Saturday, May 4, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Black holes and how thinking about the observed precedes the observation…

130503230417-largePhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-05-04]: Scientists concluded that the birth of a black hole generates a powerful flash, that could allow us to observe it. [source: science news] A great “secret” of science that few (if any) think of: the thinking about the observed PRECEDES the observation! Only if you think of something can toy “observe” it. And vice versa: if you have not think of something, there is no way of “seeing” it…
 
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