One easy way to explain the incongruities of a complicated and often disappointing world is that nefarious “others” are furiously working behind the scenes to conceal what is truly going on.
But I’ve always had a problem accepting conspiracy theories that describe a vast fraud perpetrated on millions of people by a secret cadre of powerful deceivers. It’s not that I have more faith in people than your typical climate change denier – rather quite the opposite.
More than the faked Moon landing, the shooter on the grassy knoll, or the recovery of alien remains at Roswell, I completely believe in the inability of humans to keep their mouths shut, especially when they’ve got a really juicy story to tell.
Elaborate conspiracies must eventually come to light whenever people are involved, which is always.
And now a physicist has produced a paper that uses mathematics to show how unlikely it is that conspiracies can remain hidden.
According to David Robert Grimes, it would take about five years for the bitter truth to come seeping out of mixed bag of plotters.
If you’re skeptical, take a look at this small section of the paper that explains the research.
I have no idea what any of that says, but those are some convincing looking equations. How can I NOT believe something so clearly mathematical? Get a load of those numbers and symbols! Because I find them baffling, I know they must be true.
When I mentioned all this to Trail Baboon’s Singsong Poet Laureate Tyler Schuyler Wyler, he quietly informed me that a major pharmaceutical company had already printed his poem about this very subject in secret code embedded in the side effect warning that accompanies a major anti-flatulence drug.
I like to think I’m pretty smart, and my friend Ted is stupider.
I say this ’cause he’s quite convinced the president’s from Jupiter.
He claims it’s all a massive hoax cooked up by some Hawaiian
who encountered aliens one night when they’d just dropped their guy in
to destabilize the country that would make the biggest fuss
over plans they had to subjugate the populace – that’s us!
So this guy from outer space – he needed many, many cronies
to become the president. He built a phalanx full of phonies
to support a story good enough to make him seem for real.
There are many, many people implicated. It’s surreal
how no one has spoken up about it yet, except for Ted.
Who has made me swear to secrecy – or else I’ll wind up …
Can you keep a secret?