Raphael Lataster holds a PhD (Studies in Religion) from the University of Sydney, and lectures there and at other institutions.
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“One particularly interesting form of pantheism is pandeism, which involves a creative act that is somewhat similar to that in traditional monotheism. In pandeistic scenarios, there is a powerful deity who sacrificed itself in order to create the universe.”
Paola Zizzi is an Italian theoretical physicist. This is from her paper “Emergent Consciousness: From the Early Universe to Our Mind” (NeuroQuantology,Vol.3(2003)295-311):
“In this paper, we described the early inflationary universe as an ensemble of quantum gravity registers in parallel. At the end of inflation, the superposed state self-reduces by reaching the quantum gravity threshold as in the Penrose’s Objective Reduction model. This self-reduction can be interpreted as a primordial conscious experience. Actually, the number of quantum gravity registers involved in the OR equals the number of superposed tubulins in our brain, which are involved in the Orch OR, leading to a conscious experience. Further, the qubits of the selected quantum gravity register get entangled with the emergent environment and collapse to classical bits. This environmental collapse is the source of classical information and Boolean logic in the actual universe. Thus, we make the conjecture that the post-inflationary universe starts to organize itself, very likely as a classical Cellular Automata, and necessarily produces selfsimilar computing systems (our minds). In this way, the actual universe and its products use the same (Boolean) logic so that the past can be recorded, and information can be stored. It should be noted that, in this model, the quantum gravity registers in parallel are parallel universes. This interpretation is very much on the same line with Deutsch’ idea relating quantum computers to parallel universes (the “multiverse”). However, at the end of inflation, only one universe is selected, the one which is endowed with that particular amount of entropy which makes it our world.“