and the Mysterious
Enhanced Quantum Physics (EEQT)
to my other online papers dealing with hyperdimensional physics
KNOWLEDGE AND FREEDOM
Knowledge protects, ignorance
page, dealing with two of the most important concepts that a responsible
scientist has to ponder upon, namely Knowledge and Freedom, has
a funny story. The original page is now here - because it was not
"liked" by some of my collegues at the Institute of Theoretical
Physics, University of Wroclaw. So I replaced it with what is here.
But after I realized that, being a scientist, I can not agree with
illogical restrictions of freedom of expressing my personal views
- I removed this and other files from its original home place. So,
here they are....
Bertrand Russel as quoted in: Chomsky, Noam (1972c) Problems of
Knowledge and Freedom. London: Pantheon. :
"... all moral culture springs solely and immediately from
the inner life of the soul, and can only be stimulated in human nature,
and never produced by external and artificial contrivances....
Whatever does not spring from a man's free choice, or is only the
result of instructions and guidance, does not enter into his very being,
but still remains alien to his true nature; he does not perform it with
truly human energies, but merely with mechanical exactness."
"Meantime, the world in which we exist has other aims. But
it will pass away, burned up in the fire of its hot passions: and from
its ashes will spring a new and younger world, full of fresh hope, with
the light of morning in its eyes."
Bertrand Russel in: The Science to Save Us from Science
"But all who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things:
That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequatly fed
than starved, better to be free than a slave. Many people desire
these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite
content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted
by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure
our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you
wish to be happy yourself, you must resign to seeing others also happy.
Whether science can continue, and whether, while it continue, it
can do more good than harm, depends upon the capacity of mankind to
learn this simple lesson. Perhaps it is necessary that all should
learn it, but it must be learned by all who have great power, and among
those some still have a long way to go.
See also my"Physics
of the Mysterious"
To My - no longer existing -
the link was : http://www.ift.uni.wroc.pl/~ajad/homepage.htm