maanantaina, syyskuuta 25, 2006

Kolme tiedemiestä ja Baby Bang

Jani linkitti mielenkiintoiseen (pelottavaan) artikkeliin, vaikka olin varmasti tuosta projektista lukenut aiemminkin. "They estimate the possibility of accidentally destroying the planet as extremely low." "The risk is calculated at about 10 to the minus 40 - a 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance." Tietääkö Bush tästä?

"Wait a second, there is a chance that this thing will destroy the United States?"
"Sir, the probability for that is at the level of 10 to the minus 40."
"Jesus Christ, that high?"
"That's extremely low, sir."
"That's what they say about winning the lottery, and look what happens there."
"Sir, there's only a 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance for this to happen."
"Son..that don't mean nothin' to me. Now, you can try to confuse me with your fancy numbers, but I ain't stupid. 'Extremely low' just don't cut it."
"But sir, the advances in science would be..."
"That's just what that Dr. Frankenstein fella thought and look what happened to him. I will not let you destroy this country, not while I'm still living. I want this project shut down and the doohickey disassembled by next Tuesday!"
"Sir, that's simply impossible."
"Fine, make it Wednesday!"