Quotes: Quantum Physics
Quantum Physics Quotes
There is no object in space-time without a conscious subject looking at it.
Amit Goswami, quantum physicist
Instead of positing that everything (including consciousness) is made of matter, this philosophy posits that everything (including matter) exists in and is manipulated from consciousness.
You will hardly find one among the profounder sort of scientific minds without a peculiar religious feeling of his own. But it is different from the religion of the naive man. His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.
The visible world is the invisible organization of energy.
Heinz Pagels, former executive director, New York Academy of Sciences
One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers.
Heinrich Hertz, first to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves
One could perhaps describe the situation by saying that God is a mathematician of a very high order, and He used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe.
Paul Dirac, Nobel Prize winning physicist and mathematician
We say that inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality, and that relatively independent behaving parts are merely particular and contingent forms within this whole.
~~Michio Kaku is a well known scientist that believes that the universe is here by intelligence:
"I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence", he said. "Believe me, everything that we call chance today won't make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exists in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance." With all of the calculations that would need to go into creating a successful universe, Mr Kaku says that God is a mathematician
“It is intuitively obvious to me that a mere collection of atoms cannot attain consciousness. It can never become aware of its own existence.”
"If you only believe in the physical world then science is the only way to truth. Since science is the primary way we gain understanding about the physical world this is a natural thing. But there is more to life then just the material world and life itself is something apart from the sum total of its material."
“If we need an atheist for a debate, we go to the philosophy department. The physics department isn’t much use.”
–Robert Griffiths, winner of the Heinemann Prize in mathematical physics.
“What is mind? Never matter. What is matter? Never mind!“
“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”
–Cambridge University astrophysicist and mathematician Fred Hoyle
“Fred Hoyle and I differ on lots of questions, but on this we agree: a common sense and satisfying interpretation of our world suggests the designing hand of a superintelligence.”
–Former Harvard University Research Professor of Astronomy and the History of Science Owen Gingerich, who is now the senior astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Gingerich is here reflecting on Fred Hoyle’s above comment.