I’ve been asked: “Why do you do what you do?” and “Why do you think it important to ‘put consciousness into the equations?” I will attempt to answer these questions here, as briefly and succinctly as I can:
During my lifetime (I was born in 1936) I have seen a steady decline in morality and a steady increase in senseless violence. Why? I believe it is because during this time, for an increasing number of us, the declarations of organized science have replaced institutional religion as the trusted source of truth. This is arguably a good thing, except for one thing: science has become more and more materialistic. Prior to 1936, many, if not most leading scientists were deeply spiritual. Newton studied scriptures, looking for clues that he believed might have been placed there by God. Einstein said “I want to know the thoughts of God; everything else is just detail.” Over the years, since then, leading scientists are busy saying things like: We have no need for concepts like God or divinity; we are nothing more than random debris from a gigantic explosion 13.7 billion years ago; and the more we know, the more meaningless it becomes. The result is that more and more people believe there is no meaning or purpose to life and human existence. As such thinking permeates the youth of our society, senseless acts of violence like drive-by shootings and the recent public school massacres occur more and more frequently. I believe we have reached a critical stage in the history of humankind.
How can we reverse this self-destructive slide toward extinction? We can start by re-connecting natural science with its metaphysical roots, by putting consciousness into the equations. Why do we need to put consciousness into the equations of science? Mathematics is the language of science, and if there is no spirituality in the language of science, science cannot provide meaning, or even a complete description of reality. You cannot have a scientific “theory of everything”, if the most important aspect of “everything” consciousness is excluded for the language of science. Science without spirituality is shallow and dead.
I have devoted my life to the task of bringing science out of the dark ages and dead end of materialism. As Max Planck, the father of quantum physics, said in 1944: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: THERE IS NO MATTER AS SUCH! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."
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