Poetry from 07/2015

10 July 2015

Relativity

I like relativity and quantum theories
because I don't understand them
and they make me feel as if space shifted about
like a swan that can't settle,
refusing to sit still and be measured;
and as if the atom were an impulsive thing
always changing its mind

(Lawrence liked relativity and quantum theory precisely because they blunted the hard edge of scientific objectivity and truth and the reason Lawrence rebelled against the tecnocratic dream may not always have been well reasoned, but it came from a powerful if not unreasonable fear of scientific over-reaching) Davd Lindley in his book:'Uncertainty'

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