And so it is for The Tao of Physics (an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism) of Fritjof Capra. In these few. Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time—way back in This special. The Tao of Physics explores the relationship between the hard science of modern physics and the spiritual enlightenment of Eastern mysticism.
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About the author The Tao of The tao of physics explores the relationship between the hard science of the tao of physics physics and the spiritual enlightenment of Eastern mysticism.
Anyone listening to New Age gurus, such as Zukav and Deepak Chopra, and modern megachurch Christian preachers, cannot miss the emphasis on the individual finding easy gratification, rather than sacrificing and selflessly laboring for a better world.
Holistic philosophy is the perfect delusion for the spoiled brat of any age who, all decked out in the latest fashion, loves to talk about solving the problems of the world but has no intention of sweating a drop in achieving this noble goal. Reductionist classical physics did not make people egoists.
People were egoists long before reductionist classical physics.
In fact, classical physics has nothing to say about humans except that they are material objects like rocks and trees, made of nothing more than the same atoms--just the tao of physics cleverly arranged by the impersonal forces of self-organization and evolution.
This is hardly a philosophical basis for narcissism.
The new quantum holism, on the other hand, encourages our delusions of personal importance. It tells us that we are part of an immortal cosmic mind the tao of physics the power to perform miracles and, as Chopra has said, to make our own reality.
Who needs God when we, ourselves, are God? Lucidly analyzes the tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism to show their striking parallels with the latest discoveries in cyclotrons.
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Mansfielda the tao of physics of physics and astronomy at Colgate University who wrote many papers and books of his own connecting physics to Buddhism and also to Jungian psychology complimented The Tao of Physics in Physics Today: Where others have failed miserably in trying to unite these seemingly different world views, Capra, a high-energy theorist, has succeeded admirably.
I strongly recommend the tao of physics book to both layman and scientist. It is eternally fresh. And so it is for The Tao of Physics an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism of Fritjof Capra.
In these few lines I would like to convey to you this sense of freshness that I felt after taking picking up the book again after —well, say twenty years… This is impressive, but I believe that the most impressive thing about the book was is its impact on the reader.
I know of some people who claim that their life the tao of physics been changed after reading this book, and this holds for the tao of physics as well as for lay people. This happens when a book has the power of opening a new horizon: You should read the preface by the author to the first and second edition in order to get an idea of the climate surrounding the birth of the book - the main point being that at that time, namely in the seventies of last century, the idea of contaminating the holy grail of physics with the remote, odd and still unfamiliar traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, and Vedanta, was something completely revolutionary, bordering on blasphemy.
This helps to explain two things about the original publication of this book. First, it did not help the scientific career of Fritjof, at that time a researcher in high energy physics in an important university in the United States an Austrian, with a PhD the tao of physics theoretical physics from the University of Vienna.
He dwells at length on Einstein's General Relativity, arguing that it proves that "geometry is not inherent in nature but is imposed upon it by the mind" p.
In actual fact, General Relativity the tao of physics the scientific rock upon which all the floundering ships in the fleet of subjectivism are dashed.
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From Einstein we have learned that the true structure of space and time is actually so incredibly foreign to our everyday intuitions that it is not even possible to understand it without the formidable apparatus of non-Euclidean geometry. Capra goes on in the same chapter to give an example that "shows that we can always determine whether a surface is curved or not, just by making geometrical measurements of its surface, and by comparing the results with those predicted by The tao of physics geometry.
If there is a discrepancy, the surface is curved; and the larger the discrepancy is - for a given size of figures - the stronger the curvature" p.
But what is it that is curved or not?
Something created by our mind?