I read The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra in the late 1980’s after a friend recommended it. It draws parallels between quantum physics and eastern philosophy. Immediately after reading it, I woke up in the middle of the night feeling that I understood the universe. That feeling soon faded, but I was left with a belief that everything is connected in some mysterious way. Perhaps matter and anti-matter can combine to be nothing, and nothing can erupt into matter and anti-matter in the Big Bang.

I remember as a child asking who created God? It’s a question that seems impossible to answer. Will science ever find the answer? I don’t know. In the meantime the idea of positive and negative, Yin and Yang if you like, universes exploding from nothing is the closest I’ve come to answering my childhood question. There are scientific criticisms of The Tao of Physics, but I still think there’s something in it. That’s where Anthony’s credit and debt philosophy comes from in The Sir Anthony Standen Adventures.