Wolfgang’s Weekly

27 September 2023 , ,

It is time to break the confines of the Cartesian Weltanschauung: time to rediscover the integral cosmos, the world which cannot be measured in light-years. Our current Occidental provincialism was in a way excusable during the glory days of physical science, when each new triumph was followed by another more astounding yet; but now that fundamental physics has entered a state of manifest chaos, the picture has drastically changed. Today the notion that the cosmos in its totality may comprise additional ontological planes—so far from being unthinkable—has in fact become eminently plausible: when the physics of so-called fundamental particles has turned into an ugly mess and no one admittedly understands the one theory that actually works—it is hardly the time to reject alternative conceptions out of hand.