America's Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses
— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—
(Part 1: Environmental Contaminants / Outdoor Air Pollutants)
At the heart of matter... is glue, or rather gluons binding the quarks that make up protons and neutrons which make up all physical matter. The glue of the gluons is called the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces of the universe and the strongest of them all. The weakest is the force of gravitation, which is a great glue that connects and binds all the physical objects of the universe, orchestrating the grand symphony of the galaxies. Glue is everywhere, without glue we are nowhere. Glue is that substance which keeps things from falling apart, and as such becomes the ultimate metaphor for God, that supreme force which ever upholds the integrity of existence.
This blog is a little homage to the God of glue, who is simply a metaphor for the endless creativity of our wonderful, adhesive and cohesive universe, which is simply a manifestation of the infinite wisdom of the Godhead, which is simply the head of God's being — this being being none other than this infinitely wonderful universe, which nonetheless could simply be a dream in the mind of God! A slightly sticky situation there! Got glue?
The Unraveling of String Theory
— Michael D. Lemonick—
— August 2006—
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
— Brian Greene—
(Chapter 1: Tied Up with String)
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
— Michio Kaku—
(Chapter 1: Force Fields)