So last night I went to see a lecture by Michio Kaku. I could bore you with his advanced theories of the universe and life itself, or I could just let you find him on your own. Let me also take this moment to expose myself a true blue dork. I love science. A total geek. Proudly flying my nerd flag. I especially love space and physics even though I understand approximately 10% of it.
I am a Higgs Boson groupie. I love everything about it. I watched the documentary “Atom Smashers”, not once, but three times. I devour theories of life and the universe like some people do celebrity gossip. These people, these brainiacs who wildly dream of what might be while awake, are my superstars (no pun intended). They theorize about the beginnings of us all and dare to believe we can travel beyond what we know. They don’t just ask why, they ask what if.
Michio Kaku has been on numerous television shows and I’ve always been a fan. It was like the Beatles were visiting, when I waited for the lecture to be over and for him to enter the small room where we sat for an off the cuff question and answer session. If you’ve never heard him lecture, he’s funny and approachable and most of all brilliant. He’s not just smart, he’s wicked “smaht.”
It all makes sense when he talks. He makes you question the world around you, the reality of what is. His best analogy was of life itself being a bathtub filled with bubbles. Our universe, the only one we know of, being one of millions of bubbles in the bath. Who knows what lurks around us. If there are mirror universes or parallel dopplegangers maybe someday our ancestors will know who they are. Until then, we can dream of what might be and be reminded how really amazing it is we exist at all.
If you’re not familiar with Dr. Kaku’s work, then you must google him immediately.