h&f 0056 Your Uncle’s Coffee and “The Perfection of The Event”

Sitting here, listening to Jonathan Schwartz’ Saturday Show and sipping your uncle’s coffee: that is, any coffee properly touched by a fine spirit, in this case Laphroaig single malt Scotch Whiskey, smoky but it works. (mmm, now that’s a coffee, dadgummit!.)

To the point: Have you ever considered how the perfection of any single event? A shot, for example.

When a shot is fired, a web of circumstances is created that can never be created again or lied about in perpetuity. This gun must have shot it. This person must have pulled the trigger. The wind must have been precisely of this speed and direction. It must have been this time on the clock. To trace the occurrence, all we have to do is fall somewhere on the web. The power of this perfection is even to allow us to be imperfect: we don’t need to discover all of the circumstances to discover the event. [We couldn’t do that even if we wanted to.] The inherent power of those connected truths is what such phenomena as CSI and ShotSpotter are all about, the imperfect tracing of circumstances that lead us to the shot and the shooter.

Physics only discovered this in 1687 with Newton’s Third Law of Motion: Whenever a particle A exerts a force on another particle B, B simultaneously exerts a force on A with the same magnitude in the opposite direction. The strong form of the law further postulates that these two forces act along the same line. This law is often simplified into the sentence “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

King Ahab, even while disguised as an ordinary solider, discovered it long before Newton, finding his death exactly where Naboth died. Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, set Naboth up to be killed for not giving up his vineyard at Ahab’s request. He wanted it because …it was near his house and he wanted to plant a garden of herbs. (What kind of warped imminent domain is that??). That act brought judgment from God, spoken by Elijah: I Kings 21:19 – And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

I don’t remotely pretend to offer prophesy or its fulfillment, but rather just the apparent evidence of newtonian law and biblical method. Just on observation, it looks like we in the United States, at this very moment, are living the verge of a major comeuppance…

What goes around comes around

Your uncle’s coffee.

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~ by ericjhenderson on October 25, 2008.

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