Monday, May 4, 2009

Consciousness is the Creator?

I've recently taken an interest in Quantum Physics and its related theories. I don't propose to understand it fully but there is something about it all that resonates with me, no pun intended.

I stumbled across the article "The Biocentric Universe Theory: Life Creates Time, Space, and the Cosmos Itself" in the latest Discover Magazine. It explores a biocentric view of the universe, namely that "life—particularly consciousness—creates the universe, and the universe could not exist without us."

I would suggest reading the article for more info as I cannot even attempt to explain what I read. What I find interesting is that in my reading of some of the ancient Hindu teachings, one of the fundamental Sanskrit mantras is Pragyanaam Brahman, which means "Consciousness is the Creator".

I wonder about these connections. Hmm...

tall penguin


Call me Paul said...

One of the problems with quantum theory is that, because no-one really understands it, wackaloons like to pick it as a "sciency sounding" thing to justify whatever goofy shit it is they are selling. The whole idea that conciousness creates the universe is not new, but it is also not even remotely related to quantum theory.

tall penguin said...

Maybe. Maybe not. (shrugs shoulders)