My friend, Grace, has a very interesting post on String Theory today. She asks these questions,
What if the fundamental substance of everything is vibrating strings, and what if these sound waves or strings are really the voice of God, meaning He not only spoke everything into existence in the past, but the essence of matter currently is His voice?
What if every created thing is the physical manifestation of His voice, and the actual physical substance we experience is, at the very innermost core level, the voice of God?
This reminded me of one of Roy Williams’ Monday Morning Memos from a few years ago where Roy talked about String Theory. (I pointed this out in a comment on Grace’s blog.)
Listen to a group of physicists talk about String Theory and it will slowly dawn on you that they’re explaining the entire universe as nothing but the quivering, dancing echo of the voice of God. “Let there be light.”
String Theory describes energy and matter as being composed of tiny, wiggling strands of energy that look like strings. And the pitch of a string’s vibration determines the nature of its effect.
In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God’s creation… as music.
Which then reminded me of one of my own posts from ’06 that riffed on Roy’s memo. The rather long post is called The Power of Music in Church where I ponder,
Could it be that, we don’t just resonate with music, we are, in fact, music. Our physical reaction to music (toes tapping, body swaying, hands clapping, people dancing) is just a function of how we’ve been constructed. Which would explain both the power of music in the church, and the reason there’s so much discussion and disagreement about it.
Must be a day for following the beagle where ‘er she leads.