MARS AS DIVINE CARTOON

PERHAPS THE UNIVERSE IS THE HYSTERICALLY FUNNY WORK OF A TRICKSTER-COMIC

The great American metaphysician Chuck Jones discerned some years ago that the universe operates in sequences of violent Newtonian reciprocities. Jones dramatized his ideas in the famous Wile E. Coyote-Road Runner Dynamic: Coyote sets in motion giant boulder A, which whistlingly descends into a canyon to strike seesaw lever B, catapulting giant boulder C into orbit...and so on. Jones' work is a bridge that carries Isaac Newton across into Chaos Theory.

And now Jones is vindicated: we see that some 16 million years ago, the slapstick asteroid A slammed into planet B (Mars, the fourth rock from the sun), dislodging spud-size...

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