The World Without Us
(Chapter 16: Our Geologic Record)
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?
Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain
— Tom Stafford, Matt Webb —
(Chapter 1: Inside the Brain)
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
- Neil deGrasse Tyson–
(Chapter 1: Coming to Our Senses)
Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope
—and How to Find Them
—Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis, Karen Kotash Sepp,
Anne Drogin, Mary Lynn Skirvin—
(Seasonal Objects: Spring)