Thursday, August 03, 2006

Idle thoughts from watching tropical storms

‘Tis the season of tropical storms all around the globe. There is Typhoon Prapiroon in the east crossing the South China Sea and there is tropical storm Chris over the Caribbean right now heading toward Gulf of Mexico. Here are two sceneries bracing for what’s happening: the first one in Hong Kong on August 3rd 2006 following by the one in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 2nd 2006.

Whenever there’re large storms there will always be large waves out there. Will there be freaque waves out there also? Yes, it is most likely and there is no reason why not. But if there’s really a gigantically large freaque wave occurred out there but there is no recording, no witness, and no damage done what so ever, does it really happened? Of course not! Yea, it may have been occurred but never happened! Just as there was no sound made when no one heard the tree falling in the forest. On the other hand, if there is no witness and no damage done what so ever, but somehow it is duly recorded somewhere; would that recording count? Most probably not! That singular recording will be suspected, disbelieved, untrustworthy, and being leered upon as useless outliers and it will be permanently discarded from the knowledge base once and for all. That, in a nutshell, is a basic manifestation of human nature, unfortunately.

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