Interpretations of Quantum Theory: Physics Meets Philosophy

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If one believes in the power of mathematics to describe the universe, as the language of God so to speak, a notion which underpins all of Physics in the post Enlightenment Era as reflected in the two pillars of modern Physics, namely…

The View from the West: The History of Objective Realism

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The East-West division with respect to worldviews and ways of thinking clearly has significant limits in interpretative utility despite its proliferation and widespread use in the academic and intellectual community, in the West in particular. …

Schrödinger’s Cat: The Death of Local Realism

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As civilizations and empires emerged in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, there was a need, a vacuum if you will, for a theological/religious force to keep these vast empires together.  One can see this reflected in the proliferation…

Quantum Mechanics: Wave-Particle Duality and Uncertainty

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Following the intellectual bread crumbs of Albert Einstein, let’s try to understand how his revolutionary ideas and theories of universal gravitation, the notion of spacetime, the establishment of the equivalence of mass and energy, the necessary…

Albert Einstein: Spacetime and Relativity Theory

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As we trace the intellectual developments through beyond Middle Ages into and beyond the Enlightenment Era, we find that reason and logic, referred to more specifically as rationalism and empiricism, become the predominant intellectual…

The Age of Enlightenment: The Philosophy of Science

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Ever since the dawn of civilization mankind has created mythological, semantic and metaphysical paradigms within which the nature of existence and knowledge itself, along with the underlying order of the heavens and the earth and all its creatures…

The Reductionist West and Ancient Wisdom

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Modern science tells us that what we can truly say about empirical reality only has relative (Relativity) or statistical significance (Quantum Mechanics), Quantum Theory in particular calling into question the role of the observer[1] but each…

Quantum Mechanics: The Death of Local Realism

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From Pantheism to Monotheism Charlie had covered a lot of ground by this point.  He’d started in the age of mythology, at the dawn of civilization, looking at the cultural and socio-political forces that underpinned and supported the local…

Einstein and Spacetime: It’s all Relative

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At this point, Charlie had enough material and had performed enough research to establish the core part of his thesis no doubt, illustrating what at least from his perspective seemed the clear borrowing and synthesis of various religious and…

Wave-Particle Duality: So Much for the Atom

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From Charlie’s standpoint, Relativity Theory could be grasped intellectually by the educated, intelligent mind.  You didn’t need advanced degrees or a deep understanding of complex mathematics to understand that at a very basic level,…