…should be listened to with attention.
“It looks to me as if those perturbations of the rockets must have been deliberately engineered,” began Weichart.
“Why do you say that, Dave?” asked Marlowe.
“Well, the probability of three cities being hit by a hundred-odd rockets moving at random is obviously very small. Therefore I conclude that the rockets were not perturbed at random. I think they must have been deliberately guided to give direct hits.”
“There’s something of an objection to that,” argued McNeil. “If the rockets were deliberately guided, how is it that only three of ’em found their targets?”
“Maybe only three were guided, or maybe the guiding wasn’t all that good. I wouldn’t know.”
There was a derisive laugh from Alexandrov.
“Bloody argument,” he asserted.
“What d’you mean, ‘bloody’ argument?”
“Invent bloody argument, like this. Golfer hits ball. Ball lands on tuft of grass — so. Probability ball landed on tuft very small, very very small. Million other tufts for ball to land on. Probability very small, very, very very small. So golfer did not hit ball, ball deliberately guided onto tuft. Is bloody argument, yes? Like Weichart’s argument….Must say what damn target is before shoot, not after shoot. Put shirt on before, not after event.”
Physicist Alexandrov is making a critical point, one that’s at the heart of scientific inquiry:
Of specific consequences
Can confirm a hypothesis.
While politics, strictly speaking, is not a science –ignore the protests of the twerp in the bleachers ranting about his degree in “political science” — the psychology of the power-monger is one that can be subjected to quasi-scientific scrutiny. The gentleman in the video below, of whom I knew nothing before this, appears to have done so:
(Many thanks to Ragin’ Dave for the above video.)
He predicted the sequence of events rather accurately, didn’t he? Moreover, his prediction illuminates the objective of power-monger everywhere: Induce submission by whatever means are expedient. Unreasoning, counterfactual fear of the Kung Flu / Chinese Lung Rot / COVID-19 has been the principal tool of power-mongers in North America for more than a year.
Draw the moral, Gentle Reader. He who wants you to fear is not your friend, regardless of his representations to the contrary. Following his “advice” is unlikely to make you freer, healthier, or otherwise better off. That goes double for his “mandates.”