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When Mind Meets Nature: Mauro Bergonzi and Shantena Sabbadini

In a conversation from SAND Italy, Mauro Bergonzi and Shantena Sabbadini discuss how the scientific perspective has influenced our view of reality. Shantena begins with an explanation of the difference between classical and quantum physics. They…

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In the Quantum World, the Chicken and the Egg Can Both Come First

Philosophers, biologists, and barroom thinkers have all pondered one of the greatest mysteries of our time: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Each group has had strong arguments to back up their case, but…

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Do Quantum Phenomena Require Conscious Observers?

Quantum mechanics is known for its strangeness, from cats being dead and alive at the same time, to particles affecting other ones across vast distances. But as odd as those phenomena seem, there’s one implication of…

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Inclusion of Consciousness May Solve 100-year-old Physics Problem

Quantum physics tells us that the state of a subatomic particle can only be known when the state of the particle is measured, implying that, in some fundamental way, we as conscious observers determine the state…

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Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory

Reprinted from Quanta Magazine. A controversial new paper argues that universes with dark energy profiles like ours do not exist in the “landscape” of universes allowed by string theory. On June 25, Timm Wrase awoke in…

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The Qualitative Science of the Heart

There’s something beautiful about being together with a group of people whose main interest is understanding the spiritual nature of reality in an objective, non-dogmatic, and heart-full way. We have been exploring the possibilities of human…

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Complementarity: Approaching Reality Through Paradoxes

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”  ― Niels Bohr Sometimes when we run into complexity in the world, we react…

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The Linguistic Demon of Space-Time

Time and space are one of the greatest conundrums of both science and philosophy, and have been so since we began to think about them self-reflectively. Many, especially in physics, see space-time as an objective thing,…

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