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TOPIC: Universe of Possibilities: What Foundational Questions Remain? [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 7, 2009 @ 04:58 GMT
I don’t know if Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek often reminds people of British comedian John Cleese but, for me at least, he did today as he opened FQXi’s “Exploring the Universe of Possibilities” meeting with a discussion of why foundational questions are vitally important. This was largely due to the fact that on my flight out to Grand Cayman where the meeting is being held, I...

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amrit wrote on Jun. 11, 2009 @ 08:33 GMT
Foundational question is also: “Who I’m observing and experiencing the world?” “Can I also observe and experience myself?” Science has forgotten to search into the subject of the “observer”. Until observer is discovered and known one does not know much about universe either. More we are aware of the way mind functions, more we are aware of the observer (that watch, observe, witness the mind) itself. This is introspection, this is “Individual Research about The Observer”.

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