Quantum mechanics for cat lovers – Newton strikes back.

July 31, 2008

I just love Journey By Starlight: Quantum mechanics for cat lovers – Newton strikes back. and everything at http://journeybystarlight.blogspot.com I’ve seen so far. Now, how to work it into my science course. Of course, I think that George Berkeley (1685-1753) said it all before…

Berkeley theorized that individuals cannot know if an object is; they can only know if an object is perceived by a mind. He stated that individuals cannot think or talk about an object’s being, but rather think or talk about an object’s being perceived by someone. That is, individuals cannot know any “real” object or matter “behind” the object as they perceive it, which “causes” their perceptions. He thus concluded that all that individuals know about an object is their perception of it.

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