Muy buen texto acerca de por qué en realidad necesitás un físico!
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral ....
want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to
talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they
will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to
remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that
no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want
your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of
heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains
with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping
father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the
pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell
them that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the
particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of
your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like
children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in
the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the
photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors
that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations
of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our
energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with
their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that
flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we
are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.
you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they
need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know
that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the
conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent
across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the
evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that
they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to
the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're
just less orderly.
- Aaron Freeman
God, I love being an atheist.
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