It’s time for science to move on from materialism!

Interesting article in the Guardian over the weekend: guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 January 2012 12.00 GM Werner Heisenberg, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, once observed that history could be divided into periods according to what people of the time made of matter. In his book Physics and Philosophy, published in the early 60s, he […]

Shift in human consciousness in response to world events – Kim Jong-Il Dies

http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ Interesting article on the Global Consciousness Homepage. Does this suggest that focused and synchronised human consciousness can effect the behaviour of random systems (such as random event generators)? How are we then influencing each other with our thoughts and intentions? From the Daily Mail online: As the fallen leader of one of America’s biggest […]

Do birds see with quantum eyes?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826544.000-do-birds-see-with-quantum-eyes.html Quantum Biology in action! A quantum trick might be behind birds’ ability to navigate using Earth’s magnetic field lines.   Some researchers think birds might be able to “see” the magnetic field via photosensitive proteins in their retinas. The theory is that when a photon strikes one of these proteins, it creates a pair of oppositely charged ions, […]

Tibetan singing bowls and WAVE PATTERNS

Interesting article in BBC news today: Tibetan singing bowls give up their chaotic secrets By Jason Palmer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13972556 Ceremonial Tibetan “singing bowls” are beginning to give up their secrets.   The water-filled bowls, when rubbed with a leather-wrapped mallet, exhibit a lively dance of water droplets as they emit a haunting sound.   Now slow-motion video […]

Why do we see our world as we do

Interesting article in New Scientist When the multiverse and many-worlds collide http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028154.200-when-the-multiverse-and-manyworlds-collide.html TWO of the strangest ideas in modern physics – that the cosmos constantly splits into parallel universes in which every conceivable outcome of every event happens, and the notion that our universe is part of a larger multiverse – have been unified into […]

Wave or Particle – or both!

U Of T Scientist Leads International Team In Quantum Physics First Posted on: Friday, 3 June 2011, http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2058258/u_of_t_scientist_leads_international_team_in_quantum_physics/ Quantum mechanics is famous for saying that a tree falling in a forest when there’s no one there doesn’t make a sound. Quantum mechanics also says that if anyone is listening, it interferes with and changes the […]

Spooky World Or Crazy Mind: Nonlocal Realism Versus Local Antirealism

Interesting post by By Sascha Vongehr | May 30th 2011 11:28 PM http://www.science20.com/alpha_meme/spooky_world_or_crazy_mind_nonlocal_realism_versus_local_antirealism-79512   Salted banana peels taste bad. This implies that non-salted banana peels taste good, right? No? Why then does local realism being wrong imply that non-local reality is true? Such is widely opined to be the only sober solution because it conserves good old reality, the scientists’ fort that is […]