Modern Physics and nAma-rUpa:

Theoretical Physicist Prof. Sean Carroll talked on “The Mysteries of Modern Physics” at the Cambridge University two weeks ago (on Jan 24th 2020).
Much of what he talked for three fourths of the time is the popular stuff about the Classical and Quantum theories of Physics. I found the last 15-16 mins more interesting when he discussed “The Arrow of Time” and the possibility for the existence of life.
 
From the POV of Non-duality, the latest thinking he is working on is something to look forward to. It is about the emergence of spacetime from Quantum Mechanics and the concept of Entanglement giving raise to Geometry and Energy. The word pair Geometry and Energy strike a chord reminding us the famous vAcArambhaNa shruti (6.1.4, chAndogya). They bring to our memory the other Vedantic word-pairs:

Time and space;
Thought and things;
Ideas and objects;
Mind and matter;
nAma and rUpa;
Pratyaya and viShaya.
Could the “Initial Low Entropy” condition he was referring to be the nirguNa brahman?

Link to the Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBpR0LBsUfM

Interested Readers may also like to see at this site:  Hiranyagarbha – a Boltzmann Brain?

 

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