I once read that cocaine was God’s way of letting somebody know they had too much money. Quantum physics may be God’s way of saying we are taking ourselves way too seriously. As Kevin Kelly says on Google+ “We are vast and empty… Atom-wise, that is.” This was Kelly’s response to Professor Brian Cox’s BBC Lecture ‘A Night with the Stars’.
The video features the professor, a £Million diamond plus a number of British celebrities who volunteer themselves to be used (embarrassed) in the cause of making a complex area of science more fun and accessible. Apparently the professor is on the receiving end of some criticism for his recent (successful) show ‘The Wonders of the Universe’. I wonder how many of these criticisms emit from academics known to don funny medieval robes from time to time? Ultimately, if folks learn something new about existence from a popular science program then that distant butterfly did flap it’s wings.