“Universe is Both Personal and Mechanical” (SB 3.17.4)

Alachua - July 11, 1996 / (080)

The principle of locality integral to Einstein’s theory of relativity, states that cause and effect take place in a localized region and follow simple rules. However, persistent challenges from the field of theoretical physics suggest this picture is far from complete. Thompson examines several apparently contradictory concerns, including mind-body matters as well as free will versus determinism. He suggests that attempts to resolve such constructs could well make better sense in an expanded model, where non-localized causes produce irreducibly complex effects.