Recent science has also challenged the belief that physical matter is completely inanimate, unresponsive, and substantive. In their explorations of wave functions, scientists have found physical reality to be both ” idea-like” and “matter-like.” The division between mind and matter, which corroborated the Christian division between heaven and earth, is not true scientifically. The physical…

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…[M]atter is never entirely passive… rather… material things actively “solicit our attention” or “call our focus,” coaxing the perceiving body into an ongoing participation with those things. In the absence of intervening technologies, sensory experience is inherently animistic, disclosing a material field that is animate and self-organizing from the get-go. Drawing upon contemporary cognitive and natural…

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In the parallel universe model, the wave of possibilities is something that at first sight appears magical. Let me describe its properties. First of all, it is a wave and it can be imagined to do all the things that waves do. It undulates, vibrates, and moves through space and time. When the wave encounters…

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…Max Tegmark of MIT… postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says that consciousness can be described in terms of quantum mechanics and information theory, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics…

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Now think of a cheetah that has been captured and thrown into a miserable cage in a zoo. It has lost its original grace and beauty, and is put on display for our amusement. We see only the broken spirit of the cheetah in the cage, not its original power and elegance. The cheetah can…

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“The power which overflowed from the Woman…fell from above [and] came down directly upon the waters, when they were motionless, and set them in motion, moving boldly as far as the abysses; and it took a body for itself from them. When it was bound and weighed down by the body of matter, it lay…

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