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Laura Taylor-Jensen AHLB, of the Lightbearers World Center, asked me if I would be so kind as to write an article regarding my discovery that Eugene Fersen had correctly and in detail described “String Theory” in the Science of Being book (1923) four decades before scientists proposed this new theory. As a biophysicist with a strong interest in String Theory, I was shocked to read his description from the 1923 edition of Science of Being considering that String Theory is one of the most recent ideas put forth by physicists and mathematicians, to explain the creation of the universe. The first proposal of string theory was in 1968 (by Gabriele Veneziano in his paper on the dual resonance model of the strong interactions). Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s others expanded and developed this theory including the famous Stephen Hawking. One of the most significant contributions and explanations of this theory was put forth in the 1990s by theoretical physicist Ed Witten, who is considered the smartest man alive and currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. I cherish a poster signed by Ed Witten when he gave a talk at USC last year. This theory proposed the existence of many dimensions (11 although other scientists even propose 26 dimensions) and an infinite number of universes like ours.


String Theory is considered to be the most promising theory to explain how all forces work in the universe which is named --The Theory of Everything (TOE). It would describe ALL four fundamental forces that exist in nature (electromagnetism, gravity, strong nuclear forces and weak nuclear forces) AND all forms of matter (matter is considered anything that has mass and volume). So, this would be the theory that describes everything that exists. So far, many have been trying to develop this theory and the equation but have not succeeded so far. It was Einstein’s dream to do this but he never did. Essentially this theory would combine Quantum Theory, which describes how small things work (subatomic particles, electrons, atoms, etc.) and the General Theory of Relativity, which describes how large things work (planets, galaxies, black holes, etc.) So the Theory of Everything would give us one equation that would work for describing the behavior or both large and small things in our universe.


So, let’s first quote Fersen in his book Science of Being published in 1923 (p99-100). The information in the parenthesis is mine and relates to modern terms of String Theory to show the similarity. “When individual units (super strings) of vibration of Primal Energy begin to rotate around their own little axes, their inherent quality of attraction makes them condense into electrons (subatomic particles). These take the form of spheres, because a sphere is a perfectly balanced body (subatomic particles rotate or spin in different directions)”


Note: at the time that Fersen wrote this, the smallest subatomic particle known was the electron, but he is clear in stating that this is what we know at this time so the term he uses would mean the smallest particle that we will eventually discover. Also, physicists believe that strings come together and form matter or subatomic particles which Fersen calls electrons.


The next paragraph is a modern description of String Theory. This time in the parenthesis indicates Fersen’s terms.


“String theory hypothesizes that subatomic particles are tiny closed and open loops of string. These strings can vibrate and rotate (individual units of vibration of Primal Energy), and as they do so, they take on different configurations (Fersen says electrons but that was the smallest particle known in 1923). It is like the way sounds are made by a guitar string. If you pluck a guitar string, it will vibrate and give off a specific sound. If you then put your finger over a fret and pluck the string again, the sound or frequency will be different. You pluck the same string but can produce different sounds depending on the fret you use. Similarly in String Theory, if you change the vibration of one of these theoretical strings, it will still be a string, but it will look or materialize differently. If string theory turns out to be correct, then all particles and forces in nature are different manifestations of the same object (Primal Energy). String theory requires many dimensions for strings to vibrate. The more dimensions you have the more possible ways a string can vibrate.”


Now we will look at what Fersen said about worlds and universes on pages 102-103 of the Science of Being (1923).


Note: Fersen uses the term “world” to mean our known visible universe and the term “Universe” to mean all the other universes that exist that we have not even identified or discovered yet. He says there are an infinite number of worlds but only one Universe.


Fersen says: “This one Universe is made up of infinite number of Worlds. What is called by astronomers a World is all that which can be seen through the telescope, and even much more than what can be actually perceived. All the seemingly infinite agglomeration of stars, suns, and planets extending in all directions … constitutes this World.


Scientists today believe our universe is finite and many think it is an expanding sphere. Fersen calls it an “infinitely large sphere.” “We cannot imagine the size of our world. It is Finite and has an end.” String theory or M-Theory also says there are other Worlds also. What is outside our universe or what Fersen calls our World? That is, what is outside this finite sphere which is expanding, as some think?


Fersen says on pages 103-104 that outside this sphere or our World is “utter darkness, darkness so complete and terrible, that here on Earth we could have no idea of it. It seems to be void of everything, dead; and if we would travel through that darkness, where not a star is shining, even no vibration of the Ether perceptible, for a seemingly endless time and through immeasurable space, we would again come to another World, to a different agglomeration of what would appear to be another infinite number of stars and suns and planets. … Another gigantic Sphere floating in the Endless Ocean of seeming Voidness, seeming Darkness and that Endless Ocean, which has NO LIMIT, with those floating Spheres in it.”


A new extension of String Theory, called M-Theory or Membrane Theory postulates the existence of a multiverse, which is an infinite number of universes. In M theory our universe and all the others are created by collisions of membranes in a space with 11 and 26 dimensions. Thus our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, just like Fersen stated.


In conclusion, I believe the similarity between Fersen’s description in the Science of Being book and the description of String Theory by scientists is just about identical when you realize different terms may be used for the same thing (i.e electrons for subatomic particles and world for our physical universe). This is just one of the many other scientific predictions which I believe has yet to be discovered in his book. It would be interesting if any of the scientists who developed String Theory ever read The Science of Being. Who knows?


Eugene Fersen Explains String Theory 40 Years Before It Was First Proposed By Scientists by Dr. John DeSalvo Ph.D.

Did Eugene Fersen describe “String Theory” 40 Years Before It Was First Proposed By Scientists?

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