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A Theory Of Everything?
by Leland Waldrip

Saturday, August 02, 2003

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (E=MC2) has great predictive value in the macro world, but breaks down at the micro level. Quantum Physics has great predictive value in the micro world, but with its uncertainties, certainly doesn’t work at a macro level. Without success, scientists, including Einstein, tried to reconcile the two theories ever since they became universally accepted in their respective domains.

Until now, that is. Mr. J. E. Tuzo has proposed a theory (The Gleipnir Hypothesis) that has the intriguing possibility of being a Theory of Everything (TOE). I have summarized salient points of the book in verse. See my poem, “Fenris (Norse Mythology)” for background on Gleipnir.



Dynamic domain of our wondrous universe,

Told in verse, is of necessity, rather terse.

Gleipnir, Norse mythology’s tiny, powerful chain,

Is unifying principle Mr. Tuzo uses to explain

About force and matter and all in our world.

I translated it to poetry that is now unfurled.


Force lines hold all in place, make things go,

Invisible web connects bodies, macro and micro.

Stars, planets and asteroids, sub-atomic sands,

All pull at each other with strong elastic strands.


A body has spinning force lines radiating to,

And from, every other body directly in its view.

In entanglement, each body, all others nurse,

This background matrix mothers the universe.


Bodies collide and their paths are deflected,

A re-structuring of force lines is affected.

Unlike Gleipnir, can shear at times, of course,

With overwhelming stress by a counter force,

And fuse to another line of similar spin, polarity,

Snap back tightly, and instantly resume parity.


Motion is a disproportion in lines of force.

A body balanced relative to all, of course,

Moves neither up, down, left nor right,

With no “incentive,” it just hangs tight.


Inertia is resistance as side forces crack,

 Also from behind, force lines pull back,

So inertia measures a body’s mass—

“Change of vector/velocity” resistance class.


Orbit is confined by parent’s pull on satellite,

Equalized by aggregate tug of each star site.

Yes, stars pull earth equally as does sun,

Centrifugally forces annual elliptic run.


On micro scale, Strong Force gives mind fits,

But it’s only gravity between like-sized bits,

For quarks are close, mutually shield one another

From matrix gravity, each stays near its brother,


Yet doesn’t touch. If gap between closes too much,

Mutual force lines can’t complement, matrix wins,

Enough to pull them away from near embrace,

To equilibrium: quark partners and matrix space.


Still at micro scale, particles of disparate size,

Can’t mutually shield each other from matrix eyes,

So Strong Force is less able to retain separation,

Allows the most amazing touch in all creation: 


Source/destination connectors populating skin,

Flow to particle least populous, new identities win.

Yes, the Weak Force redistributes force connectors,

Converts touching elements to wholly new vectors—


Actually changes an element into a different one.

Imagine if we could control this, so much fun—

We could perhaps make gold from lead, get rich.

“Oh, alchemy ’s been tried? Well, son of a b*tch!”


Anyway, you hear of these particles of matter,

Protons, neutrons, anti-particles into the batter,

Positrons, hadrons, leptons, quantum loops,

Satisfied and unsatisfied particle groups,


Quarks up, down, red, blue, green, the whole range,

Quarks top, bottom, even quarks charm and strange,

Then there’re “forces” gluon, boson that folks “found,”

And electromagnetic continuum in which we’re bound.


Electromagnetism is various phases of pulsed light,

Some we see, some need machines to make bright,

It’s the colors of the rainbow, plus all invisible spectra,

Some quite useful—radio, TV, microwave, etcetera.


Photons are to electromagnetism as vehicles to a road,

Some, tall trucks, others, short cars, all in racing mode,

Pulse runs on radial roads (bundled electric force lines),

Across magnetic bundles that act like springy fork tines,

Pulse wedges under a tine, is shot to the next,

Propagated endlessly as springy tines are flexed.


Originating pulse identical to those propagated,

The light from a star travels years, not abated,

Yet star itself could be moved or annihilated,

‘Til event’s light arrives, can’t know how fated.


So of “particle waves,” Strong Force and Weak,

Quanta, photons, and para-photons we speak,

Dynamic configurations of force, all the same,

It’s the universal force, and gravity is its name.


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Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 8/13/2003
He is pleased, as am I; but not surprised that you captured the essence as well as the author says you did.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/9/2003
I was pleased to hear from the author of The Gleipnir Hypothesis. Mr. Tuzo's comment:

by James Tuzo (reader) at 8/8/2003 11:13:22 AM
Dear Mr. Waldrip,

Your poem is a totally unexpected treasure that blew me away. It is so gratifying to see that you not only understood the book but took the time to craft a beautiful synopsis.

Jim Tuzo

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/4/2003
Oh, my Leland.. You managed to write a lengthy, intricately detailed topic I know nothing about and fascinated me! My awe is directly drawn from your flawless meter and rhyme.. I pretend no knowledge of this, but I do believe I learned something: you are a wonderful poet! (smile) katy.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 8/4/2003
Profound and deep write...Thank you so much...You are very n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/3/2003
Gravity holds us down. Then again some people are so full of it they don't need any gravity. good one my friend. G
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 8/3/2003
Very well written....your meter is fantastic too! Ty, Dani
Reviewed by richard poor 8/3/2003
very good write!!! like the way you explain it!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 8/3/2003
I don't understand the majority of this, Leland but applaud your knowledge and ability to put it into excellent verse.
Reviewed by g g (Reader) 8/3/2003
excellent write!
Lady G.
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 8/3/2003
Wow! I almost understand!
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 8/3/2003
Everything here seems so vaguely familiar!!!
Loved this very much...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/3/2003
Fascinating Leland!!
Love Ya too Okay!!

Reviewed by Alain Gracio 8/3/2003
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/2/2003
Fascinating, informative write Leland. You've got my head reeling I need to put this in my library to reread. ~Z~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/2/2003
I found this fascinating Leland. You really do it up right don't you;-) I wrote a poem on ley lines and the earths grid, but I never finished it, because it needed more research;-)so I heartily applaud you!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/2/2003
ouch ouch ouch ouch this poem hurt my poor little brain leland,too much brain power needed mate...
no room for all that educational data in this here gray matter
I loved the rhythm rhyme and meter
and though I didn't understand much of it
I though it was
bloody fantastic!
Best wishes always
your fan
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 8/2/2003
This is going into my library, Leland. It's so logical that it leaves me breathless...
Awesome poem around an awesome theory.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/2/2003
Hell, I knew all that. Jeez.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/2/2003
... and the poet did make it LOGICALLY... and "A Theory Of Everything" is poetized.

"A Theory Of Everything" adds colors to the poetry pages of the twenty-first century.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/2/2003

You are absolutely amazing! This is magnificent work!

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/2/2003
This was deep, and very thought- provoking!


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/2/2003

very technical, scientific verse--all that to say it's gravity LOL


(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/2/2003
Wow, almost over my head, Leland! Had to use my brain on this excellent...
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