par Géhéniau, Jules ;Gunzig, Edgard ;Stengers, Isabelle
Référence Foundations of physics, 17, 6, page (585-601)
Publication Publié, 1987
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The scientific world is, as I have often repeated, a shadow world, shadowing a world familiar to our consciousness. Just how much do we expect it to shadow? We do not expect it to shadow all that is in our mind, emotions, memory, etc. In the main we expect it to shadow impressions which can be traced to external sense organs. But time makes a dual entry and thus forms an intermediate link between the internal and the external. This is shadowed partially by the scientific world of primary physics (which excludes time's arrow), but fully when we enlarge the scheme to include entropy. Therefore by the momentous departure in the nineteenth century the scientific world is not confined to a static extension around which the mind may spin a romance of activity and evolution; it shadows that dynamic quality of the familiar world which cannot be parted from it without disaster to its significance.-Arthur Eddington, The Nature of the Physical World. © 1987 Plenum Publishing Corporation.