“My dear Kepler, what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp [a viper], have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope? What shall we make of this? Shall we laugh, or shall we cry?” - Galileo
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness'; and again, 'The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.'" 1 Corinthians 3:19-20
In the early 17th century, when Galileo peered through his telescope and noticed moons were circling Jupiter, he recognized that he was observing "smoking gun" evidence that the earth is not the center of the universe. Up to his time, the dominant theory of reality was based upon a geocentric model that made a good deal of sense, i.e., it explained why we observe the sun, moon and stars rising and setting day in and day out. This "man-centered" idea was enthusiastically adopted by the Catholic Church and enforced as 'the truth' for centuries, and those who dared to question the "orthodoxy" were deemed heretics and faced arrest and punishment as occurred in Galileo's case.
Yet, the actual truth had been put forth by Copernicus in his text, On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, in 1543. Copernicus offered a heliocentric model of our solar system that could better explain astronomic observations up to that time. In particularly, Copernicus offered a model that could account for the movement of the sun, moon and stars AS WELL AS the anomalous motion of the planets, the so-called wandering stars, that were not consistent with the earth-centered model of reality. The Catholic Church had condemned Copernican heliocentrism as "false and contrary to Scripture", but eventually, thanks to the self-sacrificial pursuit of truth by men like Galileo, the evidence won the day and thus began the Scientific Revolution.
Thus, over the last four centuries, "secular" science and materialism has come to dominate man's perspective about the universe within which we dwell. According to this view, the universe began with a "Big Bang" and has since been randomly flowing toward ever greater disorder and meaningless. (Yet....as far as we know the 'straight path' of motion from the moment of Creation has led directly to us and meaningful life!) Thus, from this perspective, man is the source of supreme "intelligence" bringing order to our universe while the ideology of God and His Church have been nearly defeated as "religious authorities" cling to their simple-minded perspective of a providential reality:
The problem is that this "secular" world view is essentially delusional. (The more intelligent the man, the greater the aptitude to outsmart oneself!)
This is being revealed by the discoveries of those studying "reality" in its most essential form, i.e., quantum physicists. According to quantum physics, the universe we observe is a consequence of our observation. If we weren't "measuring" reality with our perceptions, the universe is a determined wave function, a perfect story that's already been written by "God". It is only because our comprehension of the universe is derived from perceptions that we experience the seemingly probabilistic particulars of relative motion and "change" over time:
So we see that all the underlying properties of matter which are used to infer the existence of particles can be explained by the properties of the wave function alone. This means there is no evidence for particles (because the wave function can account for all the particle-like properties). (SOURCE: Understanding Quantum Mechanics & Its Implications)
This is "the truth", and now we are likely to see another historic example of 'anomalous planetary motion' I've been pointing out for some time that hopefully will eventually lead to a new revolution in popular thought and man's perspective on "reality".
Here's three classic examples of the historical pattern I believe is key in showing wave-particle duality on the human scale:
Did the Arab's launch a surprise attack against Israel and implement an oil embargo in the autumn of 1973 because the DJIA reversed from 1K?
Did Iraq invade Kuwait in the summer of 1990 because the DJIA reversed from 3K?
Did terrorists carry out 9/11 because the DJIA reversed below 10K in the autumn of 2001?
Of course not. The "historical shocks", i.e., seemingly probabilistic particular events collectively experienced in human history, emerged in fulfillment of an underlying deterministic trend reversal in mass mood.
So where are we now?
The DJIA is on the verge of a reversal from 12K:
Britain's FTSE has reversed from 6K:
France's CAC has reversed from 4K:
Germany's DAX has reversed below 7K:
Europe's composite STOXX index has reversed from 3K:
Australia's All Ordinaries index has reversed from 5K:
Japan's Nikkei is about to reverse below 10K:
China's SSE has reversed from 3K:
Taiwan's TSEC has reversed from 9K:
Korea's KOSPI has reversed from 2K:
The key difference is that this time around the next "wave" down is an Elliott Wave Primary-degree third wave of Grand Supercycle scale, what I've dubbed the "Apocalypse Wave", so the associated historical events about to unfold will be historically unprecedented in magnitude:
Literally, we may experience the fulfillment of biblical "End Times" prophecy in the time to come. Indeed, that the "Apocalypse Wave" appears to be kicking off with a devastating, historic earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific may be telltale:
The seismic shift in mass mood unfolding is literally an act of God.
Of course, a key question is: How is it the future was foretold thousands of years ahead of time unless what we experience as history is already written? Only the Author can know future chapters before they unfold, although characters in the book may be provided some revealed insight (divine foreshadowing).
There's a reason what is about to occur is called the "Apocalypse":
An 'Apocalypse' ("lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.
Are there any true scientists still out there?
Or is man simply too high on himself at the current juncture. That may be about to change IMHO, because God , not man, is the true AUTHORity in this universe.
The Coming of the Son of Man
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” [Luke 21:25-28]
IMHO, the universe is a four-dimensional image embedded on a three dimensional surface that we experience (measure) as an illusory reality over all time (eternity). The Author of that image was/is God, and the meaning of the story to be realized is LOVE.