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 contrasts the “eternalist” view of physics, as expressed in the idea of a “block universe” based on Einstein’s theory of relativity, with a “dynamical” view as expressed in the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics. These interpretations of the physical universe both allow some form of human postmortem survival – although they appear to be quite different from each other.
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 March 11, 2021)
Published on March 29, 2021