Her life and work inspired nonviolent activists such as Thomas Merton, Michael Harrington, Daniel Berrigan, Caesar Chavez, and Peter Maurin, the story of her life, her autobiography The Long Loneliness is a classic in the world of nonviolence. Her view of the world (observation/collapse of the wave function) changed the world around her for the better.
Quantum Sunday is an exploration into the very pragmatic ways by which the operation of quantum physics actually manifest in the evolution of humankind. My thesis is that it’s not just what we observe but how we observe, that serves to manifest the wave function of potentialities into the formation of our world.
Dorothy Day was an intellectual who experienced a transformative change in her world view, her observations and consequently her life became an instrument of transformation for countless others.
For her it was through an understanding of Catholicism which promotes radical nonviolence and service to the downtrodden, for Gandhi it was through a deeper, nonviolent understanding and perception of the Gita, the inner battle, which awakened him to his lifelong struggle for nonviolent transformation of himself and his country, for others it may be through some other means, the basic point in considering quantum physics, however, is that of observation, what one sees and how one sees, how it is differs from before, the transformation which takes place, for indeed, this is both the doorway in quantum physics and it is the doorway in personal and world transformation.
Today, Quantum Sunday presents the first 115 pages of The Long Loneliness, the book can be purchased from the Get This Book section on the Google Library website.
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