Friday, October 30, 2015

Egypt's Great Pyramid, Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking and the 'Theory of Everything'.

A mind that could grapple with the universe
Just watched the movie 'The Theory of Everything' and as I listened to Stephen Hawking’s theories on the universe, spoken with the droll asperity of his speech synthesizer, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of… anger….

Anger at?

The universe, God, something.

Maybe the unified theory of everything is not to be found in cosmology. Or religion.

Maybe it’s IRONY.

Semantics. Figures of speech, rather than numbers in mathematics. Philosophy rather than physics.

What force takes hold of a man who can grapple with the universe and crushes him down to a brilliant point of singularity in a motorized wheelchair?

Who could float like a butterfly...
What makes a Muhammad Ali, who danced like a butterfly and stung like a bee, become a shaking victim of Parkinsons?

Neat and deft, Marty McFly

And what force did the same thing to a neat and deft young Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly, of 'Back to the Future'?

From creating sublime music - to deafness

How is it that a sublime composer like Beethoven went deaf?

Khufu, a pathetic little image in ivory of the Great Pyramid pharaoh

How is it that the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, builder of the greatest stone structure on earth, the Great Pyramid, has left behind only one image, a minute ivory statue 7.5 cms high? 

The greatest irony of all?

And for believers, how is it that a loving saviour had to die cruelly and ignominiously on a cross?

Then there's the final irony of you and me; how is it that we are specks of sentience in an infinity beyond comprehension?

And so it goes…


UPDATE:
A footnote... or should that be a high note? 

A new follower:






Images, Wikipedia