11.03 ►So, is Consciousness a Quantum Phenomenon?

Posted: 07.07.2018
 
Victor J. Stenger thinks that the seemingly profound association between quantum and mind is an artifact, the consequence of unfortunate language used by Bohr, Heisenberg and the others who originally formulated quantum mechanics. In describing the necessary interaction between the observers and what is being observed, and how the state of a system is determined by the act of its measurement, they inadvertently...

11.02.04 ►Mind and Matter as Dual Aspects

Posted: 06.07.2018
 
Bohm and Hiley Several decades ago David Bohm pointed out many striking similarities between the behavior of our thought processes and that of some quantum processes. For example, while entertaining a vague train of thought, the act of concentrating on one in order to bring it into better focus, changes the original sequence. Like electrons governed by Heisenberg's, uncertainty principle, which are never the...

11.01 ►Introduction

Posted: 01.07.2018
 
Quantum mechanics is a more fundamental theory than Newtonian mechanics and classical electromagnetism, in the sense that it provides accurate and precise descriptions for many phenomena these "classical" theories simply cannot explain on the atomic and subatomic level. Quantum mechanics was initially developed to explain the atom, especially the spectra of light emitted by different atomic species. The quantum...

3.3 Field Theories

Posted: 19.12.2017
 
In order to appreciate field theory we must know about two important developments in physics - quantum mechanics and the theory of general relativity. Quantum mechanics is a fundamental branch of theoretical physics that replaces classical mechanics and classical electromagnetism at the atomic and sub atomic levels. Along with general relativity, quantum mechanics is one of the pillars of modern physics...

2.7 Comparison of Jaina and scientific concepts

Posted: 07.12.2017
 
Akasa of Jains is a substance which accommodations all other substances stationary or moving. So all objects, including light particles, move in it, Akasa is non material, one indivisible unit having infinite pradesa. Its pradesa do not move like the particles of fluids and therefore, akasa provides a solid like continuum (at least for paramanus& varganas) in which transverse waves can travel. Thus akasa is the...

Foreword

Posted: 22.11.2017
 
Is there any scope of 'comparison of philosophy and science'? There is one view, which out rightly denies it. According to it, science and philosophy are poles apart. In the field of spirituality, which is a part of philosophy, the nucleus is non-corporal substance—soul. On the other hand, science confines itself mainly with the corporal substance—matter. The physical order of existence has been explored by...

How Consciousness Becomes a Brain

Posted: 09.06.2017
 
The twentieth century has been special in social, political and technological sense and can not be compared with any century in the known past. It was also very special in the scientific and philosophical sense. It was Albert Einstein who established the unity of energy and matter, formulated in probably the only mathematical formula the whole world population knows: E = mc2. It expresses that energy and mass...

Causal Relations between Brain and Consciousness

Posted: 08.06.2017
 
The third question, phrased in chapter 2, was: Is there a casual relation between consciousness and the composition of material structures resulting in complexity? And if so, is the relation of cause and effect unilateral or reciprocal? a. The brain as cause of conscious experience The number of synaptic connections in the brain runs into trillions, and is said to be vaster than the number of stars in the...

Science and Jain Dharma

Posted: 13.04.2016
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
Diverse Ethics Delegates at the global conference on Science and Jainism, London University - SOAS, March 2016 The Centre for Jaina Studies at SOAS is well-established and has hosted a number of annual conferences - 18 in total so far, and the latest one has just finished. Dr. Peter Flugel is Director of the Centre and it was held jointly in partnership with Gyan Sagar Science Foundation in India. Here is a...

Scientific Jainism in Nutshell

Posted: 27.10.2015
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Abstract ‘The world or ‘ Loka’ we perceive through our senses is a Physical Reality of eternal Panchastikaya that has time changing characteristics, finite dimensions and multiplicity’ said Bhagwan Mahavir long ago. Existence of Panchastikaya Loka is Absolute Truth (Sat), which is devoid of all limits, diversities and distinctions. But the physical universe Loka, which we see is limited by space and...