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.
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! 😉
2 thoughts on “Life, the Universe and Everything”
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. 😉
Whoops! Yeah, I was thinking of the Canadian Doug, I got them mixed up – thanks!