Septic has problems accepting a world in which He is not in charge.<quoted text>
LOL Do color blind people think people who see sunsets and rainbows are mentally ill?
Consciousness, Whitehead and quantum computation in the brain: Panprotopsychism meets the physics of fundamental spacetime geometry--Stuart Hameroff
.....Abner Shimony (1993; 1997) recognized that Whiteheads approach was potentially compatible with modern physics, specifically quantum theory, with quantum state reductionsactual eventsappearing to represent occasions. Quantum theory is a description of reality at small scales. To appreciate Shimonys modern Whiteheadianism and bridge the gap between philosophy and physics for a scientific description of consciousness we must first attempt to come to grips with the unsettling features of quantum theory.
Reality: The quantum and classical worlds
At first glance, at least, reality (like consciousness) appears dualistic. In our everyday classical world, matter and energy are predictable and well behaved, following Newtons laws of motion and Maxwells equations for electromagnetics. However at small e.g. atomic scales governed by quantum theory everything changes and behaviors are so strange that the American physicist Richard Feynman once commented "anyone who claims to understand quantum theory is either lying or crazy."
In the quantum realm (and the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds remains mysterious) objects may exist in two or more states or places simultaneouslymore like waves than particles and governed by a quantum wave function. This property of multiple coexisting possibilities, known as quantum superposition, persists until the superposition is measured, observed or interacts with the classical world or environment. Only then does the superposition of multiple possibilities reduce,collapse,actualize ,choose or decohere to specific, particular classical states. Early experiments seemed to show that even if a machine measured a quantum superposition, the multiple possibilities persisted until the machines results were observed by a conscious human. This led leading quantum theorists including Bohr, Heisenberg and Wigner to conclude that consciousness caused quantum state reduction, that consciousness collapsed the wave function(the Copenhagen interpretation, reflecting the Danish origin of Nils Bohr, its leading proponent)....
Another quantum property is entanglement, or quantum coherence, in which components of a system become unified, governed by one common quantum wave function. If one member of an entangled system is measured or perturbed, other members are instantaneously affected, even over great distances. One example of entanglement is the famous EPR pairs(after Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen who posed the problem as a thought experiment in the 1930s). Imagine two members of a quantum system (e.g. two electrons with complementary spin: if one is spin up, the other is spin down, and vice versa). If the paired electrons (both in superposition of both spin up and spin down) are separated by being sent along different wires, say to two different villages miles apart from each other, they each remain in superposition. However when one superpositioned electron is measured by a detector at its destination and reduces/collapses to a particular spin,(say spin up), its entangled twin miles away instantaneously reduces/collapses to the complementary spin down. The experiment has been done repeatedly with electron spin pairs, polarized photons and other quantum systems and always results in instantaneous reduction to the complementary classical state (e.g. Aspect et al, 1982). The instantaneous, faster than light coupling, or entanglement remains unexplained....."
Totalitarian atheist syndrome