Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The strange existence of anti-matter...

Taoism seems to me to come closest to contemporary physics with its yin and yang symbolism, e.g., "For cosmologists studying the origin of the Universe it was pretty clear that equal amounts of matter and anti-matter must have spewed out from the fireball at the beginning of creation." Anti-Matter Trapped For 16 Minutes)

The strange existence of anti-matter and its radical imbalance as a cosmic constituent is a fundamental mystery that has persisted for eight decades. We may finally be poised to understand not only the universe that is but also the universe that might have been.
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