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6/03/2010

100 Word Challenge - Wisdom

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, usually authored by the Sophia figure, Velvet Verbosity, but lately hosted by the doltish ME. The Word this week is "Wisdom".

p.s. Even though Velvet's site is down right now, I am still going to put up the traditional link to the graphic - because when her site comes back, so will the graphic, and then this'll look right.


The Answer


There exists a conundrum. Relativity and Quantum Mechanics don't seem to be able to co-exist. Each of them has a finite set of equations which make sense in the context of their own set of theories, but any effort to combine the equations into a single set, completely and consistently descriptive of the large (Relativity) and the small (Quantum Mechanics) fails. The answers are nonsense.

Science abhors 'nonsense'. Equations that result in 'infinity' are never acceptable when trying to describe a theory.

The answer lies ahead, in undiscovered wisdom.

Whose child will it be, that will find it?

13 comments:

Audubon Ron said...

I never was good in math.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Me! Pick ME!

Damn, my kids have the brains but want to be artists. Le sigh.

As always, awesome. I love your 100 word challenges.

Tara R. said...

I have always been fascinated with Quantum Physics, while at the same time totally confused by it

LceeL said...

Audubon Ron: I never was, either. But I have become.

Kelley: Thank you, your Awesomeness.

Tara R: Me too.

Big Mark 243 said...

I think math is the language of the universal constant. Numbers can be used to express so many larger ideas as well as reduce them to their simplest possible form.

Numbers stretch from the real to the impossible. Figuring out how they do so, is where the answer lies, I like to believe.

Nan Sheppard said...

THE Universal Theory of Everything??? I hope I'm around when it's figured out!

lisaschaos said...

Wow, this feels over my head! lol

Jen said...

math and I really don't mix, lol you got me with this one :)i think we are all still trying to find the answer!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely loved that last line. So much hope for the future.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

WHy does everyone (not just here, in the world at large, too) have so much dislike for math? I love math! I think it makes so much SENSE!!!

And, great question in the last line. Because, I believe, these theories will not be explained by the person who has studied the most, but by whomever has a gift for this type of systematic thought.

PattiKen said...

Careful. It's contagious.

When Engineers have Dogs

Grandmother said...

My husband (the math major) has been reading books struggling with these questions. He too is fascinated and hopeful. I'm rooting for my grandson to be the one to have the wisdom to find the answer!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Ah, the conundrum of the Unified Field Theory. You've got my brain watering, hon! My kid! It'll be my kid! (I can only hope...)