Margaret Alice

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Logic – Charles Fort - Poem by Margaret Alice

Prophet of the Unexplained

Charles Fort asked:
What is a straight line? –
the shortest distance between two points
- and what is that? –
a straight line, of course

Charles Fort magnanimously concluded
the definition of a straight line
as a straight line
could never be
improved upon.


Charles Fort said the fittest -
not the strongest of the cleverest –
survive – everywhere
stupidity and weakness thrive

If fitness is determined by the fact
of the survival of the thing
then fitness equals survival –
and Darwinism becomes the
survival of survivors!

From Euclid to Newton

Charles Fort asked: How do geologists
determine the age of rocks? –
by the fossils contained therein
and those of fossils?
by the age of the rocks
the fossils are found in

Charles Fort wisely concluded that
having started with
the logic of Euclid
he went on to the
wisdom of Newton!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, December 24, 2010

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