Re: virus: Nateman vs. Prof Tim

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 16:19:36 -0700

Tim wrote:
> Nateman wrote:
>> If it was something and something else at
>> the same time doesn't that seem contradictory to you?
>Wave or particle, Nateman? Wave or particle?

There you go. Examples always clarify. The way we model something does not
mean it is a contradiction. The particle-wave simply does not fit any
previous models of ours. But it is exactly what it is and we can
practically count on it.

A contradiction would be if I wrote "Hi Tim" and on your screen it would
read "abcd", for example (if not worse on another day). Imagine all those
wave-particles involved in the proces of sendig you this mesaage. How
non-contradictory their behaviour is!

Assuming that contradictions exist is OK -- as long as you are not trying to
be the "enlightened one" who figured them out (and is simply not able to
communicate his wisdom). Which in fact brings us to the conclusion that for
all practical reasons, contradictions do not exist.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159