I have decided to pose a series of questions derived from Newton's Third Law Of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Let us begin with a doodle:
1. If we all turned on our faucets in the northern hemisphere, in which direction would Earth be propelled?
2. How come we can recognize the sneeze of someone we grew up with, even after a long separation?
3. If humanity is united in a single spirit, what is it doing in all these bodies and why are they so excited about each other?
4. If I sing very badly, and I do, could I drown myself out by singing even louder?
5. If philanthropic organizations set out to clothe the naked, and the naked don't want to be clothed, is it morally correct to use force?
7. Is imagination a figment of itself?
8.Why do I sometimes mistake my brain for a spider that has spun its web in my hat?
9. When a child asks, "If I am four years old, how old is that?" What is the correct answer?
10. Homo Sapiens is the binomial nomenclature by which we refer to ourselves --Latin for Man the Wise-- but does it mean we actually know what we're doing?
This has been one of those very hot days during which one gets ideas. The questions I derived from Newton's third law will doubtless be seen to deviate from its intent, especially where cooler heads prevail. Right now, that would be in the southern hemisphere. However, even here on the parched California prairie, I defend their relevance to action and reaction. Now I must plan my weekend trip to the coast where I shall dive for luffa sponges, and secure my fortune.