North Carolina legislators command the sea

I thought it was only Moses fleeing the Egyptians that could part the sea. Now the North Carolina legislature passes legislation attempting the same thing as everyone knows that nature obeys the laws of a mere legislature, that is to not rise because they say so. I’m sure this is not the first time that a legislature has mandated that we legally bury our head in the sand and never speak of facts, but it’s terribly amusing to now learn that sea level rise is not uniform and may actually, due to complex oceanographic factors, actually be worse around North Carolina than elsewhere. But amazingly the North Carolina legislature believes it knows the correct method of extrapolation and mandates which formula to use (amazing, they actually know the words, ‘linear’ and ‘exponential’, sounds like elitism to me, I wonder if they included the concept of r^2 in their law).

There used to be a commercial for some butter substitute that had a very nice catchline for this, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” with thunder and lightning when people were fooled by the substitute. So I hope all the North Carolina legislators who voted for this nonsense have the beach houses closest to the tide line so they get to experience first hand their impotence of denying truth.


About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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