I don't completely grok this, but it's way cool. Scientists say they have taken the first photo that shows light as both a particle and a wave.
Here's the photo:
And here's the article, which includes a cute little animated video to help explain things.
Some of the authors of Irreducible Mind have put out a follow-up book, Beyond Physicalism. It's quite expensive (about fifty bucks in either the hardcover or Kindle edition), but if it's anything like the first book, it should be well worth the price.
From the book description:
Beyond Physicalism is the product of an unusual fellowship of scientists and humanities scholars who dispute these [materialist] views. In their previous publication, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism cannot accommodate various well-evidenced empirical phenomena including paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical experiences. In this new theory-oriented companion volume they go further by attempting to understand how the world must be constituted in order that these “rogue” phenomena can occur. Drawing upon empirical science, metaphysical philosophy, and the mystical traditions, the authors work toward an improved “big picture” of the general character of reality, one which strongly overlaps territory traditionally occupied by the world’s institutional religions, and which attempts to reconcile science and spirituality by finding a middle path between the polarized fundamentalisms, religious and scientific, that have dominated recent public discourse.
And here's one of several laudatory quotes, this one from Andreas Sommer of Cambridge University:
Some of the philosophical problems that occupied William James longest and deepest, along with solutions he thought most promising, have literally been written out of history. This volume presents the first serious collective attempt since James’ death to revive his project. Its chapters are characterized by an intellectual ethos reminiscent of the ‘father’ of modern American psychology himself: sympathetic open-mindedness made fruitful through disciplined, calm and penetrating rigor.