Eastern Thought Meets Western Technology


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Human Thinking
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:42:37 AM »
"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow."

~ Werner Heisenberg 


                                             
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 02:37:33 PM »
"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it . as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 09:25:56 AM »
The general notions about human understanding . . . which are illustrated by discoveries in atomic physics are not in the nature of things wholly unfamiliar, wholly unheard of, or new. Even in our own culture they have a history, and in Buddhist and Hindu thought a more considerable and central place. What we shall find is an exemplification, an encouragement, and a refinement of old wisdom.
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 11:00:21 AM »
For a parallel to the lesson of atomic theory . . . [we must turn] to those kinds of epistemological problems with which already thinkers like the Buddha and Lao Tzu have been confronted, when trying to harmonize our position as spectators and actors in the great drama of existence.

~ Niels Bohr
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 11:05:47 AM »
The great scientific contribution in theoretical physics that has come from Japan since the last war may be an indication of a certain relationship between philosophical ideas in the tradition of the Far East and the philosophical substance of quantum theory.

~ Werner Heisenberg
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 11:19:08 AM »
I shall be presenting notes from the book THE TAO OF PHYSICS.

"The purpose of this book is to explore this relationship between the concepts of modern physics and the basic ideas in the philosophical and religious traditions of the Far East.

"We shall see how the two foundations of twentieth-century physics - quantum theory and relativity theory - both force us to see the world very much in the way a Hindu, Buddhist or Taoist sees it, and how this similarity strengthens when we look at the recent attempts to combine these two theories in order to describe the phenomena of the submicroscopic world: the properties and interactions of the subatomic particles of which all matter is made. Here the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism are most striking, and we shall often encounter statements where it is almost impossible to say whether they have been made by physicists or by Eastern mystics."
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Re: Human Thinking
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 08:26:00 AM »
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