The Threshold of Certainty

For the past century, mainstream science has claimed that quantum effects operate only on the quantum level and have no effect on matter at the classical level above the atomic level. However, an experiment in 2004 proved this is not so by inducing quantum uncertainty in a large C70 fullerine molecule.

In the experiment by the Zellinger group in 2004, C70 was found to become decoherent when heated to a certain threshold (a laser heat bath), causing it to lose information (photons) and killing its coherence (as a standing wave interference pattern). This experiment was hailed as a breakthrough that for the first time revealed the underlying quantum uncertainty of all matter by inducing the superpositioning (or blurring) of a classically large molecule like C70. But, the team said that this is not unique to C70 -- only that it is an ideally complex molecule that they can easily controlled to exhibit perfect quantum interference below 1,000 kelvin. They intend to use even larger amino acid chains, insulin and small viruses to achieve the same quantum effects at a macro level, so I tend to think C70 is simply a nice boundary condition for their experiment.

In my mind, the bigger question in this study is how does nature manage the transition or untangling of uncertainty at the quantum level to a state of certainty and additive behavior at the classical level? What is it that actually collapses the wavefunction?

In my view, the answer will be found by acknowledging that the vacuum of space acts as a plenum (or pressurized container) to collapse the wavefunction, creating certainty out of uncertainty. This perspective requires a paradigm shift to unify all "forces" -- weak, strong, electromagnetism and gravity -- into a single effect of field polarization in a Schwartzschild quantum lattice that occurs at specific scales. That is, as energy resonates through the cubic lattice, space "grooms" or quantizes it into harmonic multiples around Schwartzschild black holes in the field, collapsing the wavefunction and trapping energy into a stable interference patterns in the lattice. These stable interference patterns are of course particles. The way in which particles group to create different elements (and molecules and higher groupings) is then determined by the amount of energy and corresponding pressure in a given region of space. We can view the lattice as a polarized vortex field of Planck-sized black holes that stabilize at plateaus equal to the four forces.

A simple model would be to think of space as a 4-level extruder grid and energy as clay. A single lump of clay is pushed into the extruder, but the extruder only allows little strings of clay at specific sizes to come out the other end. This extruder is the Schwartzschild field of holes in the cubic lattice of the vacuum, which removes uncertainty from a spectrum of possibilities at the quantum level. In short, space is a harmonic sieve especially tuned to create or project material structure. Without space acting as a sieve or extruder or projection screen for the removal of uncertainty, the wavefunction would never collapse and material reality would never emerge.

So you can see that a major shift in thinking about the structure of space itself is needed to explain how energy "crystallizes" into matter. Space removes uncertainty and induces harmonic standing waves. Since Pi and Phi are the two central primitives in this cubic structure, a balance between resonance and damping is also intrinsic to spacetime - even without the presence of particles. The present reliance on particle physics and accelerators hides the fact that the science community does not wish to accept a universal theory of space. Instead, researchers are tied up in knots believing in magical forces and slamming particles together to try and divine them like tea leaves. It is high time for a bumper sticker that reads "Bring Back the Ether."