VENTURE BEYOND DOGMA
“Because your culture directs your focus to things made of atoms, you have adopted a belief system that discourages you from searching for the deeper truths beyond the physical world.”
– Lismadalena, A Most Lovely Engima
That there is such a thing as the physical world is a wonder in itself. One’s first temptation is to ask why. Why does anything tangible exist? Even in the logical, scientific, sense, the question is still interesting, for it asks that we retrace cosmic history back in time to the inception of the Big Bang, the moment when the seed of all time, space, and matter burst open and the nascent universe was born.
Science’s burning question, then, is: what scientific principles were at work in that very first moment? Or, to put it another way: what laws, or forces, or principles are presently evident in the universe that would allow us to logically tease out the particulars of the beginning of time, space, and matter?