Thursday, February 2, 2012

In re: Groundhog day.

 Listen - strange animals, lying in trees, distributing shadows, is no basis for a system of weather prediction. I mean if I went around saying I was a meterologist just because some furry rodent threw his shadow at me, they'd put me away. True weather prediction derives from a mandate from science, not from some farcical mammalian ceremony.


  1. It's a good thing you put farcical, otherwise I might have been confused as to which mammalian you were referring to.

    On 2/2/12 I noticed a ring around the moon. I'd read that if you count the number of stars inside the ring you can predict the number of days before bad weather will arrive. I could see and count five.

    How do you distinguish deterministic chaotic systems from stochastic systems...can you shed any light??



  2. Not entirely sure what all that is, but my thing was a modified quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  3. Oh, King is it? Help, Help...I'm being repressed! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!!