THE SHEER POWER OF LIGHT AND THOUGHT Regard the radiometer – a toy as well as scientific instrument, a vacuum bulb with racing flags inside, an inverse top that spins with endless joy and makes the photon’s power evident with one absorbing, one reflecting side. Requiring no battery or plug, the particle-waves providing power […]Read more "THE SHEER POWER OF LIGHT AND THOUGHT"
DARK ENERGY ILLUSION If you travel at near the speed of light, the Universe before you seems to shrink, but as you slow down, then what you see might appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think. And if this actually is the case – that what we see is truly expanding – as we […]Read more "DARK ENERGY ILLUSION"
DIVINE RECKONING When our machines grow capable of thought, and we assign them to the greatest task – to find the answers that mankind’s long sought and learn what is behind Creation’s mask – they likely will respond in God’s own tongue – the language that we call mathematics. Equations, like sacred psalms, will be […]Read more "DIVINE RECKONING"
HAI-KŌAN Each ball rolls as pushed, yet, try to repeat one path, mostly chaos wins. A kōan (公案) is a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment or the “great doubt” in the student practitioner.Read more "HAI-KŌAN"
ORGANISM We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.Read more "Organism"
SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
TWIST OF FATE A molecule coils into a double helix, duplicates and thus, learns of itself to attain a cosmic understanding.Read more "TWIST OF FATE (a tanka)"
EVOLUTION OF VOLITION I’ve seen plants display behavior, if not learning, sans nervous system.Read more "EVOLUTION OF VOLITION"
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"
PAYLOAD SPECIALIST for Christa McAuliffe McAulliffe, lone civilian on doomed flight, who staked her life on those whom she believed would bring her fame that she could use to teach when she returned to Earth, shall be long grieved. For something sadly simple as a seal the engines catastrophically failed. Let’s not point fault, but rather […]Read more "PAYLOAD SPECIALIST"