George Levy > At a deeper level, we could ask the question, why is the principle of > causality so important?
What appears to be more frightening: a clocklike universe which is totally governed by deterministic laws, or a lawless universe which is totally unpredictable and random? Asked once Karl Svozil http://tph.tuwien.ac.at/~svozil/publ/2000-vreal.htm I think that the present qm description is something in between, and it allows evolution, differentiation, etc. > This principle is intimately tied up with our > own rationality which is an essential ingredient of our consciousness. > Thus the world itself seems to be a product of ourselves. Nature is earlier than man, but man is earlier than natural science. (Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsaecker) Regards, s.