I heard a call to a talk show late last night (sorry, I don’t know who’s show). The caller had this great, revolutionary idea– instead of using gasoline or fuel oil, we should use a computer program to move the pistons in an engine. Engines are computer-controlled to some degree already you see, so why not go all the way? He said he’d been thinking about this for a long time and it had been bugging him– why, it’s so obvious.
If a person can think that, what can’t be believed? It is said that Kim Il of North Korea hit some fantastic score in golf the first time out, that when he was born a new star appeared in the sky to mark the event, and that he doesn’t urinate or deficate.
Yes; public education has a purpose, and to some degree it’s working.
The host set him straight, recommending a book; “Physics for Future Presidents” I think it was. How about just plain old, basic physics? That would be nice, but all Democrats and most Republicans would always lose if we knew that it’s impossible to get something from nothing.