Many / One

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Turbulent Mirror
John Briggs and F. David Peat
In this book, Briggs and Peat explore the emerging science of wholeness, a growing scientific appreciation of how everything in the universe is interconnected.

1 "Between four and six thousand years ago the ancient peoples in Europe built stone circles and decorated them with interlocking scroll loops. Similar motifs appear all over the world. The psychologist Carl Jung said such images are archetypes or universal structures in the collective unconscious of humankind. Could such a collective wisdom perhaps be expressing its intuitions of the wholeness within nature, the order and simplicity, chance and predictability that lie in the interlocking and unfolding of things?"

2 "Light and energy and matter all over the universe are composed of moving interference patterns which literally bear the mark of all the other waves of light and energy and matter they've been in contact with, directly or indirectly. In other words, each part or instance of energy and matter encodes an image of the whole."

3 "Basically, everything is one. There is no way in which you draw a line between things. What we normally do is to make these subdivisions, but they're not real." Barbara McClintock, geneticist

4 "The whole system moves together, and what is done to one particle is instantaneously registered by a change in the whole system."

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