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Duane Elgin



I agree with your working hypothesis that the brain can access nonlocal quantum information. Earlier I cited an example of this in the national survey by the respected Pew Research Center which found that, in 2009, 49 percent of the American adult population had some kind of experience of communion with the larger universe.* There were approximately 232 million adults in the U.S. at that time which means that more than 100 million people have had the overall experience of communion/connection with the larger universe. If a handful of persons were to report an experience of communion with the cosmos, it could easily be dismissed as delusional, but if more than 100 million persons report some form of this first-hand experience, it indicates this is not a delusional aberration but has some basis in nonlocal connection with the universe that deserves scientific study. 


Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, December 2009, Pew Research Center, 1615 L St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036, http://www.pewforum.org/files/2009/12/multiplefaiths.pdf