We’ve all got our theories, our beliefs, or rules by which – with varying degrees of conviction – we play this game.
The nutshelled version of my belief system is: We’re all doing the best that we can, given the resources and information we have to work with, and that nobody knows what’s going on.
Not with any hard-core provable certainty. (No matter what they claim).
We’re all holding on as best we can, to what we can reality on this little blue orb spinning about somewhere in the midst of an unimaginably large amount of other stuff that popular science tells us is expanding, at high speed, into … into… well … more of the what we don’t know what.
One notion I’m drawn to is the fractal universe. I like Carl Sagan’s description here:
I find the soothing quality of his voice makes something mind-stretchingly unimaginable sound so simple, almost obvious.
I’m not a scientist, and I’m not that interested in debating the detail (explanations usually collapse under their own weight anyway), I just find this notion pleasingly tidy.
I’m totally intrigued by feedback loops. (this very snippet from Mr Sagan appears somewhere in this – I’ll post the full version one day… Remind me)
It’s all made up of loops: It all feels like a loop. Like, a spiralling loop.
Don’t give me that look…
These are the eyes belonging to the half face that we saw a few pages ago. See. That’s like a loop too.