Pauli's Fallacy

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Pauli's Fallacy

Post by Loren Eaton » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:58 pm

No two objects can occupy the same place at the same time. So I thought until yesterday.

I was driving, a standard pizza-delivering college dropout. Meanwhile, across the multiverse Lord Eaglesham McGrane-Enrich XLVII folded time and space without proper charting, accidentally merging with me at the corner of Federal and Commercial.

I still schlepp Papa Johns around. But I know things. Eaglesham's esteemed family tree. His dire fiscal straits. The forbidden dimensional geometries he plumbed.

Why flee so recklessly? I have glimpses. Something vast, hungry, eternally patient. He knew it wouldn't stop until it found him.

Or now, rather, me.
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Re: Pauli's Fallacy

Post by strawman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:31 pm

Wow. One of the all-time best drabbles.

A note on the title would be appreciated. Is it Pauli who says that no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time?
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Re: Pauli's Fallacy

Post by uncre8d1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:16 pm

Love this one!
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Re: Pauli's Fallacy

Post by Scattercat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:09 pm

Brown Jennnnnkiiiiiiiiins!

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Re: Pauli's Fallacy

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:19 am

Scattercat wrote:Brown Jennnnnkiiiiiiiiins!
You're such a nerd. :-)
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Re: Pauli's Fallacy

Post by Loren Eaton » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm

@Strawman: Gosh. Gee. I'm honored. I kind of thought I pulled this one from my nether regions. Regarding the title, it's supposed to be an allusion to the Pauli Exclusion Principle, which (according to Wikipedia, that fount of all knowledge) deals with the "no two objects" rule on a quantum level.

@uncre8d1: Thank you!

@Scattercat: Well, now I feel as though I learned something this morning.

@ROU Killing Time: Yes, but he's still awesome.
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