I Watched this a couple of weeks ago, and immediately passed the link on to others with the observation that it provides a beautiful example of the central point made in a short, tongue-in-cheek piece titled The Riddle.
In formulating his ‘observations’ (e.g., “We don’t know the shape of the extra dimensions of space. . . there are so many candidates…perhaps many [an infinite number?] universes…and why are we in this one…perhaps due to its shape, etc.,” Brian underscores the seemingly inescapable inclination to explain what we cannot see by attempting to describe it within the ‘contextual perspective’ of that which we can (at least virtually), and thus comprehend. His reliance on the visually persuasive(?) Big Bang theory–which in his presentation dons the cloak of certainty–is a classic case in point; i.e., the only thing that distinguishes IT from an infinite number of other possibilities is the ‘perspective’ (and/or conviction) of the speaker. 😉
I agree but I love the passion and possibility of it. The Riddle is a great post, by the way – thanks for the link. I think we all need to think for ourselves and then we’ll find the conviction and passion and enthusiasm of others enchanting and interesting rather than threatening.
It seems that in this universe, the laws of physics make possible our form of life, so that meaning (physics) provides a home for love and life!
Good point. I think the laws of the universe are echoed throughout the physical and non-physical worlds and find it all very exciting! Thanks.
This is why I was a physics major for two years! I still draw on much of those studies to weave into my critterly journey on my website–and in my WIP! The study of the laws of physics help our souls to soar, not hindering our spiritual quests at all, but rather fueling those quests!
I couldn’t agree more! I’m not much of a physicist but any physics I know certainly confirms my sense of wonder at the universe.
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