You are correct, Mr. Seven, "you only think you know" [John Seven column, Sept. 28].
First, for your "crackpot history," how could you forget all of those other memorable historic events, such as Joe Biden, the man one heartbeat away from the presidency, stating recently while campaigning that we can lead the rest of the world in the 12th century in making autos. I didn’t know we could turn back the clock like that. I feel younger already.
We also have Obama to thank for the U.S. having 58 states. Maybe you could help me with names of the last 8. Joe does seem to be in a time warp or something since he explained how FDR addressed the nation on the television in 1929. He also helped with your new math by using 3 letter words like jobs.
How about Rep. Sheila Lee, D-Texas, letting the cat out of the bag that Neil Armstrong actually went to Mars not the moon, when she asked a NASA scientist if the Mars Pathfinder probe had taken any photos of the flag that Neil left behind.
That’s just a few. Apparently the Democrats have a "crackpot history" also. In fact, Joe Biden’s gaffs alone could fill a page. However they somehow always seem to get a pass.
I see the Transcript’s anti-Christianity editor is at it again. (I’ve noticed that he sticks to bashing Christianity not Islam or any other religion). Perhaps he should explain to the Muslims how their faith compares to science.
He makes it sound like they have finally discovered the elusive perpetual motion machine when he writes about the Quantum Gravity Theory predicting that time is endless and the big bang is just part of an infinite number of repetitions of big bangs. Maybe he can explain how he bypasses the Second Law of Thermo dynamics which states that no process in nature is 100 percent reversible due to the losses to friction, heat, etc., commonly called entropy. Thermody namically, a perpetual motion machine is impossible.
Also please explain how all this massive multi-universe explosion/collapse repetition got started in the first place. Even the wind mobiles that look like they work endlessly needed someone to build them, and that weird bird that entertains kids by endlessly bobbing it’s bill into the glass of water needs someone to fill the glass with water and start it bobbing. Random actions always become more chaotic with each event. They do not stay at the same level without external input. Tornados don’t go through junkyards and leave a fully functional 747 in their wake.
The theory that there are an infinite number of universes existing in the same place at the same time is quite entertaining, but that’s about it. There is nothing to back it up unless Mr. Seven is thinking that another dimension is where UFOs come from.
One of the thoughts of this theory is that with an infinite number of universes, it makes the astronomical odds against life spontaneously happening become infinitely better. What most people seem to forget is that this same theory states that many of these universes are different than ours -- they may be two dimension or something even stranger.
If this is the case, then our physical laws would not apply to those dimensions leaving one to conclude that our physical laws are pertinent to our dimension only. In short, 1+1 still equals 2 here, John, and things that were mathematically impossible before this theory came out still are.
P.S. In case you missed the memo, we already have a graduated tax code, the wealthier folks already pay a higher percentage. Look it up.