Panpsychism and Alfred North Whitehead

  Panpsychism recognizes that everything in the universe has a physical dimension and a mental dimension. Another way to put this is that some form of consciousness goes all the way down to the quantum dimension of the universe and all the way up to the galactic...

True Materialism

Panpsychism—the philosophy that everything has both a physical and a mental dimension all the way down through cells and atoms to the quantum level and all the way up through plants, insects, animals, and humans to the level of the Earth, the Solar System, and the...

Panpsychism

Panpsychism is a philosophical movement that is growing and even beginning to gain acceptance in some scientific circles. (I locate Planetary Philosophy within the Panpsychic movement.) Materialism:  The traditional scientific paradigm of Materialism winds up with...

Time and the Great Transformation

Any scientist who thinks about it carefully, even one totally committed to the materialistic, deterministic, probabilistic model of explanation, has got to have some trouble with the idea that everything in the physical Universe is created out of nothing every instant...

Our Journey

Let’s take a look at what I believe is one of the most difficult things for spiritually oriented people who believe in some interpretation of God or the Creator to understand. The Creator: According to my understanding (and my glimpses of the deeper forms of...

Tiller-Einstein Model of Explanation

In my book, In Search of a Revelation, I have presented a summary of a scientific model of explanation that links seamlessly with contemporary scientific understanding and, at the same time, accounts for the Creator, a Living Conscious Universe, and our ability to...

Pursuing a New Paradigm

We all pretty much recognize that the world as we have known it is in trouble.  The symptoms are everywhere – from climate change to failed and failing states to the emergence of jihadism to the weak recovery from the Great Recession and the current global economic...

Planetary Consciousness

Let’s take a look at the possibility that the Earth itself, when looked at from the perspective of the paradigm of a Living Conscious Universe, can be seen as a unified coherent living system with a kind of planetary consciousness. The Gaia Theory: In the 1970s, the...

A New Paradigm

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn argues that normal Science moves in a relatively smooth fashion, integrating new knowledge into preexisting theories, which operate within particular world views. However, periodically, there are scientific...