Friday, November 18, 2011
Somewhere in the great works is the expression: "to lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness." Here I may sound tinged and improperly socialized, but it's the news from the giant collider that has turned my mind toward chance. For the second time the speed limit of light may have been broken. Which is terribly exciting for those of us fans who may only half understand.
It all starts of course when a mind cleaves to certainty. The odds are that certainty is incorrect, but at the same time with out certainty I'd never trust the floor beside my bed. We walk the tight rope, all of us. Men and women who have witnessed our planet from space ships tell us so. And yet here on earth we either believe or need evidence and it's too easy to forget that here on earth our own rules are man made.