Showing posts with label Eternal Father. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eternal Father. Show all posts

Monday, 27 August 2018

Our Good Justice

The Spirit of The Dominance Hierarchy

Constable Crane! This is a song we have heard from you more than once. 

Now, there are two courses open to me. 

The first, is to let you cool your heels in the cells until you learn respect for the dignity of my office...

Ichabod Crane

I beg pardon. 

But why am I the only one who can see that to solve crimes, we must use our brains, assisted by reason, using up-to-date scientific techniques?

The Spirit of The Dominance Hierarchy

Which brings me to the second course. 

There is a town, two days journey to the north in the Hudson Highlands. 

It is a place called Sleepy Hollow. Have you heard of it?

Ichabod Crane

I have not.

The Spirit of The Dominance Hierarchy

An isolated farming community, mainly Dutch. 

Three persons have been murdered there, all within a fortnight. 

Each one found with the head [hand gesture] lopped off.

Ichabod Crane :

Lopped... off?

The Spirit of The Dominance Hierarchy

Clean as dandelion heads, apparently. 

You will take these experimentations of yours to Sleepy Hollow, and there you will detect the murderer. 

Bring him here to face our good justice. 

Will you do this?

Ichabod Crane

I Shall.

The Spirit of The Dominance Hierarchy

Remember, it is you, Ichabod Crane, who is now put to The Test.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Odd-Man Hypothesis : Far-Off Men and The Eternal Father

By the 30th Century, Human Society was Highly Compartmentalised....

SpaceTech ROGIN : 
You know what'll happen when you cut that lock.

Teeth+Curls : 
There's no point in both of us being killed by the blast - 
Get into The Ark, man. 

SpaceTech ROGIN: 
You don't want trouble with the space technician's union, Doctor. 

Teeth+Curls : 

** THUMP **

SpaceTech ROGIN: 
That's My Job. 

The “Odd-Man Hypothesis” is a fictional hypothesis which states that unmarried men are better able to execute the best, most dispassionate decisions in crises—in this case, to disarm the nuclear weapon intended to prevent the escape of organisms from the laboratory in the event the auto-destruct sequence is initiated. In the novel, the Odd-Man explanation is a page in a RAND Corporation report of the results of test series wherein different people were to make command decisions in nuclear and biological wars and chemical crises.

Hall is briefed on the Hypothesis after his arrival at Wildfire. In the book, his copy of the briefing materials has the Hypothesis pages removed; in the film, he is criticized for failure to read the material ahead of time.

Dr. Hall is assumed to have the highest “command decision effectiveness index” among the Wildfire team; this is the reason why he is given a control key to the self-destruct mechanism. Hall initially derides this idea, saying he has no intention of committing suicide before he is told that it is his job to disarm the weapon, rather than to arm it: Stone then admits that the Odd-Man Hypothesis, while accurate (in the confines of the book), was essentially a false document used to justify handing over a nuclear weapon to private individuals and out of government control.