This is a fascinating and highly informed and informative book.
The Physics of God: Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Yesterday at 8:59 AM|
For those who would rather listen to the audiobook, which is what I first stumbled upon.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Tuesday at 7:03 PM|
I believe in a creator, but I don't believe the type of supreme being described in the bible. I also don't believe the creator is above the universe. I believe his origin began out of the universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Tuesday at 7:04 PM|
[quote] I also don't believe the creator is above the universe. I believe his origin began out of the universe.
Please expound. Are you saying the universe created the Creator?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM|
And please, let’s not anthropomorphize the “Ground of All Being(s).”
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Tuesday at 7:10 PM|
R3 yes I'm saying the Universe created the supreme intelligent being that people often refer to as God. I believe the God was the first of all creation by the Universe, and then through God everything else was created.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Tuesday at 7:15 PM|
"pervasive material bias of science"?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Tuesday at 7:15 PM|
Here's what you need to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Tuesday at 7:16 PM|
R5 How did the universe come to be?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Tuesday at 7:16 PM|
R8 Here ya go.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Tuesday at 7:20 PM|
That clip is quite lovely, R7. Thank you for sharing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Tuesday at 7:20 PM|
R9 Been there, for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Tuesday at 7:21 PM|
*Been there, done that!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Tuesday at 7:22 PM|
Man created god R3. Fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Tuesday at 7:23 PM|
R8 I don't know. That's the most extremely scary thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Tuesday at 7:24 PM|
R14 You cutie, you!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Tuesday at 7:27 PM|
R4 I think the Ground of All Being anthropomorphized us, if truth be told.
I listened to him read the whole book.... some of the "near death" stuff was a stretch, but exploration of what quantum physics is suggesting now is well worth it.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Tuesday at 7:27 PM|
R13 Man also created science, R13. Fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Tuesday at 7:28 PM|
R16 Obviously you listened some time back. What was your biggest takeaway?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Tuesday at 7:29 PM|
Well, that's a hard/big question. I guess the details showing, in scientific language, about how ignorant it is to accept reality with the usual understandings. The very nature of reality, as science is revealing, is deeper, different, more sacred than just a human body with a mind made by evolutionary principles only.
The details of the "physical" world align to cosmic, contemplative traditions. Atheism is a bet against the odds.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Tuesday at 7:37 PM|
Does the author have any recognized qualifications in physics and neuroscience, whatsoever? Does he even hold a B.S.?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Tuesday at 7:37 PM|
R20 I don’t think so, but the forward to his book was written by “the internationally known quantum physicist, Dr. Amit Goswami,” dammit!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Tuesday at 7:41 PM|
[quote]Joseph studied ancient Western cultures at the University of Colorado and ancient Eastern cultures at UC Berkeley. He has had a keen interest in ancient history since grade school. He has taught and lectured on the principles of Eastern philosophy for over thirty years. Joseph lives with his wife at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Tuesday at 7:42 PM|
R19 I too find his explanations of basic physics both accessible and fascinating.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Tuesday at 7:43 PM|
Goswani was a professor of theoretical physics at Univ of Oregon and fairly well published. The author is student/practitioner of spiritual traditions... not a scientist, nor does he claim any expertise as a physicist. But I've read/studied quantum physics a lot in recent years, and R23 is right, he's gifted in his ability to make very complex ideas and theories engaging and understandable.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Tuesday at 7:47 PM|
R22 notice there is no mention of actual diplomas.
E21 well Goswami is a real physicist and specializes in this realm of science/spiritual, so I'd rather read his book.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Tuesday at 7:48 PM|
R25 Relax, toots. Give it a read or listen. It won’t bite or convert you.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Tuesday at 7:51 PM|
But he's not attractive!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Tuesday at 7:52 PM|
R25 Well, not a perfect analogy. Herbert Spencer was 19th century economist (who claimed the poor were responsible for their fate0, and Charles Dickens (not an economist) wrote brilliantly to show the reality of the poor in the 19th century..
Who ya gonna call?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Tuesday at 7:53 PM|
The Creator is as nestled in the quark as the cosmos are in the Creator.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM|
Hans Bethe was my physics prof and I'm a snarky cunt about qualifications.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Tuesday at 8:04 PM|
R30 Oh really, now. Do tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Tuesday at 8:10 PM|
Not a quark. An electron, an up quark and a down quark. Everything in the universe is made up of, is built from... these three.
The rule of three. The trinity.
(personally I've always though that reality gets smaller than the quarks.... all the way down infinitely in that direction, just like the universes reaching infinitely into "outer" space... but that's just me)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Tuesday at 8:17 PM|
No big story to tell. Bethe was my prof at Cornell, as was the much younger Carl Sagan. I wasn't deeply interested in physics but I loved taking courses with heavyweights.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Tuesday at 8:18 PM|
[quote] personally I've always though that reality gets smaller than the quarks.... all the way down infinitely in that direction, just like the universes reaching infinitely into "outer" space... but that's just me
R32 Oh shit, me too! I once had a dream in which one of my eyes was looking through a telescope and the other eye through a microscope, and my vision extended farther and farther [italic]and[/italic] deeper and deeper at increasing speeds until everything looked the same and suddenly everything went LIGHT. It always reminded me of the end of that Kerouac quote about the “mad ones.”
It all sped, sped, sped, and “burn[ed], burn[ed], burn[ed] like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Tuesday at 8:28 PM|
Author needs bigger hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Tuesday at 9:31 PM|
R33 I’m still glad you shared it.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Wednesday at 3:58 AM|
When you combine facts (science) with fiction (religion), you don't wind up with elucidation.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Wednesday at 4:33 AM|
Is it Dildos or Dildoes?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Wednesday at 4:36 AM|
R38 Wtf? 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Wednesday at 3:08 PM|
R37 This. Let's stop with these nonsense attempts to accommodate science and religion. Religion contributes nothing to the search for actual knowledge.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Thursday at 11:01 PM|
R40 = old thinking. Let's stop being mired in old thinking. "Actual knowledge" is more than STEM - poetry, literature, music, philosophy generate profound understanding of our experience of consciousness. Philosophy itself conjectures about the nature of reality in ways you likely call nonsense. You are stuck in Bertrand Russell's mind, forgetting that Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Jean Baudrillard and others lived.
[quote]I no longer believed in the known God of the Bible, but rather in the mysterious God expressed in nature. -Albert Einstein
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Friday at 7:07 AM|
Is it Balsac or Ballsack?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Yesterday at 3:04 AM|
R41 I said religion contributes nothing, not philosophy. Philosophy does not deal in "revealed" truth, and is still to be kept distinct from science.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Yesterday at 6:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Yesterday at 7:18 AM|
R43 Silly firefly. Religion and philosophy are two points on the same continuum. Science, by the way, reveals the truth it knows provisionally. O thalidomide, bow down to the Altar of the Double Blind!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Yesterday at 7:52 AM|
R45 Away, vacuous troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Yesterday at 7:56 AM|
R45 I love you 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Yesterday at 8:59 AM|