Our understanding of science is often misquoted.
So obscure is human knowledge,
It is easy to misread,
To promise more than science has noted.
Not unlike day and night,
Many theories come and go,
There’s really nothing permanent,
For us show.
The universal truths we expound today,
Whatever some may say,
Are no more than steps we take,
to true knowledge along the way.
A clear example is in our understanding of the Cosmological Singularity (Black Hole)
So much is written about something that is so little understood,
as if not just matter is drawn to it but also our thoughts.
However intellectually compelling this mystery is to unravel,
nothing of its nature is truly known beyond the mathematics that
supposedly describe it.
From where we stand on the edge of a vast galaxy, what happens
at its heart is presently beyond the reach of our observation and understanding.
Just as it is impossible to expect ants on a plate to know the order and
placement of dishes on a table, like wise the human mind is blinded by
the enormity of what is transpiring so far away.
So instead, we look for an analog and study the Vortices, found in our kitchen sink,
and by explain their boundaries mathematically we seek to unravel the mysteries
of the cosmological singularity.
With only a few minds able to fully understand what is, even now, often erroneously
understood, it’s not surprising the true nature of this phenomenon is still beyond
even our greatest minds. They continue to theorise, speculate, insinuate,
in a never ending intellectual game; with the public more certain of what science
and mathematics has revealed than often the scientists themselves.
As neatly summed up by Albert Einstein
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
J M Lysun