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Light, Life and Intelligence

As I pondered the principle of light...

The process of discovery and learning often begins with a theory. Where do our theories come from? They can come from information that is readily observable or that has been observed by others that we become aware of. 

Think about the science of light that we understand and the science we have yet to discover. Who would have imagined 60 years ago that we could cut metal with light, split apart atoms and perform delicate surgery? The complexity of it is astounding and we take for granted the common experience of its existence. Something invisible makes all things visible.

On a clear night, the sky reveals to us thousands of lights even millions and billions now that we have advanced light-gathering instruments. We see billions of years into the past. Stars that seem to offer eternal light when we learn something of their composition and the time that their light has been traveling. Our own sun has a scientifically theorized life of 10 billion years.…