The "quantum theory proves immaterial reality argument" is just another god-of-the gaps argument. The dual nature of subatomic particles differently expressed as waves or particles is a material phenomenon either way. In either expression they interact with the material world in statistically predictable ways based on how we choose to view them.Perhaps one day physical science (string theory?) will explain this too as it has with all those other mysteries of the material world previously attributed to spirits.Will, Sauk Rapids
[at a demonstration by a physicist]“Just wait a second!” says a fellow who’s been frowning and shaking his head for some time. . . .“If quantum theory says that by observing something someplace, I create it there, it’s saying something ridiculous!” . . .
Neils Bohr, a founder of quantum theory, once said that anyone not shocked by quantum mechanics has not understood it. . . .“If you’re saying that . . . nothing’s real until we observe it, you’re saying we live in a dream world.” . . .“Well,” our physicist replies calmly, “there’s a saving grace. . . . it’s not practical—at least not yet—to do that with big things.”
Maybe what you’re driving at is the notion that “We create our own reality.” I sometimes feel much that way.
I challenge materialists who also are music lovers to listen and continue belief in matter as the sole reality. I believe in MORE—the inner realm.