Physics and Soul
5/30/2013 7:11:24 AM
Photon and Matter = Life and Death.
Why is connection between Photon and Matter equal to
connection between Life and Death ?
QED try to understand the interaction between photon
and matter. In 1985 Richard Feynman wrote the result
of QED's searching :
‘ The idea of book - the interaction between light
( electromagnetic fields ) and matter is strange.
. . . . . . . . . . .
The theory of quantum electrodynamics
describes Nature as absurd from the point of view
of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment.
So I hope you accept Nature as She is — absurd. ‘
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter page 10. /
Can Nature be absurd ?
Is our intellect or Nature absurd ?
The answer is simple: Nature is in a harmony but our
acceptation and meaning of It is absurd.
Light, quantum of light (photon) is a particle which takes very
important part in our life.
The interaction of photon with matter is possible to observe
in crystals and in vital organisms.
(every living being needs light / photon.)
Now everyone think that photon is an undeveloped particle and
it seems nonsense to say that photon can evolve,
taking interaction from simple to complex system and
be bearer of information / consciousness.
But on the one hand, nobody knows what photon is.
On the other hand , photon can move with different speeds:
constant speed c=1 , and faster c>1, and in my opinion
can have zero speed c=0.
( the common opinion that photon never can stop is not a law,
it is a supposition)
And if photon can use two different inner impulses (spin)
h ( photon behaves like corpuscular )
and h*=h/2pi ( photon behaves like wave )
for its independent movement
( it means photon itself decided how to act,
what kind of movement to do) then I say:
to take decision how to act can only a thinking particle.
And as in the ancient Veda is written t the consciousness
can develop from a vague wish to a clear thought.
The simplest atom hydrogen consists on proton and electron.
Electron tied with atom by the energy: E=-me^4/2h*^2= -13,6eV.
But if someone parameter changes, then electron jumps out from
atom as a quantum of light with energy E=h*f ( it is said: electron
emits quantum of light, but where this quantum of light is hidden
in the electron, in which pocket ?)
So, it is possible to say that atom with photon/ electron is absolutely
different from atom without photon/ electron.
The atom with photon/ electron is a living system.
The atom without photon/ electron is a dead system.
The same is about complex and biological atoms.
In the ancient Veda also is written that the Universe is consist on two
different particles: purusha ( a spiritual or conscious element ) and
prakrti ( a mechanical-matter particle)
The interaction between mind /consciousness elements
(purusha- photon/ electron) and matter particles (prakrti- proton )
There is nothing new under the Sun:
every new idea has some sort of precedent or echo from the past.
All the best
Neuroscience and philosophy
3/4/2012 5:34:52 PM
I find it disturbing that Allan Hobson, an outstanding neuroscientist, should ridiculize so cheaply the ideas of Eccles only a few years after his death, and pontificate with such dogmatism on the problems of body-soul dualism, when he himself makes sufficient elementary errors to raise doubts about his philosophical competence. To cite just one of these, Hobson attributes to Descartes the philosophical position of parallelism. This was of course never Descartes' position, but was argued by Leibnitz. Like Hobson, I disagree with Eccles' dualism, and have published refereed papers opposing it. But, unlike Hobson, I recognize that alternatives to dualism also have their problems, and consider that Eccles' dualism required a more serious treatment than the one provided.
Peter Clarke, Lausanne.
There are another kinds of dualities:
11/20/2011 12:00:55 PM
There are another kinds of dualities: Matter and field, matter and energy / force. Body and mind / consciousness . These physical dualities ( in my opinion) on the quantum level (!) are equal to the metaphysical duality: body and soul. Solving, for example, physical duality of matter and energy / force ( on the quantum level ) we solve the metaphysical duality of body and soul.
P.S. Solving the physical duality of matter and energy / force, body and mind / consciousness we need to take into account a) the wave–particle duality and b) the dualistic work of brain, which can produce a logical - conscious thought and also an illogical - unconscious thought. ===. Best wishes. socratus
We are surrounded by the duality.
11/14/2011 9:51:26 PM
We are surrounded by the duality. 1. A central concept of Quantum Theory is wave–particle duality. 2. The Universe as whole is Two - Measured World: one Reference Frame is the Matter World and another Reference Frame is the Vacuum World. It is possible to say that we are surrounded by Double Universe. 3. Our brain works on dualistic basis: usually as a logical consciousness and rarely as an unconsciousness. It means the interaction between billions and billions neurons can be in two states: a) In the state of consciousness ( C) b)or in the state of unconsciousness ( U). The question is: How can the information ( or quantum of information ) transfer ( or be transferred) from the state C to the state U and vice versa ? Isn’t this question similar to the puzzle of quantum tunneling ? =. Conclusion: The elementary particles, the Universe, the brain – all they have dualistic basis. And until now the dualistic phenomena has no solution. ===. P.S. "... indeed an understanding of psi phenomena and of consciousness must provide the basis of an improved understanding of quantum mechanics." / Evan Walker / # ‘ The old philosophical question: Does only the brain create Consciousness ? Some scientists are not sure .’ / Book ‘The Holographic Universe.’ by Michael Talbot. / # Daniel Shechtman who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry for quasi crystals, having spent much of his career being vilified and exiled as a crank “I was thrown out of my research group. They said I brought shame on them with what I was saying.” =======. Best wishes. Israel Sadovnik Socratus =====================.
10/6/2010 9:47:58 PM
If there is no soul, could Allan explain scientifically the phenomenon of Past Life Memories from young kids that could be verified? Thanks
Neuroscience and the Soul
7/21/2010 9:27:51 AM
Some times science is descriptive and other times science is explanatory. Vision is part of the mind not the brain. To understand vision one must explain the mind. To say that the brain creates the mind is probably a valid explanation, but how does this occur?
More than Dualism
12/1/2007 10:03:38 AM
Integrationist view is more acceptable, but I see that it is incomplete. It does not answer a simple question about what powers a man in different conditions: when awake, when asleep, and when in coma or under anasthesia? The master power is not the same in the three conditions.
Nor does it answer another complimentary question: During dreaming, is a man conscious? So we can say during a normal lifetime a man has three powers in addition to physical powers: (1) Life, like that of a plant, occurring alone in coma (2) Spirit = psych that like that in animals, (3) Soul.
So a human system is matter converted to living matter converted to spirit containing living matter converted to humanized living matter by the soul. This last component is responsible for conciousness, speech, and others. One proof comes from artificial heart transplant operations--the patient changes completely, they look as if they are without souls. So niether neurobiology nor dualism nor others will explain why we alone have mind.
10/15/2007 11:17:12 AM
The comment in the article that there is no evidence whatsoever for the dualistic view is one-sided. Swedenborg did get controllable useful psychic info unobtainable through normal sources at least once, Gothenburg 1759. Kant did extensive research and established the story as fact. Read Irreducible Mind for an contemporary overview of how empirical evidence for the mind sometimes extends outside the brain.