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

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Perseus Books, 2000 - Science - 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, a pioneer in the science of consciousness, describes the outcome of his fifty-year search for the true nature of reality. Drawing on a deep knowledge of quantum physics and Zen philosophy, 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?”Clearly written in non-technical, lyrical prose, The Physics of Consciousness is more than just the explanation of a science—it is a new vision of life.

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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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My senior year in college was immersed in a "Senior Thesis" (a requirement for graduation) whose title was: "The Meaning of Consciousness for Hegel, Kierkegaard and Sartre." The immersion was ... Read full review

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