Thread: The Zen of Science - Consciousness & Quantum Physics

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    The Zen of Science - Consciousness & Quantum Physics

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    Ven Thich Nhat Hahn talking for just over 7 minutes.

    The Zen of Science - Consciousness & Quantum Physics





    Any comments about what he said in the video?



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    He's a little confused about quantum physics, but then so are we all. The idea that particles shows intelligence is to misunderstand the arguments about whether the observer changes what is observed, or whether the observer collapses the wave function, and so on.

    I think he has a problem in reconciling non-duality with the idea of consciousness arising from 'dead' matter and is grasping at things arising from quantum mechanics. I don't have that problem. To me, if matter is arranged in a certain way, then consciousness arises. There is no dualism unless you want to see it, as in the marker example.

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