Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SUPERSTRING OR SILLY STRING?

Both Superstring image (left) and Silly String photo (right) are Public Domain.

  
Superstring or Silly String?

Science is poetry & poetry, science,
but fiction is a moving target
(fire was fiction – and even air –
before being hypothesized,
theorized and accepted as fact)

superstition, witchcraft, alchemy, astrology,
mathematics, biology, astronomy,
geometry, physics, chemistry, calculus
seeking answers, discovering questions

frequency, vibration, resonance
magnetism, electricity, gravity, relativity
black holes, worm holes, comets,
supernovae and shooting stars
Can you find the one that doesn’t fit?

evolution, creationism, natural laws,
natural selection, astral projection,
infinity, spacetime, the big bang
Can science and religion coexist?

synchronicity, collective unconscious,
parallel universes, time travel, string theories,
uncertainty principle, quantum entanglement,
waves & particles and wave-particle duality
(Are we one or the other?  Neither or both? )

magic, mystery, riddle, enigma,
paradox, puzzle, perplexity
Who can say how many theories
may thrive on the point of a pin?

All I know (or think I do) --
C.P. Snow -- and me and you –
(we’re all the same):
“… can't win.
… can't break even. 
… can't quit the game.”
 
Superstring photo credits


Silly String photo credits




4 comments:

  1. Wonderful and insightful poem. I really enjoyed it.
    Madeleine Begun Kane

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  2. Thanks, Mad! Had fun -- and learned some -- writing this one. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  3. I agree! Intense, Pamela! Love that first image, very soft and dimensional.

    magic, mystery, riddle, enigma,
    paradox, puzzle, perplexity
    Who can say how many theories
    may thrive on the point of a pin?

    Love this!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! Spent a bit of time researching this one before trying to pull it all together -- such fascinating topics to me! Thanks for reading & commenting. :-)

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