Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Metaphor I Enjoyed

Nature is behaving with us like that elderly rabbi to whom two men went to settle a dispute. Having listened to the first, the rabbi says: "You are in the right." The second insists on being heard. The rabbi listens to him and says: "You're also right." Having overheard from the next room, the rabbi's wife then calls out, "But they can't both be in the right!" The rabbi reflects and nods before concluding: "And you're right too." - from Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

The metaphor was used in relation to General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics but can be used in many instances. Often I can really relate to the old rabbi.

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