Two Scientific Rivals in Western History: Kepler and the Golden Section

In this article, Cynthia Chung contrasts two scientific models for understanding reality in Western history. The first, which is predominant, says that the nature of the universe is a-causal and can only be understood statistically. This model also accepts the separation of the subjective from the objective world. The second, less well known, is the Pythagorean- Platonic tradition. This says that the subjective experience of the scientist is not separate from objective reality. The golden section in nature is a principle of this tradition. Cynthia uses two contemporary  examples. One is the thermonuclear rocketry and the second is the electronic universe.
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