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Jencks, ed.), pp. 44-51, Royal Academy of Art, 1997 Mae-Wan HoBioelectrodynamics Laboratory, Open University, U.K. Organic space-time versus mechanical space-time I am told the comet in our sky visited us 4000 years ago. As it revolves once around the heaven, earth has revolved 4000 times around our sun, and human beings have gone from stone age to space age in 160 life cycles. Mechanical space and time are both linear, homogeneous, separate and local. Psychoanalyst-artist Marian Milner (1957) describes her experience of "not being able to paint" as the fear of losing control, of no longer seeing the mechanical common-sensible separateness of things. Organism versus mechanism The mechanistic worldview indeed officially ended at the beginning of this century. Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology - Arnold Mindell, PH.D. Quantum Mind.
The Edge Between Physics and Psychology This is the second edition with new preface from the author. In a single volume, Arnold Mindell brings together psychology, physics, math, myth, and shamanism – not only mapping the way for next-generation science but also applying this wisdom to personal growth, group dynamics, social and political processes, and environmental issues. Big Problems Need Small Solutions. Issue 297July/August 2016Natural Healing Undercurrents Big Problems Need Small Solutions by Charles Eisenstein Cover: Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 1932 by Georgia O'Keeffe. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ DACS, London Issue availability Order the current issue now Issue available as PDF.
Complexity, Uncertainty, Emergence and Creativity. The paradoxes that sit at the very core of physics ... Theoretical physics is beset by a paradox that remains as mysterious today as it was a century ago: at the subatomic level things are simultaneously particles and waves.
Like the duck-rabbit illusion first described in 1899 by the Polish-born American psychologist Joseph Jastrow, subatomic reality appears to us as two different categories of being. But there is another paradox in play. Physics itself is riven by the competing frameworks of quantum theory and general relativity, whose differing descriptions of our world eerily mirror the wave-particle tension. When it comes to the very big and the extremely small, physical reality appears to be not one thing, but two.
The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are. During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose.
We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of practices like yoga and meditation to Watts’s influence. What It’s Like to Live in a Universe of Ten Dimensions. By Maria Popova What songwriting has to do with string theory.
What would happen if you crossed the physics of time with the science of something and nothing? You might get closer to understanding the multiverse. Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist. By Maria Popova Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast.
As a lover of science and of all things Alice in Wonderland, imagine my delight at discovering Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (public library) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist Robert Gilmore, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and CERN. Touch.dangerousminds. It was in January OF 1944 that Benoit Mandelbrot fell in love with geometry, “in its most concrete and sensual form.” ”That part of geometry in which mathematics and the eye meet.”
During a math class, when Mandelbrot was nineteen years of age, at the Lycee du Parc in Lyon, young Benoit realized he could visualize algebra as geometric images. The class professor had been discussing a mathematical problem when Mandelbrot became instantly aware that he had the ability to change algebra into pictures. He then realized that once you can see pictures, the answer to a problem is obvious.
In 1958, Mandelbrot left France and joined IBM in America. Engineers at IBM had found an issue with transmitting computer information over telephone lines. The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking. By Maria Popova Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher.
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Opportunistic Quantum Leaps in Human Evolution. “What is here is elsewhere. What is not here is nowhere.” – a Hindu proverb DIY quantum applications. Figure 1: Anti-gravity Engine. 2: an Infinite Force Engine. 3: Wormhole. All three easily engineered at home with your cat and buttered toast. Where do really new and productive ideas come from? Although this is clearly a time of great upheaval in Earth’s history, in many senses we’re reorganizing civilization to include new sets of important values in human consciousness.
This wasn’t the first time someone noticed this. Time Reborn: a new theory of time - a new view of the world. Godliness in the Known and the Unknowable: Alan Lightman on Science and Spirituality. By Maria Popova “Faith is the willingness to give ourselves over, at times, to things we do not fully understand… the full engagement with this strange and shimmering world.” “If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his timeless meditation on science and religion, “we will have failed.” This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works.