I have learned about all kinds of people on East Chop in the last few months, and John Caldwell
would have the answers I needed.I was not disappointed.John
explained that dark energy is the mysterious force that is pushing apart the galaxies in the universe and space itself.It answers the important question of whether the universe will end by collapsing back into itself or expanding forever.Our ultimate destiny is cold and dark, he
concluded with a sheepish grin.
> >John received his doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 1977.
In researching his
designed an instrument and developed mathematical techniques to measure the particles from the Big Bang with the goal of determining how this glorious event took place.A few years after graduating, he
mathematical techniques to the oil industry for use in finding oil.
Upon leaving his
house, an important idea occurred to me.Here is a man who spent his
career searching for heaven and hell, and found neither.That's an important conclusion, which belongs in my book on evangelical Christianity.You can be sure that it will find its way into the revised edition.
is a resourceful person, he
discovered heaven in another way.He
retired from the oil industry, and married the beautiful Terry Appenzellar.The two of them then joined the Take This Job and Shove It crowd on East Chop that I wrote about last week. At present, John works from the Vineyard as a computer consultant for the Department of Homeland Security.
I for one sleep better at night knowing that his
considerable brainpower is looking out for our welfare.