book cover for The Matter Myth




The Matter Myth:

Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality

Published Jan 1991

In daily life, matter seems real and concrete. But at the atomic level, solid matter dissolves into ghostly patterns of vibrating energy. So is matter actually the most fundamental aspect of reality, or might it be a secondary construct? This book delves into quantum physics, chaos theory, complexity theory and other key topics in our modern understanding of how matter behaves, all of which take us far from the everyday notion of matter as ‘bits of stuff’. Philosophically, the book is an argument for rejecting reductionism and embracing ideas of emergence.