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A respected parapsychologist draws on the latest in high-tech experiments and research to offer scientific proof of psychic phenomena, discussing telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other phenomena in terms of its applications and ...

Author: Dean I. Radin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062515025

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 362

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A respected parapsychologist draws on the latest in high-tech experiments and research to offer scientific proof of psychic phenomena, discussing telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other phenomena in terms of its applications and potential impact in every aspect of our lives. Tour.
1997-07-18 By Dean I. Radin

... awareness founded upon a sense of internal consistency or order, we can safely argue that the universe is, in this sense, conscious. In order to avoid this conclusion, one must deny the existence of order as well as consciousness.

Author: Menas Kafatos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468403602

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This discussion resulted from a dialogue which began some seven years ago between a physicist who specializes in astrophysics, general relativity, and the foundations of quantum theory, and a student of cultural history who had done post-doctoral work in the history and philosophy of science. Both of us at that time were awaiting the results of some experiments being conducted under the direction of the physicist Alain Aspect at the University of Paris-South. ! The experiments were the last in a series designed to test some predictions based on a mathematical 2 theorem published in 1964 by John Bell. There was no expectation that the results of these experiments would provide the basis for developing new technologies. The questions which the experiments were designed to answer concerned the relation ship between physical reality and physical theory in the branch of physics known as quantum mechanics. Like most questions raised by physicists which lead to startling new insights, they were disarmingly simple and direct. Is quantum physics, asked Bell, a self-consistent theory whose predictions would hold in a new class of experiments, or would the results reveal that the apparent challenges of quantum physics to the understanding in classical physics of the relationship between physical theory and physical reality were merely illusory? Answering this question in actual experiments could also, suggested Bell, lead to another, quite dramatic, result.
2012-12-06 By Menas Kafatos

What we mean by " conscious universe " is , however , consistent with the totality of scientific facts and is anthropocentric only to the extent that it answers a very basic human need . The need is to feel that a profound awareness of ...

Author: Professor of Interdisciplinary Science Menas Kafatos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387988653

Category: Computers

Page: 183

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A discussion of the implications for philosophy of recent experimental results that confirm some counterintuitive aspects of the way matter behaves. The authors show that a generalised principle of complementarity is pervasive not only in physical theories such as cosmological models of the universe, but also in the construction of all human realities. They discuss in detail Bells inequalities for quantum mechanical measurements as well as recent experiments which imply that even remote parts of the universe are "entangled." They go on to suggest that consciousness can no longer be divorced from the way science operates, and conclude by claiming that this entails a new way of understanding the universe - one that could obviate much of the current conflict between science and religion while providing at the same time a basis for valuation that is better suited for co-ordinating all human experience. This second edition has been completely rewritten and brought up to date.

The book concludes by making the case that this realization entails a new way of understanding the universe that could obviate much of the current conflict between science and religion, while providing at the same time a basis for valuation ...

Author: Minas C. Kafatos

Publisher:

ISBN: 3540972625

Category: Physics

Page: 214

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The authors show that a generalized principle of complementarity is pervasive not only in physical theories such as cosmological models of the universe but also in the constructions of all human realities. They suggest that consciousness can no longer be divorced from the problem of the way science operates. The book concludes by making the case that this realization entails a new way of understanding the universe that could obviate much of the current conflict between science and religion, while providing at the same time a basis for valuation that is better suited for coordinating all human experience. - Back cover.
1990-01-01 By Minas C. Kafatos

This second edition has been completely rewritten and brought up to date.

Author: Menas Kafatos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461213086

Category: Science

Page: 183

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A discussion of the implications for philosophy of recent experimental results that confirm some counterintuitive aspects of the way matter behaves. The authors show that a generalised principle of complementarity is pervasive not only in physical theories such as cosmological models of the universe, but also in the construction of all human realities. They discuss in detail Bells inequalities for quantum mechanical measurements as well as recent experiments which imply that even remote parts of the universe are "entangled." They go on to suggest that consciousness can no longer be divorced from the way science operates, and conclude by claiming that this entails a new way of understanding the universe - one that could obviate much of the current conflict between science and religion while providing at the same time a basis for valuation that is better suited for co-ordinating all human experience. This second edition has been completely rewritten and brought up to date.
2012-12-06 By Menas Kafatos

Within this journey, progressively deeper questions are asked about the nature and limits of scientific explanation. Diagrams and photographs are used to assist the text. Many of the diagrams are novel and illustrate ideas in a compact way.

Author: Tom Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1434300900

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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We live a miracle everyday, a world of coloured reflections in a river, scents of flowers, birdsong, a warm breeze. Buried below our living experience, science has discovered a world of atoms and vibrations, a world of blind elementary forces. These forces operate everywhere in the known universe, including the chemistry of our bodies. Most poignantly they operate in our brains. How does the miracle of our conscious life emerge from this dry world of atomic forces? Should we expect science to give a satisfactory answer to this question? Practical developments such as genetic engineering and brain imaging have brought a contemporary vitality to these questions. The book explores the linked hierarchy of science, from physics to brain structure. Within this journey, progressively deeper questions are asked about the nature and limits of scientific explanation. Diagrams and photographs are used to assist the text. Many of the diagrams are novel and illustrate ideas in a compact way.
2007 By Tom Crawford

Project Motivation List of Abbreviations List of Figures List of Tables About the Author Preface Chapter 1 : The Para-Conscious Universe of the Present Reality 1.1 The Para-Conscious Universe 1.2 Primary Types of the Para-Conscious ...

Author: Vipin Gupta

Publisher: Vipin Gupta

ISBN: 9781087967165

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 286

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What is Para-Consciousness: The Potential Beyond What We Know shakes the very foundations of the modern knowledge-based theories and economic models. Have you ever realized that the present reality zeros the value of experience-derived consciousness? Unless you wish to reproduce and relive your or somebody else's past, it makes no sense to use that experience. If we exclude you, the person making a decision when to use or not use the experience, then the ideal you use to create the consciousness of what you should do in the present, akin to religious fervor, is quantum gravity. It overshadows your potential to be spontaneous, joyful, and divine. A self-luminous element guides your ability to decide when to activate experience instead of improvising based on the situation's needs. A self-luminous element is like an astrological element; it has an innate power to predict the future of everything since it mirrors the present of everybody. The present astrological chart shows your correlation as a person with each of the planetary bodies. Each planetary body signifies a unique group of entities in your life, such as the self, the spouse, the siblings, the father, the mother, the ancestors, the kin, the kith, the foe, the leaders, the followers, and the material wealth. Your network of relationships at present shapes your workforce in the future. It also shapes the exchange of your experience with the future mood spontaneity, joyful destiny, and behavioral divinity. Stronger the network entanglement, the weaker your self-luminosity. Dependence on the borrowed consciousness limits your potential to live a fresh life, free of the limits of everybody's experiences.
2020-12-24 By Vipin Gupta

In The Universe of Consciousness , Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi present for the first time a full-scale theory of consciousness based on direct observation of the human brain in action.

Author: Gerald M. Edelman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786722587

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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What goes on in our head when we have a thought? Why do the physical events that occur inside a fistful of gelatinous tissue give rise to the world of conscious experience? In The Universe of Consciousness , Gerald Edelman and Giulio Tononi present for the first time a full-scale theory of consciousness based on direct observation of the human brain in action. Their pioneering work, presented here in an elegant style, challenges much of the conventional wisdom about consciousness. The Universe of Consciousness has enormous implications for our understanding of language, thought, emotion, and mental illness.
2008-08-01 By Gerald M. Edelman

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence.

Author: James B. Glattfelder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030036331

Category: Science

Page: 662

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This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.
2019-04-10 By James B. Glattfelder

According to the priority monist, there is only one fundamental entity: the universe taken as a whole; ... It seems that we can conceive of a conscious universe existing in the absence of any subjects associated with its parts, ...

Author: Susan Schneider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470674079

Category: Philosophy

Page: 832

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Updated and revised, the highly-anticipated second edition of The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness offers a collection of readings that together represent the most thorough and comprehensive survey of the nature of consciousness available today. Features updates to scientific chapters reflecting the latest research in the field Includes 18 new theoretical, empirical, and methodological chapters covering integrated information theory, renewed interest in panpsychism, and more Covers a wide array of topics that include the origins and extent of consciousness, various consciousness experiences such as meditation and drug-induced states, and the neuroscience of consciousness Presents 54 peer-reviewed chapters written by leading experts in the study of consciousness, from across a variety of academic disciplines
2017-05-08 By Susan Schneider