Avant Garde Science
There is extraordinary news in the fields of physics and philosophy, but you may not have even heard about it. This is the meaning of the ‘new physics’, quantum theory and relativity. These superb theories were discovered a hundred years ago, and they have enabled the explosive growth of our extraordinary modern technology. But we are only just now finding out exactly what they mean. The problem is that in each case there is a central paradox which seems utterly incomprehensible. The answer is that the explanation requires stepping outside the framework in which modern physics operates. Avant-garde science is required.
The New Enlightenment
For centuries art in the modern world was stuck in literal representation. First impressionism and then abstract art broke the mould and ushered in a new age. There is a parallel in physics because the modern scientific worldview remains committed to a longstanding ‘physicalist’ paradigm, meaning everything is physical, without exception. But in both pillars of the new physics leading experts have shown that breaking from this mould resolves the paradoxes. The result is as radical as Klee compared to Turner, but this is what is required. Now it is time to understand in a new way.
Once again we are confronted with a ‘scientific revolution’, meaning a drastic change in scientific thought. As with the Enlightenment at the end of the middle ages, this results in a fundamental transformation in how we understand nature. Physical reality is bizarrely personal. Your world is ‘determinate’, meaning physically real, only where you have experienced it. This is the explicit finding of ‘Quantum Bayesianism‘, the latest interpretation of quantum theory. And recent experiments in physics have now confirmed this. As the authors make clear, this means we live in parallel versions of the real world.
The Personal World
The personal nature of the world is what makes sense of the strangest finding of all. In this kind of world, when confirmation bias alters what you observe, you find yourself in the version of your world where this actually happened. And because visualisation gives rise to expectations, which are what give rise to confirmation bias, this explains why creative visualisation is unreasonably effective in the world. This is how manifestation actually works. The original effect is miniscule but because it is constant it operates like a ‘trim tab‘, biasing the way things go, even with regard to events in which you have no involvement. So you are not irrelevant to how things turn out in the world at large, in your personal world. Once you understand this you can make sure to nudge your world in only positive directions.
The New Worldview
These ideas are radical and unorthodox but as demonstrated on these pages this is simply the meaning of the new physics taken at face value. This shows us who we really are, and how reality actually works. And this understanding fosters a vital reconnection to nature that transforms our natural condition. This in turn opens the way for an evolution of our global culture because enlightened self-interest is the only rational approach to life. Thus the new worldview enables us to live as truly effective and successful societies. Just in time this resolves our most pressing crises. Global cultures of this nature do not fry their planet, or have wars about who owns it.
This new perspective shows us in sharp detail where we have been going wrong and how to do it right. The real possibilities are unlimited. The game of life is much greater in scope and vastly more involved than we have conceived. Now it is time to play with a full deck. Dare to know.
The objective of this website is to form a growing encyclopedia of the new concepts.
The contents are currently grouped in five categories as listed below.
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What it means for the individual and what it means for society.
We are facing the culmination of the greatest scientific revolution of all time. This section describes the way this effects us in our day to day lives. The potential result is a transformation of human cultures to natural and successful cooperation, and thus the solution of our global crises.
Who you really are
As we all know, the human being is body and mind. But the mind-body relationship is quite different to what we have understood. The extraordinary power of the mind is explained. In the personal world your mind makes your brain work like a quantum computer.
The basics of quantum theory, what it really means, how we know, and what it means for us in everyday terms.
Quantum theory defines the matter and energy of the world down at the subatomic level. ‘Classical physics’ is the term used for the science of matter and energy at the level of ordinary everyday reality. The great problem with quantum theory is that it seems to define a different type of world to classical physics, a ‘relative world’. Here the implications are taken at face value, and the cosmology defined by this type of world is described. The dynamics of the new phenomena are explained. In everyday terms this means one is strangely connected with the world as a whole, and the ‘trim tab‘ of the course this reality takes.
How reality actually works.
The great paradox of relativity is the passage of time. The physics tells us without question there is no such thing. As described by Hermann Weyl consciousness is the answer. This of course is radically incompatible with the current scientific worldview, but this is the only known resolution. The surreal implication is the effective immortality of the mind.
The explanatory principle that sets these ideas apart from previous concepts and theories.
The technical concept at the heart of the new worldview is ‘logical type’. This section describes the way in which this makes sense of the great paradoxes of the new physics. They arise because of classic ‘category errors‘, assumptions in our current worldview that make the explanations completely invisible.
The whole thing in one go.
You live in a ‘holographic universe’. And there are simple instructions for managing this type of personal physical reality for optimal success – the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path. Societies with this enlightenment naturally operate the kind of humanitarian ethics essential to successful communities. Potentially this empowers our collective intelligence to foster a cooperative new age. It sounds too good to be true but this is just science in action.