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Old 10-29-2002, 02:46 AM   #2
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I know what you mean - thats what often puts me off certain aikido clubs. I was talking to a Chinese man in my office about yin and yang about a year ago (and we're both scientists), and his view was that talk about ki/chi etc was a way to explain something we have not yet pinned down in science - maybe a bit like explaining lightening as God being angry. The phenomena exists, but it may not be quite what the mythology says it is.

This isn't to say I don't believe in it; just that its better to be able to utilise it and remain ignorant of its true nature, than pretend you know its true nature and not be able to utilise it.

Ian

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