Many of the miracles of Jesus were performed via touch. For example when the woman in Luke 24:18 that touched Jesus cloak he felt power draining from him as if he were some sort of capacitor. Some chi masters say that it is stored in the hara, two finger widths below the naval (I actually had a dream one night where I was told that your stomach needs to be in good physical condition to store chi, but I digress).
The point here is that power is somehow stored in the body and then can be passed on via physical contact. It seems to be some form of electromagnetic or energetic phenomenon, which is probably measurable. When I feel the electric wind, that amazing buzzing feeling like goosebumps only inside and out I have found that it can be passed on through touch.
So anyway, that got me thinking about the similarities between this passing of energy with simple homoeopathy, whereby molecules of water take on the energetic properties of whatever substance was diluted in it. Homoeopathy is the process of diluting a substance with water and then taking some of that mixture and dilute it again. You can repeat this process and dilute the mixture indefinitely and the substance will not lose any of it’s original potency and in some cases will increase it’s potency. This indicates that something other than a chemical reaction is happening and that perhaps the energy signature of the original substance is somehow recorded by water, which is in essence a blank device that you can record onto, much like a disk drive.
New Scientist lists it in one of the 13 things in Science that cannot be explained see here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18524911.600-13-things-that-do-not-make-sense.html?full=true
They cite a paper by Madeline Ennis, a pharmacologist at Queen’s University, Belfast, who was opposed to homoeopathy but after she did the experiment she stated “We are unable to explain our findings and are reporting them to encourage others to investigate this phenomenon.” If the results turn out to be real, she says, the implications are profound: we may have to rewrite physics and chemistry.
You can read the paper here http://www.springerlink.com/content/dmby16rmj02dhxat/
So what has all this got to do with Transubstantiation says you?
Well the Catholic Church states that the Eucharist is transformed into the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ at consecration. Most Christians believe this to be a symbolic act but Catholics have believed from day 1 that something more was going on.
Now whether you are Catholic or not does not matter here, I am just proposing a possible reason as to how something like this could happen, remember the original process was initiated by Jesus as recorded in the Bible, which is accepted to have happened by most Christians, the only thing argued about is the literal interpretation. So with that in mind, consider the following:
During the homoeopathic process you could say the water is taking on the essence of the original substance. So perhaps when Jesus touched the bread, broke it and gave it to his disciples, maybe, just maybe, he passed on his essence or signature into the bread via some sort of energy transfer. The bread became imprinted with his essence. Now when the apostles ate the bread, their bodies became infused with Jesus’ essence and following this they could repeat the process, transferring this essence back in to bread again and so on, much like the homoeopathic process. We are after all 90%+ water. If you delve deeper we’re simple atoms made from pure energy, so it is possible that energetic signatures can pass between substances, matter, molecules, atoms and well, whatever…
Food for thought and a penny for yours!