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History May Not Be What We Think

By James Donahue

Every time I start thinking about the human relationship to time, and the strange probability that time as we think we know it does not exist, the concepts begin to entangle my brain.

Personal out-of-body encounters with life forces has revealed that these beings seem to have no concept of time. Thus I have concluded that time may have been invented specifically to help us humans keep some order to our own three-dimensional existence.

A recent article by Dr. Robert Lanza, appearing in the Huffington Post, told of an experiment with particles of light photons in 2002 that proved, through physics, that the light photons “knew in advance what their distant twins would do in the future.

It was a complicated test and we will not try to explain how it was done here. What is significant is that the people conducting the experiments concluded that “our mind and its knowledge” was the thing that determined how the light photons behaved in the experiments. “Experiments consistently confirm these observer-dependent effects,” Lanza wrote.

Physicist John Bell rocked the science community in 1964 with what became known as Bell’s Theorem. The theorem has been described as an attempt to explain a radical quantum mechanical effect of entangled quantum particles. Without going into the complexities of his Bell’s work, we just say that it appears to explain what noted physicists like Einstein, Rosen and Podolsky were describing as “spooky action” by linked particles that had an instant influence on one another even when separated by great distance.

In other words, twin particles whether composed of light or matter, appear to have an instant reaction to whatever is happening to its counterpart elsewhere in the universe. But how can this be true?

The brilliant English physicist Stephen Hawking draws our attention to the Hollywood classic film The Matrix when he suggests that the histories of the universe “depend on what is being measured, contrary to the usual idea that the universe has an objective observer-independent history.”

Hawking is thus suggesting that we live in a world of illusion. Our minds manufacture everything we believe exists within our sight, and it continues to remain in existence while we are observing it. Once we leave the area, however, everything collapses.

Noting all of the above, Lanza writes that “paradoxically, whether events happened in the past may not be determined until sometime in your future – and may even depend on actions that you haven’t taken yet.”

If you remember the film series “Back to the Future,” involving strange travels in time, or have been an avid science fiction reader and delved into books about time travel as I have, you may have some understanding of just how mixed up things get when you examine the probabilities of going either back or forward in time. You quickly become confused as to just where everyone is and the consequences of anything they might do while visiting, especially in the past.

If it is possible that everyone lives in their own mentally created universe, and that things only become real and solid the moment our minds create them, then our recollection of past events may, indeed, become more clouded than we may have ever realized.

As a news reporter with years of experience covering the courts, I noticed that during trials the stories about past events, as observed by witnesses, often varies. Sometimes this involves blatant perjury, in spite of the oath sworn to “tell the truth.” Yet at other times the stories are only slightly different. It is almost as if the people at the scene were watching slightly altered variations of the same event. I have always wondered how this could happen.

This variation of the story is one of the reasons criminal cases involve a list of witnesses and police spend a lot of time collecting evidence. After all of this, all of the information is presented to a jury of 12 people in felony cases, and six people in District Court cases, who sift through the facts and try to reach a consensus of opinion as to guilt or innocence. Even after all of this, they sometimes get it wrong.

If the quantum physicists are correct, and history, like the world we think we are existing in is only an illusion projected from our minds, that would go a long way in explaining why our history books have become so distorted from what archaeologists, old dug up writings and other evidence appear to be describing what really happened.