Hi Hildegard, you have imparted some good wisdom in your article, thank you. Regarding consciousness, did you know that in August 2016 the scientific AWARE study announced that consciousness survives death; which you and I know but which has been a bone of contention with scientists. Now that we are getting on the same page with scientists, we can expect good progress in the study of consciousness–and expect evidence for a top-down universe to accumulate ie. a creative consciousness must have pre-existed material atoms because it survives while they are dispersed. Creative consciousness rules! Max Planck, a father of modern Quantum Mechanics, always believed that and said so but was a bit ahead of his time.