Back by popular demand, Mind Quest presenter Torben Riise presents "New Perspectives on Reality" - an AMQ Mini Series. The presentations will occur Thursdays in April at the Civic Building.
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April 6 – Consciousness, Living In Non-Location
The one phenomenon in Quantum Physics that is the hardest to comprehend is that of non-locality: That objects exist not in one place but everywhere, that existence really is “a tendency to exists,” and that events happen not in “one moment” but exist in the past, present and future – simultaneously. Examples from our daily lives will be discussed from this extraordinary viewpoint.
April 13 – Chaos Theory
Daily occurrences like weather, fluctuations in animal population, placement of leaves on trees, and highway traffic all seem chaotic, but in the light of chaos theory they reveal an underlying order. The theory of chaos twists and bends many concepts: How long is the coast line of England? Is the Earth’s annual orbit around the Sun predictable? The answers are not obvious, and when illustrated, reveal a stunning beauty.
April 20 – Anthropomorphism
Based on Stewart Guthrie’s bold and provocative studies into the characteristics of how Man creates images of human form out of objects that are non-human; and we will see how and when this serves us well and not so well and how anthropomorphism defines religion – the most widely shared phenomenon in human culture.
April 27 - Hyperspace – a world in 10 dimensions
Did the universe start as a tear in the space-time fabric? Or as a quantum particle that sprang into existence? We will take a look at why physicists find it necessary to describe the universe in more than 4 dimensions and look at what it means for understanding black holes, worm holes, parallel universes and time travel. How can we even “see” a universe with more than three dimensions? Be prepared to stretch your imagination.