physicists

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on physicists and mathematicians

Physicists take a big problem, make it smaller with smart reasoning, approximate it and then solve it. Whereas Mathematicians, take a seemingly small problem, expand it beyond recognition and prove they cannot solve it.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Ken Wilber on mysticism, physics, physicists, and mystics

Notice [in Quantum Questions] I was not saying that modern physics itself supports or proves a mystical worldview.  I was saying the physicists themselves were mystics, and not that their discipline was a mystical or somehow spiritual endeavor resulting in a religious worldview.  In other words, I disagreed entirely with books such as The Tao of Physics and The Dancing Wu Li Masters, which claimed that modern physics supported or even proved Eastern mysticism.  This is a colossal error.  Physics is a limited, finite, relative, and partial endeavor, dealing with a very limited aspect of reality.  It does not, for example, deal with biological, psychological, economic, literary, or historical truths; whereas mysticism deals with all of that, which the Whole.  To say physics proves mysticism is like saying the tale proves the dog.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber

Contributed by: ~Matthew

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