Gary Zukav’s timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling masterpiece, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, is arguably the most widely acclaimed. The Dancing. Wu Li Masters. An Overview of the New Physics. Gary Zukav. A BANTAM NEW AGE BOOK. BANTAM BOOKS. NEW YORK • TORONTO • LONDON. The Dancing Wu Li Masters differs quite a bit from The Holographic Universe, but there is also a lot of . In short, Gary Zukav has written a very good book.
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Quotes from Dancing Wu Li Mas The true difference between the scientist and the liberal artist is not that most scientists lack imagination; it is that, while both have imagination, the scientist’s imagination is constrained by the need to conform to the results of real experiments; the artist’s imagination is constrained only by the need to conform to the internal logic of his work of art. The first group prefers explorations which require a precision of logical processes.
It is rather ironic, then, that the actual ideas about which Zukav and others like him make so much philosophical heavy weather do turn out to be quite simple–so much so that in fact they are platitudes when stated plainly and also have nothing to do with the difference between the old and the new physics, as I observed above.
It was tough reading a book concerning “new” physics written over 30 years ago. So technically it is still an open question whether nonlocality, as manifested in violations of the Bell inequalities, is truly confirmed by experiment, but no physicists in the field seriously expect it not to be confirmed when sufficiently accurate experiments can be done.
The interesting twist to this book is how it relates the process that quantum physicists work and come up with theories to eastern philosophies.
Claiming new physics and eastern beliefs perhaps “touch” each other is not a crime for either.
Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav
Gary’s gentle humor, sensitivity, and deep insights have endeared him to millions of readers and listeners. What we believe determines what we take to be true. This isn’t that kind of book. Working scientists, particularly those whose primary focus is running actual experiments, as a rule have little use for daning relativism implicit in Zukav’s talk of “creating” new things instead of discovering them.
Garu refers to “The People’s Republic of Berkeley”. What science really means in the life of a student and a researcher versus in the ordinary life of a layman, this book completely closes gaps on it! Books by Gary Zukav.
“The Dancing Wu Li Masters”
We think about one thing, then wuu. This is probably as good as a physics-for-the-layman book can get. I started reading it in the middle of july it is middle of october now and I could not finish reading the last 10 or so This is a book written by a non-physicist that argues how the cutting edge quantum mechanics connect back to buddhist and other mxsters.
Einstein doesnt like it. Oct 11, S.
Nevertheless, this is not easy reading at all. He’s too eager to yammer on about particles acting as if they were conscious, ties between quantum mechanics and telepathy, and on and on.
Zukav did a surprisingly competent job describing physics in laymen terms that it is hard to believe he is not in the STEM field at all. I’ve figured out a logical progression: These theories takes you to the limits of human intellect – be it warping space-time or now-here-now-there electrons or mattet that is wave or wave that garu matter – and gives you an intellectual gratification when you even grasp of iota of it.
Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics)
The scientific process of testing ideas and rejecting those that don’t match up with experimental results takes place for mawters most part out of sight of nonscientists, who see only the consensus that gets built up and refined over time, but someone who claims to be writing a book to expound physics to the lay person ought to be willing to go behind the scenes enough to see the full process.
But we are only part of nature, not all of it, so there is much of “nature” that is not us, which was there before we were born and will be there after we die–in other words, “there is an external world which exists apart from us”.
As some reviewer rightly said, ‘Stripped of Mathematics, Physics becomes pure enchantment. His view of most scientists as lacking imagination is only a reflection of his own lack of knowledge. Perhaps someday a clever person will figure out a way to make the different philosophies make different testable predictions as John Bell, cancing Zukav discusses in the book, figured out how to make the different views of Einstein and Bohr on “local realism” in quantum mechanics make different testable predictionsand then we can do the experiments and see.
But this book is not supposed to be about art, or love, but about science, and in science we give logical analysis an important role for the very good reason that without it we can’t tell good maeters from bad. Add reciprocal ACE info. But until then we just don’t know–we can only speculate. But the more important point is that, whether you think of the dimension of the wave function space or the number of degrees of freedom, it doesn’t change when the wave function collapses.
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