Welcome To The Observer Effect

 

kelly neillI love science. In particular, I love quantum physics. The work of Bell, Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Dirac, Bohm, de Broglie, Wheeler, Eddington, von Neumann, Wigner, DeWitt, Feynman, Penrose (and others) excites and inspires me. Their experiments raise an open question regarding the nature of existence; their findings allude to the role of consciousness in the construct of reality. Quantum theory proves that it is the act of observation itself that causes a wave function to collapse out of either/or uncertainty into what we experience as a particular reality… My “reality.” Your “reality.” Everybody’s “reality.”

 

As Niels Bohr once famously remarked, “Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.”

 

Quantum physics is shocking, both scientifically and philosophically. The idea that the conscious act of observation creates everything we once considered apparent is a challenge to our prevailing perspective as a species. There is no aspect of life-as-we-know-it that will remain unchanged as a result of recognizing — and living in the knowledge of — this basic truth. Though many scientists have understandably avoided public discourse on the mystical implications of the observer effect, it is, indeed, the elephant in the room. It cannot be ignored. Theories of everything come and go (and come and go again); the observer effect remains fundamental to the formulation of those theories and indispensable to our understanding of the universe.

 

My background and interest in the fields of biology, psychology, quantum physics, philosophy and the arts inspire me to inspire others by extending the principles of quantum physics into a new understanding of consciousness. In the interest of examining the aforementioned elephant, learning about him, and perhaps even (eventually) becoming mahouts, I welcome you to The Observer Effect.

 

Kelly Neill
Chair, National Alliance for Mind-Body Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Physics & Philosophy, Optimum Life Institute
Member, Institute of Noetic Science
Member, American Association of Psychology Professionals
Member, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers