Firstly, from reading Feynman's PhD thesis (see reference, Feynman and
Wheeler, 1945) he was aware of Feynman's conception of charged particles
which 'somehow' generated Spherical Electromagnetic In and Out Waves (Feynman
called them advanced and retarded waves), but Wolff realised that there
are no solutions for spherical vector electromagnetic waves (which are
mathematical waves which require both a quantity of force and a direction
of force, . vector). Wolff had the foresight to try using real waves,
which are Scalar (defined by their Wave-Amplitude only).
And this then led to a series of remarkable discoveries.
Bohm's scientific and philosophical views were inseparable. In 1959 he came across a book by the Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti. It struck him how his own ideas on quantum mechanics meshed with the philosophical ideas of Krishnamurti. Bohm's approach to philosophy and physics receive expression in his 1980 book Wholeness and the Implicate Order , and in the book Science, Order and Creativity . In his later years, he developed the technique that has become known as "Bohm Dialogue", in which equal status and "free space" form the most important prerequisites. He believed that if carried out on a sufficiently wide scale, such Dialogues could help overcome fragmentation in society.