posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 07:03 AM
I would liken scientists and “scientists of consciousness” to people who, at one time, observed from a distance a 2 ft. X 2 ft. painting of
reality or consciousness; but who, then, were afflicted with tunnel vision.
They immediately reduced their focus to an area approximately 2 in. X 2 in.; and are now examining the painting from only a few inches away from the
canvas. They can explain in exquisite detail the gradual change in the color of the paints in the painting, as well as the number and the direction of
the brush strokes…
But they have no idea what the picture is of.
They need to stand back a number of feet from the canvas in order to get a clearer understanding and a much wider perspective of all of the things
involved in a more complete description of both the physical-conscious reality and consciousness itself.
Just like the Michelson-Morley experiment was an experiment of classical physics which, ultimately, threatened classical physics itself as a complete
physical theory—later requiring the addition of both relativity theory and quantum mechanics for a more complete physical theory—so, too, I
suggest that Time Symmetrical Quantum Mechanics, by asserting retro-causality, information coming back from the future, or the bi-directionality of
time, constitutes a ‘Michelson-Morley experiment’ for the entire paradigm of the scientific method itself.
That is, it directly and lethally challenges the uni-directionality of time only in a forward direction; which is both a fundamental assumption of the
scientific method as well as crucial to the very existence of the consciousness of the ‘thinker’ itself upon which the scientific method is