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The cosmos, once conceived as a clockwork,
we now believe was begun with a Bang
that’s thought to have come from a quantum quirk
of uncertainty from which matter sprang.

The laws of physics, carefully described
from observations of cause and effect,
to which for generations we’ve subscribed,
have come into question as incorrect.

Determinism’s been made obsolete.
Probability’s the new ruling force.
Newton’s been shown to be incomplete,
and we’re no longer sure who to endorse,
since Einstein refused to get up and dance
with random dervishes spinning with chance.


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The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.


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The following comments are for "Causal Controversy"
by poeteye

Avn't got a clue....


Beam me up Scotty

Came in with a Bang hope to go out with a Bang?


What better topic could there be than than one that anyone and everyone knows absolutely nothing about.

I imagine that all the worldly experts are no closer to the start of creation than my little pinky.

I am not Dying to find out either (for a few days/years anyway) can there possibly be better place than this wonderful planet.

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: May 27, 2012 )

Determinism’s been made obsolete
Um, I thought the world was only as old as the bible? I kid, of course...

The honest truth is that we might never truly know anything with any great certainty. Um, that sentence made sense in my head. We should never stop trying to figure things out though.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: June 15, 2012 )

Riding Dinosaurs
Of course, Francisco. The ancient, nomadic Middle Easterners had it all figured out. That's why the speed of light in cubits is so incredibly accurate. Speaking of cubits, Noah saved all nine million species that were alive back then (before today's mass extinctions ) and put them on a four hundred and fifty thousand cubic cubit boat together for forty days and forty nights. That's Bible science!

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: June 15, 2012 )

transistors & tubes
I can't even figure out how a radio works no matter how many times it's explained to me. Expanding universes are more of an enigma to me. I'm quite content being perpetually in the dark and wonder about those who are convinced they have it all worked out. This is why your poetry on this subject is so entrancing. I can enjoy it thoroughly embracing the wonder of it all without getting perplexed by the language.
The other "c" works for some folks but not me.
A boyfriend once told me, when I asked, that radios work because of "magic". Best explanation I ever heard but don't tell my brother who understands such things.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: June 16, 2012 )





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