Posted: Nov 11, 2010 5:08 pm
by IIzO
sanja wrote:There are some examples in Heisenbergs book "Physics and metaphysics".
For instance, one interesting event is described, happened during one walk Bohr and Heisenberg took.
Heisenberg took some little stone and hit one distant pillar.

Bohr than explained how the hand "knew" where to hit, and if he (heisenberg) have used his reason instead of intuition, to calculate path of the stone, related to air conditions, etc - that he would most probably have missed the pillar.

That just looks like muscle memory.Pretty much the same way you don't use reason in order to walk and generally use your limbs.It's not the same type of propositional knowledge we usually talk about in science.