[Vision2020] Tonight: Mysticism and the New Physics

Nick Gier ngier at uidaho.edu
Wed Apr 30 10:45:01 PDT 2008

Good Morning:

Tonight we will be talking about five types of mysticism and 
contemporary (as opposed to classical) physics.  Best selling books 
such as The Tao of Physics and Dancing Wu Li Masters suggest that 
there are some essential links between mysticism and physics, but I 
don't think so.

The reading is a www.class.uidaho.edu/ngier/mysticism or you can 
print out the attached Word file.

We meet at the Yellow House just west of the UU Church at 2nd and van 
Buren at 7:30.

Nick Gier

"Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to 
human affairs."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who 
represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it."
  --Mohandas Gandhi

"Modern physics has taught us that the nature of any system cannot be 
discovered by dividing it into its component parts and studying each 
part by itself. . . .We must keep our attention fixed on the whole 
and on the interconnection between the parts. The same is true of our 
intellectual life. It is impossible to make a clear cut between 
science, religion, and art. The whole is never equal simply to the 
sum of its various parts." --Max Planck

Nicholas F. Gier
Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Idaho
1037 Colt Rd., Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-9212/FAX 885-8950
President, Idaho Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

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