Science's Sacred Cows (Part 9): Conclusion

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There is considerable circumstantial evidence, however, that materialism, as an overweening paradigm, is collapsing under its own weight. The collapse of the Cartesian partition in quantum mechanics has led some physicists to express similar views. In The Emperor's New Mind (1989), eminent mathematical physicist Roger Penrose writes 'I am arguing for some kind of active role [in physics] for consciousness, and indeed a powerful one ...' Two Nobel laureates in physics, Eugene Wigner and Wolfgang Pauli, earlier concurred. In particular, Pauli envisioned a new science in which 'physics and psyche could be seen as complementary aspects of the same reality.' Consciousness is not the magical by-product of a mechanical cosmos. It's an inherent attribute of the stuff of the universe. And some day, prophesied William James, 'we will get round to that higher and simpler way of looking at nature.'

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for anyone who has ever seriously pondered conscio... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 2:27:44 PM
"materialism, as an overweening paradigm, is coll... by R. A. Landbeck on Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 2:29:59 PM
Interesting discussion at the end of this article.... by Burl Hall on Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:04:59 PM