THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF GOD IS ALREADY HERE, SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT? PART 5
Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God
Here then are the crucial points: We experience a quantum object, that is, its quantum possibilities transform to an actual event of our experience only when we choose a particular facet of the possibilities. And when we choose, we are one with everything, we are one with the ground of being; we are in God-consciousness. Our exercise of choice, an event quantum physicists call the "collapse" of the quantum possibility wave, is God's exercise of the power of downward causation.
In this way, the first and foremost scientific evidence for the existence of God is the vast evidence for the validity of quantum physics (which hardly anybody doubts) and the validity of our particular interpretation of quantum physics (for which there are some doubters).
Fortunately, there are two scientific ways to resolve these doubts: First, by demonstrating that the interpretation presented here resolves logical paradoxes rather than raises them (the opposite is true for the upward causation model); and secondly, by making predictions that can be experimentally verified. The scientific evidence for the existence of God is already here because the new science-within-consciousness based on the interpretation of quantum physics that I am sharing with you is passing both these tests of scientific validity as demonstrated above. In the preceding pages, I gave you a taste of how the new ideas resolve the paradox of the upward causation neurophysiological model of consciousness. I also gave you a taste of an experimental verification of a prediction of the model, the nonlocality of consciousness.
The new science tells us that the universe, God, and us are not really separate. The separateness of God, the world, and us is an appearance, is the real illusion.
So, what is real and what is an epiphenomenon? That is the question. Or is it? If our consciousness is unreal, there isn’t any meaning, neither in my writing this article nor in your reading it. So why do we—materialists included—read, write, research, want to know let alone love, and want to be happy? Because in our hearts, we know that our consciousness is real, it has causal efficacy. There is meaning in our conscious thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and actions. As Descartes first argued (I will paraphrase), “We can question the reality of everything else but not of our consciousness.”
The real questions are why does the world appear to be separate from us? And what does the fact that we get lost in this separateness from the universe and from each other do to us and to the human condition? Is there any way to go beyond this separation dynamic?
In the new science, we find that the world is here because of us, and we are here because of the world. The separation dynamic is one of mutual creation, our pretend for play. When we creatively comprehend this, the separation dynamic loses its hold on us. The story of the universe is our story. When we understand us, our consciousness, we also understand the universe, and the separation disappears.
What happens to the play when the separateness goes? Are you curious to find out? Are you tired of the old play that has given us the nightmares of terrorism, energy crises, global warming, and the possibility of nuclear war? Are you ready to opt for a new play? Are you ready to explore the potentials of a consciousness-based worldview—the potentials of your waking up to subtler levels of consciousness? Then you are ready to appreciate the importance of the scientific rediscovery of God.
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