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I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
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I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
I'm not too sure if the historical Darwin would have appreciated having his image right next to the word atheist though. All he really did was reject Christianity in later life because he disagreed with the doctrine of hell. If you read the Origin of Species he used the word God quite a lot in there.
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
He's being presented as an old man with a beard up in the sky. Big Grin
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
And can we have Einstein on Einstein`s birthday? aswell as Schrödinger and others?
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Einstein would have had a fit as he didn't want to be associated with any religious belief or stance. He believed in some kind of order of the universe though not a personal God. I have no idea about Schrödinger.
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
(February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am)Zone Wrote: I have no idea about Schrödinger.

I think he regarded himself as an atheist but he mightn't have wanted to be associated with the kind of atheism which regards quantum mysticism as New Age woo. Big Grin

References for Erwin Schrödinger wiki article

^ Andrea Diem-Lane. Spooky Physics. MSAC Philosophy Group. p. 42. ISBN 9781565430808. "In terms of religion, Schrodinger fits in the atheist camp. ... But interestingly Schrodinger had a deep connection to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Eastern philosophy in general. Erwin studied numerous books on Eastern thought as well as the Hindu scriptures. He was enthralled with Vedanta thought and connected ideas of oneness and unity of mind with his research on quantum physics, specifically wave mechanics."

Erwin Schrödinger Quotes

Quote:Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge... It has nothing to do with the individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. Indeed in a certain sense two "I"'s are identical namely when one disregards all special contents — their Karma. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further... when man dies his Karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.
Writings of July 1918, quoted in A Life of Erwin Schrödinger (1994) by Walter Moore ISBN 0521437679

It is not possible that this unity of knowledge, feeling and choice which you call your own should have sprung into being from nothingness at a given moment not so long ago; rather this knowledge, feeling, and choice are essentially eternal and unchangeable and numerically one in all men, nay in all sensitive beings. But not in this sense — that you are a part, a piece, of an eternal, infinite being, an aspect or modification of it... For we should then have the same baffling question: which part, which aspect are you? what, objectively, differentiates it from the others? No, but, inconceiveable as it seems to ordinary reason, you — and all other conscious beings as such — are all in all. Hence, this life of yours... is, in a certain sense, the whole... This, as we know, is what the Brahmins express in that sacred, mystic formula... 'Tat tvam asi' — this is you. Or, again, in such words as 'I am in the east and in the west, I am below and above, I am this whole world.'
Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon Mother Earth, with certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you ... For eternally and always there is only now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end.
"The Mystic Vision" as translated in Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists (1984) edited by Ken Wilber
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
Being a reader of James Joyce, and my favorite novel being Ulysses, I can already tell you that I will be annoying you all on the 16th of June. Tongue

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(February 12, 2013 at 8:09 am)The Germans are coming Wrote: And can we have Einstein on Einstein`s birthday? aswell as Schrödinger and others?

We'd never know whether Schrödinger was actually there, though.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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(February 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm)Stimbo Wrote:
(February 12, 2013 at 8:09 am)The Germans are coming Wrote: And can we have Einstein on Einstein`s birthday? aswell as Schrödinger and others?

We'd never know whether Schrödinger was actually there, though.

It's better to have Heisenberg. We'll know he's there as long as we don't try to see how fast he's going.
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
(February 12, 2013 at 7:24 am)Zone Wrote: I'm not too sure if the historical Darwin would have appreciated having his image right next to the word atheist though.

I'm sure he'd appreciate that people celebrated his accomplishments, regardless of who they are or what they believe. The sign doesn't say he was an atheist does it?
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RE: I see a celestial Darwin has put in an appearance
(February 12, 2013 at 7:24 am)Zone Wrote: I'm not too sure if the historical Darwin would have appreciated having his image right next to the word atheist though. All he really did was reject Christianity in later life because he disagreed with the doctrine of hell. If you read the Origin of Species he used the word God quite a lot in there.

He's a bit too dead to be giving a crap where his face is. People have done things with his image that might bug him a lot more.

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