Reading some ‘popular science’ book from the library, ‘The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead’, by one Marcus Chown; as a layman I find the whole thing about modern physics fascinating -as long as it is explained in words and I’m not asked to resolve any equations. But this book contained some of what seemed to me the most absurd propositions, like that old chestnut of reality probably being a computer simulation (yeah,yeah, we all saw the Matrix) taking place at the end of days towards the Omega point, or, at the other end of things, that the Universe would be the running of a very simple computer program (this one apparently proposed by Wolfram he of Mathematica fame). Again, then it all begins to look like theology more than physics, at least from outside, although I do realise they’re just playing with mathematical models which explain some aspect of reality, not necessarily claiming or believing that those are the ‘real’ or ultimate answers to those problems, but I still finding myself wondering what those people are on.. (and perhaps wanting some..:P)
It would seem to be purplestuart’s birthday! Happy Purplebirthday!