. . . The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.
—- Sir James Jeans
MASK OF REALITY
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event . . . some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask!
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
TO KNOW IS TO BE
Matruana and Varela do not maintain that there is a void out there, out of which we create matter. There is a material world, but it does not have any predetermined features. . . . . They assert that “no things” exist independent of the process of cognition.
—- Fritjof Capra
The Web of Life