Chapter 3.

Quantum Realism Part I. the observed Reality

Chapter 3. The Light of Existence

Brian Whitworth, New Zealand


“There is a theory which states that if anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

Douglas Adams, 1995

If the universe booted-up from one photon, in the beginning there was light but not as we know it. The last chapter proposed that a white-hot point of light ripped our universe from the quantum womb in a massive million, billion, billion, billionth of a second chain reaction, until expanding space cooled things down enough to stop it. The tiny inflated region then expanded at light speed and its quantum fluctuations were the seeds from which galaxies and stars formed. In this view, light was the first “thing” to exist so it is natural that we have often wondered what is light?

QR3.1.   What is Light?

QR3.2.   The Quantum Wave

QR3.3.   The Quantum Process

QR3.4.   Quantum Processing Spreads

QR3.5.   Quantum Processing Restarts

QR3.6.   Light Takes Every Path

QR3.7.   Quantum Spin

QR3.8.   Physics Revisited

QR3.9.   Redefining Reality

Summary Table

Discussion Questions