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"If it does something that a person does not expect, then logically-speaking that person does not understand it."

Understanding issues like the dual nature of light, or the idea of curved space-time continuum remain "counterintuitive" even when you successfully went through the whole process of explaining the mathematics behind. If you look at how volatile things still are in the world of quantum physics, how theories appear, shine and disappear faster than a meteorite, you'll probably understand what I meant by saying that science is far from being the safe land we like to think it is, and that keeping in the realm of Reason and Hard Fact is far from excluding unexplained, weird phenomenons as mere delusions.

(obviously all this doesn't concern winged dragons spitting fire, or burning chariots taking this or that saint to the sky; those may be the criteria some choose to dismiss mystical phenomenons, for me it's just a mark of unseriousness and a intention to do propaganda rather than debate).

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 Sun May 31st, 2009 at 06:39:45 PM EST
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