Can the World of Quantum Physics Teach Us Something About the Trinity?

Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 56, 1992, S. 94-97 | DOI: 10.18756/edn.56.94


In this short article I shall do something rather risky. There is a story about the great medical teacher Alain de Lille, called «Doctor universalis». He was walking on the banks of the Seine in Paris in 1168 the day before he was due to talk about the Trinity. He saw a small boy, who was trying to put all the water of the Seine into a small hole. When Alain de Lille told him that what he was trying to do was impossible, the boy replied that it was also impossible to speak about the Trinity. According to the story Alain de Lille was so moved, that he abandoned teaching the following day. What I shall do is to indicate what appears to be a connection between two fields, which are normally thought to be widely separated. After briefly summarizing conclusions in previous articles of mine about the nature of quantum physics, reasons for believing in such a connection will be indicated. [...]