This book offers the chance to look at reality from a different dimension and platform, by taking the findings of physicists, anthropologists, biologists and researchers of world religions, all of whom have sought the origins of life on earth, and dressing them in a fantastical robe. Also, in the words of today, it suggests that life was created by the tangible and intangible together. Therefore, in the process of combing through scores of myths, sometimes the paragraphs seem to contradict each other. In this context, rather than making logical connections, most sections present you with instinctive associations that may seem to leave much unsaid.
On the other hand, while the question, ‘What is reality?’ has until yesterday always existed in philosophical definitions, now it is on the point of becoming a fundamental topic of physics and in fact some physicists are in pursuit of the intangible as they try to find an answer. Perhaps that is the only place we will find reality. As long as that is the case, everything becomes entangled. The first cell starting to squirm at the edge of the ocean turns into Adam in the same paragraph; as for Eve, her smiling image is reflected in the pool created by the first chain of amino acids. As for the question of which is true, as the only question that is not asked in the book, there is nothing but to leave the answer in the question. Maybe the answer is the question itself.
Our aim is to look at myths through the window of science, look at science through the window of mysticism and allow ourselves to assimilate all of it as both a part and an image of our cosmic existence. As we do this, the reader can delight in the book by donning the wings of the associations within the paragraphs.
Most of the metaphors in this book appear and disappear without any explanation of the concepts that represent them. It may be that a little knowledge of common physics and genetics is necessary to discern the associations between these metaphors. Therefore, we believe that as this is not a popular science book, perceptions gleaned from other sources will enable the reader to read it with more enjoyment.
In summary, it is the answer to the question, ‘What is life?’, that the book seeks to tease out and interrogate. Sometimes life is defined as, ‘The dynamic that, in time, enables the existence of the entity that carries the spark of life.’ Some say that it is the spark itself. That is one possibility. But life might also be the strange light from the illusion of the quark reflected into our mirror. It resembles love... and maybe that is indeed what it is. It is something so irresistibly beautiful, charming and alluring, but yet so harsh and merciless. Or perhaps love is its loyal assassin. In fact, we generally tangle the two together as love lodges itself wherever the sharp arrow of Eros has decided to fall; while one brings pain, the other consummately darkens our spirit, or it makes the flowers blossom everywhere when you lay in the arms of your lover...
Ultimately, maybe love is only the gleam of the spark known as life and it is that the lights up and darkens the world. Quarks, leptons, bosons, Higgs bosons and everything else within our knowledge is reflected in its mirror. This embellishes every dimension of existence with meaning; it brings everything into being. Heaven and hell are built on it - it is the reason behind the expulsion of Adam and Eve from heaven. That being the case, there is good reason to ruminate on the continued absence of love in the theories of physics. Why is it necessary to include the theory of love and life while seeking the location of the big bang or ‘The Theory of Everything’? This work is a tentative step towards examining all of these matters in one.