Life. Tesla. Origin.

Ride the Wave

Jay Horne
6 min readMay 12


The probability of a brain spontaneously appearing in space is much higher than our universe appearing through cosmic inflation. This is called the Boltzmann brain paradox. After the man who gave us the entropy equation.

However improbable, the cosmic inflation theory is a beautiful explanation to how the universe came to be. It is much like the story of creation, just more detailed and of course, it took a lot more time.

However, in God’s defense, we do live a lot shorter now than we used to, so who knows how long a day was to him during the creation of it all.

Whatever your beliefs about science or religion, or magic for that matter, one thing is for certain. You are here.

Back in the year 1999, I wrote a philosophical hypothesis about the beginning of the universe. It was called Potential. For, as far as I could figure, and that was a long way back then, the only energy that could always exist was pure potential energy. Like that of thought or ideas.
Because potential is a legitimate form of energy, it should also be able to be transformed.

I still think the example of thought and idea is a beautiful way to describe initial energy, especially of the divine. Who is to say if our ideas are formed in the tissue of the brain or in the space between the synapses?
Perhaps a thing like thought or dreams need no medium to exist.

Now, the cosmic inflation theory is based on an inflaton with a very specific amount of potential energy (aproximately one part in a hundred thousand density perterbrations) to be exact.

Physicists declare that all things are both particle and wave. This sounds rediculous at first, until you realize that mathematically everything has a wavelength.
When we hear this, most people will think of the double slit experiment and the way electrons (tiny particles) form an interfernce pattern when sent through two openings at once. Just like light or water would interfere with each other when waves clash together, so do electrons.

If electrons were simply tiny marble-like particles, they would appear in a solid array on the back wall coordinating with the openings they were…



Jay Horne

Jay has been publishing for 12 years but was writing creatively since just a tike. His writing has matured but most of it is immature like Terry Pratchett's.