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You may have science. And you may have faith. But do you have string… theory?

Q: Jacob

Hi Jim, do you still read Fantastic Four comics? Do you have any classic collectible issues?

A: Jim Gates

As I went away to college, my step-mom made me get rid of all my Marvel comic collection. Drat, I often think, `I could be rich today.’ But there are these collector edition reprints out now.

Recently, I read some to see if my memories of Stan Lee’s work was a good as I had re-membered. I found his best is still as great as I recalled. Who else would have put the Hate Monger, Prester John or the Black Panther in- to a comic book in the sixties? Jack Kirby is still my favorite comic book artist. Some of his portrayal of `cosmic energy’ and the Silver Surface are still (shall we say) `fantastic!’

Unfortunately, the last time I read comic books was about the time that I left Jones High, the historical black high school in Orlando, FL, and went away to MIT. But reading comics definitely gave me a boost
toward becoming a scientist.

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    • Ricardo Alvarez

      Hi Jim, I´ve allready send you a private email. Just to congratulate you and let you know, you have a humble fan in Mexico. I´m looking forward to know more about your work, even I have no physics degree, I use on pratice a lot of what you explain and want to have a better understanding of your correct approach to our Universe behaviour. Best Regards. Rich Alvarez

    • mar

      After watching a crop circle video in which you said the circles represented binary code of computer, I have to say it also looks like dna in action. You are in the last third of this video. The half circles look like moving parts of dna.

    • Joseph

      What was your inspiration for your career.

    • Brenda Rona

      Have you had the opportunity to discuss information theory with Dr John Searl?

    • Gary

      Prof. I was very interested in your comment about computer code, during this discussion panel, and I wonder if you have written any articles or books on this.

    • Barbara Hopper

      Hi James, What was before the Big Bang, how did all that energy come from nothing, can God be energy, I don’t think science and religion need to be separate but I wonder a lot.