Molecular Highways

Sarah Curtiss

San Francisco, United States

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page 26-27 from Everything IS, a visual and philosophical theory of everything

The smaller we look, the more mechanical the process is bound to appear because the details are washed out. A highway from a certain distance in space disappears, as we zoom closer it looks like a line, then it begins to take on width and direction, then height, then personality and diversity.

A family is close from the first generation to second to third, but from the fourth generation, the distance expands quickly. After 100 generations all detail of the early generations is smudged into a pattern—part of the mass migration of Angles or Saxons or Celtic peoples or Huns or Goths or, as we zoom further out in space-time, mammals or air breathers or carbon-based units.

We speak of family dynamics and corporate personalities—maybe they really are independent entities, but much too coarse grained from our perspective to be readily identified as such—the forest and the trees!

Are nuclear forces akin to family ties, hometown pride, patriotism, religious fervor, i.e. are they the gravity/grouping thing on a subatomic perspective? Do our methods of studying subatomic particles by smashing them together in particle accelerators cause some type of political upheaval that creates tremendous energy?

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