Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Network

Take Heed: Carl Sagan

Introducing Chapter 17, The Road from Newton to Einstein, Smolin writes:
“Just as the world, in Leibniz’s vision, consist of a network of relations, so anyone who attempts to think about the world discovers that their thoughts are imbedded in a network of thoughts of other people, both past and present, so that most of the ideas that they may have for a moment mistakenly taken for their own were in fact only passing through, having traveled from mind to mind from some origin far in the past.” (p222)

Lee Smolin, The Life of the Cosmos, 1997, Oxford

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