David Bohm
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Wholeness and the Implicate Order.

"The new form of insight can perhaps best be called Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement. . . In this flow, mind and matter are not separate substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole unbroken movement."1a* SCRODIINGER

"There is the germ of a new notion of order . . . This order is not to be understood solely in terms of a regular arrangement of objects . . . or . . . of events . . . Rather, a total order is contained, in some implicit sense, in each region of space and time."1b* LEIBNIZ MEDAWAR

The Undivided Universe.

"For several centuries, there has been a strong feeling that nonlocal theories are not acceptable in physics. It is well known . . . that Newton felt very uneasy about action-at-a-distance and that Einstein regarded it as 'spooky.'"2a

"The basic idea is to introduce a new concept of order, which we call the implicate order or the enfolded order."2b MEDAWAR

"Consider a tree . . . which grows from a seed. . . [L]ife is eternally enfolded in matter and more deeply in the underlying ground of a generalized holomovement as is mind and consciousness."2c UPANISHADS LEIBNIZ SCRODIINGER


* Italics in the original.

1 David Bohm. Wholeness and the Implicate Order. David Bohm, 1980. London, UK: Routledge.
a Fragmentation and Wholeness, at 11.
b Quantum Theory as an Indication of a New Order in Physics. Part B: Implicate and Explicate Order in Physical Law, at 149.

2 David Bohm and Basil J. Hiley. The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory. D. Bohm and B.J. Hiley, 1993. London, UK: Routledge, 1995.
a The Many-Body System, at 57.
b Quantum Theory and the Implicate Order, at 350.
c Quantum Theory and the Implicate Order, at 388.