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by Kenneth Chan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

There's another possibility: That a continual collapse of the wave function, as an ongoing sequence of dependent events, appears as a physical manifestation (the universe); and it's this collapse which gives rise to consciousness. There is no such thing as "a continual collapse of the wave fun...
by Kenneth Chan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

You state that a participant may cause a wave function collapse. Simply assuming that the participant causes the collapse is prejudicial and unscientific. KarmaOcean, no one is “simply assuming” that the participant causes the collapse of the wave function. This is what the formulation of quantum m...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The observer is empty of inherent existence because his very existence is dependent upon causes and conditions. This point is tangential to the argument about physics, but I'm not sure about this. You see, 'dependent on causes and conditions' applies to 'all compounded phenomena'. But there is 'tha...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Madhyamika philosophy is mainly concerned with the teachings of emptiness rather than with the issue of free will. The formulation of quantum mechanics also does not address this issue of free will... (1) Dependant origination and the issue of free will are not separate issues. (2) Comprehension of...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The observer is empty of inherent existence because his very existence is dependent upon causes and conditions, is dependent upon his parts, and is dependent upon the mind that imputes the label upon him. I have a question regarding this "empty" observer whom you mention. The observer fin...
by Kenneth Chan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

KarmaOcean wrote:I hope you post some Haiku about Quantum Physics, Kenneth!

OK. How about this?

"To be or not to be ...
It's up to me to see!" :smile:
by Kenneth Chan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

You state that a participant may cause a wave function collapse. Simply assuming that the participant causes the collapse is prejudicial and unscientific. KarmaOcean, no one is “simply assuming” that the participant causes the collapse of the wave function. This is what the formulation of quantum m...
by Kenneth Chan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Do you agree that the actual mystery (of quantum physics) is: How come the Universe seems to knows if it is being monitored, or do you not agree ? Actually, the main mystery in quantum physics is the "measurement problem." This is the question of what causes the collapse of the wave funct...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Do you agree that the actual mystery (of quantum physics) is: How come the Universe seems to knows if it is being monitored, or do you not agree ? Actually, the main mystery in quantum physics is the "measurement problem." This is the question of what causes the collapse of the wave funct...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

All this is related to the fact that the photon, like any other particle, only arises in dependence upon the mind that apprehends it. Western Science has come about from the idea that Man has free-will i.e agency in determining events. Yet I suppose, you would say, that the observer has themselves ...
by Kenneth Chan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Of course, no one actually thinks that the photons are sentient beings involved in an elaborate conspiracy to trick us, but that really appears to be what is happening. Personally speaking, I suggest that anyone reading this, who does not instantly disagree with this sentence, needs to read the Lot...
by Kenneth Chan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

My earlier discussion with Boda, and others, over quantum entanglement, has made me realise that I have not made it explicitly clear, in my paper, " A Direct Experiential Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: How Madhyamika Philosophy Explains the Mystery of Quantum Physics ," that Section ...
by Kenneth Chan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

My apologies. I should have made it clear that the "purpose" and "meaning" mentioned in my above post is referring to the purpose and meaning of the spiritual path, and not just the purpose and meaning of the interpretation of quantum mechanics which, of course, has only a tiny p...
by Kenneth Chan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Actually it is, though you would most likely find the analysis bereft of meaning. Cold hard facts lack narrative, purpose, a sense of belonging, or any sort of transcendent experience, in and of themselves. It takes a full-fledged human being to turn raw facts into a system of meaning. boda, it's c...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

For that to happen, however, scientists have to acknowledge that science itself is limited to the domain of name and form (nama rupa) and whatever can be inferred to exist on that basis, by mathematical inference and quantification. If they do understand that limitation, then well and good, but if ...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Found this quote by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama: "I have long thought that Western science and Eastern philosophy should join together to create a really complete and full-fledged human being for the modern world. Only in this way will we emerge strengthened from our present condition and beco...
by Kenneth Chan
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Mysteries surrounding quantum entanglement are rather core. I couldn't find anything in your paper accounting for the issue I mentioned. The last section of my paper addresses the issue of quantum entanglement. But in order to understand it, I am afraid you have to understand the earlier parts of t...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It means that Madhyamika philosophy provides us with a consistent and direct interpretation of the formulation of quantum mechanics that is free of contradictions, and free of the need for further ad hoc hypothetical additions to the main formulation. This is something that the other interpretation...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The process of the collapse of the wave function is simply the process of dependent arising! Once we recognize that, everything falls into place. It’s that simple! Ok, great. So...now what? It means that Madhyamika philosophy provides us with a consistent and direct interpretation of the formulatio...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20946

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Perhaps it would helpful for me to add this explanation: The core problem of quantum mechanics is not quantum entanglement. The core problem in quantum mechanics is what is known as the “measurement problem.” The measurement problem is basically this question: What exactly causes the collapse of the...

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