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    I'm also a student of quantum mechanics, but that wasn't the point of this diary either.
    Here is Nicholas Kristof's take on how and why religion and spirituality might work to make our society better...all very scientific of course ;-)

    "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

    by northsylvania on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 11:42:53 AM PDT

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    •  Northsylvania (3+ / 0-)
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      Are you familiar with The Tao of Physics?  Seminal work, for me anyway.

      •  Errrr...... (1+ / 0-)
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        That's one of those books where philosophers say, "I don't know about the science, but the philosophy is terrible," and scientists say, "I don't know about the philosophy, but the science is terrible."

        "Given the fact of servitude, the feudal relationship is the only tolerable one." (George Orwell)

        by sagesource on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 06:41:09 PM PDT

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        •  I don't know (0+ / 0-)

          I'm learning physics on my own, so I can't speak to that part.  From the Eastern philosophy part, however, no problem.

          •  Beg to differ (1+ / 0-)
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            I did a Ph.D in premodern Chinese intellectual history and tend to get a bit irritated when people start burbling around about the "Tao" or "Dao." There is much less mysticism in ancient Chinese thought than is sometimes assumed by those who have to rely on translations which are as often as not heavily tinged by wishful thinking and/or done by people who seem unaware that Classical Chinese actually has a grammar and can't simply be construed any way that the spirit moves you.

            "Given the fact of servitude, the feudal relationship is the only tolerable one." (George Orwell)

            by sagesource on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 06:58:41 PM PDT

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