Preston Harold takes us inside the world of the atom and tells us the same rules apply inside the world of mankind. He lets Jesus be our guide:
Jesus’ words bespeak the uniform chance of energy – the energy of one. He said, “lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.” And His words must also indicate that something within – the atom and the man – must make itself equal to one, to h, before the light or the quantum can enter. As Eddington puts it:
The mysterious quantity h crops up inside the atom as well as outside it….the electrons orbit is restricted to a definite series of sizes and shapes. There is nothing in the classical theory of electro-magnetism to impose such a restriction; but the restriction exists, and the law imposing it has been discovered. It arises because the atom is arranging to make something in its interior equal to h. The intermediate orbits are excluded because they would involve fractions of h and h cannot be divided.
But there is one relaxation. When wave-energy is sent out from or taken into the atom, the amount and period must correspond exactly to h. But as regards its internal arrangements the atom has no objection to 2h, 3h, 4h, etc.; it only insists that fractions shall be excluded…
…when the atom by radiating sets the aether in vibration, the periods of its electronic circulation are ignored and the period of the aether-waves is settled not by any particular mechanism but by the seemingly artificial h-rule. It would seem that the atom carelessly throws overboard a lump of energy which, as it glides into the aether, moulds itself into a quantum of action by taking on the period required to make the product of energy and period equal to h. If this unmechanical process of emission seems contrary to our preconceptions, the exactly converse process of absorbtion is even more so. Here the atom has to look out for a lump of energy of the exact amount required to raise an electron to the higher orbit. It can only extract such a lump from aether-waves of a particular period – not a period which has resonance with the structure of the atom, but the period which makes the energy into an exact quantum.
So what does it all mean? Harold tells us how Jesus interprets Eddington’s statement:
If h could speak, it must say to all atoms, as Jesus, symbol of h, said to all men, that unless within themselves they accept its own “name and being”-become equal to it-they cannot receive light, for “I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you….” so that one’s operation itself determines the seemingly artificial h-rule or Jesus’ “I” rule.
So our spiritual/scientific rule here is “h=I.” Enjoy the applicational possibilities! Until next time, peace.