There are increasing and accumulating bits of claims that there is another world out there which is not material, yet so far, has remained scientifically unknown to us. There are also accumulating bits of evidence that such a world definitely exists despite the fact that its true essence is yet to be discovered. For example, there are evidences of the existence of what is labeled as “dark energy” as well as “dark matter” with immense powers affecting everything.
The matterless world is described as an environment where there is neither time nor space. It is argued that only material things occupy space and are subject to time for their creation and development. The material universe is cited as the prime example of matter which also applies to all of its components such as our planet and all matters and living creatures in it. Therefore, when a world is not subject to space, it would extend to infinity with no boundaries thus existing everywhere including within material things. When it is not subject to time, it would exist eternally with no beginning or end. Based on this description, the matterless world extends to infinity forming a universe by itself without any boundary. Being matterless, it would transcend the matter. Based on the proven existence of “dark energy”, it may be argued that there is such matterless universe encompassing every existing thing, material or otherwise, which is also a source of incredible energy affecting everything material or else. I believe that the matterless universe consists of “pure energy”, which I have labeled it “Super-energy”, with a highly condensed mass and the source of life for anything that exists within the infinite space which forms its essence. Thus it may be properly assumed that as the creator of life within Its infinite domain It must be also highly creative and intelligent. Therefore, It may be properly called the Creator, a totally secular being having no connection to any religion, more like a super-scientist.
The life of everything particularly that of humans depends on the energy in the universe. Most of the energy on earth comes from the sun. It travels from the sun to the earth in the rays that the sun gives off. Absorbing energy makes plants to make food on which all animals and humans depend in order to create energy for their own survival. They use the energy found in food to function. The sun’s energy stored up in coal, wood and oil is used by humans for different purposes. Energy and matter are two fundamental ideas in physics which are not completely separate. Many physicists claim that energy and matter are merely two aspects of the same thing.
Electricity is closely associated with energy and matter. It is actually a basic feature of the matter that makes up everything in the universe.(World Book, 2001, Vol. E, p.190) Electricity and magnetism together make up a force called electromagnetism, one of the fundamental forces of the universe. Electrical force is responsible for holding together atoms and molecules from which mater is composed. It determines the structure of every object that exists.(Ibid.) On this base we may question from where comes the incredible amount of electromagnetic force needed to hold together the solar systems, galaxies and the whole universe. The matterless universe, consisting of immense energy, seems the only possibility.
As the science progresses, more and more evidences point to the existence of a universe which is not subject to time or space. It is already helping us to achieve incredible functions without thinking of its cause. Concerning the time, look at the mailing system. If we write a letter to a friend and mail it through the post office, depending on the distance, our letter may reach its destination in a day or two to several weeks. Such destination may be 50-100 or several thousand miles away. If we have to send the same letter to many other individuals, let’s say a wedding invitation, we have to take the same action for each invitation card.
Parallel to this, today, we have e-mail system through which we can send the same letter in a matter of no time regardless of distance. Actually, we can send the same letter to a million people at the same moment with the click of a button. The letters will reach their destination the moment we click the “send” button regardless of distance. The same will apply if the same e-mail is sent to a thousand addresses spread all around the planet covering the surface of the Earth. Since the distance and surface refer to space, the letters will be received in all 1000 addresses spread all over the world in a blink of eye with no regard to the place or distance. Space becomes immaterial.
Concerning the time element, The fastest our brain can calculate a function through instruction from our mind will take at least a few seconds. When computers were invented a thousand calculation could be made in a second. Today, a computer can make millions of calculations toward a decision in just one second. In an advanced computer this figure increases to a billion per second. One billionth of a second is equivalent to no time. Yet, there are computers on the way labeled as quantum computers capable of making a trillion calculation per second. Consequently, scientifically we have been able to eliminate time and space in the communication system and have entered the matterless universe without knowing it.
We may add also the concept of “dark matter”. More than 90 percent of the visible universe is made up of the two lightest kinds of atoms hydrogen and helium. However, it is argued that apparently, most of the matter in the universe is invisible dark matter. It is a substance that has most of the mass of the universe. There is no evidence that dark matter gives off, reflect or absorbs visible light, radio waves, Xrays, or any other kind of electromagnetic energy. Observations suggest that dark matter has at least ten times more mass than visible matter has. (World Book. 2001, Vol. 5, p.37) Scientist have detected dark matter only through the influence of its gravitational force on the motions of visible matter. Many scientist believe that dark matter is composed of undiscovered particles. (World Book, 2001, Vol.13,p.312) This is actually the “non-material universe”, distinguished from the material as well as matterless universes. Non-material universe embodies the material universe and matterless embodies all. In reality,then, there are three universes of which we know only one but only some hints of the other two. As the science progresses, there will be discovered other evidences, ultimately, forcing the scientific community to accept the existence of these three universes yet without knowing the true essence of the other two. This will be a fascinating moment for the scientists and an exciting point to press forward into the limitless world of unknown where an incredibly immense world of knowledge has been waiting for billions of years to be discovered.
Dr. Reza Rezazadeh