Quantum Mechanics, Wholism, and Psi

May 20 2017
15:25 - 16:00
Ash Auditorium

Quantum Mechanics, Wholism, and Psi

We might make progress toward solving the measurement problem within quantum mechanics through inspection of metaphysical or underlying assumptions.  Bohm’s implicate order merits consideration for understanding the paradoxes of quantum mechanics.  However most physicists resist this because of several unpalatable features it possesses. Chiefly among these are the the way it treats consciousness as fundamental and its lack of mathematical structure.  However the metaphysical assumptions that appear to conflict with such “unpalatable” features should be questioned, especially given the radical nature of several alternative explanations.  Further, Bohm’s implicate order appears to fit very well the growing evidence of consciousness anomalies (psi).