It all comes down to nothing; part 2.

I woke up on Saturday morning with a solid idea in my head.

Every equation must be balanced. Right?

The most basic: 1 = 1

Pythagorean Theorem (proportion of the sides of a right triangle): a^2 + b^2 = c^2

Dear Albie’s relativity, basic relationships in physics: e=mc^2

It’s all about proportionate relationships, right? Fractals.

No matter how elaborate an equation, it can all be reduced to 1 = 1

Which is really another way of saying zero.

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Then I noticed our character for “zero” is a circle.

*It’s all a big circle, my sister.*

Zero is nothing.

And it’s the potential for everything.

What if everything, the branching fractals of life, the universe and everything, was a perfectly balanced equation which can be understood, in the simplest of terms, as reducing to zero?

Makes sense, in an abstract way.

It reminds me of Copland’s book in the *Hitch-hiker’s guide to the galaxy* series: *Life, the Universe and Everything.* When a super computer was asked the question to the meaning of life, the universe and everything, it ground away for a while and then spat out the answer: 42

The answer should’ve been zero. Someone should tell Doug so he can print a correction! 😉

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Adams. Douglas Adams, not Copland.

You’re probably in the best position to suggest that to him, since he passed over to the other side over a decade ago. 😉

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Whoops! Yeah, I was thinking of the Canadian Doug, I got them mixed up – thanks!

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