More & more,
Science and Consciousness are studied as the same phenomena (?).
The article below is a most descriptive observation on that thesis.
REFLECTIONS ON THE NATURE OF GOD
By Jeffery B Satinover M.D.
Edited by Michael Reagan
The worldview that modern science has depended on, for the most part,
is that if you have 100 percent knowledge of an initial condition, then
all subsequent conditions are known as well. If this were true, there
would be no such thing as free will, whether human or divine. God himself
would be a merely passive observer who not only doesnt but also
couldnt have an effect on the world. And human beings couldnt
have an effect either, because if all physical events are in effect, laid
out ahead of time, like a complex play in billiards, then nothing one
does can alter the outcome. Its all completely determined. This
is the fundamental premise of the modern worldview.
However, it turns out and what modern physics has now demonstrated is,
thats not true. That actually, at the most fundamental level, all
the most important physical processes are, in part, determined by "factors"
that have no detectable presence in the physical world. A range of possible
out comes are determined mechanically, but untold numbers of decisions
are being made by "something" that from among these possibilities
selects every actual outcome. And furthermore, each time a decision is
made, all other probabilities are instantaneously adjusted and altered
so as to keep the whole system within certain bounds.
This is not a philosophical concept. This is a description of what has
been shown, to the shock and horror of many scientists, in actual physical
experiments. The only way to talk about it metaphorically is that theres
"something" that is not part of the physical universe, which
sits outside it, and simultaneously orchestrates all events throughout
the entire universe, according to principles that we cant know.
My own particular angle on this is that if there is this effect that is
sustaining the universe in an ongoing way, causing results, but it itself
has no prior cause, well, that is one of the oldest definitions of God.