Surely, of sugar, spice and all things nice, and, of course, snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. But most fascinatingly, little universes are made of unknown bits and bobs and things that jump in the dark. Indeed, they are IT: THE DARK; that unknown mysterious other that we can’t see, and yet, we know it is there.
I get a sort of perverse pleasure when I hear the following statements by some very distinguished physicists in an old Horizon programme* I’ve been watching over and over again:
“We have no idea what 95% of the Universe is.”
“They say that cosmologists are always wrong but never in doubt.”
“How does any theorist sleep at night knowing that the Standard Model of Physics is wrong by so many orders of magnitude?
With that level of mystery, that amount of unknown, I am always surprised when supposedly intelligent, rational people, including respected scientists, deny the possible existence of anything beyond their current knowledge. I don’t know if God or fairies, angels and strange universes with weird life forms exist, but I wouldn’t dare to deny the possibility.
I suspect, on close examination, old tales and ancient religious myths might be found to be just a way to explain phenomena that science is just starting to glimpse.
*Horizon programmes always seem as ‘dated’ as me after four marriages! I have had plenty of dates. We viewers aren’t given even the production date. With the speed at which science changes from one day to the next, books become obsolete in a few years; the Internet is not necessarily reliable. Perhaps my only chance of being up to date, might be to go on a science course.