NEUROLOGICALLY NORMAL Swimming in separate body oceans a variety of evolutions take place. In the dark, with secret motions, the neurons bunch in weird convolutions. Held gently afloat in nutrient brine, their dendrites mysteriously enlaced, they interact in ways hard to define, within the skulls in which they are encased. So they don’t become depressed […]Read more "Neurologically Normal"
“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
FINE-TUNED FOR LIFE Ours is the perfect universe, it seems, for forming atoms that will let suns burn. Anthropically, there are few other schemes to give such a magnificent return. The arbitrary masses we’ve discerned for subatomic particles create a balance of the forces, we have learned, whereby life is allowed to generate. Change any […]Read more "Fine-Tuned For Life"
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. […]Read more "Unique Parameters"
SUITED TO THE EQUATION The Universe reflects itself in universal parity — the ultimate kaleidoscope… symmetric similarity. Matter mirrors antimatter, so why shouldn’t every part on down to sub-atomic scale have an echoing counterpart? This premise fuels the current hope, that this elegance will be found. Reality should follow suit from mathematics that […]Read more "Suited To The Equation"
BUBBLE UNIVERSES Our universe may be embedded in a bulk containing other bubble realms, while we are just a hologram within. The implication is what overwhelms. Though this explains why gravity’s perverse, our cosmos, then, is not the whole shebang. Are we part of a frothy multi-verse where one’s black hole is another’s Big […]Read more "Bubble Universes"
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. […]Read more "Theory Of Everything"
STICK THEORY If God wanted us to know everything the universe would have stopped expanding, or, at least, its speed should be lessening, allowing us to gain understanding. If we are limited to speed of light, while God stretches the fabric far faster, then, as long as we’re here, try as we might, […]Read more "Stick Theory"
HIGHER DIMENSIONS From point to line to plane to sphere we see just three dimensions here, and each dimension has a name that we can easily proclaim. If we would further interact, we must devise the tesseract — a cube that turns its outsides in, spinning in imagination — and thus we have dimension […]Read more "Higher Dimensions"