Author is a retired attorney having practiced for 35 years in Illinois who now lives in Texas and started writing stories about a year and a half ago.
Stephen Hawking Is Goofy
Yes that’s right. Stephen Hawking is goofy. I don’t care if he’s one of the greatest scientific minds ever known to mankind and I don’t cut him any slack because he has Lou Gehrig’s disease a disease that I wouldn’t wish on my proverbial worst enemy. But he’s still goofy and he’s goofy because of his latest announcement that life as we know it here on earth will end in one hundred years. So he has taken it upon himself personally to move up the doomsday clock to two and a half minutes before midnight, midnight being the end of the world. And his scientific reasoning behind all this-----Trump is president, a brilliant scientific deduction based on scientific facts if there ever was one.
So what’s he suggest we do---- abandon ship that’s what. Move to Planet B. Planet B like in ‘plan b’ the backup plan. Planet B though isn’t a planet though. According to Hawking Planet B is either the moon or Mars. Places that don’t exactly have a life supporting atmosphere. Places where we will have to build giant bubble pods and pump in a life supporting atmosphere to survive.
Well we still got one hundred years to figure all that out and transfer billions of people there. In the meantime don’t bother trying to fix the problems here, just make sure we figure out how to get off earth before it implodes and how to survive on Planet B once we’re there.
This is madness gone amok and it’s become contagious. Too many fools are being infected by his nonsense. Goofiness has become pandemic.
I for one have faith in our scientists here on Planet Earth to solve these problems and not just throw up their hands and run around screaming the sky is falling, the sky is falling like Chicken Little. After all scientists solved the dust bowl problem of the thirties and that was a man made phenomena. There is no reason why they can’t do the same today. Our faith should be put in ourselves to either fix things, or if not fixable, how to adapt to them. Science is still the answer. So based on all that here are some of my ‘goofy’ scientific suggestions, from a non scientist standpoint of course.
First maybe we should be looking at placing in orbit a climate control device, that is a planet wide air conditioning system. Instead of climate change we would have climate control. Move it around by remote control, just like a drone, and cool off what needs cooling off. By the same token maybe an artificial drone sun is necessary also to provide more warmth to some places when temperatures drop too far below zero for extended periods of time. All this might save on heating and air conditioning bills, wear and tear on infrastructure, and create jobs.
Second maybe we should be looking at how to create weather patterns and control them, how to create and move around high and low pressure troughs, how to increase or decrease wind speeds, how to produce rain upon demand. Maybe all that could lead to making the Sahara Desert and the Outback of Australia fertile and productive and thus more food for mankind, and create jobs.
And one more for what it’s worth, maybe we can jolt the earth somehow and back it away from the sun into a different orbit to cool things off if climate change heats things up too much. Or maybe the answer is jolting the moon so that somehow changing its orbit pattern that would in turn change things for the better here on earth.
I’m sure there’s many more simpler solutions than these ‘goofy’ ones. They just need to be found and implemented now, today. Provided of course that climate change is in fact real.
Planet B needs to be scrapped. We don’t need to be like rats deserting a sinking ship. Besides maybe it won’t be possible for everyone to leave. Which of us rats would be allowed to go and which of us which of jus rats would be left behind? Don’t worry about that. Our elected officials and/or maybe our scientists will decide who’s worth saving or not.
So anyway that’s why I think Stephen Hawking is goofy. For some reason or another this earthling is not thinking Vulcan style, logically that is, not looking at all the possibilities, not having faith in his fellow man. He’s seventy four. Maybe it’s time for him to give up the torch and let the bright and best young scientific minds of a younger generation to take over. After all its their future that’s suppose to be at stake here not his. He’s not going to live until 2117.
Author’s Note: I have made up a story about all this, Exodus 21:17, that appears in the fiction section of this issue. Please read it.