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The Science Behind Anathem[]

Hemn Space => Configuration Space

Quantum Mechanics, particularly the Copenhagen Interpretation vs. the Many Worlds Hypothesis.

The nature of consciousness and the human mind, and in particular the Hofstatder vs. Penrose debate over a purely deterministic model of the mind vs. a quantum-mechanical mechanism behind insight and other powers of the mind that appear to go beyond the Turing-Church capabilities.