What’s New to Move To Another Dimension? February 3, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in politics, science.
I’ve been reading What’s New on-and-off for years. This is written by Bob Park and is a sarcastic take on the non-science crap that goes down (usually) in Washington. Sadly, the first entry of this week’s issue was:
1. FURLOUGH: WHAT’S NEW WILL HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK.
It will start next week. Issues of support need to be resolved. Except for the week the tree fell, it will be the first break WN has taken in 25 years. We’ll be back when we can. I appreciate all 1274 opportunities I’ve had to share my concerns with you – there is much to be concerned about.
I’ll definitely miss you Bob — I hope the support issue is worked out. And he temporarily exits the room with a bang (i.e. typical style):
2. OTHER DIMENSIONS: THE GOVERNMENT’S UFO COVERUP.
I was invited this week to join a panel of “experts” on “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle,” an Emmy Award-winning, viewer-interactive news talk show on the Comcast Cable Television Network. The subject was “Are we alone?”
The object was to increase advertising revenue by pandering to a public that lives in a mythical world. I was the token scientist; Ted Schick, a philosophy professor from Muhlenberg, was the other rationalist. Then there was a delusional M.D. who saw lights she couldn’t explain over Phoenix, and the delusional head of the Paradigm Research Group, devoted to exposing the imaginary UFO cover-up. But the “experts” hardly mattered; the stars were the callers, with tales of strange lights and space aliens who can walk through walls. Is that really possible? “Of course it is,” a caller explained, “quantum physics has proven it.” The aliens, another cautioned, may be in another dimension – “there are eleven you know.” What have we done?
🙂 I’ll miss the weekly dose of plain-text depressing science humor. Hope you are back soon!