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May 17th 2010    Tim Candler

    The "Uncertainty Principle" from physics when put to good use within the context of the day to day, suggests that the more I know about the position of one thing, the less I know about where it come from or where it might be going.  

    Often it is the case, those who pursue a single point in a tapestry of points become irregular in their assumptions because too easily rhetoric puts distance between itself and the real.  But I will argue for the "Pompous Theorem" as the better expression of the real within this context of the day to day.   This way, gone is the Big Bang where time moves as a fourth dimension.   Wisely replaced by a creed which informs matter through choice, rather than requires matter to act according to law.   No longer is the universe inexorable, but it too is subject to rhetoric. 

    Some will look upon the Pompous Theorem and think it approaching nonsense.   Yet I will argue on behalf of this theorem by pointing to a large majority who can recall an occasion when it became necessary to shout at the inanimate and then further articulate opinion of a rusty bolt in a menacing way.

     The argument against the Pompous Theorem might look well on paper.  And I suppose when useful things become increasingly less useful, as often they do, it might well be better to take wishes completely out of the equation.  Become like a mechanical device, pursue the uncertainty principle and devote oneself to "maybe I will break down tomorrow."

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