Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Cherubim Model of Elementary Particles, Part II

Part I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Abstract

In Part I, I introduced the Cherubim Model of elementary particles by positing that the electron consists of four identical particles (cherubim) each having 1/4 of the mass and 1/4 of the charge of the electron. The inspiration for the model comes primarily from Ezekiel's strange symbolic vision of four living creatures or cherubim. In my current interpretation of the vision, the four-faced, four-winged cherubim are elementary particles, the primary constituents of all matter. In this post, I would like to explain why I insist that the four cherubim of the book of Ezekiel represent an electron and not some other particle. I also would like to make a prediction derived from the observation that the cherubim are described as having human form and human hands.

Why the Electron?

When physicists talk about the atom, they usually paint a picture of a massive nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by a cloud of orbiting electrons. The way I see it, the electrons do not orbit the nucleus at all but interact with it by going right through it. When an electron collides with the nucleus, it is quickly ejected by the interaction and travels a certain distance away before falling right back into it. It ensues that there is a constant and rapid back and forth movement of electrons through the nucleus. This rapid alternating motion has a certain frequency and this is what generates the electromagnetic signature of the atom. So what does this have to do with Ezekiel? What caused me to suspect that Ezekiel's vision of the four cherubim was a symbolic description of the electron? The answer can be found in Ezekiel 1:13-14:
The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.
I interpret the fire metaphor to represent the energy of the particles. The symbolism strongly alludes to the rapid back and forth motion of electrons within an atom and the movement of lattice particles (seraphim or burning ones) between the various particles.

Absolute Dimensions and Particle Beam Accelerators: A Prediction

Remember that the four dimensions of the universe are symbolized by four directions or faces: bull, eagle, man and lion. In my opinion, 'human form' and 'human hands' are a way of saying that the mass and grabbing properties of the particles are only associated with a specific absolute dimension. It is for this reason that I believe that particle accelerators should show results that are strongly affected by the absolute orientation of the particle beams. Since I previously identified the bull face as the fourth dimension, the 'human' dimension is therefore one of the three absolute "spatial' dimensions. By absolute dimension, I mean an unchanging direction relative to the fixed stars, using normal physics parlance. I predict that by aligning the particle beams in a direction parallel to the 'human' dimension, physicists will observe a sudden and profound change in the type and quantity of the particles emitted from the collisions.

The only problem is to determine which direction the 'human' dimension is facing. At this point, my advice is this: experimenters should try as many directions as possible until they notice a significant change in their results. Of course, this is not as easy as it sounds since particle accelerators tend to be huge installations. However, the absolute direction of the particle beams changes constantly as the earth rotates on its axis and orbits the sun. Experimenters might get lucky.

Upcoming

One of the questions that have been percolating in my mind is this: why four cherubim? I mean, why not three, or five, or more? That's the topic of my next post.

1 comment:

Travis Brainerd said...

Have you heard of Wooden Books? They deal with a lot of elemental solid explanations and possible universe origins. Anyways, congrats on the cherubim-atom association; I very recently had the same thought!