Friday, April 2, 2010

Cause and Effect := Event and Change in State

I greatly enjoyed discovering essays and thoughts of Arthur Young, for example, at :, in which he makes a wonderful case for the quantum paradigm shift having not happened yet, in part due to our wild penchant to retain the security of the objectivity that appears to come with the classical and relativistic storylines. In one of his essays he refers to Einstein having converted our thinking from a point to an event diagrammed in ASCII art here as:

       past ____________^___________future

but which Young points out the event, for instance, the Civil War, is actually a change of state:


more like where there is  stepwise change of state.   Elegant of him, huh?