Fourth Principle of Biocentrism – Consciousness

Measurement in Quantum Physics Requires Consciousness

Physicists have analyzed and revised their equations in a vain attempt to arrive at a statement of natural laws that in no way depends on the circumstances of the observer. Indeed, Eugene Wigner (1902-1995), one of the twentieth century’s greatest physicists, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963, stated that it is not possible to formulate the laws of physics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness of the observer. Wigner made quantum physics even more subjective than had John von Neumann or even Erwin Schrödinger with his famous Cat Paradox. Wigner claimed that a quantum measurement requires the mind of a conscious observer, without which wave functions never collapse and nothing ever happens in the universe.

So when quantum theory implies that consciousness must exist, it tacitly shows that the content of the mind is the ultimate reality, and that only an act of observation can confer shape and form to reality — from a dandelion in a meadow to sun, wind, and rain.

There are 7 Principles of Biocentrism, all of which are built on established science, and all of which demand a rethinking of the physical universe.

Fourth Principle of Biocentrism: Without consciousness, “matter” dwells in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Robert Lanza, MD
with Bob Berman

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