Challenging the Idea that Space and Time are Fundamental Constituents of Nature

September 21, 2013 / 0 comments

A recent article in Quanta Magazine, which has been circulating around the internet through social media, reviews recent challenges to the idea that space and time are “fundamental components of reality.” A few sections of the article stand out to me as especially interesting when considered in light of spiritual and religious traditions across human…

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Life Creates the Universe

November 12, 2010 / 0 comments

“Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe,” by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman, argues for a theory of everything built on biology, not physics.  Lanza writes “according to biocentrism, it’s us, the observer, who create space and time.”  On the surface, Lanza appears to be applying…

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Quantum Activism

November 11, 2009 / 0 comments

Dr. Amit Goswami, professor emeritus of physics at University of Oregon, has a media rich web site where he discusses a “science of consciousness.” He calls himself a “quantum activist.” Just as modernist empirical science constructed a vision of reality as material, could the quantumn revolution construct reality as spiritual/religious?

Observation & Reality

February 3, 2009 / 0 comments

Does our perception create reality? Do we cause the world to become by observing it? This would seem to suggest so, and it’s not a creation myth.