Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Fred Alan Wolf: What Quantum Theory Tells us About the World with Guest Co-Host Dianne Collins

Quantum theory, first formulated in the early 20th century by Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and many other luminaries of science, says that at the base of the world are not tiny particles but wave equations, probability functions, and something we can’t quite put our finger on. At a famous physics conference in Solvay in the 1920’s, Einstein and Bohr began a debate over what quantum theory tells us about the nature of reality. Einstein wanted to perserve a reality independent of the observer; Bohr held there was no reality without an observation. This debate did not end at Solvay but continues to the present and is the topic of this week’s show where world-renowned physicist, author, and thought-leader Fred Alan Wolf joins guest co-host Dianne Collins (creator of QuantumThink, and author of Do you QuantumThink? New Thinking that Will Rock your World), and host Philip Mereton in an original and penetrating discussion that brings the Einstein-Bohr debate to the forefront of our lives.