„When exactly does an observation occur? ... What were the laws of physics doing before there was anyone measuring things? And what do you mean by a measurement, anyway? Does it have to be a consciousness human being? ... Can a rock or a virus or an earthworm do an observation?“

[The Many Worlds Theory, 24 October 2018, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXRLDatmbgA] (12:16 of 56:11)

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Sean M. Carroll
US-amerikanischer Astrophysiker 1966

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„Freedom does not mean doing what you can get away with, doing what you please. It means, instead, having the opportunity to do what you ought to do--for family and for community and for humanity as a whole.“

—  Alan Keyes American politician 1950

Speech at Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, March 4, 2000. http://renewamerica.us/archives/speeches/00_03_04fairmont.htm.
2000

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Mariano Rajoy Foto

„We do what we can do means what exactly means, that we do what we can do.“

—  Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955

26 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Quelle: Vozópuli http://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/Rajoy-Conteste-senor-Barcenas-telefono_2_1048115186.html

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„What has philosophy got to do with measuring anything? It's the mathematicians you have to trust, and they measure the skies like we measure a field.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

"Matteo" in Concerning the New Star (1606)
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„How do we define consciousness, or what has been called the human soul or the spirit, if it can't be quantified as matter or a particle? … it can be quantified or observed just by a process of elimination.“

—  Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014

Vanna Bonta Talks About Quantum fiction: Author Interview (2007)

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„It always seems to me extreme rashness on the part of some when they want to make human abilities the measure of what nature can do.“

—  Galileo Galilei, buch Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Day One
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632)
Kontext: It always seems to me extreme rashness on the part of some when they want to make human abilities the measure of what nature can do. On the contrary, there is not a single effect in nature, even the least that exists, such that the most ingenious theorists can arrive at a complete understanding of it. This vain presumption of understanding everything can have no other basis than never understanding anything. For anyone who had experienced just once the perfect understanding of one single thing, and had truly tasted how knowledge is accomplished, would recognize that of the infinity of other truths he understands nothing.

„Perhaps thinking should be measured not by what you do but by how you do it.“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn (1991)

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„What do we mean by “understanding” something? We can imagine that this complicated array of moving things which constitutes “the world” is something like a great chess game being played by the gods, and we are observers of the game. We do not know what the rules of the game are; all we are allowed to do is to watch the playing. Of course, if we watch long enough, we may eventually catch on to a few of the rules. The rules of the game are what we mean by fundamental physics.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

Even if we knew every rule, however, we might not be able to understand why a particular move is made in the game, merely because it is too complicated and our minds are limited. If you play chess you must know that it is easy to learn all the rules, and yet it is often very hard to select the best move or to understand why a player moves as he does. So it is in nature, only much more so.
volume I; lecture 2, "Basic Physics"; section 2-1, "Introduction"; p. 2-1
The Feynman Lectures on Physics (1964)

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„Rationalism doesn’t require “belief,” only observation. The real, measurable world doesn’t care what you believe.“

—  Joe Haldeman, buch The Accidental Time Machine

Quelle: The Accidental Time Machine (2007), Chapter 12 (pp. 110-111)

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„Do you decide to observe? Or do you merely observe?“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

5th Public Talk Saanen (26th July 1970); also in "Fear and Pleasure", The Collected Works, Vol. X
1970s
Kontext: Do you decide to observe? Or do you merely observe? Do you decide and say, "I am going to observe and learn"? For then there is the question: "Who is deciding?" Is it will that says, "I must"? And when it fails, it chastises itself further and says, "I must, must, must"; in that there is conflict; therefore the state of mind that has decided to observe is not observation at all. You are walking down the road, somebody passes you by, you observe and you may say to yourself, "How ugly he is; how he smells; I wish he would not do this or that". You are aware of your responses to that passer-by, you are aware that you are judging, condemning or justifying; you are observing. You do not say, "I must not judge, I must not justify". In being aware of your responses, there is no decision at all. You see somebody who insulted you yesterday. Immediately all your hackles are up, you become nervous or anxious, you begin to dislike; be aware of your dislike, be aware of all that, do not "decide" to be aware. Observe, and in that observation there is neither the "observer" nor the "observed" — there is only observation taking place. The "observer" exists only when you accumulate in the observation; when you say, "He is my friend because he has flattered me", or, "He is not my friend, because he has said something ugly about me, or something true which I do not like." That is accumulation through observation and that accumulation is the observer. When you observe without accumulation, then there is no judgement.

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