"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting
different results" - A. Einstein
This quote has historical significance. In the years following the
1920s when Einstein dominated the world of physics, Einstein kept to
his general theory of relativity and attempted to use it to solve a
unified theory of the universe in spite of the fact that quantum camp
of Neils Bohr et al began to dominate the ken of physics. He ignored
his peers and he died trying to solve this problem, becoming a sort
of object of pity in the field. That said, the general theory of
relativity works well with large objects, and quantum mechanics--
small. It was only after the study of black holes where large and
small collide--did string theory arise.
Me, what I am interested in is Einstein's brain was preserved for
science and it was discovered that the part of the brain used for
math processes was unusually large. I would advocate a systems
approach for solving problems, although I will admit that I have a
tendency to revisit the biological sciences.
Gaia came AFTER cirrus sorting. Let me explain. Between conductive
ionosphere and cloud top, an ice particle which contained a
nucleotide would rise to a level equating to its weight and charge.
This won't necessarily modulate surface chemistry or temperatures.
But it will allow a sorting which causes the nucleotides to
eventually fall as a group sorted and concentrated by like weight and
charge. It is an interesting intermediate state. So "life" really was
small before it was gaia.
I might be smart but I ain't no Einstein, eh?
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