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Confortably Numb?

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Date published: 2023-01-23
Date modified: 2023-01-23
Reading time: 00:01:23

Author: Patrizia Tomasi-Bensik

Confortably Numb?

“We’re making it up. The world, the universe, life, reality.
Especially reality.”
Tom Robbins


To a scientist, light is a mathematical function. For an observer, the wave allows observation. For a sybarite, infinite grains give pleasure when they meet her or his skin, under the Tuscan sun.

But where is reality?

For Niels Bohr, wave and particle are two complementary manifestations of the same phenomenon.

In his Principle of Complementarity, Bohr demonstrates that reality is not dual but the result of experimental interactions. That is, for everything to make sense, we develop concepts. Thus, the particle –any particle- is not an object that has mass or charge, or even spin (angular momentum or the characteristics of rotation of a body), but chameleonic fractal potentialities, which assume the condition according to the circumstances.

It is important to point out that the photon is never both a wave and a particle. It is something that appears in the context, in the event, according to its characteristics and disappears in the absence of these.

When we talk about an electron, for example, we cannot say that it has mass, charge, or spin of its own. So how can we claim that our bodies belong to us?

We cannot. We do so within a Consensus, a coarse-grained apprehension of what we define as reality.

Bringing Chandrakirti's conceptualization of reality into physics, the electron is not its properties; it is nothing beyond its properties; it is not the foundation of its properties; its properties do not ground it; it is not the owner of its properties; it is not just the junction of its properties and finally, it is not the form of its properties.

And if the electron does not have an existence of its own, that does not mean that it does not exist.

It is our conceptual designations that give it existence.

We do need the comfort of reality where we create a perennial and material world, in which we are born and die. When reality may well be portions of interrelated and eternal consciousness conceiving reality. Uroborus.

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