4) The enfolded order is a vast range of potentiality, which can be unfolded. The way it unfolds depends upon many factors including how we think. In participation, we bring out potentials which are incomplete in themselves, but it is only in the whole that the thing is complete. We act according to our consciousness of them.
5) He feels that mathematics has been overly emphasized in modern science. It does give a certain precision but at the cost of becoming a rather limited conceptual structure.
A few questions:
1. Is the unfolding an objective physical process (something that could be measured), or is it just a subjective attitude, a way of thinking? In other words, are the pattern and extent of the unfolding a single intersubjective reality, or are they different for each individual person?
2. Is the amount of unfolding quantifiable in principle? Is it ever actually 'completed'?
3. How is the enfolded order knowable?
I just wish to express gratitude for your having started this thread, richrf, because while I do have material on that field, I simply do not have to time to study it all much at all. For that reason, therefore, I do not have time to cross reference or double check on anything that I cannot find in my limited resource material.
At the moment I do tend to feel (and please do notice the word choice here, not 'reason,' not even 'think,' but rather 'feel') that Bohm's interpretation is a bit off somehow (recall my #355 on the consciousness is a biological problem thread) but will have to look more directly into it a bit; and this will surely be allowing me a degree of chance to do so. I may not post here, but I'm sure that'll be ok too. (but if I see something more evidently inaccurate, or misrepresntated, I may well post to correct or adjust it)