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Journal Articles

Can we Crack the Mind-Body Problem? Part III – Emmanuel Ransford

...I hope to bolster the idea that a nonmaterialist, yet scientifically sound, theory of brain consciousness is possible. My approach is tentative and should be read with a “what if” mindset—what if matter were holomatter? I’ll then freely speculate on the issue of transcendence, as glimpsed through the lens of in-causation. Next, I’ll contend that science provides some intriguing clues that our life-bearing universe may have meaning and purpose. Finally, I shall ponder how Gödelian incompleteness and in-causation may relate.

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Einstein’s Abandoned Otherworld – Mukhopadhyay, AK

...In the process, the dark cold terrain of the depth cosmology beyond zero-point energy and the warm enlightened vast of depth psychology has been systematized. The organogram of the activities between zero-point energy and conscious “will” has been constructed. The door is let open for deep physics of dark energy, information, and life.

Categories: 2022, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article, News|0 Comments

Quantum physics in neuroscience and psychology – Schwartz, Stapp, and Beauregard

Contemporary physical theory brings directly and irreducibly into the overall causal structure certain psychologically described choices made by human agents about how they will act. This key development in basic physical theory is applicable to neuroscience, and it provides neuroscientists and psychologists with an alternative conceptual framework for describing neural processes. Indeed, owing to certain structural features of ion channels critical to synaptic function, contemporary physical theory must in principle be used when analysing human brain dynamics.

Twelve Ideas that Might Expand the Scope of Science – Mukhopadhyay, AK

Science progresses slowly by Apollonian, who extends its boundary by bringing perfection on the established lines. Science often takes an intuitive leap by Dionysian, who opens an unexpected new line of research. The present paper presents twelve mixes of such ideas which together are capable of extending the scope of science. An analyst could find several ideas within one main idea; assumption, imagination, intuition or obvious reality, not one, however, on any beaten track. Each of the main idea is supported by a figure, the mind’s artwork, captioned with several new ideas. Most of the ideas have a bias towards operational consciousness. The erected framework has the potential of ushering in a new Multiversal Worldview accommodating science, humanities, and spirit together.

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Science of Divinity: Part IV – Mudhopadhyay, AK

Divinity is the objective reality of the Divine. It could be observed in nature, in deep ecology, in cosmology beyond ZPE, and in depth psychology. The Divine could be personified in human behavior when the organ brain achieves the desired level of perfection. A science of divinity and the Divine is possible to develop taking science (world), humanity (you, me, and they), and the spirit (consciousness) together. One beneficial spin off of this approach in worldly science is the development of an algorithm starting in consciousness and ending in space, time, and energy, describing how “will” is translated into an event.

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Axiology of Nature-Consciousness Reality – Mukhopadhyay, AK

Perception cannot change the fundamentals. The fundamentals of the reality across the nature-consciousness spectrum have been described without any filter, and use of any methodological reduction orchestrated or otherwise. Consciousness-as-such, consciousness-as-experienced, and consciousness-as-articulated have been laid bare to accommodate respectively the spirit, humanities, and science. The Multiversity-inspired proposed Worldview takes care of multiple universe(s), our universe, and the four-dimensional world respectively in terms of nondual reality, biological reality and material reality, and in the process constructs an unbroken wholeness of the Akhanda reality. The relevance of the Worldview in consciousness study and the impacts on psychology and psychiatry has been discussed.

Categories: 2020, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article, News|0 Comments

Books & Chapters

A Quest for Wisdom: Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life – David Lorimer

This wide-ranging and highly-acclaimed volume brings together 25 of his essays written over the last 40 years. Among the significant thinkers featured here are many who have shone their light on his path, and which can provide enriching nourishment for readers on their own life journeys. The essays explore philosophy, meaning and spirituality; consciousness, death and transformation; and responsibility, ethics and society - all themes central to the Scientific and Medical Network, with which David has been associated for over 35 years and for whose journal, Paradigm Explorer, he has reviewed over 150 books a year. As such, these perceptive and illuminating essays explore the nature of life and death, questions of meaning and purpose, and the challenge of how we can live more harmoniously together. David hopes that readers will be inspired, as Albert Schweitzer put it, in our common task ‘to become more finely and deeply human.’

Consciousness In The Universe An Updated Review Of The “Orch Or” Theory – Hameroff, 2016

We proposed in the mid 1990’s that consciousness depends on biologically “orchestrated” coherent quantum processes in collections of microtubules within brain neurons, that these quantum processes correlate with, and regulate, neuronal synaptic and membrane activity, and that the continuous Schrödinger evolution of each such process terminates in accordance with the specific Diósi–Penrose (DP) scheme of “objective reduction” (“OR”) of the quantum state.

Book Reviews

A Forgotten Truth and The Sacred Quest

The subtitles of these books are significant in referring to a spiritual vision for modern man and the integration of experiment with experience in arriving at a coherent worldview. Both Max and Peter epitomised the Network approach of balancing rigour with openness, and indeed it was Peter who invited Max to join the Network after the initial meeting recommended writing letters to possible members.

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An Essay on Metaphysics

There is no doubt in my mind that the book is a seminal one for philosophy of science and should be much more widely known in the field. It consists of five parts, namely metaphysics beginning with Aristotle, anti-metaphysics, the existence of God, the metaphysics of Kant, and causation.

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An Uncommon Collaboration

The author is surely correct in describing the collaboration between Krishnamurti (1895-1986) and David Bohm (1917-1992) as uncommon, since, as he points out, most collaborations take place within the same discipline. There is no doubt that they were both men of genius, deeply concerned with the human situation, its limitations and prospects.

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Belonging to God

The book is grounded in inter-spirituality and endorsed by Ravi Ravindra with its deeper exploration of the spiritual transformative journey, which is the primary purpose of religion – hence the term interspiritual rather than interreligious dialogue.

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Essays

A New INSCIght of INformational SCIence – Jude Currivan, 2018

Reverting to the primacy of mind and consciousness, as espoused by Planck and many other pioneering scientists, it is showing is that universal mind, articulated as digitised information and represented as dynamic and relational patterns and processes of semiotic information, literally in-forms the formation of our Universe.

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Atheism is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says

Marcelo Gleiser, a 60-year-old Brazil-born theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College and prolific science popularizer, has won this year’s Templeton Prize. Valued at just under $1.5 million, the award from the John Templeton Foundation annually recognizes an individual “who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”.

Categories: 2019, Essay, Marcelo Gleiser, News|0 Comments

Can we Crack the Mind-Body Problem? Part I – Emmanuel Ransford

This paper is in three parts. In this Part One, the randomness displayed by quantum objects is explored. The notion of quantumhood is then introduced. It refers to a kind of “wave wholeness” of elementary particles that, most significantly, turns out to be necessary to sustain nature’s consistency. When this quantumhood is in danger of being lost, a wave collapse, or quantum jump, is in order.

Categories: 2020, Emmanuel Ransford, Essay, News|1 Comment

Quotes

I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously.

– Erwin Schrödinger

Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends on what we think. What we think depends on what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.

– Prof David Bohm

Knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering. This independence created by philosophical insight is—in my opinion— the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.

– Albert Einstein

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