Thursday, 28 August 2014

Bernard d'Espagnat's interpretation of Quantum mechanics

Finally after years of research I can cite a paper which fully conforms with my view on Quantum mechanics and why such an interpretation of QM has a huge significance for all those religious oral traditions and traditionalists who emphasize a great deal on revelation.

Quantum mysticism is quite often misunderstood by both New Age spiritualists and also by the scientific community, while the former rely on pseudo-scientific and pseudo-religious claims without getting neither science nor religion right on the other hand the latter simply rubbish away any such arguments by saying its all woo woo.

While people like Richard Jones have argued that neither quantum mechanics nor mysticism has given the ultimate nature of reality at this current time that doesn't stop optimistic ones like me to correctly lay down each ones domain and explain how both science and religion converge at a single point when both are interpreted correctly differentiating their epistemology and ontology precisely.

Many non-physical minds exist in the platonic realm.

One solution to Wigner's friend problem is to take seriously the dualistic theories of mind and body and argue that quantum mechanics applies to all the universe, our bodies and brain but not to the non-physical mind treating only minds as real having a dynamics of their own. This doesn't mean this view endorses solipsism or absolute idealism but a form of Platonic realism or in the words of Bernard d'Espagnat, a Veiled Reality.

Platonic forms are what exists in the noumena and give rise to phenomena, a distinction which Kant affirmed long time back. We have to take seriously the idea that minds are prior to time, space and other Kantian categories as Kant said and give rise to phenomena which is only in a state of inter-subjective agreement between minds. The correct formulation of quantum mechanics which is the quantum information theoretic framework is in complete agreement with this view and it is the only reasonable view possible which otherwise leads to unavoidable paradoxes if one believes that the quantum states have objective existence rather than interpreting it as representing our knowledge of the quantum system. This view is reasonable and highly intellectual and should be considered very seriously as these papers show. Thanks to the John Templeton foundation for recognizing the importance of Bernard's works and its implications to our world.

Consciousness and the Wigner’s friend problem - Bernard D'Espagnat

Information and fundamental elements of the structure of quantum theory - Caslav Brukner and Anton Zeilinger