While staring into space to avoid completing an annotated bibliography which is due tomorrow, I experienced a brief flash of genius followed immediately by the realization that I’m not a genius at all, but a procrastinating dummy who should finish his work. I’ll explain.
I was staring at bibliographic citations on my computer screen hoping they’d somehow magically transfer themselves into Word so I wouldn’t have to do it manually (well, the citations were for articles on magical realism so it might’ve happened) when a thought popped into my empty head: I can prove the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle wrong. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that our observations of events changes their outcome, so that we can never be sure of what the outcome would have been if we hadn’t been observing the event. Got it? So, I figured that T.V. disproves the Uncertainty Principle because the television doesn’t care if we watch it or not. I’m sure that shows air all the time without having one single viewer (Adam Carolla I’m lookin’ at you), therefore the Uncertainly Principle doesn’t hold true in all cases.
Then I remembered advertisers, and I slowly realized that our observance of T.V. shows keeps them on the air because if no one watches them the ratings drop, advertisers get grumpy and pull their accounts, and then the show gets cancelled. So our observance of the shows changes the outcome which would be different if we didn’t watch them. Shit, I’m a dummy again.
Then, to top it all off, I wiki “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” and find out that I have the definition all wrong for the term anyway, thus making me feel like a dummy squared.
Hell”¦I guess I should finish these annotations now.