What if matter was a state of energy?

With his famous equation E = mc2, Albert Einstein proved that when you come right down to it everything in the universe is energy.” – Deepak Chopra

The current scientific “worldview” is that matter exists in four distinct states, with the most common states on Earth being: solid, liquid and gas. Beyond gas is a more exotic kind of electromagnetic substance called plasma, which is considered to be the most common state of matter in the physical Universe.

Electromagnetic SpectrumIf Einstein’s theory of Relativity implies an interchangeble equivalence between matter and energy, then it might be consistent to view all states of matter as states of energy – like steam, water and ice are states of water. Why cannot we view energy as manifesting within a spectrum of higher to lower frequencies or vibrations? For example, that part of the spectrum which is visible to us might manifest as light, plasma, and matter. Matter could then be viewed as “solidified” or “frozen” energy – the densest state of energy. Matter as a state of energy with the lowest frequency or vibration, could be further sub-divided according to its vibrational frequency into gas, liquid and solid.

Such an expanded “frame of reference”, centred on “energy rather than “matter”, might help the scientific community to overcome their present disagreements over the theoretical credibility of Cold Fusion. I am not a scientist, but I would like to submit a famous quote by Alfred Korzybski, a scientist and philosopher, who said: the map is not the territory”, meaning that an abstraction (a theory) derived from something is not the thing itself. Korzybski held that many people confuse “maps” with “territories”, i.e. confuse models of reality with reality itself.

Perhaps we need to question whether our physical sensory organs and the thinking of our physical brain can ever observe “reality”. Maybe the best we can do is to create evermore sophisticated models of reality that fit our present purpose, and correspond to the evolutionary stage of our unfolding scientific understanding.

Our present model of matter is based on the concept of molecules made up of atoms, which in turn are formed by subatomic particles, which at a smaller scale display dual properties of both matter and energy. Quantum physicists have observed that subatomic particles can appear out of “nowhere”, divide into several other particles and then disappear back into the nowhere or “quantum field” that they came from.

So it seems that matter is not that “solid”, but exists at the subatomic level as a “possibility” which displays the properties of both particles and energy – according to the frame of reference of the observer. And, the observer at this subatomic level cannot be “objective” nor independent of the phenomenon being observed.

In a previous post on Cold Fusion Now, we are informed about Ukrainian scientists who have discovered that biological organisms, such as various forms of bacteria, have the ability to initiate nuclear reactions with their environment, including radioactive materials like cesium, which they transmute to stable, non-radioactive elements.

Dawn of TimeSo if matter is not a distinct entity in itself, but a “frozen” form of energy, and if matter is already being transmuted to other elements by bacteria, why is it so difficult to accept that Rossi may have discovered how to initiate some kind of reaction within his e-Cat, which transmutes nickel to copper, with the release of a surplus mass as heat energy? Is it the lack of a theory or the question about which comes first – the chicken or the egg? So in the case of the e-Cat, which comes first, the reality or the conceptual model of the reality? As Shakespeare might have said: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Some additional resources:

  • Pythagoras as Poet – a video presenting the linguistic origins of the ““the map is not the territory” trap.

6 Replies to “What if matter was a state of energy?”

  1. “What if” on matter/energy states is long gone.

    When the quantity C, originally defined by the velocity of light, is now also defined by the kinetic energy equivalent of the mass energy of matter, “Let there be light” becomes enhanced with a far more practical meaning.

    It could be said, everything we see and touch is light in motion or light stationary.

    It is therefore not surprising:

    •In short, the quantity C is the measure of the radius of curvature of natural law. It is the factor which will enable us to determine precisely the degree of change in the curvature of one law which will be brought about by a specified change in the application of the others. It is the factor which will eventually tell us how to place our transport vehicles in either the positive or negative portion of the gravitational curve with respect to the earth or any other planet which we may choose to visit.

    •When we state that the quantity C is the radius of the curvature of natural law, we mean simply that if a differential of energy equal to this quantity exists between the observer and the point which he is observing, the natural laws will be suspended. If the energy differential is in excess of the quantity C, the laws will appear to operate in reverse at that point.


    ■4 Years Go: http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/film_24402363

    ■The George Washington University’s Planet Forward: The Promise of Energy for Everyone Video http://planetforward.org/idea/looking-to-nature-for-a-new-take-on-energy

    ■A Power Point Introductory Presentation http://www.relaxspa.net/TheRadiusOfCurvature12-28-10PPShow2003.pps

  2. Ruby, You are talking about things that most of main-line science is incompetent to talk about, which they disguise by abusing anybody who looks or thinks beyond their entrenched Dogma and establishment led abuse of thinking science.
    I will add no more than to say the attitude of main-line science to Cold Fusion in general is mirrored in it’s attitude to most everything else “beyond known science”.
    Science is meant to lead the World into the unknown not shake and cower before something that does not fit their closed, petty, reductionist view of reality.

    1. It’s been that way for too long – since Western civilization began! But we’re nearing the singularity, and that might mean something to this issue.

      I can imagine an evolved human, less reactionary, tolerant, patient, thoughtful, creative, and willing to explore rather than explain.

      Why can’t that be then possible?

      1. Although it is difficult to separate nature from nurture, I am convinced that there is a strong genetic component to reactionary, intolerant, impatient, non-thinking, and uncreative, xenophobic man. You can take man out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle genes out of the man.

        My suggestion is to take LSD, and meditate (stop the stream of consciousness), not at the same time though:) Or like the Mad Hatter, try to consider a couple of impossible things each day before breakfast.

  3. At something like a million megahertz, there might be what is referred to as a “quantum transition.”

    Newton describes in the physical world a wave like in matter, for instance a wave in the ocean. Quantum physics describes a wave like in light, for instance a radio wave. What is the relationship between the ocean wave and the radio wave? If you can answer that one comprehensively, then you will grasp the above article.

    Do you understand what is at sake? Do you understand the power humanity would control if we understood the dynamics of the “quantum transition?” But then, a majority of the US population believes in creationism, not evolution…200,000 years ago man was a rare mammal on the plans of Africa, so it isn’t surprising the current state of affairs we are submerged in (or 6,000 years ago we got kicked out of the Garden of Eden??).

    Frankly, I’m surprised the author is even trying. Do you know how angry some of our fellow citizens become when they read the above? You are throwing pearls at the feet of swine, but then you are also planting mustard seeds. Thru miles and miles of trials we are the files of our forefathers fruit…keep on believing!!

    1. He he he, Brad. That’s Cold Fusion Now – on the Big Time Cutting Edge!

      The sad part is that this idea is over one hundred years old!

      We really are in the Matrix.

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