What is the difference between past, present and future states? Are we, the living more solid than a ghost?
Something to think about…
Before we consider what ghosts might be we have to consider what we are as living breathing humans living in the physical world.
Most people feel through perception of our reality that they have a firm grasp of what we are, not so. This makes it more difficult for us to understand ghosts.
Because of our perceptions we believe we are solid physical beings in a solid physical world; however this is a basic illusion.
If examining the human body, which is made up of cells and the cells are made from atoms and atoms are 99.99999999% empty space, then you are only .00000001% physical.
Albert Einstein’s E=mc2 shows the dense parts of the atom come from nowhere into particle matter and then disappear into nowhere as an energy field. This means you are constantly changing from an energy field to a partial physical form, which hardly exists as dense matter.
What is solid?
Bang your hand on the desktop, feels pretty solid. Quantum physics shows that no two atoms ever touch, which means your hand never struck the desk. It is only the energy field of your hand that has struck the energy field of the desktop. The bang or knock you heard is simply your electromagnetic field coming into contact with the desk’s electromagnetic field.
If you have ever held two magnets and tried to force them together with their opposing poles facing each other, you will get some sense of what is going on here.
If we are mostly empty space then why can’t we pass through other objects?
This is because electrons are spinning around the circumference of the atom, which will repel other electrons around their respective atoms.
To further add to our limited perception of reality consider the fact that we can only see in a small sliver of the electromagnetic field. This further reduces our ability to perceive many things.
Typical humans only see between 390 nanometers to 700 nanometers in a spectrum that spans from .00001 nanometers to well over 100 meters. Very good examples of this would be looking at our world using infrared or ultraviolet cameras or even thermal imaging, which can drastically change how we view our surroundings.
In a famous letter from Albert Einstein to Besso’s family regarding the death of his friend, Einstein has this to say; “Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion”