Anti-Universe

Beyond my physics, matter our exact opposite.

Anti-atoms, anti-solar systems meeting in mutual annihilation.

This dark morning I am a positron,

identical, but traveling an opposite path now.

Anti-universe, warped mirror. Something oddly familiar ahead.

 

 

time warped

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Entanglement

Though we are now very far apart,

I feel connected to you again like

Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” but

I have no scientific explanation for it –

no fear of the darkness of ghosts.

 

spook-keansburg

Photo: Spook House – Keansburg, NJ, 1969

[For more about the science of entanglement and why Einstein viewed it as “spooky,” see my post at Weekends in Paradelle.]

The Inquisition

1633: Galileo Galilei was put on trial

for saying that the Earth revolves around

the Sun. We are not the center.

They knew better than God who seems

to have been the one who planned it.

 


[ Back in April 1633, Galileo agreed to plead guilty and was sentenced to an unlimited period of house arrest in his home in Florence for this offense. He gradually went blind and stopped looking to the heavens. It took until 1992 for the Catholic Church to formally admit that Galileo’s views on the solar system are correct. ]

Uncertainty

Science says the more precisely we determine

a particle’s momentum, the less we know

about its actual position. That sounds wrong,

but relax. Uncertainty is actually okay, folks.

I am pretty sure about this one.

uncertainty

 

Although Einstein, who was uncertain about Heisenberg and uncertainty and the whole quantum thing, said, “I like to believe that the moon is still there even if we don’t look at it.”