Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mike Adams & Tom Campbell on Reality & Consciousness

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"Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?" ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Mike Adams, aka The Health Ranger, of NaturalNews.com has started another website, DivinityNow.com. The first video released on the new website is The God Within (below).

Mike raises some solid, thought-provoking points regarding physics, objective reality, virtual reality, consciousness, and even political philosophy. I have posted about the various forms of the Simulation Argument, the Universe as virtual reality.

I disagree with Mike on the issue of observation, specifically consciousness, affecting quantum physics observations. The classic example is the Double Slit Paradox. In my opinion, Tom Campbell has successfully explained this. It is information (not consciousness, measurement, or observation) that is determining the resulting data and further explanation is on this website (and the second video below). Sure, consciousness is required to enable the act of measurement or observation, but it is the information created that is the key. However, mind over matter is possible via consciousness and information, in my opinion.

At the end of the video, Mike comes to the conclusion that what is called "enlightenment" in various spiritual traditions is actually the realization that you are in fact inside a virtual reality, a contained reality. Further, you are reaching out to the "outside" reality, outside our virtual reality, outside our Universe, to the creator and designer. This agrees with Tom Campbell's conclusions.

This is an intriguing idea and reminds me of Alan Watts, a Zen Buddhist adherent. Watts said that when a master attained enlightenment it called for a good laugh by the now enlightened master. I personally took this to mean first, the enlightenment was most likely not what was originally expected at the beginning of the spiritual journey, and second, the enlightenment unveiled the ultimate absurdity and humor of the situation the master realized he (and everyone else) was actually in.

The God Within (FULL) from DivinityNow.com - Mike Adams

DivinityNow.com, founded by Mike Adams, releases this mind-expanding documentary on "conscious cosmology," covering consciousness, particle physics, the nature of reality, the Big Bang, quantum physics, origins of life, free will, and more.



Tom Campbell discusses the Universe as a virtual reality and each human as a consciousness receiving a data stream. Humans are virtual creations as is the entire Universe, rendered by something beyond this reality. He begins with the Double Slit Experiment Paradox and later mentions a recent quantum entanglement discovery that confirms his theory.

My Reality = Virtual + Information. Let's go down the rabbit hole with Tom in this interview and discover the world is not as it seems. That is, the Universe is not a physical, objective reality. See tags at end of post for additional information on this subject, including The Universe As a Virtual Reality and the Double Slit Experiment Paradox.

Tom Campbell: Our Reality Is Information

In this informal interview in Atlanta June 8, 2012, Tom Campbell, author of My Big TOE, expands on the significance of the scientific experiment called the Double Slit in terms everyone can understand.

"If you understand the Double Slit experiment, you understand how our reality works". He continues "Everything we do is not different from the Double Slit experiment".

This explanation is valuable to scientists as well as the general public. Tom takes a difficult subject and applies helpful analogies to clarify the implications of this scientific experiment.



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