Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Musings on a Pin Head

Imagine you had a lifetime to make the head of pin: You had to find the metals, alloy it into stainless steel, and form it into a pin head. 

Without a lot of help and machines, few of us could do it, as economist Adam Smith pointed out. Yet we can buy a whole stainless steel pin for a penny.

But where does the metal itself came from? The first atom? The first quark?

“God” strikes me as a lazy answer—shorthand for “We have no idea.”  Scientists’ answer, “The Big Bang,” is no more satisfying---It still begs the question, “What created the Big Bang?”

Thus begins my PsychologyToday.com article today, Musings on a Pin Head.

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