Friday, November 19, 2004

Uncertainty Principle

'In the formulation of the causal law, namely, 'If we know the present exactly, we can predict the future,' it is not the conclusion, but rather the premise which is false. We cannot, as a matter of principle, know the present in all its details'.

-- Heisenberg

The Uncertainty Principle proves that Plato was right. You will never find truth in sensation, because sensation cannot capture the real world. At the most basic level, the world is fleeting, our vision of it through our senses is imperfect, incomplete, blurry.

Classical determinism can be summed up as: A therefore B.

The Uncertainty principle says that our senses limit us to expressing a statement of: ψ(A) therefore ψ(B).

The real world is not in the ψ wave functions, apprehended by our imperfect senses. The real world is in the 'therefore', that which always is and never becomes, that which is apprehended not by the senses but by intellection.


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