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TOPIC: Why Physics Knows No Bounds by Enrico Rodrigo [refresh]
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Author Enrico Rodrigo wrote on Oct. 5, 2009 @ 16:20 GMT
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Once physics is understood to be particular type of pattern-seeking activity, it becomes clear that its purview will necessarily expand with the exponentially increasing human capacity to recognize patterns. Its current restriction to the exploration of exceedingly simple physical systems will be progressively relaxed, until it ultimately encompasses the whole of extant knowledge. Although the scope of physics is in this way effectively unlimited, there are still certain systems forever beyond its grasp. The existence of such unfathomable yet entirely naturalistic systems is reminiscent of the ancient and medieval concept of the supernatural.

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Enrico Rodrigo received his B.S. in physics from Caltech and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he teach physics at Charles Drew University in Los Angeles.

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Helmut Hansen wrote on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 05:33 GMT
Dear Mr. Rodrigo,

I have read your paper, in which you are asking for a aupernatural Sector of Reality. You mentioned Elbert Hubbard, an American publisher of the 19th century, who wrote that the supernatural is the natural not yet understood.

In my paper TAMING OF THE ONE I have tried to make a step into this direction. May be you will find it interesting.

Kind Regards

H. Hansen

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