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Author Nadeau, Robert
Title The Non-Local Universe : The New Physics and Matters of the Mind
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2001
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Quantum Nonlocality: An Amazing New Fact of Nature -- Chapter 2 Leaving the Realm of the Visualizable: Waves, Quanta, and the Rise of Quantum Theory -- Chapter 3 Quantum Connections: Wave-Particle Dualism -- Chapter 4 Over Any Distance in "No Time": Bell's Theorem and the Aspect and Gisin Experiments -- Chapter 5 Ways of Knowing: A New Epistemology of Science -- Chapter 6 The Logic of Nature: Complementarity and the New Biology -- Chapter 7 The Evolution of Mind: The Symbol-Making Animal -- Chapter 8 Mind Matters: Mega-Narratives and the Two-Culture War -- Chapter 9 Mind Matters: Metaphysics in Quantum Physics -- Chapter 10 Mind Matters: Poets of a New Reality -- Notes -- Index
Classical physics states that physical reality is local, or that a measurement at one point in space cannot cannot influence what occurs at another beyond a fairly short distance. Until recently this seemed like an immutable truth in nature. However, in 1997 experiments were conducted in which light particles (photons) originated under certain conditions and traveled in opposite directions to detectors located about seven miles apart. The amazing results indicated that the photons "interacted" or "communicated" with one another instantly or "in no time," leading to the revelation that physical reality is non-local--a discovery that Robert Nadeau and Menas Kafatos view as "the most momentous in the history of science.". In pursuing this groundbreaking argument, the authors provide a fascinating history of developments that led to the discovery of non-locality and the sometimes heated debate between the great scientists responsible for these discoveries. What this new knowledge reveals, the authors conclude, is that the connection between mind and nature is far more intimate than we previously dared to imagine. What they offer is a revolutionary look at the implications of non-locality, implications that reach deep into that most intimate aspect of humanity--consciousness
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Nadeau, Robert The Non-Local Universe : The New Physics and Matters of the Mind Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2001 9780195144086
Subject Quantum theory.;Physics -- Philosophy
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Alt Author Kafatos, Menas
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