|Quantum wave equation -- Erwin Schrödinger (1925)|
THE WORLD IS UNLIKE
ANYTHING OUR BODIES KNOW
The equations harbor what look like small
migratory birds blown in on stiff winds.
What land could they possibly
have come from? Just look at them,
pecking randomly at the white air,
feeding on something
we don’t see.
In those moments when you think
some part of this world belongs to you,
consider what we call atoms,
for which we have no adequate metaphor,
and of which we are made.
These fellow gods
will not be ruled by anything,
even our notion of cause. They
are elemental wildness.
|Len Anderson, Physicist (UC Berkeley PhD)|