My interview about the book during the NY Book Exposition of America at the AuthorCentrix booth.
The assignation that you are one lucky, or unlucky, bastard comes from the assailable notion that you, to the extent that other operative forces allow you no time and space for action, or inaction, do not have complete control over your life. In turn, this notion proceeds from the idea that Einstein himself once propounded when he said (paraphrasing): God does not play dice with the universe.
I will agree with what he is proposing if he applies it solely to the function of the known and (yet) unknown physical forces that rule the wider universe. I believe that one can not truly apply this “divine intervention theory” even in its strictest form to the human mind. Free will as it exist purposely in the realm of human interaction, can only be free, if the human brain that assuage its manifestation is not subjected to structural and functional anomalies that can wreak havoc on how it ultimately expresses free will.
We all know where light comes from but where it goes could only be anyone’s guess. The path it travels is what’s so perplexing because as wavy as its particles, they could be affected by all sorts of hindrances from transluscent crystals andother lenses to transparent fluids, and to solid rocks. That ripples of light get bent by gravity can only mean that light disperses as easily as the divine grace that only comes from one source…. the transcendent creative mind. The resulting rays of light that shower us with great affection is what makes life consistently bearable.