“The resistance of tiny kernels of good, to which no one grants the power of causing far-reaching consequences, is entirely mysterious … Such seeming nothingness not only lasts but contains within itself enormous energy which is revealed gradually.” – Czesław
Miłosz (1911 – 2004-), poet, essayist, nobel laureate, 1980.
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a halo of ‘dark matter’. Even though astrophysicists really know very little about what ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ is, or how it behaves, they now say it may count up for close to 80 or 90 percent of all matter and energy in the known universe.
Another case of something very small leading to something quite large can be seen by considering the trajectory of a spaceship launched from the earth calculated to rendezvous with another moving body out in space, the planet Saturn for example, on a given date. A miniscule adjustment to that trajectory while the spaceship is still close to earth will not only prevent the ship from ever meeting up with Saturn, it will veer off course and in zero-gravity space its inertia will take it all the way out of our solar system entirely. If no obstacles occur it could end up light years away in another star system or even another galaxy.
Certainly a skilled golfer or pool player can appreciate the need for accuracy, and classic Newtonian physics suffices. But when we enter the realm of quantum physics, at either the sub-atomic end of the scale, or the intergalactic level, micrcosmic adjustments can have a far greater effect. This allows for the sound possibility that biologists are finally beginning to acknowledge, that beyond the more or less mechanical effect chemistry can have on a cell’s nucleus, there are quantum-level effects as well caused by wavelengths of light and sound (including invisible light and unheard sound elsewhere on the electromagnetic spectrum outside the range of human sight or hearing), and that these vibrational waves can and do alter the protein sheaths surrounding cells. As quantum mechanics is taken into account on the cellular level, we are able to appreciate how things like the ‘chi’ of chinese medicine operate, how the rhythm and frequency of neurons can move in and out of synch and how such things as harmonic resonance may be responsible for much more than we could ever account for at the purely mechanistic physical level of traditional western medicine.
Just as astrophysicists must now take into account this ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ and begin to search for better ways to account for what ‘space’ is really made of, so too will biologists, neurologists and psychologists need to refine their toolset in order to understand the vibratory nature of living cells so that we can begin to identify what wavelengths we are exposing ourselves to in our environment, how can technologies be developed to utilize this for promoting healthier bodies and minds, and what technologies need to be reigned in for the harm they are inflicting on us.