Thursday, March 22, 2012

John Nash Loses It and Why

Short answer. God's will.

Not like you're thinking, though there is that.

I was  thinking more of string theory. Not that John Nash was involved with that (he wasn't, was he?) But could a person not get lost in the numbers when that's all you see. As the underlying basis of everything, I mean.

Like that episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes 3D. Or Tron.

As I understand it, string theorists suppose that everything in the universe is held together by these tee-iny little wiggly elastic strings. That you can't even see. See Acts 17:28, Job 12:10, etc. for more on that (God's will, in case you don't have your Bible nearby).

John Nash's deal was probability theory (I think). Kinda the same thing in a way. He went crazy. Waddya think the chances of that woulda been, John?

Me? I just prefer faith.

That God will continue to hold things together. That He will continue to hold the future in His hand.

It's what I've been given and life is simpler that way. Right?

Or am I just crazy?

1 comment:

  1. we have some similar ideas about the world. I remember reading Stephen Hawking as a kid (14 or so) ... who is NOT a Christian ... but just thinking, WOW! God, you are amazing! I look forward to heaven, and knowing things, but here it seems like eventually you just get the point of having to say, "God, You Are Good. I trust Your hold on this."