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Non-Economic Articles

Hopefully I will be getting some people to post their own articles that might not have much to do with Economics, but are still interesting. If I can I will give my own economic take on it, maybe by adding some statistics or graphs:

Here is the first non-economic article I am pleased to put up: Beautifully written by my good friend Steven Theopemtou, Titled To Infinity and Beyond

Chaos, we all know that every decision or action we make or take affects someone else, somewhere else either directly or indirectly. It’s just the way things are. There has to be a sequence of events for something to happen, it doesn’t usually just happen spontaneously without a cause (Unless we are discussing quantum phenomena on the Planck scale). Many scientists have said that religion’s are wrong in their explanations for how the universe came to be; often resorting to statements such as, “No the universe could not have just come into existence because “God” wanted it to. There must be a scientific explanation for this.” And so in 1946, George Lemaitre published his book on L’Hypothèse de l’Atome Primitif (The Primeval Atom Hypothesis) which later became known as the the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe. Providing an explanation for how the universe was created by the 4 fundamental forces of nature existing in a small tiny dense space. The question I pose is why scientists accept that the big bang was the beginning of everything and that there is nothing more?

Come on, open your minds a bit further than that to a place where chaos rules over all. Something happens and causes a reaction this then causes another, a huge chain reaction of unbelievable size, that doesn’t start with our universe and end with our universe. We are in something so much bigger and larger than that it goes on forever, in every direction possible, further than our minds can currently comprehend. Something so beautiful it’s indescribable. Its syntax error, math error, uncertainty, it’s even other dimensions and fractal mathematics. It was here before us and it will be here after us. The one part of nature that never ceases to exist. Although I write as though this is one of the most complex and fundamental systems it is given a simple symbol ∞.

Infinity can also be seen as forever, as it is something we can never reach no matter how long we travel for. It stretches all the way in the positive direction (lets say future) and forever in the negative direction (past). So why do we think that the universe began with a big bang approximately 14 billion years ago, well that’s because it probably did. However what we currently see as the big bang is the fundamental forces: Gravity, the nuclear force, the electromagnetic force and the weak force were all wrapped up together in this tiny dense spot somewhere in “hyper” space, then at t=0 on the universe clock it all got a bit too crowded and the symmetry of the spot sort of disintegrated and bang, our universe was born. But this could surely not have been the beginning of absolutely everything. In almost all areas mathematics, physics, biology, language, economics, symbolism, art, media, even dreams there lies this one constant that will always be found, infinity. It’s the one thing that fits but doesn’t. In math when I get infinity as an answer, I have always looked at it negatively. The last thing you want when calculating speed is infinity, you’ll send your theoretical astronaut into a relativity nightmare.

But infinity is the one thing that keeps us progressing in society, keeps us advancing with technology, and keeps us reaching further into space. It’s the one thing we will never understand and never achieve, but it’s the one thing that will be with us for the whole of our lives helping us to achieve greater feats. It’s an infinite amount of possibilities, scenarios, probabilities and decisions that have led to each of us being alive today. So why do we believe in putting a lid on the box of the universe, saying this is how it began, the big bang and this is how it may possibly end, the big crunch. The space after our universe could go on forever too. And when we look down into the nucleus of an atom and see the protons and neutrons, we now look further and see quarks, gluons, neutrinos and other particles that make up the so called “sub atomic” particles. Why can’t it go on forever that way too? Forever in both directions, an endless road of possibilities and advances in knowledge, that will pave the way for generations to come. To Infinity and beyond. 

By Theo (Steven Theopemtou)

2 thoughts on “Non-Economic Articles

  1. Pingback: New article up on my Non-economic articles « The fascinating world of economics

  2. Stuart Atkinson on said:

    Nice one Theo. Infinity is an annoying concept much like particles that have a symmetry spin of above 1. Always forces us to adapt models to incorporate it much the same as 0.

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