Author: Steve Cavin
Matter and Energy
The physical universe is an ocean of motion, whose forces would be evenly distributed except for the waves and tides. For some reason, however, the universe is composed of irregular compressions and rarefactions. Anywhere the universe has been compressed or "squeezed", the motion slows down, and condenses into an orderly pattern we observe as matter. The region near the compression becomes rarified, proportional to the compression. Anywhere the universe has been rarified or "stretched", the motion speeds up, and scatters into a wave we observe as energy.
Observation 2: Squeezing and Stretching
It is very hard to say what does the squeezing and stretching of the universe. There is an ordering principle. Call it consciousness. Call it God. Call it what you like.
The degree of compression is variable, and gives rise to the states of matter we call gas, liquid, and solid. Matter looks solid, as though it were composed of tiny billiard balls or particles. Look closer; there's nothing there at all! The degree of rarefaction is variable, and gives rise to the different frequencies of energy we call radio, light, gamma rays, and so on. Energy looks transparent, and travels at the speed of light, as though it were a wave going through space. Look closer; it's not going anywhere at all! The most interesting thing is that compressions and rarefactions in space-time give rise to changes in velocity and direction, which we interpret as mass and acceleration, matter and energy. In fact, everything always travels at a uniform speed, and in a straight line. It is only the compression of space-time, and its resultant curvature that make things appear to travel faster or slower, or to follow a curved path through space.