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Blurring the boundaries between mysticism and science


Interesting series of thoughts from famous scientists, for example:

Hans-Peter Dürr

German physicist, executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich for several times.

You are 78 years old. Do you believe in for afterlife? Is there existence after death?

Professor Dürr: “That is an interesting question. What we consider the here and now, this world, it is actually just the material level that is comprehensible. The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger. Which this world is rooted in. In this way, our lifes in this plane of existence are encompassed, surrounded, by the afterworld already. When planning I imagine that I have written my existence in this world on a sort of hard drive on the tangible (the brain), that I have also transferred this data onto the spiritual quantum field, then I could say that when I die, I do not lose this information, this conscioiusness. The body dies but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal. “ – (P.M. Magazin 05/2007)

What’s most interesting is how many great physicists had a mystical bent, contrary to what we’d mostly hear from the current science blogs.

See also: What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness

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I don't see scientists as being smarter people then others unless they prove it beyond the thing they studied. I find in the past and today they just applied their thinking to some subject. others say they are smarter AND SO it matters more about their opinions on GOd. it doesn't. As for physicists. Studying gods creation will only show its a creation. they don't have any more insight. They either see a working created thing or a working thing from chance. both conclusions are made on the same obvious info. so i don't care what they think more then others. Robert Byers
@ fossil, Neo-Platonist influence I guess inunison
To me one of the biggest problems facing man goes way back to Satan's masterful lie in the Garden of Eden where he proclaimed that if Eve sinned she would not die. Unfortunately Christianity has picked up on this also and has theologically twisted that around so that sinful man never really dies either. According to most Christians our conscious spirit was alive before we were born and remains so after our physical bodies die in much the same way as a lot of eastern religions believe. In essence then we never die whether that comes from weird scientists or from "good Christians," Hindus, Buddhists, or whatever. fossil

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