Sunday, July 21, 2024
Text Size


  • [Audio] Is mechanistic concept of life compatible with quantum mechanics?



    It depends on your interpretation of quantum mechanics. All that mechanism says is that there's nothing that is self-activating. That a sailboat cannot sail; it's acted upon by the wind. That a ball does not roll down the hill; it's pulled down by gravity. All things are affected by different forces. It means that there's no self-generating unit that can generate its own energy without being fed. Human beings have to eat vegetable or animal tissue in order to grow; if they don't eat or consume life, they will die. All that a mechanistic system states is that things are not self-operating. A useful person depends on their education--how much they know about the physical world. And the more exposure they have to different systems, the broader their frame of reference. A person that just lived in Weehawken, NJ and never left that county can only remain a "Weehawk" at night. You have to be exposed to many different things in order to evaluate things. If you're just exposed to the Lutheran point of view, you don't have a broad enough frame of reference to engage in conversation about other forms and other viewpoints.


    More Information? You may visit our Online Seminar page.  


    Proofreading OKAnswered by Jacque FrescoRoxanne MeadowsTVP Authorized

    QA#: 2012031107
    Transcribed by Nathaniel Wotring

    Created on 13/11/2012 in TVP Seminar Q&A w/ Audio Support

    Was this helpful?