Monday, October 25, 2010

Nearing the Beginning

It's pretty amazing that there is so much unchartered territory. We are barely even scratching the surface of the iceberg. If the iceberg is everything there is to know, we are a sub-pecometer sized dust particle trapped inside the water tension of a micrometer sized water droplet momentarily thawed by the sun at the very surface, peering with our ever-burgeoning instruments of probing observation into the water tension that makes up the bubble of our universe, and we are just beginning to get the vaguest of inklings of knowledge as we peer out and take our crude and simple measurements within the trappings of our extremely limited perceptions into a world that only gives us the smallest of shadows and refracted light of what's truly going on by way of apparent paradoxes and puzzles which are not the stumbling blocks, but are the little clues hinting at a bigger picture, a completer truth, as we slowly pull back, layer by layer, the curtain onto a wider world.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The only reason this question has any resonance is because it brings to our attention that the sound a tree makes when someone is around to hear it might just be a fabrication of our minds.