About J. S. Parker

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  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    Instead of trying to amend our instinctive, flying-billiard-ball picture of atomic physics to make it consistent with quantum experiments and eliminate the paradoxes which result from such a concrete picture, another strategy is to focus, not on the particles, but on the events they manifest and the information they carry. To do this, we must abandon the natural idea of a universe made of objects and instead see reality as made up of happenings – events and processes.
  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    The mind is the subjectivist description of the functioning of the brain.
  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    By ‘idealism’ we mean that the external world is simply an ‘idea’ that exists within the mind. This is not to say that there is not an external world out there but simply that we can never perceive that world directly. It is presented to us as an internally generated mental construct.
    Note: Anthony Peake
  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    You see, man is evolving towards a creature who will be complete and self-sufficient. He will be so deeply absorbed in his inner worlds - those regions of pure bliss which we glimpse through music and art - that he will be capable of carrying on further and developing. This seems to me to be the most interesting thing about human beings, those moments of white heat when something like the fusion process takes place in us, and suddenly, instead of being mere social beings who see ourselves as nonentities unless reflected in the faces of others, we take on this inner incandescence.
    Note: wilson
  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    "The greatest good," said Spinoza "is the knowledge of the union which the mind has with the whole nature."
    Note: Lanza
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