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The Non-local Universe : The New Physics and Matters of the Mind - Robert L. Nadeau

The Non-local Universe

The New Physics and Matters of the Mind


Published: 1st May 2001
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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.

"Nadeau and Kafatos supply plenty of food for thought: the apparently recondite concept of non-locality, they suggest, has consequences everywhere."--Publishers Weekly

Introductionp. vii
Quantum Nonlocality: An Amazing New Fact of Naturep. 1
Leaving the Realm of the Visualizable: Waves, Quanta, and the Rise of Quantum Theoryp. 17
Quantum Connections: Wave-Particle Dualismp. 41
Over Any Distance in "No Time": Bell's Theorem and the Aspect and Gisin Experimentsp. 65
Ways of Knowing: A New Epistemology of Sciencep. 83
The Logic of Nature: Complementarity and the New Biologyp. 105
The Evolution of Mind: The Symbol-Making Animalp. 125
Mind Matters: Mega-Narratives and the Two-Culture Warp. 147
Mind Matters: Metaphysics in Quantum Physicsp. 177
Mind Matters: Poets of a New Realityp. 195
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780195144086
ISBN-10: 0195144082
Series: New Physics and Matters of the Mind
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.2