Vintage Wheeler


My take: If we can get to the place where we understand that “reality” and what we perceive as its aspects are self-organizing data/information in constant flux within an interrelational context, the question posed by this article becomes moot. The rest – including debates about direct observation versus “indirect” observation (that is, observation via instruments designed by humans for the purpose of observation and that ultimately have a human making an observation of the instruments’ observations) – is mental masturbation… as are any attempts at using human thinking to disprove human thinking.

It is (Western) linguistic determinism and material reductionism that would advance an argument otherwise and make any of this more complicated than it actually is.

Does the Universe Exist if We’re Not Looking? – Discover


~ by theobservereffect on August 7, 2013.

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