Chekhov’s Gun and Human History

If Darwin had not have come up with the idea of evolution, some one else would. If Newton didn’t invent calculus, another person would have.  If Edison didn’t perfect the electricity and the light bulb, someone else would have invented them. If Einstein had not have thought of the idea of special relativity then some other individual would have.  In similar fashion, if Genghis Khan would not have carve his empire by killing millions of men, women, and children and crushing thousand of different peoples’, someone else would else would have.
All human events been triggered by like something like a historical Chekhov’s gun, or musket if you will. as Chekhov is quoted as saying, “If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”
And so, throughout human history, guns have continually been keep so as for an individual to pick it up and fire it.  Each time it is fired, the consequences cause for another gun to be built and subsequently placed on the wall just high enough for some else to come a long and dare to pick it up.

Obama’s October Surprise

I’ll be surprised if there is no October surprise this election year. I could set an office pool and make some money of possible. Here is a short list of possible October surprise scenarios that the Obama campaign night pull.

  • Obama will drone a top al-Qaeda insurgent, like Osama’s former cook.
  • Obama will reveal that he has had an evolving relationship with George Clooney.
  • Obama will declare a no fly zone over Syria.
  • Obama will leak classified national security intel that zombies are real.
  • Obama will declassify alien technology housed in Area 51.