Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – The Mental Universe

To the mystic, the world is an illusion, what Hinduism calls maya. A world made of nothing;a figment of the imagination. In the famous double-slit experiment, often considered the foundation of quantum theory, particles are shown to have properties of waves and waves of particles. The substance of the world, quantum theory teaches, is not those hard-and-fast things we picture in our mind, but nothing substantial. In the words of Philip Comella’s guest this week, Professor Richard Conn Henry of The Johns Hopkins University, quantum theory shows that “the Universe is immaterial — mental and spiritual. Live, and enjoy.” This passage is from an article, entitled, the Mental Universe, that Professor Henry published in Nature magazine. Listen in as Philip and Professor Henry discuss how quantum theory in fact supports spiritual findings that science somehow manages to ignore.