A few nights ago I stumbled upon a science program on TV that I decided to watch. It featured a cadre of distinguished academics and researchers in the field of quantum physics. The theme of the program was a look at how science is coming along in uncovering how “It” all began, and what holds “It” together. “It” being the universe, galaxies, stars, matter – including you and me.
These ladies and gentlemen have been wracking their brains for decades, working with various theories of physics to make the ultimate discovery. This particular program focused on the “String” theory, and a new one called the “Brane” theory The “String” theory says that perhaps there are these gangs of particles that are too small for us to see, or even be sure they are there, that somehow unite and produce things like galaxies. The “String” theory has been around for a while now, long enough for researchers to discover that there are problems with it. The “String” doesn’t do all it should do. And there are elements of the universe that can’t be fit into the math of the “String”. Turns out “It” is bigger than the “String”.
Now there is a new theory; “Membrane”, or “Brane” for short. The hypothesis for the “Brane” is that perhaps “It” is not like a string, but rather a loaf of bread. In “Brane” parlance our universe might be a just a slice/membrane of “It” Our slice might be one of many slices, or parallel universes. Again, problems have begun to develop with the “Brane”, but science is still working.
I believe there is some encouragement for us to be drawn from this presentation. I hope that when you finish reading this post you will be strengthened in your confidence too.
There are at least three lessons I came away with that night.
Here is the encouragement fellow Mountain Taker – you are smarter, wiser, and better connected than all the “String” and “Brane” theoreticians. You don’t need to speculate on all that weighs them down. You can just walk in it!
Pretty simple isn’t it? Just like God!
Have a great week on your Mountain.