I must stop watching science programs on television.
Why? Because, once again, I realized the limit to my intelligence. (I like to delude myself of the opposite!)
Last night, there was a program on solar storms. Since this subject has been in the news recently, I thought that I should know enough to sound intelligent, if anyone brought up the sun. I learned a bit, but most was too complicated.
Again, I was amazed at advances in technology and how many intelligent people are running around doing amazing (unintelligible) things. Also, I wondered how people could figure out all that has been figured out and how anyone could invent machines needed to figure out such things.
Anyways, my conclusion from this program is that life is scary. If the sun gets in a bad mood, it can screw up life as we know it. I have blissfully wandered through life thinking that the sun is a good guy. Meanwhile, some bright folks have been doing the heavy lifting—science-wise. At least they know what will happen and can even predict when it will happen—from minutes to a few days. Don’t be surprised if your lights go out some day and you are no longer able to read my garbage. It will be the sun’s fault. Complain to him…
As an afterthought, I wonder what science-deniers think about this. Probably nothing, because they are brainless. Which makes me feel smarter than I probably am…
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.