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One would have supposed that Everett, Wheeler, Graham and de Witt had asked themselves this question. They seem, however, not to be aware of the history, use, and interpretations of the principle, nor do they say what they mean by the principle nor defend their use of it in the context of what others have said. Passing on to Wigner's view, which physicalizes consciousness, it is a viewpoint that-however implausible-he feels follows from quantum mechanics. Noting that the reduction of the wave packet is a physical change in the real world resulting from the suppression of those correlations that were present before the reduction, we ask: How in Wigner's view does consciousness bring about the change?

Consequently, we are able not only to reduce the mass, but also the other mechanical attribute of the particle, the spin, to an electromagnetic origin. These results show that the fundamental idea of a unitary theory of matter and radiation can today be implemented by quantitative physical analysis and models. Elementary Particles. Universes. and Singularity Surfaces 19 COSMOLOGICAL MODEL The model with a singular boundary is a universal physical idea applicable to all situations when two different physical realities meet each other, like radiation and matter.

The epistemological body is not limited to its biological boundaries: It can extend beyond it, as we have seen; it could also contract to some part less than the biological whole, for instance, when one objectifies one's own hand as an object. What emerges from this analysis is that the human body, as part of an incarnate knower, is not a thing of definite dimensions: It is flexible, it can extend its corporate presence beyond the natural organism, or it can retire into one part of that organism.

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