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Re: AW: zen and the fluent music
Just a thought,
I dunno if this has anything to do with Heisenberg or not. But there
is a generally held theory that (on some level) observation alters the
observed and therefore affects the results. I do not know if this is
some corollary to the principle that the more accurately you determine
the position of a sub-atomic particle the less you can determine about
it's specific direction and/or velocity or not -- but there seems to be a
tangential connection of some sort there (in my mind at least). I'm
cetainly no expert though.
I'm also not sure if this is the connection that Rick's friend might be refering
to but it seems plausable that it could be -- if only as a metaphoric parallel.
We observe the universe and perceive (and then project on it) "paterns" and
schemes of organization to help us understand it based on what we see.
But what we see is always incomplete at some level -- and changing too.
So the paterns we develop are always inevitably inacurate, incomplete
and (from time to time) changing. Also, the more we know (if we are wise)
the more we know we don't know.
Some new-agey folks believe our "projections" actually alter the "reality"
around us. I don't believe it a bit. But that's an "idea" that's making the
rounds. "Think nice thoughts and it will become a world of love and peace . . .
oh yeah . . . and send all you money to Guru Wannahockaloogey." I believe it's
more like Ed Abby says in one of my favorite quotes by him: "Better a cruel
truth than a comfortable delusion."
Some truths are mutable, some (in my now cantakerous AARP-member years)
seem much less so. What can I say? I'm a cranky OLD GUY and I like to hear
tEd ® kiLLiAn
In a message dated 7/12/05 2:25:35 PM, email@example.com writes:
I don't see the Heisenberg influence here at all. It seems like taking
Einstein's laws to explain why cars do not drive faster than 55 or
65 mph on American highways...
"Different is not always better, but better is always different"
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