Why these philosophical essays?

The majority of quantum physicists think that quantum physics has no “interest” in the events that occur outside the atomic and subatomic purview. Hence, when any attempt is made to venture into the macro-world of our everyday lives, quantum physicists will automatically consider that attempt a simple philosophical speculation.

At present, however, there is countless evidence that quantum phenomenology is continuously affecting both the behavior of nature and humanity, which are linked heavily to the macro-world. Due to the fact that all matter is made of atoms, it seems sensible to postulate that macro-matter is constantly being influenced by quantum phenomena. After all, are we not each simply an enormous cluster of atoms that have invented science, religions, and philosophies to explain the events that our senses detect?

What a paradox! On the one hand is scientific logic, which is mathematical, reductionist, calculable, measurable, and coldly unconcerned with humanity’s sense of purpose. On the other hand is philosophical logic, which is deductive, integral, systematic, and where the human sense of (or search for) purpose is paramount.

To make sense of this paradox, I have undertaken to intertwine science with philosophy. Of course this is something unthinkable for those in the hard sciences such as physicists and chemists (by my estimation, they might even consider it heresy!). However, I believe that such an intertwining is both necessary and the most accurate method by which we can begin truly comprehending our behavior, our challenges in life, and the environment in which we are immersed.

The various philosophical essays that follow are some deductions prompted by my book The Human Theorem,’ and together represent the innuendo of that commitment between what is philosophical (Human) and what is scientific (Theorem).

Karl de Azagra