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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Alice in Wonderland Explains the World

People are very good at reading far more into books than was ever intended. Young Earth creationists, in particular, view the bible as an authoritative book on the origin of the universe, the earth and life. They treat the bible as a scientific text in addition to viewing it as a spiritual guide. Several Christian scholars have noted that the Bible is a book about how to go to heaven and not 'how the heavens go'. I have recently seen several sites from fundamentalist muslims who are treating the Koran as a scientific text. That got me to thinking (always a bad idea), just how easy is it to read far more into a text than was intended. Now, Lewis Carroll may well have intended Alice in Wonderland to be something deep so I began to probe the text to see if it offered any insights into science. I was amazed at the revelations found in AIW. I'm thinking of starting a church of Alice because of this wondrous message:

Some examples of Scientific wisdom found in AIW


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1. ALICE was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?'
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1. Alice is clearly peering into the void prior to the Big bang and lamenting that it sure would be nice to have something more than her bitchy sister.


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2. So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
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2. Alice is considering creating ex-nihilo using ?daisy-chain? polymers. This is an indication that she was thinking of atoms and molecules and their importance in her coming creation. The ?white rabbit? is a metaphor for the first light.


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3.There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" (when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but, when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
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3. Things are getting interesting. The white rabbit is indicating the start of time (coincident with what science would call the ?Big Bang?). The ?large rabbit hole? is similar to the white hole cosmology.


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4. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.
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4. This verse captures the essence of black holes. Nothing can escape not even the God Alice who created the universe. It also presages the multiverse hypothesis.


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5. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well
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5. This verse describes, in a very clear fashion, the notion of radioactive decay. The deep wells are energy barriers through which the particles must tunnel. Quantum mechanics is first described in Alice?s adventures.


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6. Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her, and to wonder what was going to happen next
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6. This verse describes the stochastic nature of quantum tunneling.


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7. Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end? "I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?" she said aloud. "I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think-"
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7. Here Alice is building the earth and going though various checkpoints to make sure that all the layers are intact and in their proper position.


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8. First, however, she waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further: she felt a little nervous about this; "for it might end, you know," said Alice to herself; "in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?" And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing
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8. Alice explains the white dwarf phase of stellar evolution.


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9. Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); `now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was
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9. Need I explain the inflationary phase?

10. Alice now begins to explain the evolutionary development of reptiles from fishes in the following verse:


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10. How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
`How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!'
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11. and the discussion of more transitionals


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11. They were indeed a queer-looking party that assembled on the bank--the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable
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Hopefully, this small smattering of the Gospel of Alice let?s you understand something about the most powerful of Gods.

Cheers

Joe Meert

5 Comments:

At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha this was great. :) you just made my morning

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger zerkezeut said...

You've made me bookmark your blog. Excellent!

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger zerkezeut said...

Nothing to a good ponder on Alice. Excellent!

 
At 5:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha haha this is absolute only sense ... TRY AGAIN....
....I give you the key ... MAKE SUCH A STORY THAT IS A RELIGION TO KILL RELIGIONS... SO MAKE FANTASIES THAT INCLUDE BOTH SENSE & NON-SENSE...
And to make YOU MUST BE BEYOND EXISTENCE to make ONE... Its a Paradox...

 
At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent. I too bookmarked your blog :D

 

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