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  Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Philipp Frank: "Modern Science and Its Philosophy": Chapter 8
Efforts were made to complete the new physical theories by "philosophic interpretations" in order to proclaim the imminence of a return to the anthropomorphic physics of the Middle Ages and a consequent re‑establishment of the lost unity of nature.
At most, it is represented for the domain of physics by those philosophers or scientists who wish to make as wide a gulf as possible between physics and biology, in order to obtain in the field of the living or the social processes free play for a spiritualistic metaphysics.
It follows then that classical physics, aided by quantum physics (of inanimate atoms), is inadequate for the description of the phenomena of life, since it is incompatible with the application of physics to the living organism that the latter should be killed by every act of exact measurement.
www.autodidactproject.org /other/frank-MSP/frank08.html   (4426 words)

 Complementarity and reconciliation
Complementarity is a general epistemological principle, which should apply to all the domains of human thought and activity - from the hard sciences of physics and biology to the study of man, society and morality.
If the principle of complementarity has any place at all in the description of living organisms, this place may lie outside the strict domain of biological research, and concern the perception of the living creature as a subject with which one can sympathize, identifying oneself with its feeling of purpose.
The idea of complementarity suggests a different approach, much more modest, which is perhaps the only way to cope with the conflicting accounts of reality which today cannot be denied their claim to validity.
www.bendov.info /eng/reconcil.htm   (4202 words)

 Complementary & The Copenhagen Interpretation
Complementarity and the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Thus he chose to represent his Principle of Complementarity as the centrepiece of his coat of arms.
If the Complementarity Principle is subtle, complex, and difficult to understand, then its extension into Bohr's interpretation of Quantum Mechanics will share these characteristics with some added subtlety.
www.upscale.utoronto.ca /GeneralInterest/Harrison/Complementarity/CompCopen.html   (2783 words)

 Quantum Physics, Depth Psychology, and Beyond by Thomas J. McFarlane
As a result, 20th century physics undermined the very basis for materialism, and suggested to some thinkers that the psyche may be involved, in some mysterious way, with the determination of the observed properties of matter.
The fundamental laws of quantum physics were discovered independently in 1925 by Werner Heisenberg and in 1926 by Erwin Schrödinger in response to puzzling experimental evidence that contradicted the fundamental concepts of classical physics.
In particular, he reasoned that because all physical interactions are governed by Schrödinger's wave equation, the projection that is associated with observation must be attributed to a non-physical consciousness that is not governed by physical law.
www.integralscience.org /psyche-physis.html   (8614 words)

 Complementarity (physics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Various neutron interferometry experiments demonstrate the subtleness of the notions of duality and complementarity in an interesting way.
Berthold-Georg Englert, Marlan O. Scully and Herbert Walther, Quantum Optical Tests of Complementarity, Nature, Vol 351, pp 111-116 (9 May 1991) and (same authors) The Duality in Matter and Light Scientific American, pg 56-61, (December 1994).
Demonstrates that complementarity is enforced, and quantum interference effects destroyed, by decoherence (irreversible object-apparatus correlations), and not, as was previously popularly believed, by Heisenberg's uncertainty principle itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Complementarity_(physics)   (507 words)

 Amazon.com: Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics: Books: D. R. Murdoch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Murdoch describes the historical background of the physics from which Bohr's ideas grew; he traces the origins of his idea of complementarity and discusses its meaning and significance.
Niels Bohr's theory of complementarity was an attempt to solve the enormous problems of interpretation - especially the problem of wave-particle duality - that beset the quantum theory in the mid-twenties.
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www.amazon.com /Niels-Bohrs-Philosophy-Physics-Murdoch/dp/052137927X   (1008 words)

 Complementarity (Physics) books, find the lowest prices
Computational Electromagnetism : Variational Formulations, Complementarity, Edge Elements
The Philosophy of Niels Bohr : The Framework of Complementarity
Complementarities : A Lecture Delivered at Birkbeck College, London, 28th June 1972 in Honour of the Late Professor C. Mace, Professor of Psychology, Birkbeck College, 1944-1961
www.allbookstores.com /Complementarity_(Physics).html   (199 words)

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-- Rosenfeld, Physics Today 16, (Oct 1963), pg.
No one brought to bear a more judicious combination of daring and conservativeness, nor a deeper feel for the harmony of physics."
futurepositive.synearth.net /2006/03/14   (1018 words)

 Bohr's complementarity - Quantum Physics - tribe.net
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Can anyone tell me the gist of Bohr's complementarity principle?
Bore's Complementary Principle: Even if you're dull as hell, people will like you as long as you say nice things to them.
quantumphysics.tribe.net /thread/f81dc829-63b5-4ab2-82c1-b53835ee1560   (100 words)

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