The Conscious Universe: Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality

ISBN: 0387988653
ISBN 13: 9780387988658
By: Menas Kafatos

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Imagine that two people have been chosen to be observers in a scien tific experiment involving two photons, or quanta of light. These pho tons originate from a single source and travel in opposite directions an equal distance halfway across the known universe to points where each will be measured or observed. Now suppose that before the pho tons are released, one observer is magically transported to a point of observation halfway across the known universe and the second ob server is magically transported to another point an equal distance in the opposite direction. .The task of the observers is to record or meas ure a certain property of each photon with detectors located at the two points so that the data gathered at each can later be compared. Even though the photons are traveling from the source at the speed of light, each observer would have to wait billions of years for one of the photons to arrive at his observation point. Suppose, how ever, that the observers are willing to endure this wait because they hope to test the predictions of a mathematical theorem. This theorem not only allows for the prospect that there could be a correlation be tween the observed properties of the two photons but also indicates that this correlation could occur instantly, or in no time, in spite of the fact that the distance between the observers and their measuring instruments is billions of light years."

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The particle physics surrounding the Bell-Einstien debate is so well explained and examined , that the concept demands constant thought and reflection. Just the sentence structure is so complicated and yet so well written that the brilliance of the argument becomes attached to the "delivery" of the message.

Steve Bell

Excellent starting place for an understanding of how well modern physics supports the theory of Ichinen Sanzen.Near the conclusion we find (yes, this quotes Edwin Schroedinger, an originator of quantum theory) The essential truth revealed by science that the religious imagination should now begin to explore with the intent of enhancing its ethical dimensions was described by Schrodinger as follows: Hence this life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of the entire existence, but is, in a certain sense, the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance."Menas Kafatos;Robert Nadeau. The Conscious Universe: Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality (Kindle Locations 2168-2171). Kindle Edition.


The full time of this book is The conscious Universe: Part and Whole in Modern Physical Theory This book is hard to fine. It was published in 1990 by SpringerGreat explanation for the BEll Theorem, ie. chaper three. Pg. 61


Metaphysical topics, trying to combine science and religion

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