These two books deal, on the one hand with the strange, but the well-documented appearance of young children, some no more than infants just beginning to speak, who have amazing, and sometimes annoyed their parents and others, by speaking about other times and places in varying degrees of detail. The books deal on the other hand with many facts about atoms, the tiny particles, which are the structural basis for all of the apparently solid objects we see every day all around us. Though those two subjects seem literally worlds apart and having nothing to do with each other, our two volumes show in great detail the possibility that they have everything to do with each other.
There are many things about these tiny objects, though not well known by the general public. The potential significance of such inherent traits is unfortunately not grasped by many scientists. The inherent facts about them can tell us much about our subject.
One is their longevity Almost all of them in existence today, and there are many trillions of them, have been around since the dawn of creation, the big bang that gave birth to the universe, said by scientists to have occurred about eleven billion years ago. Even more startling may be the fact that their projected life span is estimated to be many times the projected life of the universe. Scientists have also been confounded by the fact that a particle, such as a single atom, might seemingly disappear, but appear elsewhere a moment later without ever having traversed the intervening, or any other, space.
For all practical purposes, atoms are forever. They have been found through a process called 'entanglement' to form very strong bonds with each other. Atoms differ from each other only in the number of subatomic particles each has. With this short summary, it would be nice to say we have only scratched the surface of our subject. But unfortunately, as you shall see, we have not even done that.