The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"


As the Israeli physicist Yakir Aharonov and the US philosopher David Albert  have pointed out ("Can we make sense out of the measurement process in relativistic quantum mechanics?", 1981), the measurement process of Quantum Theory seems to defy Relativity.

Not only does the "collapse" of the quantum wave create reality as we know it, but it does so instantaneously. Any instantaneous phenomenon contradicts Relativity: according to the principle of Relativity, what is instantaneous for me may not be for you if you are in motion relative to me. This collapse, that is routinely observed in millions of experiments around the world, is empirically real but it is not quite an event: it is not located anywhere in spacetime. It seems to imply the existence of a realm that is "sub-empirical", that provides the foundations for the empirical reality that we observe.


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