The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
-Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense,
and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts | (Proverbs 24:3, 4, TLB).
More Than One Reality?
In reading the latest issue of my Discover magazine, (Sept.-09) An article on page
#54 caught my eye. -Interview with Roger Penrose | that was subtitled,
-One of the greatest thinkers in physics seeks the core of consciousness and rails
against the fundamental failings of quantum theory. |
As I read through the piece, some things caught my eye in the conversation between
him and the interviewer -Susan Kruglinski. | ( Her comments are bolded)
Here are some excerpts that began a thought process about consciousness and the
different kinds or more nearly, shades of -reality. |
This process began with a suspicion which had been growing within me that
Physicists today, (and more generally Scientists) give the appearance of being led along
the largely unexplored frontiers of their domain where their almost-sightless awareness of
what they try to envision is drawing them toward a conclusion that many are reluctant to
accept and only a brave few dare to tentatively posit.
Man, as was said in a previous chapter, became aware -that there is more to this
world than the eye or mind alone can perceive. | And in another place,
-Science is today only vaguely aware of the existence of something that they have
labeled =Dark matter/energy.‘ Their visual acuity is so poorly attuned to this =Presence‘
that they cannot even point out with any certainty a direction where it may be found. This
awareness is not sight and this -Presence | appears for all intents and purposes to be
formless and vague in character to them. |
These excerpts that follow, seem to me to give evidence of a k ind of support for the
earlier quotes as well as the suspicion already stated.
( Each quote contains a thought that has impressed me and I have kept them separate
for the clarity it will bring to the later reference of them.)
-He ( Roger Penrose) even moonlighted as a brain researcher, coming up with a
provocative theory that consciousness arises from quantum-mechanical processes. |
-Physicists will never come to grips with the grand theories of the universe, Penrose
holds, until they see past the blinding distractions of today‘s half-baked theories to the
deepest layer of realtiy in which we live. |
-Is it true that you were bad at math as a kid? |
-I was unbelievably slow. | But within an understanding environment, that eventually
changed, he went on to explain.
-In quantum mechanics an object can exist in many states at once, which sounds
crazy. The quantum description of the world seems completely contrary to the
world as we experience it. |
-That equation tells you this: If you know what the state of the system is now, you
can calculate what it will be doing ten minutes from now. ---The equation should