Douglas Hofstadter – Metamagical Themas (1985)

by vyh

What we ultimately want is for solidity to vanish, to dissolve, to disintegrate into some totally different kind of phenomenon with which we have no experience. Only then, when we have reached some completely novel, alien level will we feel that we have really made progress in explaining the top-level phenomenon.

No explanation of macroscopic X-ness can get away with saying that it is a result of microscopic X-ness.

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