Price, Lew Paxton
March 20, 2014
Light is a phenomenon that is based upon simple principles but which has eluded simple analysis for centuries. It conceals the true nature of the universe while showing us its works of art; some so small that a microscope is needed for us to see them, and others so large that we are within them. It is a work of magic, giving us the rainbow which recedes when we try to reach its end. We know that light is a mere octave within many octaves of electromagnetic radiation. Our sight is limited to this octave, probably because evolution saw fit to save us from the confusion of too many visible octaves. However, this limitation also creates mysteries by shielding us from the octaves to which most objects are transparent.