Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Matter versus Antimatter!!

Isn’t this a wonder?  “Mighty Mo” with all his hefty muscles could not even lift a car but the tiniest atom in his body is capable of moving a mountain. You would be amazed by the tremendous amount of energy that could be released out of the matter particles from the tiniest atom.
 Now, let’s recall from our last discussion that the atom is the building block of matter and it is made up of electron and hadrons that are called baryons (neutron and proton). Before we examine other matter particles that constitute the internal structure of an atom, let us first quickly consider the concept of matter and antimatter.
The particles that are common in our universe are defined as matter while their antiparticles are called antimatter and they both annihilate each other upon contact like enemies.  The scientific term ‘annihilation’ refers to the process in which a particle meets its corresponding antiparticle and they both disappear. Their conserved energy and momentum appears in some other form, producing other particles together with their antiparticles that provide their own motion.
In particle physics, every particle or matter has its own antiparticle or antimatter and they annihilate each other upon contact.  This scientific concept of matter and antimatter is exactly parallel to the spiritual concept of Christ and antichrist. The same way that antimatter opposes and denies the physical reality of matter is exactly identical to how the antichrist opposes and denies the physical reality of the Christ.  Any spirit that opposes or denies the aspect of matter or physical manifestation of the Christ is what is called antichrist just as antimatter denies the physical reality of matter.
‘Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.’ (1 John 4: 2-3).
Astonishingly, the battle between Christ and antichrist originated in heaven just like the concept of matter and antimatter began from the nucleus before the battle manifested outside the nucleus such as electron-positron clash that depicts the battle between oppositely charged clouds of innumerable angels.
The height of the physical manifestation of Christ in the flesh is known as the mystery of godliness while the height of the physical manifestation of the antichrist is the called the mystery of iniquity. The mystery of godliness refers to the physical manifestation of the visible member of the Godhead through the humanity of the Christ.
‘And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…’  (1Timothy 3:16)
In opposition to the mystery of godliness, the physical manifestation of the coming antichrist is called the mystery of iniquity (2Thessalonians 2: 7-10). In other words, the antimatter of the mystery of godliness is the mystery of iniquity.
‘For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;’ (2Thessalonians 2: 7, 9-10).
The preceding battle of the mystery of godliness versus the mystery of iniquity is the opposition between Spirit of Christ and the spirit of the antichrist, which was exemplified at the beginning of creation through the concept of the battle between matter and antimatter [1John 4: 2-6]. The climax is the ultimate clash between Christ and the antichrist when matter will completely annihilate antimatter. 
‘And then shall the Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.’ (2Thessalonians 2: 8).
As earlier mentioned, every particle has its antiparticle and they annihilate each other upon contact. For a brief introduction, the antiparticle of an electron is called a positron or anti-electron, which has exactly the same mass as an electron but an opposite charge. A positron (anti-electron) and an antiproton can form an antihydrogen atom, which has almost exactly the same properties as a hydrogen atom that is normally formed by an electron and a proton.  Although particles and antiparticles have opposite charges but electrically neutral particles need not be identical with their antiparticles. A typical example of an electrically neutral particle is the neutron but it is distinguishable from an antineutron because both neutron and antineutron annihilate each other upon contact. Similarly, a neutrino and antineutrino are both electrically neutral but they annihilate each other upon contact outside the nucleus.
Inside the nucleus, the unconditional love in form of the strong force binds both matter together with antimatter but the separation of matter from antimatter occurs, as the strong force goes out of the nucleus during nuclear reactions or intense radioactivity.
‘Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that the antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know it is the last time.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us…Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.’(1John 2: 18-19, 22)
With reference to my previous blog on the four fundamental forces of nature, the strong force of the gamma ray that binds matter particles with their antiparticles unconditionally inside the nucleus is the first fundamental force of nature.  This neutral and unconditional strong force only bears the same nature with the neutron that permanently resides inside the nucleus, as a type of the unconditional agape love that only bears the same nature with the Father that permanently resides in heaven.
‘Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shall love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust…Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.’  (Matthew 5: 43-45,48)                              
Further to the context above, creation began with the unconditional love that corresponds with the first fundamental force of affection that was demonstrated in nature through the release of the unconditional strong force that bound matter together with antimatter inside the nucleus.  As a result, there was equal amount of particles and antiparticles or matter and antimatter at the very beginning of the universe. This leads to the question of where is all this antimatter?
Somehow, matter won the fight against antimatter, which explains why the universe is filled with matter rather than being half-and-half mixture of matter and antimatter. After the Big Bang phenomenon that began the universe, particles and antiparticles were created all the time and then annihilated back into another state of energy. 
All formation of mass of matter began with tiny energy particles of light called photons or light quanta, which collided with their antiparticles to form quark-antiquark pairs. This phenomenon is called quark confinement and it is the reason a quark does not exist in isolation but it can only be found in quark-antiquark pairs. Due to the fact that quark exists only in quark-antiquark pairs, the effect of their magnetic forces of attraction are always neutral, which aligns with the unconditional force of attraction of the neutral strong force that binds them together inside the nucleus.
All quarks are the same but it is only the energy level that makes one quark different from another just like photons.  For instance, a quark can absorb energy in form of heat and change to another quark of a higher energy level. Likewise, a quark can emit energy and change to a lower quark, which is similar to how photons change frequencies to another level. The main difference is that the photon is the least indivisible particle of light energy in transit and it has no mass or electric charge until it is bound with its antiphoton in quark confinement to form part of the nucleus.
As an elementary particle of light that neither has a mass nor electrical charge, a photon is one of the rare particles that are identical to its own antiparticle and it cannot disintegrate but it can only transmute to another elementary particle of its own class. For instance, a photon and its antiphoton annihilate each other upon contact, and the pair is transmuted into another kind of particle known as quark and antiquark.
In the next discussion on the structure of an atom as the building block of matter and the entire universe, we shall dig deeper along the path of the quarks that constitute the internal structure of the neutron and proton that form the atomic nucleus.
……Can’t touch this!!!!!  Stay tuned!

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