Critique of Lynne McTaggart's Book: "THE FIELD"

By | February 25, 2017

An investigative reporter and admittedly without scientific expertise, the author explores scarcely charted territories comprising The Field. Alternately preferring her study as the Zero Point Field, Lynne explores advanced communications theory, partially confirmed in private interviews, papers, journals, and books emanating from the foremost philosophers, psychologists, inventors, and physicists investigating atom propensity, wave mechanics, light particularity, paranormal communication, and parapsychology as it relates to telepathy and psychokinetics and as the whole relates to quantum mechanics.

To furnish background for this 250 page investigative adventure, McTaggart brings theory to date with over 350 bibliographic references. In prologue, she suggests: the basis of quantum physics must arise 'in the Zero Point Field – posited as the most fundamental nature of matter – as the very underpinning of our universe, as packets of quantum energy constantly exchanging information in an inexhaustible energy sea . '

'Exchanging information' is important to the author's narrative, advancing the possibility of universal communication from particle waves intelligence, omnisciently resident in a cavernous Zero Point Field, not easily located but everywhere existent. Ascribing matter to its most fundamental level, as indistinct, indescribable, indivisible, and indestructible energy particles, she describes an individual electron with power to influence another quantum particle, over any distance, without any show of energy or force, and commensurate with a complex and independent relationship web, forever indivisible. In other words, she perceives life existence in a universal quantum field's basic substructure, with intelligent design, and inhering indestructibility according to the law of physics-subject to and contributing to the intelligence field.

We might suggest: science deserves much credit for its physics industry; yet, scientific expertise and investigative reporters often wear blinder-equipped bridles, where viewpoint opens on a narrow track, on a familiar ground so often traveled, being safely driven in the narrow-abstract, and sometimes oblivious to definite and more logical rationalizations. Thus, immersed in extractions from the speculative sea inundating scientific journals, reports, and bibliographic resources reeking of half-truth, untruth, and a smattering of relative truth, distinguished theorists and investigative reporters attempt to establish philosophy and science-reality believability by degrees.

Much is made of Zero Point Field (ZPF) influence toward energy creation and dissemination, but in no instance have physicists and related sciences ventured much beyond electro-energy's very frontier. Still, the debate rages on concerning qualities of photons, heat, dark energy, particles, waves, and light energy. Are they separate, or, are they all the same? In the submicroscopic world, measured in nanometers and nanoseconds, some experiments can not distinguish between wave or particle, depending on the approach. Add to this, intelligence theory advanced for 'The Field' and quantum science must somehow incorporate wave communications into quantum mechanics and relativity workability-and despite atom orbital momentum forces and stability instigations remaining as mysterious as always.

Lynne goes to great lengths in quoting various experimental sources working with the qualities of light, even to plant and animal light intake and emission to maintain equilibrium, even to body parts restitution: "A cancerous compound must cause cancer because it permanently blocks this light and scrambles it, so photo-repair can not work anymore. " She relates how cell function as well as mental perception occurs at a much more fundamental level of matter: 'in the netherworld of quantum particles, not seeing objects per se, but only their quantum information and out of that constructed our image of the world, a matter of tuning into the Zero Point Field. '

A full energy field curriculum illuminates under the author's pen, from telepathy to teleology. We can sum her effort as a visual theory of 'substructure underpinning the universe and essentially a recording medium of everything, providing means for everything to communicate with everything else.'

Though this book is grammatically slothful, the book will awaken minds to possibility, to investigate work fields not usually publicized, and to greatly expand awareness to the forces shaping human cognizance. Truly, we are an intelligence living in historical recall, in reality; here, we can travel ahead of the curve and ponder the imponderable.

Further works concerned with the road to advanced understanding, pondering the imponderable, in the field of metaphysics and wrestling with a language posited as imponderable in its secret mode, are available and promise to surprise at every turn. Our wish is to induce curiosity, introduce new ideas, and impugn those ideas and positions not consistent with syllogistic reasoning. A wondrous world of knowledge awaits the inquisitive.