Quantum mechanics and eastern ideas
Niels Henrik David Bohr is known to be the father of quantum mechanics (quantum heory).
He took a leading role in forming quantum mechanics and is famous for arguing heatedly with Einstein.
(The picture of Bohr and Einstein)
Einstein trusted firmly that there is objectivity beyond human consciousness in natural providence, and would not be convinced of Bohr's theory "physical systems generally do not have definite properties prior to being observed".
Consequently Einstein lost his argument with Bohr.
Later on through various demonstration experiments Bohr's theory have been proven right.
Just for the record, theoretical physicist David Bohm from London University (in right bottom picture) commented
"I would suggest we consider both Bohr and Einstein's claims. Of course, something must be sacrificed in that case. The ultimate sacrifice would be the relativity theory. "
He implied that the relativity theory would be put on the review later.
Einstein as you know is a genius physicist representing the 20th century and he commented that "I have been thinking about quantum mechanics over 100 times more than relativity theory".
Even he could not truly understand or accept the quantum theoretical world.
Why was it so hard for him to acknowledge this theory?
This was because quantum mechanics was extremely far from classical physics stemmed from Newtonian dynamics.
Isaac Newton is known to all for being one of the great geniuses with discovery of law of gravitation and the patriarch of classical physics.
The fundamental concept beneath Newtonian dynamics is that "law of nature and human being exist separately".
Put plainly, "laws of physics has no relations with human consciousness and functions independently",
Some would say "Pythagorean theorem does not change depending on the involvement of human consciousness, does it?"
This does sound legitimate, doesn't it.
However there was someone who objected to Newton furiously.
At this era of Newton, there was no quantum mechanics (quantum theory) whatsoever.
The man who objected was Goethe - the great literary figure from Germany.
Goethe is famous as a novelist and poet, but in fact he was also a natural scientist.
He strongly opposed the idea of separating human beings from nature.
As a natural scientist, he believed that the "nature's true existence appears only when observed by human".
Goethe seemed to have captured by intuition that phenomenons are influenced by the consciousness of the observer.
He also said that the nature cut in pieces for experiments or converted into numbers do not represent the true nature.
He also pointed out something critical which would be linked to Eastern Ideas and quantum mechanics (theory).
Something other scientists at the time ignored.