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Short short story about the origins of the universe

History of the World in 600 words


The universe is tricky; about 46 billion light years in size, you’d think its origins were vast.  But, no, a dense tiny egg hatched 14 billion years ago into quarks: charmed, top, bottom, and strange. From this button-sized womb, heat scrambled it all into galaxies along lines of cold dark matter, flying out in the Big Bang faster and farther. Human egg and all else cooked in the star furnace. You wouldn’t think our life depends on stardust or plants like algae, would you? But around 1.8 billion years ago bacteria learned to eat sunlight in photosynthesis and send oxygen into the atmosphere that we can breathe. Ocean algae produce most of our oxygen.

Even harder to grasp, Lewis Carroll was unto something when he wrote about Alice falling through the hole to another dimension. The mathematicians who developed superstring theory figured out there are 10 dimensions and it’s possible to travel through black holes to another dimension. I identify with the brilliant kid in the movie “Good Will Hunting” who secretly solves math problems working at Harvard, only I worked as a teaching assistant–not a janitor, and not at Harvard. Being young and foolish, I got the idea to test out my professor’s theory. I can’t begin to describe what it’s like going through a black hole; it’s not fun. Now I’m stuck in a dimension where I can’t figure out how to get back. All I can do is channel when someone like you is writing on the computer. Could you contact professor Kaku and ask him how I can return? This isn’t a trick.

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