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  • Keywords
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    • consciousness,
    • ideas,
    • truth,
    • real universe,
    • universal connection,
    • mind,
    • body and soul

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Idea Materia
Can Ideas be Measured by Science?
by Patrick J. Ricard

How is it possible that throughout history several inventors around the world have independently invented the same things at the same time? Why does history repeat itself? How do birds know how to migrate, and how can “instinct” be explained? Idea Materia: Can Ideas be Measured by Science? offers an intriguing explanation: a subatomic field of energy that acts as a reservoir of knowledge and ideas that all species can access. Author Patrick J. Ricard proposes that this field — idea materia — crosses the barriers of time and space and allows for individuals to access ideas from the past as well as create new ones that are available for others to access. While this theory may seem radical at first, Ricard explores how the work of other philosophers and psychologists — from Plato to Jung — and theorists — from Vernadsky to Bohm — have hinted at the existence of something like idea materia. Ricard then expands on these existing theories of ideas to examine all angles of how we experience life, including: • Can one's identity exist after one's historic lifetime is over? • How can other species know and experience the objectively real universe? • Can “truth” be known given how human knowledge is obtained and organized? Covering the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, linguistics, logic, particle physics, mathematics, psychology, and religion, Idea Materia: Can Ideas be Measured by Science? is both accessible for those new to these areas of study, and thought-provoking for those already possessing such a background. This is a book that encourages ongoing rumination long after you have finished the last page as you will look at yourself and the world in a new way.

Patrick J. Ricard is a retired teacher who has always searched for the truth about the universe in many disciplines. He developed some of his ideas based on his teaching experiences, having discovered that finding common ground based on similar background knowledge was essential for each student to connect to new information being taught. Challenging topics for them to communicate would emerge from using common ideas to ignite rich conversations communally (in class discussion) once several basic ideas were identified by everyone as essential building blocks, and this feeling of synergy and emotional connection made everyone enthusiastic about exploring, sharing, and playing with ideas and idea arrays. It was contagious when it happened spontaneously. Idea Materia, Patrick J. Ricard's series of four books will explore, "Can Ideas be measured by science; the codification of knowledge; speculative theories of gravity, dark matter, and a theory of everything; and finally, static and fluid time," and are written to expand everyday ideas, as a source of intellectual play for everyone who reads them.


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