Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 10, No 1 (2014)

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Mapping The Whole in EveryOne An Essay on: Non-Existence as the Engine and Axis of Existence

Sperry Andrews, Steven Salka


It is argued that an effective way to view consciousness is as a "superposition" of existence and nonexistence, producing an indivisible experience of "nonlocal being", plus who and what we perceive ourselves to be (local observers). This relationship between an observer-based localization and the nonlocal whole is examined. Using ideas from general relativity and quantum mechanics (QM), we suggest how a space-time continuum (GR)-including QM probability and uncertainty, as properties of consciousness-may have arisen as dynamic complementarities. Opportunities to contemplate the origins of existence are investigated, and corresponding experimental studies are suggested

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