Thursday, 22 December 2011
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Experiences manifest themselves not just in one dyad, but also in a second dyad that is complementary to the first. The quantum physicist Neils Bohr believed, rightly as it turned out, that this concept of complementarity would be found to be pivotal not just in physics but in every branch of knowledge.
Friday, 2 December 2011
LOVE & CURIOSITY – The Cosmos by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon has just been published (Dublin: Ithys Press, 2011).
It's a remarkably short and readable work in which we (O'Hanlon and I) argue for a radically new understanding of time, free will, reason, and reality–concepts at the very core of science, philosophy, religion and art.
In Love & Curiosity–the Cosmos we tackle the fundamental problems that bedevilled the ancients and still frustrate today’s leading thinkers, including Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and others. Then, one by one, we show how these questions are not as intractable as they once seemed. Ultimately, the proposition we present makes a demand of each one of us, including scientists, philosophers, artists and theologians, to change our attitude toward the world and what constitutes reality, but without the need to jettison our era’s discoveries in mathematics, physics, biology, and the greater humanities.
We think these ideas will be of great -- and practical -- interest to any reader concerned with the present state of the world, socially, politically, and environmentally, to people confounded by how to make breakthroughs in science accessible and humanly meaningful, and to those of us perplexed by the schism between the sciences and the humanities.
We have set up the "Love & Curiosity" blog as a forum to share and discuss these ideas: our era's most provocative and challenging issues.
To enquire about a copy of the book, please visit our publisher's website: ITHYS PRESS