“Hang on John, we’ve got to get on with this…
I don’t know what it is, but it fits on here like this…”
Okay, it should be clear to you all by now that I’m just a tad loony. So it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that I tend to “dwell” on certain things. Specifically, if the term can even be applied, in this instance I’m referring to all the things I have questions about and the crushing reality that I’ll probably never get answers to even the smallest percentage of them.
Like most kids I suppose, I hated getting responses like “It just does!” and “You ask too many questions!” to my endless stream of queries when I was little. Living in a world that seemed to be literally overflowing with problems, to my young mind at least, I found it most worrying that no one around me even seemed to care enough to wonder how all the technology their lives depended on worked.
And it didn’t help very much to learn in college that so much of the knowledge we use to keep our world working is dependent on “stop gap” theories that, while good enough to keep the wheels turning, left a lot to be desired when it came to genuine understanding. One of my favorites, from studying electronics in college, was the so-called “Hole Theory” we used to describe the flow of electricity. And it hasn’t helped one bit to discover that Astrophysics, my third favorite subject of all (behind ranting and the female anatomy of course), has holes in its theories big enough to shove entire galaxies through!
I’ve often mentioned how much time I spend watching science programming on TV. And, for the most part, I’ve been willing to write off the glaring contradictions and outright “gloss overs” in those programs as simply their attempts to keep things simple for the masses. Well, I watched a program called “Everything You Know About The Universe Is Wrong” the other night that just bugged the crap out of me! Just check out the Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong? link for the BBC documentary it was based on if you want to see what I mean.
Anyway, speaking of our world being “literally overflowing with problems” – a thought that persists even in my much older mind, I was surfing the net earlier, looking for things I might post in honor of tomorrow’s Earth Day celebration, when our friend Rincewind sent me a link containing this video:
Well Christ on a Cracker, Shoot me with a Shit-Gun and Hang me for Stinking, thank you very much Rincewind! Do you understand now why I’m just a tad on the loony side? Hell, that may just be the explanation behind this image of poor old Albert Einstein!
BTW, those of you (who actually go outside that is) looking for something to do tomorrow should check out Earth Day 2012 – Mobilize the Earth.
I want ice water.
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