The hologram is interesting in that you can break it in two, and each new part will still contain the whole.
I agree that it is interesting, and disagree that each part contains the whole... Each part contains a certain perspective... And as with every photo, the hologram contains more a moment in time than a place in time... If it were possible to sum time it would in some senses be possible to more accurately recapture a whole...If we consider that at every moment of every second all matter is changing its form, and that every atom is in the process of decay then we can sense the problem we have, that we can only recreate our reality in gross, and not exactly... Every natural whole is a unit; an individual, that is not divide-able...To divide takes something essential from it, and to try to understand things, reality, we divide, divide, divide; and so lose the sense of the natural whole...No matter how the parts are summed, we miss the whole...
If an example is necessary, then I give you your Alphabet....Take it apart, and make alphabet soup...Put it together, and do you have the whole??? Is it in the correct order??? If it is, is it possible to say it is whole without an essential understanding of its place in language, in the contruction of words, of all the words??? Without that understanding apart from the object of the object as an object, we cannot say it is whole, and we should know that it is not since as a set of phonograms it fails our ears as our ears fail the languages we might translate into the Alphabet, so that even with many marks designating many pronunciations we still cannot capture many languages that one must grow up with to speak fully and hear correctly... We approximate, so our sums are so many approximations of the wholes we encounter... We can never be certain... We must live with uncertainty....
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A joke perpetuated by an Aristotelean Prime Mover with a bad sense of humour who had nothing better to do one weekend and came up with this.
Personally I would have hired a better team of script writers for the job.:devilish:
Imagine a person who can see order, but is blind to disorder, and you have the whole of humanity...until we can conceive of -we cannot know, and we cannot conceive of disorder...Since we presume order, but see little of it we are sort of living in a riddle, a conundrum... Which makes me laugh, since my father usually confused that word with condom...I suppose it must be so, since so few people can figure them out, and for the poor little spermy, it must be one heck of a brain teaser...