By John Marks Templeton
Religious Evolution: Scientists talk about Their ideals describes the highbrow and emotional trips traveled by means of esteemed scientists around the world. Charles Birch, S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Larry Dossey, Owen Gingerich, Peter E. Hodgson, Stanley L. Jaki, Arthur Peacocke, John Polkinghorne, Russell Stannard, and vehicle Friedrich von Weizsacker provide debts in their spirituality and medical inquiry.
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These events show that consciousness cannot be confined to specific points in space, such as the brain or body, or time, such as the present moment. The implications of a nonlocal aspect of the mind are stunning. ” Nonlocality implies infinitude in space and time, because a limited nonlocality is a contradiction in terms. Therefore, if some aspect of the mind is genuinely nonlocal, as the empirical evidence suggests, we come to a surprising conclusion: some aspect of our consciousness is infinite in space and time, therefore eternal and immortal.
Nonlocality implies infinitude in space and time, because a limited nonlocality is a contradiction in terms. Therefore, if some aspect of the mind is genuinely nonlocal, as the empirical evidence suggests, we come to a surprising conclusion: some aspect of our consciousness is infinite in space and time, therefore eternal and immortal. These findings also have surprising implications for our relationship with the Absolute—God, Goddess, Allah, the Universe, however the Ultimate is defined. Infinitude in space (omnipresence) and time (eternality) are qualities we have always attributed to the Absolute.
Is probably the strongest and most revolutionary conclusion vis à vis religion that has ever been “officially” advanced by theoretical science itself. It is a monumental and epochal turning point in science’s stance towards religion; it seems highly unlikely it will ever be reversed, since it is logical and not empirical in nature (or a priori and not a posteriori); therefore, it, in all likelihood, marks final closure on that most nagging aspect of the age-old debate between the physical sciences and religion (or the geist-sciences).
Spiritual Evolution: Scientists Discuss Their Beliefs by John Marks Templeton