Saturday, January 3, 2009

What do you think about destiny?

Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predeterminate future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe.

Maybe you enjoy reading your horoscope - the notion that somehow the positions of the stars and planets might have an influence on how the week ahead will pan out for you. The idea that the future might somehow predictable is a very interesting one. In fact, until the quantum revolution, scientists were confident that this was indeed possible in principle, suggesting that even if we could not predict them, all future events were nevertheless somehow preordained and detined to take place.

Issac Newton believed that every particle in the Universe should obey simple laws of motion subjects to well-defined forces. This mechanistic view - one that was still shared universally by scientists and philosophers more than two centuries later - states that no matter how complex the workings of nature are, everything should be ultimately reducible to interactions between the fundamental building blocks of matter. A natural process such as a stormy sea or the weather, may look random and unpredictable, but this is just a consequence of its complexity and the huge number of atoms involved.

The success of Newton's law and other physical theories led to the idea of scientific determinism, which was first expressed at the beginning of the nineteenth century by Marquis de Laplace. Laplace suggested that if we knew the positions and velocities of all the particles in the universe at one time, the laws of physics should allow us to predict what the state of the universe would be at any other time in the past or in the future.

At first sight, determinism would also seem to be threatened by the uncertainty principle, which says that we cannot measure accurately both the position and the velocity of a particle at the same time. The more accurately  we measure the position the less accurately we can determine the velocity and vice versa.

Of course in practice such determinism is impossible for all but the simplest systems. We are well aware that forecast cannot predict tomorrow's weather with complete confidence.

Finally, we are also aware of the two slits experiment, when a tiny particle like a photon or electron is shot through two slits it creates an interference pattern where the brightest part of the screen, believe it or not, is the centre where we would not expect many particle to be able to reach!. It seams that the particle have somehow conspired to behave in a way similar to a wave. If we put a detector in place that records which slit each particle passes through, the interference pattern disappears.

Now, I will share my personal opinion. Scientists do not believe in astrology because it is not consistent with other theories that have been tested by experiment. I personally do believe in astrology and specially in the Chinese astrology but I have my own interpretation. I think that life is not deterministic nor relative, it is probabilistic. We create our own reality or destiny by taking decisions every second or minutes around a large number of probabilities. Let me give you an example: you are on a road with 45 miles per hour speed limit and you are driving at 50 miles per hour, so you know that you have a probability to get a ticket and if you drive at 60 m/h you will have more probability to get a ticket and so on ... in summary your actions define your destiny or reality, at the end, you decide to gamble not the stars.

Going back to astrology and quantum physics, I think that you have multiple options in your live but once the astrologer look at it, they collapse in one view (as the particle in the two slit experiment), so they are telling you one side of the story and it is up to you to follow or change it.

The bottom line is that you are the only one who create your own reality or destiny based on the selection you do every second of your life amount a large number of opportunities.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Photoelectric effect

Albert Einstein was awarded the 1921 physics Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect - not for the Relativity Theory as many people think, he never was awarded for it !!!!.
According to Einstein, each electron is knocked out when it is hit by a single photon (1) of light, the energy of which depends on its frequency - each electron absorb one and only one photon. He argued that the reason we do not normally see the particle like nature of light is due to the large number of photons involved, just as we do not see individual pixels of ink on a printed image.

a) The dependence of the ejected electron's energy on the light's frequency rather than its intensity is a direct consequence of Planck's equation relating the energy of light to its frequency.

b) The second feature arises because the threshold for production of the electrons only occurs when the photon energy is sufficient to release an electron. Increasing the intensity of the light just means more photons. It means that the key is the frecuency - the light color. A good number of blue or violet light can knock out some electrons but a billow of red or orange photons can not knock out any electron - very low frecuency, see Radiation section.

c) Finally, the process is instantaneous because the electrons do not haveto accumulate their energy from a wave that is spread out in space. Instead, each photon delivers all its energy to an electron in a single collision. If this energy is above the necessary threshold the electron will escape.

(1) In physics, the photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of the electromagnetic field and thus the basic unit of light and all other forms of electromagnectic radiation.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Electromagnetic radiation (sometimes abbreviated EMR) takes the form of self-propagating waves in a vacuum or in matter. EM radiation has an electric and magnetic field component which oscillate in phase perpendicular to each other and to the direction of energy propagation. Electromagnetic radiation is classified into types according to the frequency of the wave, these types include (in order of increasing frequency): radio waves, microwaves, terahertz radiation, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays.

The Sun's heat or thermal radiation has travelled through the vacuum space to reach us. This radiation has covered the distance between the Sun and the Earth in exactly the same time (about eight minutes) that it has taken for the Sun's light to reach us. The reason for this is that both the Sun's termal and visible radiation are forms of electromagnetic waves. All that distinguishes them from each other is their wavelengths. The oscillations corresponding to visible light are squeezed more closely together (shorter wavelengths - and thus higher frequency) than those of the waves we feel as heat. The Sun also emits even shorter wavelenght ultraviolet light that is beyond the visible spectrum.

But it is not just the Sun that emits electromagnetic radiation. All bodies do - included us - and over the whole frequency range of spectrum. The distribution over frequency depends on the body's tempeture. If a solid is hot enough it will glow visibility, but as it cools its glow will diminish as the longer wavelengh radiation - beyond the visible - dominates. This does not mean that it ceases to emit visible light, but simply that the intensity of the light will be too weak for us to see. Of course all matter also absorbs and reflects radiation falling on it. Wich wavelenghs are absorbed and reflected defines the colour of everthing we see - See Colors Section.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


It is true that a lot of human behavious is generatically preset. All life forms are preordained to be what they genetically express and we must agree that a lot of who we are as human begins is predeterminated by our genes. Yet, we are not condemned to live out our existence without contributing some form of an evolution gift to future generations.
The science of molecular biology is begining to investigate the concept that, give the right signals, our genes are as equally changeable as our brain cells. It means by managing our thoughts and reactions, we can intentionally make the right chemical elixir to drive the brain and body from a constant state of stress to a state of regeneration and change. We could speculate that the enviroment turns on the genes that create disease.

Self Healing using Resonance

I will start explaining this concept by introducing some basic concept. String theory offers a powerful conceptual paradigm. All organs and tissues of the body are composed of cells, which in turn are made from atoms, atoms from electrons, protons and neutros, electrons/protons/neutrons from quarks and quarks by strings. It means that all organs and tissues of the body vibrates in armony and in tune when it is healthy -like a in tune orchestra.

The Physicists have adapted devices to read the energy spectra emitted by our body's tissues or organs. Because energy fields travel easily through the phsyical body, these modern devices such as CAT scans, MRIs and positron emission tomography (PETs) can detect disease non-invasively.

The term carcinogen refers to any substance, radionuclide or radiation that is an agent directly involved in the promotion of cancer or in the increase of its propagation. This may be due to ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Cancer is a disease where damaged cells of the patient's body do not undergo programmed cell death, but their growth is no longer controlled and their metabolism is altered -the carcinogenic cell emit a different energy spectra from the rest of the organ. It is like some of the player in the orchestra is out of tune.

In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate at maximum amplitude at certain frequencies, known as the system's resonance frequencies (or resonant frequencies). When two systems are oscillating at different frequencies, there is an impelling force called resonance that causes the two to tranfer energy from one to another. When two similary tuned systems vibrate at different frequencies, there is another aspect of this energy fransfer called entrainment, which causes them to line up and to vibrate at the same frequency. Entrainment is the process by which things align their movements and energy together to match in rhythm and phase. When two things are vibrating at different frequencies through resonance and entrainment, either the lower vibration will come up, the higher vibration will come down or they will meet in the middle.
Having explaining the basic concepts, we should look at the disease as such out of tune behavior of one or another of our organs of the body - one of the instruments of the orchesta is out of tune.
Through breath and mediation techniques you can raise the vibration of your hands to a very high frequency. When you place your hands in proximity to someone else who is in pain, the person's body, like a similarly tuned circuit, will resonate and entrain to your hands. As Richard Gordon - Founder of Quantum-Touch said "when working with Quantum-Touch, the practitioner holds the highest vibration they can, which becomes the dominant frequency. The person whose dody is healing, will simply entrain with and match the vibration of the practitioner. Anyone who claims to be able to heal others is either ignorant, mistaken, arrogant or delusional. All they are doing is providing the resonant energy to allow others to heal themselves".

How Can Stress Affect our Health?

As Joe Dispenza says in his book "Evolve your Brain", whether we like it or not, once a thought happens in the brain, the rest is history. Conscious or unconscious thoughts that run through our mind daily and repeatedly create a cascade of chemical reactions that produce not only what we feel but also how we feel.
Just like the neurological stress response, the chemical response of stress can be triggered by a mere internal thought as well as a reaction to something outside of us. Here is how this process transpires: when we have a reaction to a stressor, our brain fires diverse neural nets through diverse systems. Those neural nets send a signal to a part of the midbrain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a kind of factory that takes in chemical raw materials and assembles them to produce peptides. A peptide is a chemical messenger that signals the body to turn on in some fashion.
In the stress response, the peptide made from the hypothalamus is called "Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone" (CHR). Once CHR is released, it delivers a chemical message to the pituitary gland. When the pituitary gets the signals from the hypothalamus, it makes another chemical peptide called "Andrenocorticotropic Hormone" (AHCTH). The new chemical message is now "acceptable" to the receptor sites located on the cells of adrenal glands in the body. The chemical message from the pituitary (ACTH) makes its way to the adrenal glands and it stimulates its cells to produce varios chemical called "Glucocorticoids", which further change the internal order of the body. Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal glands. The body shuts down or limits nonessential functions like digestion, and the blood is divereted from internal organs to the muscles to prepare them for action. Our normal levels (blood preasure, heart rate, pupil dilation, chemical balance and the like) change.
Please, be aware of it !!!! You are leaving the rest of your organs defenseless. Living in stress is living in a primitive state of survival.

Recommended Books

What the Bleep Do We Know? - DVD

Evolve Your Brain - The Science of Changing Your Mind by Joe Dispenza

Jose Dispenza has spent decades studying the human mind - how it stores information and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind, explaining how thoughts can create chemical reactions that keep you addicted to patterns and feelings - including ones that make you unhappy. And when you know how these bad habbits are created, it is possible to not only break these patterns, but also reprogram and evolve your brain, so that new, positive and beneficial habits can take over.

The Biology of Belief - unleashing the power of consciouness, matter and miracle by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

It is a ground breaking work in the field of new biology. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thougths.

The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene

Quantum - A Guide for the Perplexed by Jim Al-Khalili
Jim Al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist and senior lecturer at the University of surrey in Guildford. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics and the Chair of its Nuclear and Particle Physics Division.