Quantum Reality by Nick Herbert The Trial by Franz Kafka The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary Ulysses by James Joyce Physics As Metaphor by. This clearly explained layman’s introduction to quantum physics is an accessible excursion into metaphysics and the meaning of reality. Herbert. HERBERT: Well, quantum physics started out in the twenties to explain the interaction of light with atoms. It focused on that, but now it’s extended to explain the.

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Plus, it’s like I still have 20 years or more worth of quantum physics to catch up on!

Quantum reality is science’s elephant in the room. Reading this book led me to wonder how we might harness some of the hidden phenomena it describes, and thereby change our place in the universe. This clearly explained layman’s introduction to quantum physics is an accessible ncik into metaphysics and the meaning of reality.

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Then when we look at it, it becomes absolutely ordinary, as though someone were trying to pull something over our eyes — the world is an illusion. I realize the book is old and physics is a quick moving fare, however, I feel understanding what they knew 20 years ago is a solid foundation to understanding the current affairs.

But the individual events, the dice falls themselves, must be tied together faster than light. A local connection is an ordinary connection that obeys the speed of light, and a non-local connection is like voodoo — that when you do something here, instantly it affects someone over here. He felt that the big things were made of little things, as the classical physicists thought.


However, the book repeatedly describe those theories which is highly unnecessary. In other words, In an infinite time, if I had a quatnum zillion monkeys all typing, eventually I could type out Macbeth.

Quantum Reality

Nevertheless, Herbert does an amazing job at explaining quantum reality. There’s that sense of connectedness as well. So it was a very ironic message. This is a great book by Nick Herbert.

Nick Herbert (physicist)

If all the patterns were instantaneously connected, it would really be a strange world, because our ordinary experience is made of patterns of dots, of these little quantum events, and so there wouldn’t be any space for us. Herbert exposes the quantum world and the scientific and philosophical controversy about its interpretation. Herbert shows that for pairs of conjugate variablessuch as position and momentum, these bandwidths are linked such that their product has a finite lower bound, thereby illustrating the basis of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle: Lists with This Book.

It’s kind of ironic. We’d better define what local means in this context. Right now there are two main approaches to consciousness, I believe.

Another very useful thing I took away from the book was the explanation of the wave equations of Quantum Physics. Preview — Quantum Reality by Nick Herbert. And I think we learn a lot about brains and computers there, but not very much about consciousness.


That’s one of the connections with consciousness — that the solidity of matter is dissolving away in light of these theories, and becoming more and more like the fuzziness that’s inside our heads.

Many modern scientists plug along with research according to the outmoded classical view of reality, totally ignoring the unfathomably bizarre ramifications of quantum findings. The basic starting point: Interesting — upper-level Physics stuff.

Consciousness and Quantum Reality: Nick Herbert

Want to Read saving…. There are the individual dice events that occur, and then there are the statistical patterns — like a lot of sevens will occur and not many twelves. One is the kind of computer-like knowledge where you have factsand the other is this very experience ourselves, that we have right now.

It does a great job explaining the strangeness of quantum reality and how it departs from the classical worldview, and it offers a lucid description of 8 possible interpretations of quantum reality. This position, called Neorealismattempts to salvage as nicl of the classical stability as is possible for the quantum realm. Beyond the New Physics: