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"The basic conclusion of quantum field theorists is that the raw material of the world is nonmaterial."

Deepak ChopraCreating Affluence, Part 2

According to quantum field theorists, all material things whether they are automobiles, human bodies, or dollar bills are made up of atoms. These atoms are made up of subatomic particles which, in turn, are fluctuations of energy and information in a huge void of energy and information.

Elsewhere in my books and tapes I have explored in detail the nature of quantum reality. Without going into detail, the basic conclusion of quantum field theorists is that the raw material of the world is nonmaterial; the essential stuff of the universe is nonstuff. All of our technology is based on this fact. And this is the climactic overthrow of the superstition of materialism today.

Fax machines, computers, radio, television all these technologies are possible because scientists no longer believe that the atom, which is the basic unit of matter, is a solid entity. An atom is not a solid entity at all; it is a hierarchy of states of information and energy in a void of all possible states of information and energy.

The difference between one material thing and another material thing for example, the difference between an atom of lead or an atom of gold is not on the material level. The subatomic particles such as protons, electrons, quarks, and bosons that make up an atom of gold or lead are exactly the same. Moreover, although we call them particles, they are not material things; they are impulses of energy and information. What makes gold different from lead is the arrangement and quantity of these impulses of energy and information.

All of material creation is structured out of information and energy. All quantum events are basically fluctuations of energy and information. And these impulses of energy and information are the nonstuff that make up everything that we consider stuff or matter. So it becomes clear that not only is the essential stuff of the universe nonstuff, but that it is thinking nonstuff. For what else is a thought but an impulse of energy and information?

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