Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Way up this thread I chose as an example the dual nature of light precisely for its implications.
I claimed that this is an example which can hardly be explained rationally.
I showed that brilliant scientists doubted for years, even as both theoretical and experimental base was already there.
Why? Because explaining such fundamental topic by means of probabilities is -- weird. In this particular case, it's not just that we wouldn't hold the ultimate secret of the universe; the problem is that we don't quite know what photons, or quanta are, even at a functional level. And the practical applications in work today are only using the tip of the theoretical iceberg.
More still, the philosophical issues resulted from this are absolutely fascinating and show, not the limits of rational thinking (on the contrary, I always claimed myself of rational argumenting, not from mystical ), but the complexity of the universe even as we know it and the irrationality of using terms such as irrational vs some rational, hard-fact science.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)
by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Mon Jun 1st, 2009 at 03:38:56 PM EST
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