Friday, June 4, 2010
Back to the News...
I'll admit things don't look too bright at the moment, after all...
Stock market keeps boomerangin' back to 10,000... EU, Greece is tip of the iceberg there... Israeli commandos botched the boarding of blockade running ship... and the oil leak of course.
Lots of frustrating things are going on, no doubt about that. Simply requires us to look harder for the magical absurdity that's still all around.
Botanists have announced discovery; a strain of Walnut trees with estrogen. This has lots of scientists scratching their heads. Per orthodoxy, a plant's not supposed to have any use for estrogen, yet there it is any way. And the Darwinists are quite peeved too. Plants with estrogen pushes the timeline way out of kilter, and means estrogen dates back to nearly the beginnings of life on Earth.
Now, over in England, they've this thing called the royal family. It's tough to get into, but it's a fine vocation. One can behave a total jackass with zero consequences. That was demonstrated again recently, with Lady Sarah Ferguson caught on tape offering 'total access' to Prince Andrew for $750,000. She now claims she was inebriated at the time, and I certainly believe her. A person would have to be stoned to think 'total access' to Andrew is worth $500 even.
From the scary stupid to the scary smart, there's this Russian mathematician named Perelman. He was awarded a $1 million dollar prize a while back, for solving the Poincare Conjecture. That little riddle has befuddled some of the best and brightest brains for a century. The posit goes like this...
'Topologically speaking, any two dimensional object that is compact and loosely connected must be a sphere'
Me, I don't even understand the question. But Perelman does, and provided the mathematical proofs to validate the posit. And for that he gets $1 million bucks. Except... it now appears clear what some predicted from the outset; Perelman won't be showing up to accept the money.
Not like he's wealthy. He's a very reclusive figure, info about Perelman is sketchy. Appears he lives in a small St. Petersburg apartment with his elderly mom, and it's a very spartan existence.
It's useless to speculate why Perelman won't show up and take the money. Some people are so frighteningly smart, it's like there is a muse that speaks only to them. Any real world applications for their brilliance are mostly accidental. They partially inhabit a strange, beautiful world that kinda ain't the planet Earth. In the customs of that world, Perelman doesn't need a million dollars.
Kind of a pity though. I'm sure a million dollars would make life in St. Petersburg more comfortable. And, also? With that kind of money, Perelman could afford 'total access' to Prince Andrew!!!