One of the greatest bungles in the history of physics was to abandon Beauty and Truth. Giving these names to the pair of quarks with the shortest lifetimes was an inspired christening of what may arguably be the most important particles of which we are constructed, and to subsequently strip them down to Bottom and Top was an unprecedented gesture of scientific contempt. There was no need for it, and the only explanation I can find is this :- http://www.particleadventure.org/quarknaming.html
There are heavy indications coming out of social media at the moment to suggest that the quantum trail is gaining a lot of followers very fast, and this has to have something to do with an increasing awareness that we are listening to our hearts, that we have more about us than the product of our own mind, that our bodies are just ships we steer across the wave form of the lives we are given. We understand from quantum physics that we are only particles in the Present, that once the moment is gone we revert to the wave form in the past that the future brought to us a moment ago. We begin to get a handle on Infinity when we feel ourselves as part of a river, surging through the timeline of wave interference patterns to which we are all subject, and of which we all are part.
Science seems to want to blend itself with the people now. There are exhibitions and open days, public discussions and a whole host of programmes on TV. Scientists seem more at ease with the idea of public knowledge surrounding what they discover, even if many want to stay a little shady about what they do. We need, therefore, in the greater scheme of things, to bring reverence where it deserves to be and step out of the confines of boxes other people have 'traditionally' created in the name of Positivism. No time like the present to make changes towards a better place, a holistic way of being, a unified thought process which allows metaphysics the breathing space to explain our wonderings and fuel our emotions with the right kind of energy. We need this energy, it's precious stuff, and now we may be in a position to translate the information it carries and work with it as needs must.
When we can share freely all we have of ourselves, when we can start trusting again that there are others out there who need to be trusted, we can begin to turn the Yaxley switch to the next cycle of our own evolution.
Kathy Ratcliffe has studied quantum mechanics since 1997, leads a life surrounded by birds and animals, and is a stalwart fan of Stargate SG1.