"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Question for Heisenberg

And if upon gazing into the intricate potentiality of the universal conative composition, all that you see reflected back is a void, shall you therefore impose as a would be universal principle that which you call mere chance? What have you brought back but the soul sick pessimism with which you began your investigation? If you wish to see only chaos rather than self similar pre-established harmony you have made that choice for yourself, but wouldn't it be tyrannical indeed to attempt to shackle Dame Science with this cognitive malady of yours?

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