SW10/HCC: Powernaut 2005 #1 through #3: Who Is The Powernaut?

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sun Apr 29 17:06:08 PDT 2012

On 4/28/2012 11:44 PM, Martin Phipps wrote:
> On Apr 29, 12:42 pm, Andrew Perron<pwer... at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 04:28:44 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
>>> Isn't that just "non-linear time"?  I mean, Powernaut is a teenager in
>>> 1955 and an adult in 1954.  So, presumably, the Powernaut from 1955
>>> goes back in time and joins the army in 1941 and then goes to Venus in
>>> 1955.  No problem, except that he obviously can't remember being from
>>> 1955 when he is fighting Hitler in 1941 because then he would already
>>> know the outcome of the war.  Oh, the headaches!
>> ...well, no.  You're oversimplifying it.
> I am?

Yes and no.  You've come up with a good explanation for the Adventures 
of PowerTeen.  That probably *was* the explanation in the 1950s.  But it 
doesn't explain how the Powernaut got into a Mars rocket in 1962 but 
nobody in 2005 knows about it.  The Powernaut's time is indeed 
non-linear, but it also seems to cross universes.  Which is exactly as I 

> I recall something Richard Feynman said "[If] I couldn't reduce it to
> the freshman level [then] that means we really don't understand it."
 > I Googled and I found a similar quote from Einstein: "“If you can't
 > explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough".

If I can draw it in a comic book panel and then explain it in a text 
page, I hope it's simple enough for Doctors Einstein and Feynman.  If 
not, oh well.

> Apply that criteria to fractal time and you see that we don't really
> understand.  Which in turn means it doesn't make a lot of sense.

heh heh.  I didn't *mean* it to make sense.  If *everything* already 
made sense, there'd be nothing left for science to discover.

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