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## Shatner Shattered

Violating the Prime Directive. Out of Afghanistan. No Hall of Fame for Favre? Plus more.

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Since Mr. Klein brought up Werner Heisenberg, it should be pointed out that the Uncertainty Principle connotes a whole variety of interesting phenomena (Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement or Bell’s theorem, and many others). One of them is called quantum “tunneling.” In this phenomenon, since the position of a particle, like an electron, is distributed over a wave-length (wave-particle duality, the basis of the Uncertainty Principle, which is expressed mathematically as h=lambda/p, where h is Planck’s constant, lambda is the wave-length of the particle, and p is the momentum of the particle, e.g., the greater the momentum, the smaller the wave-length, and the smaller the momentum the larger the wavelength), the particle has a statistical probability of being anywhere within that wave length, sort of like a probability distribution. If an electron is close (within the distance reflected by its wave-length) to a barrier that does not allow the electron to cross it, the electron nevertheless can with a statistical probability be found on the opposite side of that barrier, even though it did not cross the barrier. Just one of the mysterious little quirks of quantum theory, well established to be a fact. One might say that Barack Obama, by applying the idea of the Uncertainty principle to him as Mr. Klein is wont to do, can be understood to be found on the completely opposite side of political barriers or issues that it is not possible for him to cross and be consistent, with quantum tunneling.

p>The bright side is that the more political issues he shows up on the opposite side of, one day to the next, the longer his wave-length is bound to be, which means that his momentum would have to decrease to allow for the longer wave-length. That might explain his static position in the polls. It just a question of applying simple quantum theory calculations… br> — Kent Lyon br> College Station, Texas /p> p> According to Philip Klein, Barack Obama will eventually conclude that “humility offensive” is his key to the White House. Don’t bet on it, Mr. Klein. A “hubris narrative” can become a “phony narrative” just as quickly as Mr. Obama “morphs” from one persona to the next. br> — Arnold Ahlert br> Boca Raton, Florida /p> p> OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
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