Authors: Kafatos, M and Nadeau, R
Title: The Conscious Universe: Part and Whole in Modern Physical Theory
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York
Kafatos and Nadeau inform us that Physical theories in a quantum mechanical universe do not exist beforehand outside “the mind that conceives and applies them” [p. 91]. They talk about how language, culture, science and religion combine to create a framework within which the theories (and effectively-the universe) can take shape and live. They admit that “a commitment to epistemological and metaphysical realism” leads us to acknowledge that a pre-scientific ontology “‘happened’ to serve the progress of science quite well” [p. 108]. Armed with these clear assessments, I have taken a pragmatic approach, and built a model around classic premises, with the insertion of quasi-random doping agents, to deliver what I believe to be the magic carpet that leads through the door at the end of code.