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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Have you ever...

... wanted to go back in time? Or into the future? I have... go back in time, that is. I have no desire to visit the future sooner than I must. The future has rarely been good to me. Oh sure, it might be nice to get a glimpse of the financial pages of, say, 5 years hence. But, other than that, do we really want to know what lies in wait for us?

Now, visiting the past is an intriguing thought. We could correct misconceptions about past events, we could gain a better grasp of how we got where we are, we could unravel many mysteries. We might even find out what happened to Judge Crater [link]. We could learn how Latin was actually spoken. We could also alter our current time and our history due to the "butterfly effect" so it might be a bit dangerous.

Well, forget it. It isn't going to happen. At least, according to some Chinese physicists who feel they have proven Einstein's theory to be correct about the Speed of Light [link]. According to their research and experiments, nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. This is what Einstein posited in his theory of special relativity and they, the physicists, believe they have concrete evidence that Einstein was right.

I am crushed. So is Xander... who has been visiting me from 2255.


Gravelfarm said...

Xander's ticket just got a lot more expensive.

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