MISC: The Girl Who Saved the World, Part 22

Drew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 00:53:09 PST 2016

On 1/14/2016 1:16 PM, George Phillies wrote:
> When I reached the derivative forest
> I took a break for the caramel ice cream and fudge crumbles…a lot of
> fudge crumbles. Still, it was a forbidden book, and I have all the time
> in the world, if I’m real careful, to learn it.

A good attitude!

> And the fellow who wrote the small parts is said to be the
> greatest science writer since Amizov, Amizov being the muse of clear
> science writing. Except when I talked about muses with Mum, for
> Terpsichore she had an image of this statue, but for Amizov she
> remembered fondly this guy with funny whiskers.

Interesting. Another merged history?

> What Liouville and Gibbs showed, and someday I will
> understand that part of the book, is that every file was full at the
> start of time, so when we reach the present every file must still be
> full, one pawn per file. If the pawn next to us took off and ended up
> way across the board, there must be another pawn that started off
> someplace way across the board and ended up at our shoulders. I thought
> the mirror imaging looked pretty obvious. We’re not someplace special.
> If some of our nearby-at-start pawns end up someplace else, pawns from
> someplace else must end up nearby, because if they didn’t we would be at
> someplace unusual.  Lots of people get extremely upset with the idea
> that world history could’ve started off completely different than ours,
> but when we get to the present our two worlds are almost the same.

Huh. O.o Interesting way to do it - so world histories naturally cross over with 
each other? The bits of history scattered thru this world are the result of new 
bits of past shifting in?

Drew "interesting" Perron

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