The Paradoxes of Modern Physics with Ruth Kastner

Ruth Kastner, PhD, is a member of the Foundations of Physics group at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is author of The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility, Understanding Our Unseen Reality: Solving Quantum Riddles, and Adventures in Quantumland: Exploring Our Unseen Reality.

Here she offers the metaphor of a carpet that is too large for the room in which it is placed. Nothing can be done to avoid a lump — except to make the room larger. Similarly, every interpretation of quantum physics seems to entail a different paradoxical result. She maintains that, by allowing for real physical events that are not in 4-D conventional spacetime, these paradoxes can be resolved.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, 1980).

(Recorded on October 21, 2019)

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