Correlation of Concept of Spirit with Mathematics, Psycholinguistics, and Science

By Kamran Sedig

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #113
Louhelen Bahá'í School: Davison, Michigan, USA
October 5–8, 2012
(see list of papers from #113)

    David Bohm, one of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the 20th century, believed that the widespread crisis that humanity is experiencing, be it in the scientific, social, psychological, or political spheres of life, is due to how humans view the world — through a fragmented lens. In his view, existence is an `undivided whole.' In this presentation, we will explore the fundamental patterns that can be abstracted from the material world. We will then borrow some ideas from mathematics and psycholinguistics to examine if the concept of spirit is a defragmenting lens that allows us to view the world in a holistic, unified fashion.

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