Friday November 18th 2011 Tim Candler
Somewhere in the great works is
the expression: "to lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune, to
lose both looks like carelessness." Here I may sound tinged and
improperly socialized, but it's the news from the giant collider that
has turned my mind toward chance. For the second time the speed
limit of light may have been broken. Which is terribly exciting
for those of us fans who may only half understand.
It all starts of course
when a mind cleaves to certainty. The odds are that certainty is
incorrect, but at the same time with out certainty I'd never trust the floor
beside my bed. We walk the tight rope, all of us. Men and women who
have witnessed our planet from space ships tell us so. And yet here on earth
we either believe or need evidence and it's too easy to forget that here on
earth our own rules are man made.