RIP OR CRUNCH Most think the universe will Rip, some few think Crunch. Dark Energy is gaining grip. It’s most unlikely things will flip. Gravity’s always lacked the punch to stop the matter expanding, but whether it goes crunch or rip, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Many should recognize this as […]Read more "RIP or CRUNCH"
PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]Read more "PONDEROUS PUNDIT"
AT ODDS Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]Read more "At Odds"
DILEMMA Faith is often blind, and that seems tragic. It drops to its knees, humble and devout. Science’s problem is lack of magic. It can’t accept the mystical throughout. Each sees light stream through a prism of glass. The pious think of stained glass and God’s bliss, and all but simplicity they let pass. […]Read more "Dilemma"
While not included in Bard Of Mars, this is a limerick tribute to Professor Sara Seager of MIT, who kindly authored the foreword to the book. She also was inspiration for the haiku above and below. Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is a Professor […]Read more "Seager, Ye Shall Find"
Method A useful premise permits prediction or else it’s science fiction.Read more "Method"
UNPUBLISHED FINDINGS They granulate the universe to pulp, crashing particles only newly found. They figure their trajectories and gulp, “So much data upon which to expound!” Their energies unbound by quantum course, they separate the world we think we know. They rip particles into force by force. Unification’s where they say they’ll go. At last, […]Read more "Unpublished Findings"
CAN’T DIS CERN Take two Swiss clocks, Swiss for their precision; accelerate them near the speed of light; steer them into a direct collision to smash them with all available might. Splinter their casings and dislodge their gears, and, like they were some vogue, hotsy-totsy starlet involved in political smears, quick-snap pictures like the paparazzi. […]Read more "Can’t Dis CERN"
The lone quantum bit, unlike Frost, chooses both paths – interferes with self. The literary reference in this haiku is to Robert Frost’s poem: The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as […]Read more "Unmeasured"
When the general public hears about A breakthrough in scientific research, They want to add their voices to the shout, So as not to feel they’re left in the lurch. That they have opinions, there is no doubt. They’ll foist themselves into the dialogue, When something sensational’s put in print. Though their comments reveal they’re […]Read more "Comments For This Entry Are Closed"