RE: MD Irrationality

From: Platt Holden (
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 17:23:35 BST

Hi Nate:
> Platt,
> Universal
> static moral patterns are absolutely necessary for anything to survive.
> If quantum particles go, we all go.
> Could you be a little more specific? Are you suggesting that subatomic
> particles make decisions based upon moral patterns? As far as my
> understanding goes, the scientific world is still not certain whether or
> not they truly behave this way, or if they are merely giving the illusion
> of having their own free will. (And I'm probably wrong, it's likely you're
> not talking about this at all, so I'll step back and let you answer.)

Here's how Pirsig describes quantum particle behavior:

"But in modern quantum physics all that is changed. Particles "prefer"
to do what they do. An individual particle is not absolutely committed to
one predictable behavior. What appears to be an absolute cause is just
a very consistent pattern of preferences. Therefore when you strike
"cause" from the language and substitute "value" you are not only
replacing an empirically meaningless term with a meaningful one; you
are using a term that is more appropriate to actual observation." (8)

When particles stop following a consistent pattern of moral preferences,
the universe as we know it will vanish, and we along with it unless you
have an escape plan. If you do, please share. (-:


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