Believe, but Analyze
Faith, for me, has always been a slightly shameful, behind-the-barn word, a word one uses when you have nothing else to justify something you believe. “You’ve got to have faith,” is the lazy answer, the one that admits defeat.
And now I am the lazy one. I do not have the math skills to wade into the quantum mechanics equations or to argue the numbers with those that do. But I do analyze the scientists’ pop-sci explanations and decide if they integrate into my worldview. Do they fit – or give lie to – my preconceptions? Do they challenge my worldview, but offer verifiable proofs of their claims? Or do they present information as fact that I, on occasion, am forced to disagree with despite my lack of qualifications?
The pillars of faith are based on a certitude that comes from the relinquishing of personal and moral responsibility to a presumed authority. The pillars of understanding are based on acceptance of certain concepts as axiomatic – self-evident and with no need to challenge. In our quantum science world, evidence that our senses can verify frequently is at odds with provable science, demonstrating that what we perceive is not necessarily the actuality, though it always acts like it is.
The deepest foundation tenet of this site is simple: We are always wrong. (I suppose that could even justify religion’s claim that “we are all sinners…” – except it doesn’t.) As we mature as a species (a dubious concept at best, so – as we accumulate and cross-index more information,) we are always coming closer to the “truth,” but the very nature of this Universe makes it impossible to escape ‘The Matrix’ into which we are so inextricably woven. But as our pool of accumulated, tested and verified information enables us to continue the process known as “step-wise refinement,” we begin to approach real answers.
We Are Always Wrong – But That’s Not A Sin
Church of Zero
To come to an understanding about this alternate worldview requires more than a casual effort. There are many bits and pieces that support and suggest concepts that could explain the processes that have led to this apparent state of existence. The Tenets pages are clues to the nature of nature. It is up to us to determine how these clues fit – and if they fit – into the principles underlying the Quantum Hologram.