Friday, August 25, 2006

String theory

Friday Mind Bender Scientists tell us that everything consists of molecules and these molecules are made up of combinations of atoms. These atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons and these objects are themselves made up of quarks. But what are quarks made of? Physicists conjecture that quarks are the product of vibrating strings of energy. In essence, then, the universe and everything in it is a musical instrument.

If you believe in God, the universe is the quivering echo of His voice, “Let there be light.” You would also believe that the Master Musician is conducting a great cosmic symphony.

So why did I come up with this thought today? I was looking at this photo of a player of a stringed instrument (Steve Wick from my previous post) and observing the structure of the barn – whitewashed planks over a wooden frame over a foundation of rocks within a layer of plaster. Then I thought of this article I read.

Funny how the mind works. I must be vibrating that way today.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph ©2006 James Jordan.


Ghone said...

So, quarks are like midichlorians from Star Wars?


James said...

In Lucasian physics, yes. Then again, in Lucasian physics, a spaceship can take a hairpin turn at warp speed without plastering the inhabitants against a wall.