“The [human] observer creates reality and not the other way around. . . . that is factually correct. It is an elementary conclusion from quantum mechanics. . . . but we, the physicists, do NOT say it—or if we do say it, we only whisper it, and in private—furiously blushing as we mouth the words. True, yes; politically correct, hell no!”-Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Physics (Johns Hopkins University), Journal of Scientific Exploration (2009)
Hello friends, I have not posted here for a while, so I hope that you all had a marvelous 2020 (it was all fun and dandy, was it not?).
Today, I had the urge to talk about a subject that may challenge certain preexisting worldviews, but could potentially help a lot of people, especially if one is going through a tough time. The purpose of this post is to provide the necessary empowerment to create for yourself a better reality. And don’t worry, I’ll keep it short.
Now, this concept of “creating your reality” often comes up in New Age circles, usually along with the appealingly-named “law of attraction.” Is there any sort of scientific validity to these so-called laws, or is it all a bunch of hippie hogwash? That’s an excellent question. But before we dive too deep down the rabbit hole, it’s important for us to lay an ontological foundation.
Since the dawn of quantum physics in the early 20th century, an increasing number of thinkers have speculated that our existence is holographic in nature—even a simulation. Indeed, giants of modern physics—including Werner Heisenberg, David Bohm, John Wheeler, and more recently Tom Campbell—have concluded from experiment that the very fabric of our reality is simply information, with independently existing atoms replaced by probability distributions, actualized by an observing mind.Read more