Harlow (1958) separated infant monkeys from their mothers immediately after birth and placed them in cages with access to two surrogate mothers, one made of wire and one covered in soft terry-towelling cloth.
In the first group, the terrycloth mother provided no food, while the wire mother did, in the form of an attached baby bottle containing milk.
Both groups of monkeys spent more time with the cloth mother (even if she had no milk). The infant would only go to the wire mother when hungry.
Once fed it would return to the cloth mother for most of the day. If a frightening object was placed in the cage the infant took refuge with the cloth mother (its safe base).
This surrogate was more effective in decreasing the youngsters fear. The infant would explore more when the cloth mother was present.
This supports the evolutionary theory of attachment, in that it is the sensitive response and security of the caregiver that is important (as opposed to the provision of food).
Harlow concluded that for a monkey to develop normally s/he must have some interaction with an object to which they can cling during the first months of life (critical period).
Clinging is a natural response — in times of stress, the monkey runs to the object to which it normally clings as if the clinging decreases the stress.
He also concluded that early maternal deprivation leads to emotional damage but that its impact could be reversed in monkeys if an attachment was made before the end of the critical period.
However, if maternal deprivation lasted after the end of the critical period, then no amount of exposure to mothers or peers could alter the emotional damage that had already occurred.
Harlow found therefore that it was social deprivation rather than maternal deprivation that the young monkeys were suffering from.
We desire a beautiful world of peace, but we fail to see and acknowledge the beauty in every ordinary person. With 7.8 billion of us, we need to see and reveal the good that resides in every person. Being aware of the goodness in another person is one of the most empowering things we can do to bring about a beautiful world. In quantum physics, there is a theoretical experiment called Schrodinger’s cat. The conscious observer is the determining factor for the outcome of these experiments.
Schrödinger’s cat experiment is what we call a thought experiment.
This is a somewhat simplified version of the virtual experiment:
A living cat is placed into a steel chamber along with a hammer, a vial of hydrocyanic acid and a very small amount of radioactive substance. If even a single atom of the radioactive substance decays during the test period, a relay mechanism will trip the hammer, which will, in turn, break the vial of poisonous gas and cause the cat to die.
Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger created this mental experiment in 1935 to point out the paradox between what quantum theorists held to be true about the nature and behaviour of matter on the microscopic level and what the average person observes to be true on the macroscopic level with the unaided human eye.
The role of the observer in quantum mechanics
The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics, which was the prevailing theory at the time, proposed that atoms or photons exist in multiple states that correspond with different possible outcomes and the possibilities, called superpositions, do not commit to a definite state until they are observed.
Schrödinger’s thought experiment was designed to show what the Copenhagen interpretation would look like if the mathematical terminology used to explain superposition in the microscopic world was replaced by macroscopic terms the average person could visualize and understand. In the experiment, the observer cannot know whether or not an atom of the substance has decayed, and consequently, does not know whether the vial has broken and the cat has been killed.
According to quantum law under the Copenhagen interpretation, the cat will be both dead and alive until someone looks in the box. In quantum mechanics lingo, the cat’s ability to be both alive and dead until it is observed is referred to as quantum indeterminacy or the observer’s paradox. The logic behind the observer’s paradox is the proven ability of observation to influence outcomes.
Schrödinger accepted that superposition exists; during his lifetime, scientists were able to prove its existence by studying interference in light waves. Schrödinger wondered, however, about when the resolution of possibilities actually occurs. His thought experiment was intended to make people ask themselves if it was logical for observation to be the trigger. Wouldn’t the cat be either dead or alive, even if not observed?
Throughout the years, Schrödinger’s cat analogy has been used to illustrate emerging theories of how quantum mechanics works. In the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum law, the cat is both alive and dead. In this interpretation, the observer and the cat simply exist in two realities — one in which the cat is dead, and one in which the cat is alive.
What scientists have learned about the nature of matter at the microscopic level and its relationship to what humans observe at the macroscopic level has not yet been fully explored. The role of the observer remains an important question in the study of quantum physics and is an endless source of speculation and conjecture in quantum computing and pop culture. Schrödinger himself is rumoured to have said, later in life, that he wished he had never met that cat.
There is also a connection with another famous Quantum Theory experiment called The Double Split Experiment.
The connection has to do with the fact that we can’t directly measure the fundamentally hidden quantum wave function, but we are always limited to measure distinct outcomes from which we can deduce the quantum wave function.
Again this is also affected by the observer’s paradox
In the double-slit experiment, a series of single photons (light particles) are fired at a solid plate that has two slits. On the other side of the solid plate, a photographic plate is set up to record what comes through those slits.
The question: What will we see on the photographic plate?
The answer: If one neglects to observe which slit a photon passes through, it appears to interfere with itself, suggesting that it behaves as a wave by travelling through both slits at once. But, if one chooses to observe the slits, the interference pattern disappears, and each photon travels through only one of the slits.
Why is this relevant?
Every particle, atom and molecule [photons, electrons or whole atoms] behave in accordance with the laws of quantum mechanics — as does everything. However, this only becomes important when broken down to the atomic, sub-atomic and molecular scales. Quantum mechanics is trying to use the physics of things at the atomic level to create effects in the macroscopic world — which also includes our world.
There are now amazing scientific findings that suggest DNA absorbs and emits photons (light). These findings have resultant scientific proofs of God, and vindication of ancient truths about the immortal Soul and our universal consciousness.
In relation to our light body, photons contain all the information on everything going on with your DNA. One single biophoton can carry more than four megabytes of information, and relays this information to other biophotons it crosses in the biophoton field outside your body. Photons are also emitted from your body that assists subconscious communication with each other.
Biophoton light is stored in the cells of the organism — more precisely, in the DNA molecules of their nuclei — and a dynamic web of light constantly released and absorbed by the DNA may connect cell organelles, cells, tissues, and organs within the body and serve as the organism’s main communication network… The processes of morphogenesis, growth, differentiation and regeneration are also explained by the structuring and regulating activity of the coherent biophoton field. The holographic biophoton field of the brain and the nervous system, and maybe even that of the whole organism, may also be the basis of memory and other phenomena of consciousness.
Society, Adoption, Surrogacy & the many layers of unseen trauma!
F or decades there has been constant change in opinions around infant trauma in these areas. It is only now, we acknowledge the effect of trauma on the brain development of children in these cases. None, however, address the extensive emotional and spiritual shock infants suffer on a quantum level.
Countless people who have lived, personal experiences in these areas have been, and continue to be completely ignored. They suffer from deep, lifelong spiritual and emotional shock that significantly affects identity, relational and spiritual development and other important developmental milestones. Yet these “opinions” are dictated by ignorant or uneducated parties that stand to benefit, willingly or unwilling from exploiting children for their own gain. At this stage of earth’s development, no one acknowledges the true cost that is unjustly imposed by such 3-dimensional social structures.
This is not an argument about saying “But what about children who are orphaned etc”.
The truth is the majority of children that are adopted are not actually true orphans. Current social systems do not reflect or embrace an outlook of positive esoteric social practices and go out of their way to siphon off children for profit. I believe that observer’s paradox provides a mechanism to hide the true intension of selected institutions and individuals by simultaneously touting a narrative that constantly silences the voices of children, ultimately breaching basic human rights.
This can be seen across the world in various time frames and incidences:
- The babyscoop era
- Forced Adoption
- Magdalene Laundries in Ireland
- Bethany Home
- Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home
- Ideal Maternity Home
- Lost children of Francoism
- Stolen Generations
- Oranga Tamariki
- Georgia Tann
- Trump administration family separation policy