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Quantum theory thus reveals
a basic oneness of the universe.
It shows that we cannot decompose the world
into independently existing smallest units.
As we penetrate into matter,
nature does not show us any isolated “building blocks,”
but rather appears as a complicated web of relations
between the various parts of the whole.
These relations always include
the observer in an essential way.
The human observer constitute
the final link in the chain
of observational processes,
and the properties of any atomic object
can be understood only
in terms of the object’s interaction
with the observer.

Fritjof Capra, the Tao of Physics

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014