The problem we have in the US is not that people are uneducated. The problem is that they’re educated just enough to believe what they’ve been taught. And not educated enough to question what they’ve been taught.

 

Basilique royale de Saint-Denis (now a museum)

 

Last Sunday…

It was mathematics and God. Today it’s Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor (e.g. Geiger counter) detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison, which kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality resolves into one possibility or the other.

The quantum-mechanical “Schrödinger’s cat” paradox according to the many-worlds interpretation (above). In this interpretation, every event is a branch point. The cat is both alive and dead—regardless of whether the box is opened—but the “alive” and “dead” cats are in different branches of the universe that are equally real but cannot interact with each other.

No, that’s just the mind-bender-o-the-day. I’m not asking you whether or not the cat is alive. Schrödinger died in 1961 and he couldn’t beat the clock. At least we think that he didn’t. We dare not open his coffin…

Artist’s Impression of Schrodinger, in the great beyond.

 

Band of Brothers

Captain Manfred von Richtofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) (center) with the officers of the Jagdstaffel 11. From left to fight – unknown, unknown, Kurt Wolff, Ernst Udet, Werner Voss, unknown, Friedrich Noltenius, Karl Emil Schafer, unknown, Karl Allmenroder. Some of the very best pilots of their day. (h/t CW)

 

 

Now for your actual Sermonette

The famous Italian diver Enzo Mallorca dove into the sea of ​​Syracuse and was talking to his daughter Rossana who was aboard the boat. Ready to go in, he felt something slightly hit his back. He turned and saw a dolphin. Then he realized that the dolphin did not want to play but to express something. The animal dove and Enzo followed.

Enzo and Rosanna

At a depth of about 12 meters, trapped in an abandoned net, there was another dolphin. Enzo quickly asked his daughter to grab the diving knives. Soon, the two of them managed to free the dolphin, which, at the end of the ordeal, emerged, issued an “almost human cry” (describes Enzo). (A dolphin can stay under water for up to 10 minutes, then it drowns.)

The released dolphin was helped to the surface by Enzo, Rosana and the other dolphin. That’s when the surprise came: she was pregnant!

The male circled them, and then stopped in front of Enzo, touched his cheek (like a kiss), in a gesture of gratitude and then they both swam off.

Enzo Mallorca ended his speech by saying: “Until man learns to respect and speak to the animal world, he can never know his true role on Earth.”

13 COMMENTS

  1. The German pilot photo. From left to ‘fight’. Freudian slip?

    Big Bang show was the first I heard of Shrodinger’s Cat.
    I like Wart Hogs.
    Enjoyed the Sermonette, too. God bless.

  2. Great Sermonette this morning. The opening salvo is much needed wisdom, might even be prescient as the real agenda of the Masker-in-Chief’s handlers is revealed.

    You reminded me of a college EE class on “superposition” (found it interesting but not particularly relevant to my path)…to me the cat was EITHER dead or alive, no simultaneous action, even for a millisecond. Like the tree/forest/no one to hear it scenario…which I always thought a waste of time pondering/arguing. I figured if the tree falls and you don’t hear it, that’s because it landed on you and you’re not alive AND dead, you’re already dead. (Like an F14, as once explained at an airshow, once you hear it you’re already dead.)

    The dolphin anecdote showcased human compassion and that we are to be stewards of all God’s creatures, including towards those who have countless times assisted people at sea. Reminded me of watching Cousteau and his crew doing some amazing things, and of course, Sea Hunt.

    God can move a person…who will He move in 2021 to combat the lawlessness and cheatery? Remains to be seen, but I believe those able to be in the fight will have His guidance and protection. Sheepdog’s in the Shepherd’s hand.

    • “God can move a person”. I broadcast on Saturday afternoons.
      After the show, a guy knocks at my door and he wants to talk.
      He figured out where I lived and drove over.
      He was really concerned about the state of the nation.
      He’s a small business owner.
      As I was talking to him, he said “How will we communicate with each other when the government cracks down and even pulls you off the air?”.
      My wife asked if he was a Christian and he had the sense not to pretend he was, but he was “spiritual”.
      I told him he needs to get in the fight. To enter this fray and not be a member of the Body of Christ is to go in without comms and weapons.
      The Holy Spirit is comms and moves each of us into position.
      I decided this will be the subject of my next show.

  3. On a complete tangent, pictures are back for me, but only on the frontpage. Individual posts I still have to right click.

    Not complaining, just reporting. Strangeness continues to proceed strangely.

    -Kle.

  4. Education these days- It’s a feature, not a bug.

    Recently I encountered my freshman HS English teacher ca. 1971, retired now (both of us.)
    I mentioned that I felt I had received about the last era of halfway decent education.
    She replied, ” Oh, no T Dub. Its much better now!”

    Yikes.

  5. Education – or mis-education – is a problem. But the real problem is that those who have taken over academia, popular culture, and about 50% of government have browbeaten and intimidated those of weak personality (or intellectual sloth, or frank stupidity, or some combination of all three) into believing that it is a Hate Crime to notice patterns.

  6. Both dead AND alive. Weird how Schrodinger described our latest presidency all those years ago. Clearly a Prophet.

    Neat dolphin story.

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