The Big Unknown.

The great scientist and inventor… Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller… once said: Dare to be Naive.

I love this. I mentioned yesterday we live in one big Universe. In fact, it is so big, it will really freak you out if you start to consider its… its…. BIGness. Okay. For starters… sit down.

Now. Consider this. The universe is about 13.8 billion years old. That is older than dirt. Seriously.

So any light we see has to have been traveling for around 13.8 billion years or less. That is what we call this the ‘observable universe’.

But wait. There’s more. The distance to the edge of the observable universe is about 46 billion light years because the universe is expanding all of the time.

Mad… I’ll tell you… Mad. It will drive you wobbly in the head if you think about it too long. I think that is why scientists look so wonky sometimes. Anyway. Back to my boy Bucky.

I like the name Bucky. Like.. Bucky Dent. But dang it. I digress. AGAIN.

Bucky Fuller. He said we should DARE TO BE NAIVE. By definition… that means showing a lack of experience or wisdom. The other definition means one is natural and unaffected…. innocent.

Either way. It’s good for us to be this way. I mean… who loves a know-it-all? Sure, they know-it-all… and they will tell you as much.

Unfortunately, on occasion…. I’ve been accused of this. Pssshhhhaaaawwwww, I say.

The truth is.. I know very little about the whole big bunch of it. There’s just too much. For instance. Just today I read a paper on the non-existence of time. It talked about Newton’s theory on time, and then Einstein’s subsequent explanation of time. The fact that time is not a separate entity of the universe, but instead that this is all just a collection of “nows”… and there really is no past or future. There is ONLY the every moment of now. But the paper went in to much greater detail. Mind boggling in fact. By the time I got to the last sentence… I resembled one of those Mad Scientists.  My hair was like… all Albert Einstein-ed all over the place.

So right now….I just don’t know anything…. except that… I like the word “Boggling” ….

As in.  Bucky was boggling his friends’ minds.

And that my friends… is why I am now a full-time Naive Chicken Farmer. We never will know which came first… the chicken or the egg. Because it happened now.

Off to beat my head against the wall now. Like an egg.


How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
R. Buckminster Fuller