posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 06:50 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost
Some years ago a bloke named Evan Harris Walker wrote this book:
The Physics Of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind And The Meaning Of
For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of
Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an
unexpected destination. In this tour-de-force of scientific investigation, Evan Harris Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties
of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on the principles of quantum physics-a theory that answers questions such
as "What is the nature of consciousness, of will?"
"What is the source of material reality?" and
"What is God?”
I think the more we learn about quantum behavior, the closer we will be to understanding just what the "soul" is, and yes, I believe it exists.
The book starts out with the author recalling a teen love who had since died. He's a physicist, and goes through the very heady calculus physics
stuff first (it's slow going for a non-physicist to try to comprehend), but then it gets easier, and it makes sense.
I think what people have experienced as "connection" to the deceased, as well as spontaneous healing (whether following "prayer" or simple "mind
over matter" effort, or still-unknown physical processes, or "energy work") are all probably explicable, but we just aren't there yet.
We have an idea of it, and as the human race matures, and further steps are taken (tiny baby steps, one generation at a time), eventually we'll know.
And that will be the new paradigm for "What is God?" In my opinion for now, God is that: the connectedness of invisible particles that transcends
what we currently know about physics; what seems miraculous and "surpasses understanding". But we're getting closer. And the drive to know seems
to be universal.
One day it will all come together in a spectacular "Ah HA!" moment, and the world will have to deal with it. I doubt in my lifetime, but I'm glad
people are dedicating themselves to the questions and possibilities.
Excellent find! S/F