The foundation of music is science – according to the journal entry “Vibrations Surround Us: The Science of Music” on 1st December 2010 in the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. The article also mentions that “At the heart of the physics of music is the wave, an energy-carrying disturbance that travels through particles in a given medium.”
The Philosopher Democritus thought that we would eventually discover the smallest piece of matter called the atom. Over the next century, evidence for the atomic theory mounted. The atom comprises of a nucleus containing protons and neutrons which themselves are made up of quarks and if you look even closer you may find tiny strings. All of the basic particles of the universe are made up of tiny strings according to a number of leading physicists. The string theory proposes that all electrons, quarks, and wavelike particles transmitting light are long ”strings” so tiny, however, that they may have looked and behaved like points.
Much like the strings from a stringed instrument, they have different frequencies in sound and octave. Just as you find different vibrations on a guitars strings like variable pitches, different oscillations of super-strings produce different qualities for subatomic particles. String theory uses the most advanced mathematics ever invented. When talking about string theory, the conversation always turns to the probability of extra dimensions as the super string theory depends on there being multiple dimensions beyond the four we are all familiar with. Six additional dimensions are predicted and the mathematics supporting the theory has brought many scientists to this conclusion. If the mathematics did not add up for this theory, it would have been abandoned a long time ago.
The discovery of quantum physics and the atom, has enabled us to understand our environment and what mass or matter is comprised of. For example, fire is comprised of atoms vibrating at a very high speed, whilst a rock, which is seemingly a solid object, is comprised of atoms vibrating at a very low speed. Perhaps this is why God was manifest in this material world as fire on the top of Mt Sinai and many other times in the Bible. At the molecular level, all of life is vibrating and like a string on a musical instrument, all of life has a musical sound. Albert Einstein came up with the popular equation (E=MC2) that energy = mass and mass = energy, his belief was that ‘Everything in Life is Vibration’ and all of life vibrated at different frequencies. Nikola Tesla once said “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” If we wish to gain a better understanding of our material world we need to think in terms of that which makes up our material world, namely, light, sound, frequency and vibration.
The interchangeability between energy (the invisible) and matter (the seen) is further proven by Planck length. Previous thought was that you could divide a piece of matter infinitely even when you get down to the molecular level but this has now been disproved by the discovery of the Planck length. The Planck length is the shortest measurable length of matter in existence in the physical world (which is 1.616255 x 10-35m) before matter (physical) converts itself into energy (invisible). A strange and fascinating phenomenon occurs where the particles are no longer bound by the laws of gravity but become bound by something called quantum gravity once you go beyond the Planck length. After matter reaches Planck length, all the particles are dispersed into the universe converting back into energy (the invisible). This is the scale that determines the line between general relativity and quantum mechanics, the material seen world and the unseen world. Matter comes and goes, but the energy which the matter is comprised of exists forever in the universe. “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 and “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” Hebrews 11:3.
Our material bodies are made from matter which contains our spirit or our essence that makes us who we are. The Bible says that the spirit within us can be compared to air. Air is smaller than the Planck length so at some point upon death, our spirit is no longer able to be contained by our body and we are dispersed into the universe. Our very essence/spirit and what makes you, you will live beyond the material body and will have to go somewhere in the universe. Science has proved that the spirit exists numerous times as tens of thousands of people have recounted life after death experiences even when their brain was completely deceased and some even when rigor mortis had deeply set in. In the famous two-slit experiment, the spiritual world around us which we can not see with our physical eyes has been hinted at in the discovery where particles of matter behave differently when someone is watching them or is not watching them.
Our 5 senses may be unable to sense the higher levels of vibration such as radio waves but we know things do exist beyond human perception. There are many tools used today to measure the vibrations like X-ray diffraction. Scientists can listen to the sound of quantum vibrations and in one particular experiment an atom released a sound wave that was 20 octaves higher than you’d hear on a piano. The world we live in today can only be described in advanced mathematical formulas, thus leading to the conclusion that a higher intelligent or advanced power must have created us since we are just discovering these laws and have not created them ourselves. Everything that vibrates, makes a noise. Even if it is inaudible to our hearing, on the atomic level, a sound wave can always be heard.
In the Psalm below, the Psalmist says that all of creation should be singing praises to God. We have discovered that indeed, all matter can make a sound:
“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light! Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created. He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away. Praise the Lord from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints—Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the Lord!” Psalms 148
“Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:37-40