Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises
Funny that you mention Newtonian Physics. I am currently reading a book by the Dali Lama that discusses these various issues. i.e quantum physics and how science and buddhism merge.
There is much more to life than we sometimes percieve and meets the eye! however like you say we can get by on the 80% solution most of the time.
Things like aikido tend to focus on the other 20% i think.