Anyone can achieve a pure heart. All it takes is a willingness to let go of all anger, resentment, jealousy, cynicism, greed, etc--even if only for a moment....<quoted text>
As a matter of fact, I did.
If it's matter or a component of matter it has mass and is therefore influenced by gravity. Inverse squares can become very small ... but they remain non-zero. There are no gravity-free zones in our Universe. I think you need to review some of your basics 'fore you start using the hard stuff.
The last Human with a 'pure' heart was Joan d'Arc or maybe Sister Mary Elephant. "http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=I6OdV85hJr4XX"
Uh, I did a little checking ... turns out I do use 'em ... all the time.
Look ... the Whitehead stuff ... somebody's pulling your leg. It's bogus. We're all living proof that sentience can 'evolve' or derive from non-living matter. It happened at least once and given the abundance of energy, time and the necessary chemicals, it's probably happened billions of times. Quantum Physics has nothing to do with it. QM was introduced to act as the "... baffle 'em with BS" part of that old saying. You're just soaking it up like a sponge. Poor devil. Hey! I got some 'beach front' property in Florida if you're interested!
Scientific paradigms come and go. Sounds like youre still stuck in the old Newtonian paradigm on gravity. Quantum theory has worked on a gravity theory to reconcile QM with Relativity for over 80 years. Physicist Erik Verlinde says physicists have known for a long time that gravity doesnt exist and has introduced a new paradigm on gravity which states gravity is not a basic force itself, but a sort of "cosmic frill," which emerges from some other deeper force, i.e. if it smells like entropy, and it behaves like entropy, it probably is entropy....
Re your critique of the Whitehead stuff....according to quantum physics, you, me and all matter in the universe is composed of non-solid, vibrating masses of entangled subatomic particles. The only difference between masses of particles is the frequency at which they vibrate. Your egocentric theory of what determines which mass of particles is sentient or non-sentient requires a discriminatory Evolution Fairy who uses her magic wand to either zap consciousness into or strip consciousness out of subatomic particles. Which is it?