Brian Greene’s The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (FC) says,
What is reality? We humans only have access to the internal experiences of perception and thought, so how can we be sure they truly reflect an external world? Philosophers have long recognized this problem. . . . And physicists such [...]
I read a couple of physics books and am preparing articles on them that deal with consciousness and cosmology from a quantum perspective. I present my position on science and religion in general before I publish these articles in this excerpt from my Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural Devotion; A Practitioner’s Handbook, pp 106-109.
Universe or Multiverse?, edited by Bernard Carr. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
The idea that there may be many universes other than the one we occupy has become a popular scientific speculation. This 517 page anthology “address[es] these issues and describe[s] recent developments . . . represent[ing] the full spectrum of views, from enthusiastic support of the [...]
Quantum physics’ the observer effect says that there is no reality until that reality is perceived. This profound insight tells us that we alter every object in the world simply by paying attention to it.
Albert Einstein, perhaps the most highly celebrated and recognized scientist / philosopher, said once, ‘People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.’ What would this remarkable view bring into the world of spiritual ideas?
We don’t see what we see; we see what we remember we see. And you can replace this phrase with smell, taste, hear, sense, and perhaps even think. When it comes to spirituality, it’s the same: people expect it to follow their pre-conceptions and clichés.