God & the Laws of Physics

Santa Fe College: Gainesville, FL – March 27, 1997 / (529)

Beginning with the concept of deterministic chaos, which describes immeasurably small forces magnifying into a large effect, coupled with insights drawn from quantum mechanics involving probability distribution, Thompson examines Eugene Wigner’s analysis of the conscious observer and the laws of physics. He then expands upon this discussion by considering several natural systems such as butterfly wing diffraction gratings, E. coli flagella, and DNA gyrase, that suggest complexity in light of contemporary evolutionary theory. Thompson proposes the evidence could intimate that the influence of consciousness “is being exerted starting from a sub-microscopic level, and this is then amplified in a natural way.”