A Scientific Basis of Understanding Consciousness in Terms of the Energy Distribution through Matter
The explanation of consciousness by revealing the chemical processes or other local and material events is as hopeless as the trial to explain the
oscillations of a spring in terms of its atoms dissolved in acid.
“Consciousness” is a holistic phenomenon that provides at first a significant deviation of the energy distribution from thermal equilibrium
(Boltzmann distribution). “Consciousness” is a process but not a stationary state or subject. Highly efficient long-range interactions between all the elements involved are necessary for the optimisation of this
process, which has mainly evolutionary significance. “Holistic” in this sense means to integrate all the inter-relationships into one unit that can establish two antagonistic properties at the same time: Highest
possible sensitivity at maximum stability.
Using a traditional approach, such a state cannot be optimised. However, quantum systems of coherent (or even squeezed) states provide the
possibility of optimised sensitivity with the highest possible level of self-focussing. For this reason we suggest that “consciousness” – or better: “hierarchical structures of consciousness about consciousness” –
can be truthfully described only in terms of quantum theory. To illustrate this, we can use models where the entropy on the one hand reaches its absolute maximum by transition from a closed to an “ideal open” system
and, on the other hand, the entropy simultaneously reaches a rather low value as a result of reduction of the number of degrees of freedom. This provides the highest level of sensitivity under the constraint of the
highest possible stability. Quantum systems of this kind work as multi-mode coherent states and are comparable with a condensing Bose gas. At a molecular level the high density of the chromatine in the cells and the
dominating role of Casimir forces may be responsible for these extraordinary physical properties.
“Consciousness” can be looked upon then as a particular phase transition that is unknown in dead materials. The non-linearity in the cooperative
coupling between matter and field induces decisive deviations from stationary states, responsible for what we call consciousness.
Models of this kind describe the “reality” as a matter of “objective” and “subjective” information where both are permanently transformed mutually
into each other and are basically indistinguishable from each other. Consciousness can be described then as this transformation process in connecting actualities and potentialities in a way that the uncertainties
become the driving forces of evolutionary development.
Born in 1938 in Frankfurt. Diploma in Experimental Physics (1966, University of Würzburg), member of x-ray society at the University of Würzburg,
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1969, University of Mainz), post-doctorate in Biophysics and Medicine (1973, University of Marburg), nominated Professor by the Senate of Marburg University, lecturer at the University
of Marburg from 1973 to 1980. Ran research groups in the pharmaceutical industry in Worms from 1981 to 1983. In charge of a research group in the Institute of Cellular Biology (University of Kaiserslautern) from
1983 to 1986. Ran a research group at the Technology Centre in Kaiserslautern, at the same time owned the company “Biophotonics”.
Professor and Head of the Physics faculty at the Kirn Private University, Germany (whilst in its foundation phase), supervisor of about 30 diploma
theses and dissertations in Physics, Biology and Medicine, several nominations to Research Fellowship and Visiting Professor / Honorary Professor of Universities in India, USA, China and Germany, Invited Member of
the New York Academy of Sciences, Member of the International Consciousness Research Laboratory (ICRL) at the Princeton University, President of the Worms Academy of Reformative Medicine, Honorary President of the
Centre of Documentation of Natural Healing (ZDN), Germany, about 150 publications on basic issues in theoretical physics and biology, complementary medicine and biophotons.
Some of his books:
- “Biophotonen – Ein neuer Weg zur Lösung des Krebsproblems”, Dr. E. Fischer, Heidelberg 1976
- Popp, Strauß ”So könnte Krebs entstehen”, Fischer Taschenbuch 6800, Frankfurt 1979
- ”Neue Horizonte in der Medizin”, Haug, Heidelberg 1983
- “Biologie des Lichts”, Paul Pacey, 1984