The String Theory: The Universes Unfolding as They Should

Photo by Vicola England

Photo by Vicola England

No one knows how life on Earth began, or why, and so Man has created religions to find answers that humans can relate to, which answer the questions on the meaning of life, and what happens to us after our death. These religions can be a solace for many in the absence of anything else that makes sense, but since humans are but an infinitesimal part of the universe, isn’t it rather presumptuous for us to assume that all was created just for our sole benefit?

And does the truth have to make sense to us? Could it be that, as of yet, we aren’t evolved enough to understand the truth? For man is still evolving, make no mistake. Our mental capacity has increased infinitesimally over millennia for us to arrive at this point, and one would expect that it would continue to do so. (Although, admittedly, there are times when one might wonder.)

Human knowledge seems to increase exponentially. One can only marvel at the progress of science in our own lifetime. What truths lay undiscovered that will be revealed in another lifetime? Men spend whole lifetimes now wrestling with the elusive Theory of Everything. And some of the propositions put forth are truly eye-glazing for those of us preoccupied with the mundane tasks of survival. But we must try to get some understanding of what the cosmologists are trying to tell us if we are to continue our search for that elusive truth.

The String Theory may be the key to that truth. There’s quite a bit to absorb there, isn’t there? All this stuff going on in this Elegant Universe without us being aware of it, nor caring about it. But if one is to live a meaningful life, one should care, or else fall victim to Thoreau’s, “when I came to die, I discovered that I had not lived”.

And just what are the implications of all this “multiple dimensions” stuff ─ universes of which we are not even aware? We can only know a universe that comes to us through our senses, and since we cannot yet perceive other universes, is it possible that there is another sense being passed down through our long evolution, a true sixth sense that is slowly evolving, and may yet help us to understand this bewildering universe, or universes, in which we find ourselves?

Using the string theory as a guide, it doesn’t seem to be too big a stretch to say that music is the language the universe uses to communicate with us. Just imagine that instead of a stark, existential, universe, where we have to create our own meaning, we instead have a universe that is showing us that meaning in the beautiful music that stirs the collective souls of us all. That it may turn out that the universes in which we find ourselves are part of a glorious symphony of strings, just seems so absolutely right and wonderful, then. A religion of sorts, but better than- a religion we can feel…through our ears

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