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A SCIENTIFIC QUESTION

How did it begin? the scientist asks.
The wonder of life, the earth, the stars,
Born out of mist from some far part
Of the galaxy, so huge, and yet itself,
Just part of our celestial wealth?
 
Why did it begin? the scientist asks.
Electrons and protons, why should they be,
Why heat and light, and things with shape,
Why a world of time and space,
Wherein all things can take their place?
 
When did it begin? the scientist asks.
Was there one big bang in a distant past,
Or does it happen all the time,
Energy to mass and back again,
A steady state that must remain?
 
Where did it begin? the scientist asks.
But place is only relative.
What is moving, what is still,
Can we even believe our sight,
When so much depends on the speed of light?
 
What made it begin? the scientist asks.
What gave us life and a conscious mind,
To think and wonder why we're here,
To have a choice of love or hate,
And wisdom to decide our fate?
 
Who knows the truth? the scientist asks.
Perhaps somewhere there could be some
Supreme intelligence, whereby such things
Are ruled somehow.... there might...
Why yes. By God! That could be right.
 
Derek Hartopp.
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