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Is Nature About to Abandon Us?

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Feeling guilty about climate change hasn’t proved to be a good motivator. The most recent report on greenhouse gas emissions puts March at a record-breaking level of emissions. Presidential urging doesn’t move Congress to take significant steps at solving the […]

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 2)

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Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them–the classic example is thinking of someone’s name and the next minute that person telephones, or seeing an unusual word in your mind’s eye and then running across that word the next […]

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the experience has no basis. […]

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Can Science and Religion Save Each Other? (Part 2)

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Science is used to being dominant, and religion is used to being defensive–these are familiar poses for two worldviews, the one being on the rise, the other on the decline. Generally when an entire belief system is on the decline, […]

Can Science and Religion Save Each Other?

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A flurry of controversy surrounded the astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson two weeks ago when he took a jab at religion in the name of science. It began Christmas day with a mischievous tweet: “On this day long ago, a child […]

God Is the New Physics

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When spirituality and physics started to be linked, many scientists called it the use of metaphor. It couldn’t literally be true that there was a Tao of Physics that linked quantum mechanics to ancient Chinese philosophy. At best there might […]

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

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When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to […]

Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

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The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment’s thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece […]

Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)

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Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)   By Deepak Chopra, MD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Menas C. Kafatos  PhD, and Rudolph Tanzi, PhD.   Brain research could someday hit a dead end if we do […]

Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Bernardo Kastrup, PhD   It’s time to make up our minds about the brain.  Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain’s secrets. The day cannot be […]

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do physically undetermined choices enter into the evolution of the physical universe?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD Pick at random any TV show about the universe, and the visuals will be dominated by a black void sprinkled with billions of galaxies. Such images give the impression of a vast emptiness foreign […]

Getting Zombies Excited (It Takes a Million-Dollar Challenge)

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In science, problems get solved faster when the pot begins to boil. Dormant questions need motivation, which is why I posed a million-dollar challenge to anyone in the materialist camp who could demonstrate how matter turns into mind. (Please see […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers?

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Without taking a poll, it’s safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. If he didn’t, one would be left with an indifferent, distant deity who pays no attention to human affairs. This […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD., Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD A radically new view of reality is gaining ground, and its basic idea is thrilling: We live in a conscious universe. In […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD., Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD   For at least two thousand years thinkers have tried to explain the human mind and disagreed heatedly, but a consensus has formed around one thing. When you […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience?

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Subhash Kak, Ph.D.,  Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Neil Theise, MD For twenty years a conference bubbling with enthusiasm has taken place in Tucson to figure out the origins of the human mind. Its title is Toward a […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? (Part 2)

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    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who want to believe in God is the existence of bad things in our lives.  The evening news carries enough stories about war, crime, famine, oppression, and much else that […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair? (Part 2)

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Even at a time when religion is declining in the West, most people remember the Biblical saying “As you sow, so shall you reap.” they cling to a belief taught in childhood, that good is rewarded and evil punished. In […]

‘Collision course’ in the science of consciousness: Grand theories to clash at Tucson conference

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   by Deepak Chopra, MD and Stuart Hameroff, Anesthesiology, Psychology, Center for Consciousness Studies The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona   The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys, and our place in the universe remains unknown. Since ancient times, two types of views […]

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D. We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we’ve detailed in the last two […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.   We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

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The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness? We are using the term “cosmic consciousness” to denote a state of awareness that knows itself completely, a state of inner silence that is in direct […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

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Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population, who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritual question with a definite answer. But for most people the question is hypothetical. Every […]

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology As an attitude, skepticism is a natural part of the scientific method. It calls for solid proof and verification. As an agenda, however, the story of skepticism is quite different. The way […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box – Part 7

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 4)

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  By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T”?

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

The Consciousness Project – Hopeful Solutions for Epic Problems

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Jim Walsh As founders and backers, we are announcing a major initiative to solve the epic problems that the world faces. Leading the way is global warming, with its eventual threat of mass extinction if worse comes […]

Richard Dawkins Plays God, the Video

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As a defender of atheism, Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that religion is the “root of all evil,” which became the title of his first big television hit in the UK, broadcast in 2006. Its follow-up, in 2007, allowed me […]

Tweets from the Cosmos – Tune In

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When Twitter first appeared, I responded to their idealistic side, which aimed to form a global community that could create change beyond national boundaries.  Tweets are now used for a million reasons that don’t aim as high. But it occurred […]

Can Reality Set Us Free? The Puzzle of Complementarity (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the […]

Dear TED, Is It ‘Bad Science’ or a ‘Game of Thrones’?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD. FACP, Stuart Hameroff, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Neil Theise, MD One of modern science’s great strengths is that any questionable finding dies a quick death if it’s invalid. The safeguards […]

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality

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Written By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics […]

Interview with Deepak Chopra on Consciousness, God, & the Nature of Belief

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By Chelsea Roff Chelsea Roff: Your book is titled, God: A Story of Revelation. How do you personally define God? Deepak Chopra: God is the infinite potential that becomes the universe and the awareness of the universe in conscious beings.  God […]

A Consciousness Based Science

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and […]

Science Set Free (Good News for Lumbering Robots)

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Three decades ago, few scientists were courageous enough to break ranks and question their own belief system. Even calling science a belief system sounded outrageous – religion is a matter of belief, science a matter of facts. The most far-seeing […]

Did God Discover the God Particle?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University   The possible discovery of the Higgs […]

A Personal Mission: Define Your Wellness (Part 2)

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            The first part of this post, which needs to be read first, set down goals for making your own wellness program. No one can do this but you, and at the same time, you need to be complete in […]

Seeking the Self: A Ghost Story

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We are all quite certain that we have a self. When you say “I like chocolate” or “I vote progressive,” no one asks what you mean by “I.” That task was left for centuries to philosophers and theologians. “Know thyself” […]

Who Am I?

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Deepak examines our common conception of identity — what we refer to as “I” — and recognizes that our everyday version of selfhood is refers to our sensory experiences, thoughts or feelings it has attached to. If the attachment to […]

The Law of Attraction

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Deepak explains the law of attraction in terms of manifesting intentions from a field of pure potentiality, our own consciousness www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Science Consciousness & God

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Deepak talks about the limitations of science in understanding consciousness. www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

The Universe is Our Brain

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I Am the Universe

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Deepak talks about our experience of personal identity. Read more about this in his new book co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow War of the Worldviews     <a href=http://www.deepakchopra.com>deepakchopra.com</a><p> <a href=http://twitter.com/DeepakChopra>Follow Deepak on Twitter</a>          

War of the Worldviews: A statement on science and spirituality

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by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow   As we travel around the country promoting our new book, War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, people are asking about the major points of contention between science (the worldview represented by Leonard Mlodinow) […]

I Am: Therefore God Is

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Deepak talks about the role of consciousness and the observer in creation. Order War of the Worldviews http://www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Science and God

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 These topics and others are discussed in the book War of the Worldviews – Science vs. Spirituality with co-author Leonard Mlodinow

Consciousness & Biology – A response to Richard Dawkins

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What is Consciousness?

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Deepak answers questions about the nature of consciousness. How is consciousness defined and is the universe conscious? These questions are from readers of book War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow.   

When Mythology Crumbles (It’s Happening Now)

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Anyone who equates myth with superstition would claim that we live in a world that has gone beyond mythology. Science is proud of vanquishing superstition, and a certain vocal contingent of atheists use science to bolster their belief that God […]

Previous Posts

Meditation and the Spiritual Life of Children
By Deepak Chopra, MD When they become parents, many people wonder how to impart spiritual values to their children. The traditional model of sending them to Sunday school is one alternative; another is to draw the entire family into the ...

posted 10:42:06am Aug. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Do We Really Know What's Real? The Most Optimistic Answer Is Maybe
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD   For a very long time, if you wanted to know if something is real or not, the go-to people have been scientists. The rise of rationality over superstition is considered the single greatest ...

posted 1:06:30pm Aug. 03, 2015 | read full post »

Physics' Split Personality: Is the Dark Side Winning?
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD   For some time now most of the universe has gone dark. This startling news was brought to popular attention in a June Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called "A Crisis at the Edge of ...

posted 12:32:11pm Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing?
By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth--that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and inventions, the higher brain ...

posted 11:49:40am Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

From Facts to Meaning, Through Beauty
By Frank A. Wilczek, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD Science tells us what the world is, not what it means. As expert as they are at collecting and analyzing data, most modern scientists tend to shy away from the question, "What does it all mean?" ...

posted 10:54:48am Jul. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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