, but since then the amount of data that we have now, has increased immensely. 
Einstein evolved his theories around the idea of presence of gravity, which he inherited from people like Newton, who lived in the 17th century. In the 17th century, people like Newton, who believed in Christianity, were compelled to believe in the theory of creativity, and Newton’s work displays his belief in creativity.
I will not get into the details of creativity, because most of us, who follow any of the monotheistic religions, know what creativity is. It is the divine intervention in the creation and running of the universal system. But do we still believe that some entity directs the affairs of the universe?
Then in the 19th century a long lingering theory of evolution was brought to main stream by people like Charles Darwin. But I don’t even need to comment this theory, because it is as wild a science fiction as warp drives and black holes.
The real problem with understanding the origins of the universe is that we want to find a single answer to all questions. It is not so. We cannot find a single answer to anything until unless we can prove what we say. So the absolutistic approach of Newton, Darwin or Einstein was as wrong in their times as it is today.
It might be a bit wild to grasp, but there is nothing like gravity on universal scale. The gravity, which Newton, astonishingly, discovered via an apple and the same gravity, which was the basis for Einstein’s theory of relativity, is nothing more than a centrifugal/centripetal force, caused by the rotation of any given object. It sounds extremely contrary to the common belief, but that’s how it is.
The problem in question is not gravity. The problem in focus is the absolutistic approach towards everything. One part of human race believes that we were created and they have absolute belief in it. The other part of Homo sapiens thinks that we came into being as a result of elapsed genetic changes or Darwinian evolution.
The theory brought forward by Darwin has completely changed our understanding of the word evolution. Evolution, in fact, is a process of development, but how can I believe that something as absolute as genetic code can change by itself over a period of time, when I cannot even witness such changes? If the Darwinian Theory had been correct then by contemporary times all life should had evolved into Homo sapiens. We would not have any more apes left. But we do have apes, don’t we?
The idea of Microsoft Word evolving into Microsoft Excel over a certain period of time, due to reasons of non-use is absurd. A word processor and a spreadsheet are two distinct codes, which can never coincide into single software. So is the case with the human genetic code. 
Although all life follows a single code, just compiled in various probable combinations, it does not mean that the genetic code self-mutilates. 
Once again my point is not to credit or discredit the theory of evolution. I am talking about absolutistic approach, prevalent in today’s life. How can we be sure of anything, when we don’t even know if we were created or if we just came into being?
Einstein talked about space-time continuum. Well, Mr Einstein was very wrong, because time is nothing more than a unit of measurement and space is something way beyond our contemplation. Einstein declared that light is the fastest travelling entity, and he based his theory of relativity on the speed of light being the absolute. But light is a derivative. Light is not a basic energy. Light or light particles, called photons, are just as secondary particles as electrons.
Einstein never escaped the known realities. He took gravity as a universal force, but if that was so, why don’t we have effects of gravity in open space?
The problem that we are facing today is that we still believe in absolute answers and we still seek absolute answers. Yes, there are absolute answers, but they are way far away. If time was an entity as declared by Einstein and accepted by “geniuses”, then what do you think about an ant, who has a lifespan considerably shorter than humans? Have you tried to live an ant’s life? Ants don’t think that 70 years is a valid unit of time. For ants time or lifespan is considerably shorter. So as per Einstein time should be the same for me and the ant. But it is not so, because time is just a unit of measurement. 
On a more universal scale, time is different. The larger you grow the slower this measurement gets. A dog’s life, which is a certain amount of human time, is lot shorter than the humans. So for a dog 10 years is a lifetime. But for humans it is just childhood. 
Einstein was a genius in his time, as were Moses, Jesus and Mohammad. All of these, and the other, geniuses were way ahead of their times, but they were not able to grasp the absolute. So we, the contemporary humans, who know a lot more than the abovementioned people knew, are still short of the absolute. As long as we are unable to reach that “absolute” state, let us all try to be open to ideas, thoughts and theories. Because this is the only way how we can, probably someday, find the absolute reality.

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