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Re: Quartos and Folios
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2291  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 13:37:35 -0500
Subject: 10.2266 Re: Quartos and Folios
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2266 Re: Quartos and Folios

Clifford Stetner's attempt to liken Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
to problems of textual analysis illustrates the dangers inherent in
attempting to cut physical laws to govern literary issues.  Heisenberg
postulated that the energy imparted to a subatomic particle by the
process of observation alters the particle's location or velocity and,
therefore, we may observe one but not both, and in the process of
observing one we change the other.  This bears no resemblance to the
notion that an author might try to be so obfuscatory that he makes
determination of his text difficult.

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