General discussion of physics, spiritual issues and how it all affects us.
In recent years we have seen any number of books, from the Tao of Physics to various writings on Quantum physics and consciousness.
What are your thoughts?
"Are Physics and Metaphysics ultimately the same?"
The expectation is ultimately "yes". It is not a static question. Physics and Mathematics keep closing the windows and doors on many topics which were considered the sole right of Philosophy.
The one single question, so obvious it is almost hard to grasp, is a point that has bothered metaphysicists (including Einstein) is the question of how Physics can define the "Now" as experienced by Mind. It is nowhere to be found. It is a really tough item.
"How can one person "experience" God, and another, not "believe" in God?"
Individual Experience and Belief are innately personal. Atheism is a religion. They Experience No God. Buddhists do not believe in God. In any case - Experience and Belief are never something that can successfully be argued. I had a Christian claim that fossils, radioactive dating etc. were "Planted" as part of Gods Plan. The world is 5000 years old. Period. There is no way to win that argument. The arguments on Freewill are also so. Fortunately, we now have the Determinists backed into a very tight corner of deterministic thinking. John H. Conway and Simon B. Kochen did a very good job on that one.