The Physics of Consciousness: Quantum Minds and the Meaning of Life

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Basic Books, 2000 - Psychology - 368 pages
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For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination. In this tour-de-force of scientific investigation, Evan Harris Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on the principles of quantum physics-a theory that answers questions such as "What is the nature of consciousness, of will?" "What is the source of material reality?" and "What is God?”
 

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User Review  - RosidivitoM - LibraryThing

It's been more than 8 years since I've read this book, and I will need to re-read it and re-post a review. I didn't take notes in the margins or underline. Basically the Author approaches the deepest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Wight - Goodreads

I would say it was a waste of time but I don't feel reading is ever a waste of time. I was disappointed by it though. I pushed through chapters of mathematical equations only to retain a minute amount of insight. Read full review

Contents

Where Have the Gods All Gone?
7
Its a Material World
15
Into Eternity
29
The Light Fantastic
41
Jitterbug World Jitterbug Reality
51
Hunt for the Tin Mans Heart
67
Many Worlds Many Mansions
85
The Sound of the Temple Bell
115
To Sleep Perchance to Dream
239
A Matter of Will
257
Quantum Miracles
267
From Epicycles to Loops
279
The Causal Mind
311
A God for Tomorrow
327
Appendix I
339
Appendix II
343

A Golden Brocade
141
Satori Physics
161
Looking for the Emerald City
185
The Red Shoes
215
Notes
345
Index
357
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Evan Harris Walker, founder of the Walker Cancer Institute, has made major scientific contributions in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, neurophysiology, psychology, and medicine. Since he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1964, he has published more than a hundred papers in scientific journals and holds a dozen patents. He lives in Aberdeen, Maryland.

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