string theory via facebook….who knew??


So, I went and did a silly thing (a comment which calls to mind Peter Sellers in the War Room, trying to explain an impending nuclear disaster to the drunken Russian President).

I tried to shake things up and suppose aloud (sort of) on the world’s favorite social network, that we are merely the swirling protons and electrons in an atom, that this atom is the planet Earth, and that Earth and the other planets who share our solar system make up a molecule in a single body (the universe) that we can’t possibly fathom. It generated a really interesting conversation because the people who are up late on facebook are usually on my wavelength, plus, my friends and I are all kind of weird. It turns out that there are a lot of really smart people (or protons) out there. There are also a lot of people who are happy to Google shit they don’t understand and pretend to know what they’re talking about. Anyhow, all of that aside, I noticed how popularized quantum physics have become. People don’t just smile and nod at the asshole who thinks she’s smarter than everybody the way they used to, just a few years ago. Our minds, collectively, seem to have opened up to the idea that we have no idea, which is promising.

It suggests to me that we are on the brink of something great. Perhaps, humanity, this is our year to come through a mess of stupidity, out into love for each other, world peace, enlightenment, and all that good shit. Lets keep at it, shall we?

Oh, and, thank you, Morgan Freeman.