Completely Contented

“I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.”
– Paul Dirac to Robert Oppenheimer

“You forgot that science has evolved from poetry, and failed to see that a change of times might beneficently reunite the two as friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Unique Parameters

UNIQUE PARAMETERS   There is only one answer to creation. Though we don’t nearly understand it yet, there’s but one elegant variation emerging from initial values set that even allows molecules to be, much less achieve complexity of life, or suns to burn their planets distantly with not too much but with the needed strife. […]

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Theory Of Everything

THEORY OF EVERYTHING   Researchers assume they can trust their GUT – that is their Grand Unified Theory. This simple answer is close, they think, but the resolution’s still a bit bleary.   They’ve linked electromagnetic with weak, on their way to full unification but, for final culmination, must seek the gravity of the situation. […]

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Breaking Symmetry

Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws — something is apparently more stable. Supersymmetry was asking for it. It was just too perfect to be withstood, and once it took the predictable hit it lit up the entire neighborhood, and, in that Big Bang, the […]

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Rock Garden

Ask a geologist about rocks, and she (or he) might tell you about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous,  then describe their differences based upon how they were formed. The fact is that everything heavier than air was formed in the same way — in the interior of mega-stars, fated to explode. We may be considered stardust, but we […]

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Astronautical Joys

Life in interstellar space will have its perks. ASTRONAUTICAL JOYS One day the horizon won’t seem so vast, when we step off the planet of our birth. In space, we’ll look ahead into the past to find a future never seen on Earth. The farther out we look the further back we see to the […]

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