According to the lattice hypothesis, the electric field that surrounds a charged particle such as an electron is generated by its interactions with the particles (seraphim) that comprise the lattice as the electron travels in the fourth dimension at the speed of light. A constant stream of seraphim are jettisoned away from the points of interaction and these constitute the electric field of the particle. The question is, knowing that there are not nearly enough radiating seraphim to fill the entire area around the electron, why is the field detectable everywhere in that space? This is the topic of today's post.
Wheels Within Wheels
Ezekiel repeatedly mentioned that the wheels that he saw in his vision had the appearance of a wheel within a wheel. That is a rather strange metaphor because it is not everyday that we encounter a wheel within a wheel. One is left to wonder, was it a wheel intersecting another wheel at right angle? Or was it a smaller wheel neatly lodged inside a bigger one? Ezekiel did not see fit to provide the details. In his day, wheels were made of wood reinforced with either iron, copper or bronze.
The basic design has not changed much over the years. It consists of a center hub surrounded by a number of spokes attached to a circular rim, not unlike a bicycle wheel. Ezekiel did not say anything about the spokes of the wheels but he did mention that they had enormous and awesome rims. I interpret the wheel to symbolize the electric field that surrounds a charged particle because, like gravity, an electric field extends out indefinitely. What is really interesting, from my perspective, is that the wheel is at rest (i.e., on the ground) when the creatures (particles) are also at rest. This is perfectly analogous to the electric field of an electron. What I mean is that, unlike the magnetic field, the electric field does not collapse when the electron is at rest. This is one of the reasons that it is called the electrostatic field.
On a different tangent, notice that there are four electric fields superimposed on one another. At this point, the symbolism seems almost inescapable. The wheels within wheels metaphor might be a way of saying that the electric fields of the four particles are superimposed on each other so as to form a single composite particle. But then again, it might have to do with something else altogether, as I explain below.
Full of Eyes All Around
Ezekiel 1:28. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.Important Note: It seems that the ancient Hebrew language did not have a specific word for sphere. Equally important to this discussion is the realization that the Hebrew word for rim can also be translated as back or surface.
We already encountered the eye metaphor in connection with the four living creatures of the book of Revelation:
Revelation 1:7. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.These are the seraphim that comprise the lattice. They, like the rims of Ezekiel's wheels, are also full of eyes. The eyes are yet another indication that the wheels are closely associated with seraphim. The only difference is that the eyes on Ezekiel's wheels form a rim or circle. But what does it mean for the rims to be full of eyes all around? I think it is a metaphor for the ability of a particle to sense phenomena at a distance. In other words, the rim full of eyes most likely signifies that the moving seraph's vision is restricted to a circle or sphere. It has to do with what quantum physicists call non-local interactions. This is the kind of stuff that Einstein would have called "spooky action at a distance". But how does it work?
In my opinion, it has to do with with the conservation of equilibrium. The diagram above shows two seraphim escaping from an electron. The arrows represent the directions of motion of the seraphim. The problem with this is that it creates a lopsided universe because, as the seraph moves away from the electron, the original neutral balance of energy is destroyed. Nature will have none of that because conservation laws are the basis of all phenomena. The only way, it seems, to maintain a proper balance is for nature to assume that the seraph's energy is spread thin all around the electron in a circle as if the particle was escaping from the electron in almost every direction at once. This is, of course, impossible. Nature must therefore opt for the next best thing, probability. So, in effect, there is a probabilistic interaction cloud of seraphim as these move away from the electron at the speed of light. The strength of the cloud follows an inverse square law (Coulomb's law) as the distance from the electron increase. This is because the average energy is spread as if it rested on the approximate surface of an expanding sphere.
Having said that, this does not mean, as physicists would have us believe, that a particle is somehow a wave that exists everywhere in the circle (or sphere) at the same time. It only means that, if a circle intersects another particle at a given point, nature decides instantly whether or not to move the seraph associated with the circle to the point of intersection and perform an interaction with the particle. I think this is what Ezekiel's rim metaphor is trying to convey: the moving seraph can be said to have eyes or sensors all around the rim, regardless of how far it is from the electron. It can instantly interact with another particle, in a non-local manner. It can do so because space (distance) does not exist. It is abstract, a perceptual illusion. The whole thing is pretty awesome but it's not spooky magic. Violations to conservation laws must all be corrected in the end. It's just nature doing its beautiful and awesome equilibrium thing.
Instantaneous Electric Field
One of the main differences between this hypothesis and the explanation of electric fields given in current physics texts is that the field moves with the charged particle. This is a must, otherwise the equilibrium is broken and nature will not allow it. As I explained previously, this is indicated in Ezekiel's text by the fact the wheel is said to move precisely in unison with the living creatures. In other words, the electric field is instantaneous. Of course, relativists and other Einstein defenders will insist that this is not true, that every change in the electric field of a particle propagates at the speed of light. Ezekiel's text says otherwise. I think this is a clear prediction that should not be too hard to test in the lab. Who, in the physics community (you know who you are) wants to be the next Nobel Prize winner?
So far, I have talked about what happens when moving matter particles collide with stationary seraphim in the lattice. In an upcoming series, I will explain what happens when moving seraphim collide with matter particles. Also, let me come out and say that I have reasons to believe that Ezekiel's four creatures represent a well-known particle of matter. I have an idea what that particle may be but I can't reveal it until I am 100% sure. One of the clues to the particle's identity is the fact that the creatures are said to move back and forth like lightning. It is all very interesting, if I may say so myself. Hang in there.