Quantum physics: From Planck to Sadhguru
Many are dismissive of the supposed parallels between quantum
physics and ancient Asian thought, but they miss the point
by Jan Krikke
February 25, 2020
Virtually all new quantum theories, most unproven, are
extrapolations of earlier theories: quantum gravity,
black holes, God particles, M-theory, dark energy,
multiverse, and various iterations of string theory.
Today, much of quantum theory resembles a mathematical
parlor game perpetuated by eye-catching headlines in the
mainstream media and popular science magazines.
One day scientists claim to have found evidence of
black holes, later we are told unequivocally that black
holes do not exist.
Quantum physicists described the subatomic world mathematically,
but scientists found it virtually impossible to explain this invisible
world in everyday language. Asian sages had addressed this very
problem, which explains their appeal to the early quantum physicists.
Many of today’s physicists are dismissive of the supposed parallels
between quantum physics and ancient Asian thought.
They may rightly claim that Asian thinkers did not develop the
scientific notion of proof and did not carry the empirical method
far enough to develop hard science, but that misses the point.