Our worldview matters, more than just materialism. Here is a list of different worldviews, beginning with the lower ones. Consider it a “work in progress“. It may change over time.
The absolute skeptic of everything, the denier of truth, facts and logic reasoning, the depressive philosopher who refuse responsibility. The cuss word “bullshit” is what comes out of his mouth and he will attack every kind of theory, especially what is higher than materialism. Arrogance is his shield, anger his basic attitude. He will attack your worldview and from his standpoint you need to prove that your theory is correct, but he will never accept any proof. He himself is lazy and in reality not even interested in science. After a short time of intense attacks he will crawl back in his cage and lament about his miserable life and how unfair society is.
The main motto is: you cannot prove anything. Not even nihilism.
Scientism is a subgenre of this worldview. Atomism is the brother. They claim that they can explain everything with their limited worldview based on particles. The universe is a clockwork, deterministic, calculable. They claim that everything began with a Big Bang, out of nothing, and everything will end in the highest chaos imaginable, in a entropy soup of useless information. Even the rotation of the earth is compared to a wind up car, once set in motion it will rotate until it lose its energy. Everything tends towards entropy. Electromagnetism is just a byproduct of particle interactions and not regarded as important in their cosmology. Gravity is their god, matter their mother. Strange phenomena is ignored, nonlocality is ignored, quantum mechanics is wrong. They don’t bother to explain consciousness, because for them consciousness is just an epiphenomena of the brain chemistry. You don’t need to accept too much responsibility, because evolution explains why you behave like an animal.
Duality and Panpsychism
There seems to be an energy which is subtler than the known forces of classic physics and somehow this energy gives life to the dead matter. Morphic resonance begins here. Nonlocality is accepted and important. John Carew Eccles based some of his philosophical ideas on it. The brain interacts with an invisible mind, which alters random processes of neurons. The interaction is dualistic in its nature. The strange nature of time is not explored in the dualistic paradigm, just considered as an time arrow similar as in classical physics. According to Kastrup duality and panpsychism are “basically extensions of materialism” (Upgrades? Like the upgrade of Windows 95 to 98? Still sold in 3,5″ floppy disks format).
Nonlocality begins here. David Bohm’s theory of implicate and explicate order explains that the two phenomena, mind and matter, are both two sides of the same coin. Entanglement requires nonlocality, action at a distance, in real time. Probability is important, nondeterministic as long as the state is not observed. The mind of the observers and the observed becomes one. Entanglement. Retrocausality. PSI and mind over matter is considered as a probably real phenomena. Consciousness plays an important role. Most radionics device manufacturers claim that qm is involved during analysis and broadcasting. Homeopathy and water memory is apparently linked to the entanglement phenomena.
Materialists “try to explain” phenomena in quantum mechanics with the “many world” hypothesis, which only translocates the problem and avoids to address the deeper questions. This is superficiality at the best.
The holographic theory is an analogy for quantum phenomena, explaining nonlocality and entanglement.
Scalar wave theory
Very similar to quantum mechanics. Indeed it has many similarities, like potential probability, nonlocality, entanglement by resonance. Although it is based more on electricity phenomena (antenna and broadcaster). DNA is a fractal dynamic antenna.
Here we leave every notion of matter and enters the realm of the immaterial based on a complex mathematical model. Who still believe that atoms are real does not understand string theory.
Now, if you have reached this point, idealism considers consciousness as the base of physical reality. There are different interpretations, but they have all in common that space and time are generated by the mind in order to communicate. Every single mind is able to create his own reality, which is just fuzzy and unstable. Physical reality is considered a collaborative project.
Our entire universe is biological, from the smallest particles till to the super-cluster. Consciousness is the base of reality and physical reality is stable because consciousness renders it stable and balanced. Life is not a phenomena, but a precondition.
The word “paradigm” is just a word. One begins to feel that this reality is an illusion and that the one Consciousness is eternal. Normally every child has the tendency towards transcendence and feels intuitively what is behind physical reality, but this is unlearned once they participate with the “adults” in creating “reality“. Unlearning the classic model is very difficult, because it is bound to social norms. Therefore transcending as an adult is perceived by others as crazy or mentally unstable. Knowledge is gained by gnosis.
This word is misused by the yoga and new age industry, sold like junk food spirituality. Real enlightenment will not transform a human being into a god nor into a monk or guru. Enlightenment is when our own worldview becomes more and more similar to the truth, resonating with spiritual principles. There is not only understanding involved, but also actions.
I regard this as the final goal, when one is not attached to material things, although one is able to enjoy good food and solid work. The mind is prone to take in consideration all sort of spiritual truths and awareness for the own individual responsibility is very keen. We have a responsibility towards our creator and our neighbor. Nobody should misuse his personal power or authority. Talking the truth is essential. Eternity is real. Our universe, solar system, our planet, was created for an eternal purpose.