January 1, 2002
A physical theory is largely dependent on the underlying philosophy used in its formulation. This is evident in the current probabilistic approach to theoretical physics and in its deterministic precursor, classical mechanics. The tendencies that emerge from probabilism are complexity and uncertainty. Complexity arises quite naturally from the assumed wave basis of matter and an excessively abstract perception of reality, while uncertainty is explicit in Heisenberg’s theory and applied in areas of limited understanding.