Gary Zukav

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Gary Zukav (born 17 October 1942) is an American author covering the topics of physics and spirituality. He has produced four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers.


The Dancing Wu Li Masters (1979)[edit]

  • Summary of the new physics and the old physics: (p.41)
Newtonian Physics Quantum Mechanics
Can picture it Cannot picture it
Based on ordinary sense perceptions Based on behavior of sub-atomic particles and systems not directly observable
Describes things; individual objects in space and their changes in time Describes statistical behavior of systems
Predicts events Predicts possibilities
Assumes an objective reality 'out there' We cannot observe something without changing it
Claims to be based on 'absolute truth'; the way that nature really is 'behind the scenes' Claims only to correlate experience correctly

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