Henry Stapp’s words quoted by Brian Josephson, were one of the first occasions I was turned on to considering that (eastern) mysticism might have something real to add to science. Both serious physicists, the latter a Nobel prizewinner, both interestingly, present at the 2003 Science of Consciousness event in Tucson. At the time (noted in … Continue reading “Henry Stapp”
I’ve been raving about Deutsch’s Fabric of Reality world view, and mentioned that he didn’t play as strongly as expected on his quantum information work. I see he was just last week awarded a prize by The Edge for his pioneering work in quantum computing.
Re-reading Michael Talbot – (Can’t believe it’s 3 weeks since I last posted – been so busy with the day job recently – anyway ….) I’ve re-read Michael Talbot’s “Mysticism and the New Physics” in the last few days – it’s only 130 pages plus afterwords. This was the first book I read that explicitly … Continue reading “Re-reading Michael Talbot”
My axioms were so clean-hewn, The joins of ‘thus’ and ‘therefore’ neat – But, I admit Life would not fit Between straight lines And all the cornflowers said was ‘blue,’ All summer long, so blue. So when the sea came in and with one wave Threatened to wash my edifice away – I let it. … Continue reading “Cornflowers – Too Blue for Logic”
“It’s like receiving a threat from a post-modernist gangster, who makes you an offer you can’t understand.” – Charlie Stross (via Jeff Vogel, via Jacob Haller, via “kibology”, via Jorn). [Link omitted intentionally. I’ve not ventured into kibology yet, whatever that is, but the time may yet come.] Seriously though, I re-read most of Joe … Continue reading “Talking of Post-Modernists”
Reading Physics and Philosophy by Werner Heisenberg (c1958/p1962) Having previously read the Physical Principles of Quantum Theory, to get a first hand account of the Uncertainty Principle, found this much more readable volume of his. Pretty comprehensive summary of Philosophical views of the “reality of matter and atoms” from the Greeks to Hume and Russell. … Continue reading “Physics and Philosophy – Heisenberg”
Binary or Tertiary views ? – Let’s do the Hokey-Cokey.How many things do you divide something else into. Are you a2×2 Person – BCG Grids, Yes&No, Black&White, we need a decision, binary chopper.3×3 Person – three layer architectures, with three layers in each layer, onion-skins ad-infinitum.Is there such a thing as an NxM Person ? … Continue reading “Hokey Cokey or Binary Chop ?”
Synchronicity, Jung and I Ching – start a new thread.I Ching Edition & translation by Hellmut Wilhelm & Carey Baynes.On-line copy of the Foreword to I Ching by Carl Gustav Jung.Synchronicity – the principle of Meaningful Coincidences. This is a somewhat mystic / psychobabble source, but a readable summary of Jung and Synchronicity, and relationship … Continue reading “Synchronicity, Jung and I Ching”