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Throughout this work Bohm makes it quite clear that an investigation of thought consciousness, or perception is necessary for science to progress, since all scientific inquiries rely upon our perception for their execution. Wholeness and the implicate order is brilliant, if underdeveloped, and would form a fantastic way to think about, and relate to, the universe if, one day, the ideas within proves to be true. The basis of quantum theory can be summarized in three propositions: The concept of implicate order connects with this idea of wholeness in positing a ‘universal flux’ or ‘holoflux’ as the underlying principle of the world, from which both mind and matter emerge through a kind of Hegelian dialectic.

They exist teh a stability of basic pattern of order and measure whose characteristics could be investigated without having to know the full set of laws governing the holomovement.

The hologram is implicated itself, and the explicit understanding of the text is what mirrors my perspective. After getting lost in various complex subjects, the last chapter is a welcome summary and conclusion of the whole pun intended. The individual is in total contact with the Implicate Order, the individual is part of the whholeness of mankind, and he is the “focus for something beyond mankind.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

The word ‘subtle’ has a root sub-text meaning ‘finely woven’. Science Logic and Mathematics. The picture that the particles are building blocks of the universe does not fit with particles that can also act as waves and moves in a discontinuous fashion. This anx be an interesting chapter for readers interested in the philosophy of physics and consciousness.

Thus the individual quantum physical measurements are determined by multitudes of a deeper sub-quantum physical laws that are hidden. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken implucate.


Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm

Him bohmm a physicist, thhe is doing a better job at bringing physics and consciousness together than some philosophers of consciousness do. This section is particularly heavy going for the general reader,although the explanations between equations do elucidate what is generally implied. Bohm is somewhat reserved about the theoretical prospects of cosmic personalization; nonetheless, he points to such a possibility in vague, cyclic terminology about human projections: Xiv When this mode of thought [fragmentation] is applied to man’s notion of himself and the whole world in which he lives i.

For Bohm it is the development of consciousness! It can only be speculated that Bohm is thinking of a kind of ascension, of a new way of being, perhaps of a New Being?

Bohm observes that in the domain of very short distances and high energies, i. David Bohm and B. David Bohm presents a rational and scientific theory which explains cosmology and the nature of reality; written clearly, and without the use of technical jargon, it is essential reading for those interested in physics, philosophy, psychology and the connection between consciousness and matter.

Relativity and quantum mechanics, of which Bohm himself is a major contributor, teach a certain interconnectedness of the universe. In participation, we bring out potentials which are incomplete in themselves, but it is only in the whole that the thing is complete.

The ignorance of humanity, in Bohm’s opinion, is a matter of closed mindedness. David Bohm and F. A oorder experiment in which he constructs nouns and adjectives from verbs in order to disrupt the ordinary subject-verb-object structure that gives us a fragmentary worldview filled with unconnected subjects and objects. Bohm attempts to explore these ideas, and while he recognizes that he cannot possibly conceive the wholeness, the effort that he makes he really quite brilliant.

This tendency to focus wholemess explicate orders and to ignore or be unaware of implicate orders was considered to be part of a significant incoherence and danger in our thinking and anc workings that Bohm warned us about this.

He touches on the illusion of time, free will, quantum mechanics, the particle-wave duality and more. I’d recommend this book to people who like science and spirituality, there is definitely a heavy dose of physics in there. Meditation means “to reflect, to turn something over in the mind, and to pay wholensss attention. Indeed, the apparent weirdness might be produced by hidden means that pose no conflict with ordinary ideas of causality and reality.


What does Bohm have to say about the human condition? Bohm approaches a Deleuzian concept of fold through physics alone. This process is ever endless, ever expanding or evolving, as the Player gathers all to itself.

But we say, by bringing in deeper, more penetrating appearances we understand better. The basis of quantum theory can be summarized in three propositions:.

Electromagnetic energy such as light or heat does not always behave like a continuous wave–rather it is grainy, because energy aand be transferred only in quantum packages. Bohm also believes that the individual will eventually be fulfilled upon the completion of cosmic noogenesis.

My understanding of physics is based on reading great authors: During the early s Bohm developed his theory of the Boum Order in order to explain the bizarre behavior of subatomic particles–behavior that quantum phyicists have not been able to explain.

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Bohm believes that a special cosmic energy holds the All together, and this cosmic energy follows a cosmic law order. The structural outline of Bohm’s cosmic model is as follows: We begin by noting an the ordinary Cartesian order applying to separate points, finds one of its strongest supports in the function of a lens.

Bohm’s overall vision of human destiny is short and straightforward: For example, tue is irder order of numbers which is in correspondence to that of points on a line, the order of successive positions in the motion of objects, various kinds of intensive order such a pressure, temperature, colour, etc.

One way to express the hard problem of consciousness in Bohmian terms is to say that there seems to be nothing within the explicate order that would necessitate or make possible conscious experience. However, Bohm’s scheme in its current state does not answer orver the puzzling questions about consciousness that have been raised in the contemporary debate, such as the hard problem of consciousness.

Summarizing, Bohm uses analogies most ingeniously as he attempts to simplify his theory.

But as is well know, there is a new instrument used for making images called the hologram which does not do this. Here’s what I like about Bohn and this book. What makes the mechanical thought process relevant is intelligence.