Mark Twain was wise beyond the age in which he lived, and vain about it, too. But it is truly amazing the insights he had; and his succinct writing is a perpetual model for logic of thought and clarity of expression. Behold, how this passage written about 135 years ago is yet today a highly accurate picture of "scientific" projection as it exists in this twenty-first century!
-----And in umpteen thousand years the planet will no longer be capable of sustaining life.
Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, chapter 17.
Some day I might like to share Mr. Clemens's understanding of monetary policy and the economy. He nailed it in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, but I fear we have ignored the message much too long. Perhaps I'll forego the post. Spitting into the wind.