Indivisible Atom – Invisible Man [by Sharu Delilkan]
His name is Atom as in the bomb, not Adam as in Eve, something Anthony Black pointed out right from the start.
He stood on a black platform, which looked a bit like a pedestal and was a great metaphor for a man at his apex.
What does it mean to be someone in the world nowadays? With much explained by science, has too much been explained for us to have a place in the world?
Have Einstein, Asimov, Feynman, Darwin, Wenley, Delilkan and Smith explained everything? Have Oppenheimer, Da Vinci, Dyson, Descartes, Booth and Galileo theorised so deeply into who, what and why we are that there is an infinitesimal feeling of individual contribution?
Do we matter? Do our ethics matter?
Should we just blind ourselves to the very truths revealed by science and life vicariously through money, marriage, material and multiplication?
Is ignorance bliss? How important do we need to feel within our lives to function and survive with purpose? Do we really matter?