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My Online Writings - 2004 - '07

Part 4
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
What is the present level of Physics?

What is the present level of Physics? I do not have much idea. I believe that it must be in an area where the boundaries between reality and imagination could be very vague.

During my schooldays, I was taught about the absoluteness of everything, time, space, movement etc. But then, due to an innate feeling that something was being withheld, I went on to learn of relativity. Classical physics became a relative concept then. That is classical physics becomes correct in the context of minor measurements, like small distances, time, and mass. It was an approximation of relativity, which dealt with massive measurements.

The Sun moved from the centre, to a relative position, among a multitude of stars, all in the galaxy called Milky Way.

I went for Physics in college because I was fascinated by concepts in relativity, astronomy, time, space and mass. It was a letdown. Teaching was on primitive and mundane subjects, and themes, which aimed more at examination marks.

What caught my imagination were so many strange themes. Like that of the constant-ness of the velocity of light, irrespective of the frame of reference. That mass increases with speed. Or that, at the speed of light, mass is also infinite. To put it more candidly, each photon is a universe.

Where is the boundary of this universe? When I asked my daughter about it, she thought about it for a moment, and then said, not to ask her such a question. It causes deep disturbance in her mind.

Are there many other universes? Like there can be a number of CD’s. With each universe being a sort of entity like a CD. And a being from outside can access any point in the CD.

Now I think that there is a component of mind that should be taken into account. And there is really some level at which everything is connected. A mobile phone connects minds, Internet connects people and their thoughts; well, these are all very primitive things, when compared to the real medium through which everything is connected.

Does anyone have ideas to contribute?

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122. Britain in Recession: The stuff of nightmare

123. Heaping a Sieve

124. Who is the enemy?, A series of mistakes

125. A Reprieve for the US, 700 Billion Squander

126. Barack Obama, Defining his demeanour

127. Have you received anything yet, Evans

128. Carnage In Gaza, Psychiatric cure

129. It Wont Work!, An epitaph for the British!!!

130. Policy Or Racism

131. British Causality in Afghanistan

132. A strategy with a finesse

133. The return of the Empire

134. What is the present level of Physics?

135. Court tags mother to control her truant son,

136. The English Legal System, Penalties, Death Penalty

137. What I really meant, The alien experience

138. British Collective Intelligence

139. The Liberation Tigers, Refining impressions

140. A comment in an Internet site on Indian reality

141. A homeland for the South African Whites

142. Wearing a Sikh turban in the US army

143. Attributes of ‘Sar’

144. Indian Marriages

145. BP Oil Spill and the infections that led to it

146. Money and Indian Languages

147. Saving the English Economies

148. Currency devaluation: the deceit

149. Communal Tension and Language Codes

150. What does (Indian) freedom mean to you?

151. The Hallowed Persons

152. Godfather: What props his pedestal?

153. What happens to fine Cities!

154. Language as a weapon 1

155. Language as a weapon 2

156. Language as a weapon 3

157. Racism: A skin deep, yet painful, 1

158. Racism: A skin deep, yet painful, 2

159. A piece of blasphemy

160. Where Islam and Muslims diverge

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