"BEYOND LIMITS"A Conversation with Professor David Bohm
Professor David Bohm (
was undeniably one of the world's preeminent scientists.Such people as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, the Dalai Lama and J. Krishnamurti had recognized and acknowledged the uniqueness of his mind. But, in addition to being a great scientist and a great philosopher, David Bohm was also a great friend. Not only to those of us who knew him personally, but to all the people of the world. His passion for clarity, as it is reflected in his writings, was driven by a deep compassion for his fellow human beings. One need only spend a little time musing over the direction his lifework took, to comprehend this. Dave (he preferred to be called 'Dave'-- such was the humility of the man) once told me that,when a noted colleague asked him how he reconciled his earlier work in Quantum Mechanicswith the work he was now doing in the field of Consciousness, he answered, "To me, it's all onemovement." The following pages are a transcript of a conversation between Professor Bohm and myself which was videotaped in Amsterdam, Holland in September of 1990, by TELEAC, the Dutch Public Television Network. In our conversation, Professor Bohm traced that 'onemovement' from its earliest remembered origins, as a boy in Pennsylvania, to his most recent work. It is, therefore, in the spirit of friendship and Dialogue (as he defined the word) that these pages are offered.
William M. AngelosCamp Hill, PA2 November, 1992