Complex Conundrum

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Barry
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Complex Conundrum

Post by Barry » April 16th, 2010, 9:35 pm

God (read: the universe)
hath taken all
my simple pleasures
and replaced them
with potent irony.

What was religious became mundane.
What is benign comes to malign.
God (read: the universe) is like this.
Like it's all some kind of game.



Peace,
Barry

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Post by stilltrucking » April 18th, 2010, 3:22 pm

Deep thoughts Barry

Some say it is tumbling dice, others say god is subtle but not cruel.

I thought you might like this Kind of quantum mystical.
Einstein and God Shoot Craps by Steven Fortney

God looks exactly like Einstein.
He is the CEO of a chain
of Casinos called
Happy Chance Heaven.

His Avatar and namesake, Albert
by name, engages Him,
shooting craps.

7 come 11 snake eyes
boxcars. God pitches
the dice against green felt.

(The house gathers at
the table, they are wide-eyed;
the stakes are immense!)

7 come 11 snake eyes
boxcars. God cleans
up. Albert is broke.

Albert cries O symmetry
asymmetry third order
interpolation, standard model,
string theory chaos: a GUT
and a TOE.

I can't believe, he says,
That you shoot craps
with the Universe!

God twirls his gray moustache
Poor guy, he says, I do; but here's
my little secret. Sometimes I shoot
straight, sometimes I don't. Either way
(here he takes Al's last dollar)
the Universe wins.

And both ways I throw dice
(Yes I do), just to see
what happens.

I know that upsets you,
but is this a comfort?
The dice we just played with?

They're loaded.


The Madison Astronomical Society

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Post by Barry » April 18th, 2010, 7:46 pm

Yeah, Jack, I know you're hip to this...whatever comfort there is in that.

It's like Job, you know? Job was a bet between God and the devil.

Sometimes it comes to me...God's fallen off the wagon, taken up gambling again. It would make a cute story if you told it right.

Peace,
Barry

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Post by stilltrucking » April 18th, 2010, 8:10 pm

I would be lost without God
I would have none to blame

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Post by Barry » April 18th, 2010, 10:28 pm

Oh Jack...I thought you were hip.

Where art thou, oh brother?

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