Friday, September 10, 2010
What Good Is Reality If You Can't Change Anything?
In the past, we've all had this sort of classic view of reality which essentially is this: things happen and we just stand around watching it all go by--or, as in the case of some, it runs us over and there's pretty much nothing we can do about that.
Science has sneered at the notion shared by ancient Shamans and Sorcerers that reality was negotiable. After all, Science is about "stuff" which must all conform to the laws "stuff" is made from and that means everything has to pass the sniff test of physics, or it's just not real. If it's not real, science says it doesn't represent real-ity.
Well that has all changed now. In recent years scientists have had to come to grips with some cataclysmic shifts in their understanding of the make up of the "material" world around us. So now they are beginning to realize that "stuff" doesn't just happen. At the fluid edge of materiality, at a level far tinier than just sub-atomic, we the observers are influencing what sort of stuff happens. Sound spooky to you? Well you're not alone.
quantum mechanics and quantum consciousness. They were roundly criticised for it, but not on the basis of overall conceptual fallacy, rather they were dinged for inaccuracies in liberally citing certain data a bit out of context and glossing over scientific principles that academicians were uncomfortable with. The reluctance of science to whole heartedly endorse quantum consciousness is understandable. It literally flies in the face of everything they have dedicated their lives and reputations to.