Perplexities, theories, and quandries of the mind and universe

Quantum Consciousness

I was reading about some weird physics theories online. Quantum Consciousness came up. It states that classical physics cannot currently account for consciousness and being self aware. Now physics is supposed to be the rules of the universe. Yet it can’t explain how people are self aware. Weird right!!! However quantum mechanics may be able to explain this phenomena. Problem is we don’t have a good grasp on quantum mechanics.

We just recently found the higgs-boson particle that is supposed to give mass to atoms. So, let me throw some facts your way. The matter we see, the particles that make up you and me, only account for about 5% of the universe. Mind. Blown. So what accounts for the rest of the universe? Dark matter and dark energy! These are two things that we cannot see with our eyes, our telescopes, or anything else. However we know that it is out there because it has mass and gravity as well. Dark matter bends light due to its mass. When the light reaches us it’s distorted. Yet when we look for the object causing the distortion nothing is there.

English: A pie of pie chart illustrating the c...

English: A pie of pie chart illustrating the cosmological composition of the universe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So back to the higgs-boson. If we just found, and I mean literally just found, as in within a year, the particle that gives us our mass, then there are hundreds of other particles out there that give dark matter it’s mass. And we haven’t found a single one of them. So how on Earth are we supposed to understand the quantum mechanics that are going on in our own head?
I don’t really have an answer, and I can’t really expand too much more on the subject because I simply don’t know enough about it yet. But I do find this theory fascinating. Hopefully you do to. If you know of any good links or books on the subject feel free to comment!


4 responses

  1. Quantum physics applies to things at the subatomic, or microscopic, level. Its founded upon the principle that observation (e.g. physicist measuring velocity, spin, mass of a particle) will influence the quantum state of the very object. Simply looking at something will change it physically. In a way, it makes sense, and in many others, it does not and should not. Many other peculiar things happen here and complex mathematical systems are used to research at the quantum level. Quantum consciousness is a theory, and debatable for sure, but interesting to see how we may be the universe’s mode of expression.

    I post about interesting physics on my blog too. 🙂

    July 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • Woo another physics blogger! You’re the first person to comment on my blog! Very excited. Yeah I don’t know much about the quantum stuff. I haven’t really jumped into it yet. I focus more or less on astrophysics. I know a few things like quantum entanglement, string theory, but not really too deep into the subjects. I just found this topic to be quite mind boggling. Thanks again for the comment!

      July 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

  2. Awesome, I see you have a post on the God theory. Are you refering to the Higgs Field here? 😄

    July 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    • OOH no, actually it was a philosophical idea I had on what or who god is. I guess I should change the title haha, but I do like your post. I’m still new to this site, but when I get some more time I’ll try and link or share or refer your link. I am pretty excited to read more of your posts!

      July 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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