I am not trained as a scientist, but I have a keen fascination for many scientific principles as well as the natural world. One reason I respect science is that scientists don’t question, they just say, “lets follow the logic.” As a writer, I question almost everything. Logic doesn’t play a big part in my day to day life. (Just ask my husband)
Uniqueness is something that I haven’t questioned, until now. A new picture of the cosmos is emerging; One in which duplicates are inevitable…objects, people, all of it. Universe used to mean everything. Now there is a word, multiverse, meaning that beyond the universe. The thinking is that we may live in an expanding sea of universes.
Assuming this hypothesis is true, I am considering putting my characters on furlough—temporary unpaid leave from my story. They are costing me way too much with constant demands for attention and time. I just don’t have enough creativity to go around this week. I am sure they will understand. So what if one of them is waiting for a heart transplant and the other is waiting at the gates of the Grand Canyon. They are going to have to be disappointed. They are going to have to wait and see how things turn out for them.
Meanwhile, I am going to watch post-season baseball, shop at the farmers market, and get back to some autumn cooking. While I’m at it, I think I’ll press some leaves between wax paper. All the while, my characters’ twins on the other side of our known universe can carry the ball.
What would you like to see duplicated?
At this point, I’d like to make a pitch for the horror story/movie that will inevitable emerge from this post: There is another identical U.S. Government out there.