Consciousness may create reality

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Consciousness may create reality

Tim Andersen, Ph.D. (Research in statistical mechanics, general relativity, and quantum field theory. Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech.)

Quote:One interpretation of quantum physics is that this is exactly true. In quantum physics, we have the mysterious phenomenon of entanglement. In entanglement, two particles are correlated with one another such that when you measure one it affects the measurement that you make at the other. If I measure the spin of a particle like a silver ion, it comes in only two values, up or down. These are aligned with my measurement device, not because the measurement device somehow affects the ions to align with it, but because, according to one interpretation, it affects the reality of that ion. In this sense, my will, which determined the measurement device, also determined the objective reality of the ion.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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