Crisp-packet blowing across St Mark’s square

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One of the JC’s famous thought experiments, designed to illustrate the basic hopelessness of standard physics to calculate any practical values at all. Even simple ones, like those obeyed by harmless crisp packets in public places on windy days.

The JC’s beautiful assistant actually went to St Mark’s square to demonstrate, but it was a bit underwhelming.

Also, a crucial culminating visual image in Otto Büchstein’s lyric but under-appreciated three-penny opera, La Vittoria della Forma sulla Sostanza.

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