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The Holographic Universe

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 320 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0060922583 | Isbn-13: 9780060922580 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Also available as: Others , Hardcover

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description

Today nearly everyone is familiar with holograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Now, two of the world's most eminent thinkers -- University of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of our modern understanding of the brain -- believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in part, by the human mind. This remarkable new way of looking at the universe explains now only many of the unsolved puzzles of physics, but also such mysterious occurrences as telepathy, out-of-body and near death experiences, "lucid" dreams, and even religious and mystical experiences such as feelings of cosmic unity and miraculous healings.

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    This is probably the first time I buy a book thinking about a subject and discovering a total different text.
    Apparently this book should talk about the theory of holographic universe, explaining what it means for the reality to appear three-dimensional while it really is bi-dimensional. This sho ...continue

    This is probably the first time I buy a book thinking about a subject and discovering a total different text. Apparently this book should talk about the theory of holographic universe, explaining what it means for the reality to appear three-dimensional while it really is bi-dimensional. This should be about information theory, black hole entropy and so on.

    Surprisingly this book is totally different: it just take some holographic principles for granted and start by discussing each and every kind of para-normal, supernatural event or perception. In the very beginning of the book there is some small scientific diversions, but in the rest of the volume, every non-scientific phenomenon is just assumed as real and explainable by the holographic principle. In the final parts of the book, it became almost anti-scientific and I can't justify in any possible way the results the book presumes to explain.

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