07-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Originally Posted by sbu
The oneliner "The universe is causually closed" remains the strongest argument against Cartesian dualism/transmitter theory etc.
When Daniel Dennett (CSIcop fellow) made this point, physicist Henry Stapp responded... '.. This argument depends on identifying 'standard physics' with classical physics. The argument collapses when one goes over to contemporary [quantum] physics, in which, due to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, trajectories of particles are replaced by cloud-like structures, and in which conscious choices can influence physically described activity without violating the conservation laws or any other laws of quantum physics. Contemporary physical theory allows, and its orthodox von Neumann form entails, an interactive dualism that is fully in accord with alll the laws of physics. Any perception merely reduces the possibilities.'
- Physicist Henry Stapp
Last edited by Open Mind; 07-04-2012 at 04:28 AM.