Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday Science Blog
Four multiverses you might be living in:
Infidel753's comment reminded me of this poem I wrote a while ago (and sort of forgot) until today. I think it relates to this post:
THE CONSOLATION OF HALDANE*
My mother and her mother beside me
In parallel spheres, depend on whose universe
We live in, or what time means sitting at an oak
Desk on a blue wool rug with yellow flowers.
Grandfathers come in and shut the door, turn to
Something like me again and again.
Stars dim As I speak to my father and he to me, who is my
Creation. A book, lost for years, appears on a dwarf moon.
In a shape less recognizable, each millennia,
I join the throng of phantoms surging backward,
Through a multiverse of galaxies, of lives.
I compose myself, my infinity.
*J.B.S. Haldane, British scientist who hypothesized an infinite number of appearances of galaxies, stars, planets and life, an identical Earth reappearing on which you and your loved ones are reunited.