The Unconscious Quantum: Metaphysics in Modern Physics and Cosmology

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Prometheus Books, 1995 - Philosophy - 322 pages
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In this fascinating and accessible book, physicist Victor J. Stenger guides the lay reader through the key developments of quantum mechanics and the debate over its apparent paradoxes. In the process, he critically appraises recent metaphysical fads popularized by such authors as Deepak Chopra and Fritjof Capra. Dr. Stenger's knack for elucidating scientific ideas and controversies in language that the nonspecialist can comprehend opens up to the widest possible audience a wealth of information on the most important findings of contemporary physics.
Stenger makes it clear that current scientific hypotheses about the material nature of reality are all we need to explain the available evidence and that mystical notions say more about the human need to believe than about the fundamental makeup of the universe.

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Extremely dense, difficult reading, but well worth the effort. A refreshing antidote to the all the new age mystics who try to claim the weirdness of quantum physics as support for their viewpoints. Read full review

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Extremely dense, difficult reading, but well worth the effort. A refreshing antidote to the all the new age mystics who try to claim the weirdness of quantum physics as support for their viewpoints. Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
15
r_3aradox
66
Copyright

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Victor J. Stenger (1935 - 2014) was an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He was the author of the New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Atom, God and the Folly of Faith, The Comprehensible Cosmos, and many other books.

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