posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 12:04 PM
In the Wikipedia article on Max Planck (1858 - 1947), he is quoted as saying in a speech in Italy
in 1944 that the mind is the matrix of all matter. Although the article includes the quote as indicating Planck's religious belief, I think the
quote can be taken as a scientific hypothesis as well.
Are there experiments that have been done that could relate to this idea - that mind, or consciousness, is the matrix of all matter?
Just revisiting this as the topic is just so cool and mind-blowing it makes your head explode. But it's so much fun you don't even mind cleaning up
the splatter afterwards...
With that said, I might revise Planck's quote to read: "the mind is the matrix of all reality
Based on our current knowledge there is no true nature of reality. Or as someone once said "Reality is nothing objective - it is how you experience
Things viewed/perceived on the quantum level are so vastly different than things viewed/perceived on the atomic/molecular level as to be essentially
unrecognizable. A being only capable of "seeing" things on a quantum level would experience a vastly different universe & reality than we do. Two
completely different "realities" yet both correct from their respective viewpoints. And so we enter the world of paradoxes...
I think what Planck may have been saying is that we not only perceive the reality around us, we are both creating & perceiving it at the same time.
And if that's true, what does that mean? It's already been proven that we can alter "reality" simply by observing it (the Observer effect), and
as another poster has shown, even time seems to have no bearing on our ability to do this. Are our minds blown yet?
It seems the more we learn the less we really know. All we can do is keep striving to learn and understand. And maybe that is our purpose in the
grand scheme of things. Assuming there is such a thing...
Science meet Metaphysics....Metaphysics meet Science.
And both of you meet God.
[and no, I'm not going there....yet]