In response to this post at Vox Popoli, I asked Idle Spectator a question I’ve been meaning to ask Heaviside (they seem to have comparable IQs):
How long would it take you and a small group of similar minds to rebuild the various fields of physics from scratch and compare notes for consistency? What about mathematics?
I haven’t decided whether I’m only asking out of curiousity.
Some weirdo responded:
The devil finds work for idle spectators.
I was unable to think of a response to that. (It’s like being propositioned by a gay dude: flattering and creepy.) The devil is many things that I am not- superintelligent, particularly. And then I had one of my little insights. Half-relevant, we’ll say.
The secular powers that be have been rooting around for an “alien invasion” for us all to unite against in order to save the economy and end all wars except the Big One. And the single best candidate would be that superintelligent, transcendental alien overlord of humanity, Satan. In spite of being their very best possible choice for a number of reasons, this would be their very last choice of a nemesis. They’d rather pick God, in spite of the fact that this would ostracize hundreds of millions of fundamentalist Christians and Mohammedans everywhere. Would they achieve greater utility by bathing the world in the blood of these fundamentalists or by recruiting them as useful idiots?
I’m seeing some familiar patterns here. I think I’ve caught a glimpse of the master plan. My prediction is that all of this scheming is an attempt to unite the world in a war against heaven. (Never mind all that stuff about Megiddo, haven’t you heard that the Bible is full of contradictions because the telephone game?)