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Imagination is entrusted with the responsibility to explore. Its mission is not to abjure reality but, rather, to magnify our inter- course with it. Karl Popper and Gaston Bachelard, among the others, have emphasized the historic importance of speculation in forming hypothesis and establishing scientific truth.

Etienne Klein

 

PREFACE

Throughout history, the human race has tried to comprehend reality. We have envisioned and believed in many different scenarios, which has gradually allowed us to adapt to our environment and improve our living conditions. We can be proud of our accomplishments to this point. Yet windows continue to open right before our eyes, allowing us to gaze upon strange new frontiers that are incomprehensible to our traditional understanding. So far , our knowledge has revealed concrete rules and outcomes and has portrayed a deterministic world, yet ideas from the subatomic arena—such as the quantum superposition of states, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantum entanglement, and others—point toward an indeterministic reality. We came to realize that world cannot be comprehended or predicted with certainty no matter how far our knowledge expands. At deeper level uncertainty prevails. This has left objective scientists in a state of unease. Nothing is clear-cut anymore, and our black and white definitions are no longer adequate.

Our familiar views were first cast into doubt by Einstein’s relativity theory. Once we introduced the nonzero cosmological constant, the puzzle became even more complex. Since known physics could not explain the newfound phenomena, physics became an open system. A discipline that cannot explain all the facts in its domain remains incomplete and open. In the last century, efforts have been made to explain these strange phenomena using traditional concepts (e.g., Bell’s theorem). However, they have all failed to extend the determinism of classical physics to the uncertainty of the more fundamental quantum physics. In order to close the system once again, we need to explore new frontiers, expanding our knowledge of the physical world so we can interpret what we cannot explain. To this end, many believe that we must formulate a scientific description of consciousness and incorporate it into the equation. This involves re-examining the mechanism of perception itself. Traditional science, dwelling at cellular and molecular levels, cannot explain the emergence of consciousness and its true nature. New theories, such as quantum brain dynamics, holonomic brain theory, and brain lateralization theory, are being developed to solve this most vital puzzle of twenty-first century—the mystery of consciousness, the next frontier for the evolution of the human race.

Until now, mainstream physics and empirical science have rejected the notion that consciousness may be a fundamental, irreducible element of reality. Generally consciousness is considered a product of nervous system’s function. On the other hand, many schools of thought that have been developed to study consciousness have taken an unsatisfactory nonacademic approach, relying on spiritualism and prophecy, which cannot be scrutinized scientifically and thus are subject to frequent error. In these writings, I present an alternative model, which integrates consciousness as a fundamental and irreducible element of reality. This model delves deep into our conscious awareness, offering a comprehensible definition of reality by considering the act of perception itself. The picture it offers is not deterministic, as the classical level of reality predicts, but it is intelligible.

Experiments in quantum mechanics have unveiled many findings that are not explainable within the context of classical physics. At best, classical physics is merely an approximation of a more fundamental reality. To find solutions for the paradoxes that exist, we cannot confine ourselves to the domain of classical space-time. Brain lateralization theory (explained in full at www.quantumperception.net) suggests that our awareness is mixture of two different perceptions from right and left hemispheres. Many components of objective reality may be a modified version, constructed by the left cerebral hemisphere perception. According to the above theory, such components are pale in the perception of the right hemisphere.

In order to rationalize the bizarre findings of Einstein’s relativity and quantum physics, I will explore the possibility of a realm that exists beyond ordinary space-time. In addition, by introducing the conscious observer as an inseparable part of the physical system, I will offer solutions for a number of unexplained paradoxes in physics. Hopefully, this theory will shed light on many mysteries, such as quantum mechanical paradoxes and the nature of consciousness.

Many scientists religiously stick to objective reality and are afraid to venture any further for fear of treading into religious territory. Understandably, scientists eschew theological explanations of reality, as these are neither scientific nor logical. However, neither is it acceptable to disregard a significant portion of our findings merely because we fear they may be interpreted as metaphysics. Does going beyond objective reality mean accepting the god of the old establishments? Not necessarily.

Many findings point toward a realm beyond the world of classical physics and objective reality as we perceive it. Although new findings indicate that space and time are not concrete but rather malleable, and despite the fact that our classical understanding of the space-time universe is under question, most of new physical theories are being explained in a traditional space-time setting. I do not understand how developing a new theory, one that extends beyond the classical space-time paradigm, can disprove science. Are we like fifteenth-century priests, afraid to explore the unknown? Are we hiding in the safety of our caves? I believe that in order to expand our understanding, we must expand our perception beyond the conventional space-time. This exploration means casting off our old-fashioned faiths, with their flaws and shortcomings.

By reviewing the nature of consciousness, I also hope to come to a new understanding about the nature of spirituality. If we release spirituality from its old frames and define it according to today’s knowledge, I believe it can play an important role in evolution of the human race.

The concepts provided are not peer reviewed. Please, adopt the views at your discretion.

This model has the potential to alter the way we think and the way we live

 

   
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