Mystical Physicists

Written by Robert Bruce Baird



By Robert Bruce Baird


“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation. – Herbert Spencer”

Albert Einstein - "We are seeking forrepparttar simplest possible scheme of thought that will bind togetherrepparttar 127626 observed facts."

"If we do not expectrepparttar 127627 unexpected, we will never find it." – Heraclitus

"Human beings, by changingrepparttar 127628 inner attitudes of their minds, can changerepparttar 127629 outer aspects of their lives." - William James

"I feel that if we could be serious for an hour and really fathom, delve into ourselves as much as we can, we should be able to release, not through any action of will, a certain sense of energy that is awake allrepparttar 127630 time, which is beyond thought." – Jiddhu Krishnamurti, Madras, 1961

Heraclitus: "… concededrepparttar 127631 existence of an over-riding, all-encompassing unity, in whichrepparttar 127632 apparently contradictory opposites are all linked to one another, in a single, regular, cohesive system of balanced, harmonious measure and just order."

“Consciousness is a singular of whichrepparttar 127633 plural is unknown. There is only one thing, and that which seems to be a plurality is merely a series of different aspects of this one thing, produced by a deception,repparttar 127634 Indian maya, as in a gallery of mirrors.” – Erwin Schrödinger

I think this means that allrepparttar 127635 talk about anomalous or truthful science is a bunch of you know what fromrepparttar 127636 ego of man. We are 'connected' and our real self is not our ego. I am also ofrepparttar 127637 opinion that he sees something I think isrepparttar 127638 nature of reality aboutrepparttar 127639 personality that some insist continues in such things as past-life regressions. Yes, perhaps through limbo and obsessions some things stay in this materially focused frame of reference (I have performed exorcisms) but when we are reborn all those memories of other lives are memories of a collective oversoul not anything like an individual soul. Maya and samsara orrepparttar 127640 'busy-mind' do indeed deceive as he says - and though a few will gain great insight intorepparttar 127641 plural they will still be far from totally informed. Thus we must be open to all possibilities.

“Inherent to wave mechanics arerepparttar 127642 mechanisms of wave superposition and parallel and non-linear information processing. And these mechanisms, which are also affected and regulated byrepparttar 127643 laws of thermodynamics, are responsible for information growth andrepparttar 127644 evolution of biological matter. Information begets information.” – Laurent from Gaithersburg, Maryland.


Our reason (philosophy), should concern our 'selves' withrepparttar 127645 field of metaphysics. Metaphysics isrepparttar 127646 study of three entities:repparttar 127647 ‘individual being’,repparttar 127648 universe or what we call reality and what lies beyondrepparttar 127649 universe. Metaphysics isrepparttar 127650 study of how and whyrepparttar 127651 ‘individual being’,repparttar 127652 universe, and what lies beyondrepparttar 127653 universe interact with each other. Metaphysics isrepparttar 127654 study of whether or not all three, or for that matter if any ofrepparttar 127655 three, exist. Metaphysics isrepparttar 127656 study of how and whyrepparttar 127657 three interact, if in fact they do exist. Metaphysics isrepparttar 127658 pondering overrepparttar 127659 questions: Where are we? What are we? Why do we exist? It could be argued that Descartes was one of its more prominent figures with his initiation ofrepparttar 127660 concept of ‘knowing’, of existing, when he said ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ (I think, therefore I am). Or, as Popeye said "I yam wut I Yam".

There are many people who are secure inrepparttar 127661 knowledge that all is right withrepparttar 127662 world and they feel good about how they personally think about themselves and their soul. I confess I have a lot of confidence but I am not so certain about whatrepparttar 127663 human experience really entails. I see so much more allrepparttar 127664 time. The opening of each door seems to lead to there being more doors and more books to write therefore. The people who are sure of god being in heaven or those who have boughtrepparttar 127665 ‘world of seems to be’ may not like this honest expression of what might be real; but they should know that most ofrepparttar 127666 physicists sense there is a lot more than even they know. I loverepparttar 127667 quantum physicists for allrepparttar 127668 wondrous soulful things they seem to be able to explain better than me in so many ways. I can hope that a few readers will be those who do not believe inrepparttar 127669 soul and that after reading this they will be less certain but I do not encourage belief orrepparttar 127670 closure of possibilities it brings. There are many ways that illusions of separation cause transient errors made byrepparttar 127671 ego orrepparttar 127672 persona (Greek for mask) worn by actors during a momentary diversion called life.

In fact I do not think ofrepparttar 127673 soul as continuing beyond this event horizon or material body with anything that ego or personality contains although I do think some ofrepparttar 127674 elemental energy in a limbo state can impact on these reported re-incarnations with something like that untilrepparttar 127675 person grows or harmonizes enough to move on. Religious I am not, for certain; mystic I can be at times I suppose; but mostly I observe likerepparttar 127676 alchemists who developedrepparttar 127677 scientific method.

A neuroscience forum which I was invited to has had many people respond to various postings without identifying themselves. I think some of that is because they have a reputation to protect or job they value. Here is one such response to a thread I started.

“Science is reductionist whereas mysticism is broadly integrative. It would seem that science and mysticism occupy anti-podal positions. They are both concerned with truth, yet go about it differently. Science seeks to objectively and mathematically describe truth, whereas mysticism seeks to experience truth. Science and mysticism are flip sides ofrepparttar 127678 same coin. The greatest scientists have invariantly been deeply mystical. I'm tempted to say thatrepparttar 127679 greatest mystics have invariantly been deeply scientific, or at least had an appreciation for science, but this I'm less certain of.”

I responded by saying I agreed and that I was certainrepparttar 127680 sages or greatest scientists were indeed very spiritual. One of those sages is David Bohm (Whose Holographic Universe has many adherents atrepparttar 127681 Yerkes Primate Center where hard physiological proofs are found.) and here is a little of how he approached physics.

“In an interview in 1989 atrepparttar 127682 Nils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, where Bohm presented his views, Bohm spoke on his theory of wholeness andrepparttar 127683 implicate order. The conversation centered around a new worldview that is developing in part ofrepparttar 127684 Western world, one that places more focus on wholeness and process than analysis of separate parts. Bohm explainedrepparttar 127685 basics ofrepparttar 127686 theory of relativity and its more revolutionary offspring, quantum theory. Either theory, if carried out to its extreme, violates every concept on which we base our understanding of reality. Both challenge our notions of our world and ourselves.

The Non - Spatial Natural Selection (NSNS) or The NSTP Theory of Evolution

Written by Dr Kedar Joshi

Some Background -

'To suppose thatrepparttar eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjustingrepparttar 127625 focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and forrepparttar 127626 correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd inrepparttar 127627 highest possible degree. Yet reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a perfect and complex eye to one very imperfect and simple, each grade being useful to its possessor, can be shown to exist; if further,repparttar 127628 eye does vary ever so slightly, andrepparttar 127629 variations be inherited, which is certainlyrepparttar 127630 case; and if any variation or modification inrepparttar 127631 organ be ever useful to an animal under changing conditions of life, thenrepparttar 127632 difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real.' - Charles Darwin, On Natural Selection

'Natural selection isrepparttar 127633 blind watchmaker, blind because it does not see ahead, does not plan consequences, has no purpose in view.' - Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

The Non - Spatial Natural Selection (NSNS) or The NSTP Theory of Evolution

Darwinian theory of natural selection is not a complete theory of evolution, rather far from it. There is, in addition, yet a dramatically different kind of natural selection whererepparttar 127634 non - spatial universal intelligence ( or software ) modulatesrepparttar 127635 ( conceptually )

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