Once upon a time, splitting the atom was the holy grail of science.
The word “atomic” means “the most basic.”
Which means when they first called it an “atom” they thought it was the smallest possible thing.
They chose a name that meant, “the smallest possible thing.”
So the sentence, “split the atom” has a lot of significance.
It sort of means, “split the un-splittable.”
Understanding the historical concept, (creating a bomb more powerful than anybody could ever imagine) conjures up all sorts of mythology and metaphors.
Pandora’s box, for example.
Or the apple (knowledge) that the devil tricked Eve into eating.
In a very real way, it can easily be argued that there are some things that our human brains are better off not knowing.
Even used peacefully, for energy, it may turn out that splitting the atom may be much more trouble than it’s worth.
If you’re into conspiracy theories, there are stories of a giant coverup, that the Fukushima meltdown (that they are still having trouble dealing with) is going to eventually kill us all.
All of the radioactive water is being pumped into the ocean, which will eventually kill all the life, which will ultimately kill all living things on Earth.
As far as conspiracy theories go, it’s a doozy!
All because we dumb humans wanted to split the atom.
But there’s another way to use the atom.
And it creates MUCH MORE energy, and it’s much safer.
Instead of splitting the unsplittable (fission) the opposite would be to JOIN the unsplittable (fusion).
Fusion is what powers the sun, and subsequently ALL LIFE on earth.
Maybe we’re stuck in one of those disaster movies, where there’s a race against time.
We dumb humans have to discover how to harness the ultimate in cheap, clean energy (fusion) before we kill ourselves with Pandora’s Box, or Eve’s Apple.
Who would have thought such a tiny thing would cause so much problems?
You have a similar situation within yourself.
A POWERFUL energy source.
You can use it like fission, and deal with the likely consequences.
OR you can use it like FUSION, and have ultimate, clean energy that can power your human journey to levels unheard of in common life.