Dr. Quantum Presents
A Userís Guide to Your Universe
by Dr. Fred Alan Wolf
If a particle is not a wave and a wave is not a particle, how can light be both a particle and a wave? A science
major will devote a lifetime to resolving the contradiction; a liberal arts major will nod to acknowledge the
Dr. Fred Alan Wolf stands at the intersection of these two worlds, a physicist drawn to ancient spiritual
traditions. In this lively and engaging audio course, the personable Dr Wolf examines the possibilities for a
marriage between quantum physics and mysticism.
He begins with a user-friendly introduction to the development of quantum physics and key theories. With basic
terms and concepts defined, Wolf moves on in the subsequent sessions to examine space-time with a concise
explanation of relativity, light speed, and the Twin Paradox; to speculate about the nature of consciousness, mind
and matter, dreams, parallel universes, and the possibility and implications of time travel; to ponder the nature
of God and of the soul; and to investigate a world where things exist and donít exist at the same time and in the
same place. Does quantum physics confirm what mystics have always told us - that we create our world and even
ourselves? According to Schrodinger and Heisenberg, the observer has a powerful effect on quantum particles; or,
in Wolfís charming paraphrase, "Thinginess emerges from our acts of observation."
Drawing on the wisdom of yogis and Yogi Berra, Dr. Quantum Presents a Userís Guide to Your Universe
flows smoothly, tying together similarities from a multitude of belief systems and scientific theories. Wolf
manages to convey the essence of complicated physics without condescension and, throughout the sessions, he
maintains a respectful tone toward both science and mysticism. His enthusiasm and fascination with his subject
carry the listener along on a journey into magical realms, making the 7-plus hours of "wisdom, lucidity, and humor"
on these six discs zip by at... well, at light speed.
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NOTE: Reviewer Deborah Adams
is the Flair and Macavity Award winning author of the Jesus Creek Mystery Series: All The
Great Pretenders, All The Crazy Winters, All The Dark Disguises, All The
Hungry Mothers, All The Deadly Beloved, All The Blood Relations, and All
The Dirty Cowards. She was also an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.